Groovement Mix: Tribute to Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree

Hip Hop Family Tree is the comic book history of hip hop, as documented by Ed Piskor. This mix, on our sister site Groovement, is a tribute to the collected Book 3, out this week, and contains pretty much every track mentioned in the volume.
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If you have a comic shop near you, the monthly issues are kicking off imminently. I recommend the independent Travelling Man, as they were kind enough to order me in the latest volume and they display Piskor’s work prominently!Follow Ed’s goings on at, and the latests HHFT installments at He’s also on FB, Twitter and Instagram.
Check some thoughts on HHFT Book 3 here.

Agent J: Tribute To Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree 1983-1984 by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud

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The Fearless Four – Rockin’ It
Spectrum City – Check Out The Radio
LL Cool J – I Need A Beat
Rammellzee and K-Rob – Beat Bop
Whodini – Friends
T La Rock & Jazzy Jay – It’s Yours
Run DMC – Jam Master Jay
Jimmy Spicer – Money (Dollar Bill Y’all)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Run DMC – Rock Box
Young and the Useless – Funky Music (live @ CBGBs, 1982)
Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh – Vanessa William (live @ Lincoln Project, New York 1984)
Cold Crush Brothers – Punk Rock Rap (Rap Version)
Newcleus – Computer Age (Push The Button)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock

Graffiti Rock – Theme / Intro
Run DMC – It’s Like That
Run DMC – Hard Times
Micronawts – Let’s Smurf Across The Surf (Afrika Bambaataa Mix)
Verticle Lines – Beach Boy
P.C. Crew – Dougee Fresh vs The Beat Box
The B-Boys – Cuttin’ Herbie
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde – Gettin’ Money
UTFO – Hanging Out
Kurtis Blow – Party Time
Doug E Fresh with DJ’s Chill Will & Barry Bee – Just Having Fun
Trouble Funk – Pump Me Up
The Sugarhill Gang – 8th Wonder
Kool Moe Dee – Action
Love Bug Starski – You’ve Gotta Believe
Whodini – The Haunted House Of Rock (Vocoder Version)
Spectrum City – Lies
Sweet G – Games People Play
Gigolette – Games Females Play
UTