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This encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons; Debbie Harry, Keith Haring and other luminaries make cameos.

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium — the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is now collected in a single volume cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era. Piskor’s exuberant yet controlled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late-1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging Ken Burns meets- Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted.  plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and then-punker Rick Rubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world, and Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large. Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and Scratch, The Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day. Full color
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The Hip Hop Dance Experience - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)

Manufacturer: UBI Soft
ESRB Rating: Teen
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Genre: dancing-game-genre

Discover the first truly authentic hip-hop experience in the dance game category. The Hip Hop Dance Experience invites you to perform over 700 dance moves inspired by top celebrity choreographers to hip-hop's biggest hits. With a variety of unique game modes, including fun multiplayer parties and dance battles, The Hip Hop Dance Experience is the ultimate way to drop it like it hot with all your favorite hits.
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Ever wonder how someone can go to sleep in public housing and wake up in a mansion seemingly overnight? Having worked 25 years in the Hip-Hop music industry and witnessed firsthand the inner workings of the fame machine up close; I personally KNOW entertainers that are now or were employed by the Illuminati who promised them fame, money and power if they "sold out." This book reveals those who sold out and those who didn't.
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Shaun T will show you his Tilt, Tuck & Tighten technique for six-pack abs and burning the fat off your entire body. Don’t worry if you can’t dance, Shaun T will teach you his moves, step by step, and you’ll be ready to hit the clubs in your hot, new body in no time. With Hip Hop Abs, you'll get flat, sexy abs without ever doing a single crunch or sit-up. Hip Hop Abs includes 10 total workouts on 3 DVDs including 3 bonus workouts and 3 bonus Learn to Dance with Shaun T routines, Step-by-Step Nutrition Guide, 30-Day Workout Calendar, Measurement card & Tape measure, Results on the Run Diet Guide, and 6-Day SlimDown Plan.
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Hip Hop News : Rick Ross’s “Rich Forever” (Mixtape Artwork & Release Date)

Rick Ross assured us incredible for us to take pleasure in this pending New Year 2012 and we be familiar with he will not let down. His Rich Forever mixtape will formally go down on January 6th, 2012 at 3:05 PM EST at Live Mixtapes as well as the official mixtape artwork is found above. Stay tuned!

Hip Hop News : BlowHipHopTv Interviews ASAP Rocky


Hip Hop Songs 2012 : ASAP Rocky sits lower with BlowHipHopTv and talks about his existence becoming an adult, how he experienced the, his music influence and elegance, his family plus much more. This interview includes footage of As soon as possible carrying out live in addition to his Live.Love.As soon as possible mixtape listening session. This season is a huge year for As soon as possible Rocky to date, so let’s see what’s available for that As soon as possible crew next 2012

Hip Hop News : T.I. Dropping a Mixtape on January 1st, 2012 #Fuckdacityup


T.I. has introduced that he’ll be delivering a brand new mixtape titled #F*ckdacityup due The month of january first.

Breaking News! Its official…I’m puttin out a mixtape night time Jan.1 2012 known as #Fuckdacityup Wanna function as the first factor yall hear nxt year. When da ball drop…We drop!!!! Out wit da old,in wit da TRUE!!!! Atown…. Weeee Baaaaaack!!!!!

Hip Hop News : Young Buck’s Possible MMG Affiliation in the Works

While seated using the good people at HHO, Young Buck updates his fans on his future plans. He announces a brand new project within the works with respect to MMG. Performs this mean he’ll be signing?

Hip Hop News : Nicki Minaj Gets Her Very Own Barbie Doll

“Barbie is clearly a popular culture icon. She’s been the main attraction for more than half a century, and strikes that chord with women of any age when it comes to being associated with the occasions. And Nicki Minaj is really a large a part of popular culture as well as huge inside the fashion industry, in addition to a large Barbie dolls fan,” states Stefani Yocky, a Barbie dolls speaker. “It’s really exciting for all of us that she’s been so generous to let us create that one-of-a-kind toy to aid this kind of important cause.”

Hip Hop News : DJ Khaled’s Birthday Celebration at Mansion in Miami


Last evening, DJ Khaled celebrated his birthday in Miami at club Mansion. Visitors who attended the festivities were Mavado, Ace Hood, Rick Ross, Diddy, French Montana and much more. Take a look at some footage from the event following the jump.

Hip Hop News : Jay-Z Congratulates Drake on Take Care Sales

The legend themself, Jay-Z congratulates Drake inside a hands written note for his first week album sales. Now that’s amazing!

Download : Drake Ft. Rihanna- Take Care.mp3

Hip Hop Songs : Take Care Debuts at Number 1 with 631k

Drake‘s Be Mindful sophomore album was a millionaire as well as in it’s opening week fell just a little lacking the 700k forecasted sales mark. Nevertheless, Drizzy’s album continues to be acknowledged as a good good article from both fans and experts alike. Make sure to get a duplicate today!

Download : Drake Ft. Rihanna- Take Care.mp3

Hip Hop News : Birdman Talks Nicki Minaj’s Next Album

Birdman spoken with Billboard on Nicki Minaj‘s sophomore album. Nicki’s licensed Platinum album, Pink Friday was released last Novemeber and her next album, by but nonetheless untitled, is within the works. According to Birdman, expect this album to lower sometime early 2012.

“Nicki’s within the studio, so we’re searching to lower Nicki inside the first quarter,” according to him.

Her next single may even potentially be around for your public soon, “Maybe this year? I’ve no clue,” states Birdman.

“We’re really thinking it. But she’s inside the studio, and we’re searching real soon, because she’s ready to visit and we’re ready to go along with her.”

Hip Hop News : Drake’s Take Care First Week Sales Projections


Should you not get it already, you need to buy it today. The estimations have been in for Drake‘s first week sales of 1 of the year’s greatest albums, Be Mindful. It’s stated that Drake’s sophomore LP is on pace to selling 675-725k copies in the first week. This can be a huge bump from his debut album Thank Me Later which moved still a remarkable 447k models. Much less bad thinking about that his album may be the third greatest opener this season after Rhianna and boss guy, Weezy.

Hip Hop News : Drake Covers Complex

Drake returns to cover yet another Complex mag for their Dec/Jan 2012 issue. Take care in stores since yesterday, Complex mag available December 6th.

On “Catch a body like that” line in “Headlines”:

But if music is a blend of reality and artistic license, where does Drake’s talk about catching bodies fall? “Who’s going to catch a body with all these niggas rapping about murder?” he asks. “Who’s really putting a body on a gun?” C-Murder and Gucci Mane come to mind, but I say nothing. “When I say, ‘You’re going to make someone around me catch a body like that,’ that’s something you can ask them about.” He points to his boy Chubbs—the one who’s “in love with street shit.”

“Everybody wants to poke and jab at Drake because they don’t feel like he will throw back,” says Chubbs, who met Drake nearly four years ago. “But nobody around here is going to let something happen to him at any time, especially me. I’m not ever going to let nothing happen to him. If it’s going to happen it’s going to happen to me first.”
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Drake returns to cover another Complex mag for 12 ,/Jan 2012 problem. Be conscious in stores since yesterday, Complex mag available December sixth.

On “Catch a look and feel like that” line in “Headlines”:

But when Hip Hop Music is really a mixture of reality and artistic license, where does Drake’s discuss catching physiques fall? “Who’s likely to catch an appearance with all of these niggas rapping about murder?” he asks. “Who’s really placing a body on the gun?” C-Murder and Gucci Mane spring to mind, but I only say nothing. “When I only say, ‘You’re will make someone around me catch an appearance like this,’ that’s something you are able to request them about.” He points to his boy Chubbs-the main one who’s “in love with street shit.”

“Everybody really wants to poke and jab at Drake simply because they don’t seem like he’ll throw back,” states Chubbs, who met Drake nearly 4 years ago. “But nobody around here will let something occur to him anytime, especially me. I am not ever likely to let nothing occur to him. If it is going to take place it’s going to take place in my experience first.”

Hip Hop News : Trey Songz – Inevitable EP (Artwork & Track List)

On his birthday, November 28th, Trey Songz is going to be delivering a long Play (Air) titled Inevitable and here’s the state artwork and track list.
1. Top Of The World
2. What I Be On (Feat. Fabolous)
3. I Do
4. Outside (Pt. 1)
5. Sex Ain’t Better Than Love

Hip Hop News : Drakes Talks Phonte, A$AP Rocky & Others

Within the recent interview with ‘The Village Choice’, Drake talks various subjects and artists. Check some clips below:

On TheDollarElp Rocky:

Hip Hop News : I love his passion for Houston culture I’ve been intrigued through the same factor. I love that it is less about just him and much more about his crew, that is the way i live my existence. Drake is no one Drake is most of us, you realize? I love that many. After which after i met him he was so cordial. Like he introduced us a bottle of Cristal to where I had been DJing at, that was very classy of him. He asked me to his show as well as found the rear door making sure i was good he’s only a very great person. He’s a really gifted guy, and there is not really much advice to provide somebody like this. If he ever asks me about anything I’d be more than pleased to possess a conversation with him, but he’s a great person and he’s already on the right track. Similar to Kendrick Lamar too, another guy who’s only a great person, good heart, good team around him. I love people like this.

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On Phonte:

Beside me and Tay, I kinda dropped the ball on the feature he needed me to complete, just being 100% honest. I truly desired to perform a record with him, and that we really did perform a record for my album, after which something happened using the producer and also the beat, also it began getting funny and so i needed to scrap the record. After which he was like, “Well, are you able to do that feature for me personally,” and at that time I had been looking for my seem and trying to puzzle out what this album would actually cover, and that i type of allow it to slip with the cracks. Which was my fault, and that i do apologize to Phonte for your. However I still want to get it done I spoken to ninth Question about trying to get it done, we’ll have it eventually. They know he’s among the greatest influences on my small career.

On Rap Battles & Betting Nelly 50k:

I’m an enormous fan from the fight scene. I’ve been keen on Hollow Da Don. Clearly The-Saurus is nasty Iron Solomon is nasty. I usually watch the URL TV battles despite the fact that I had been really mad in the 4g iphone they did since the seem am bad. But yeah, it will get me excited within the studio, to look at these emcees, to determine them rap for any entirely unique cause. I rap to create albums I rap to create radio records. However these men prep of these competitions where my heart could be beating from my chest basically ever walked to a different guy and that i needed to fight him [for] three models, lengthy-ass models because of so many raps to consider. And So I end up with inspired with that, seeing others doing exactly the same factor but doing the work so in a different way.

I wager on Hollow because, well I’ll always wager on Hollow, he’s nasty. I love Hitman Holla [Nelly wager on Hitman Holla] but Hollow’s just more consistent, and clearly Hollow Da Don won the fight.

Nelly hasn’t compensated me up. But he’ll though!

Hip Hop News : Lil Wayne Warns Stalker Fans At Miami House

Read this footage of two Lil Wayne fans coming a little to shut to Weezy’s crib.

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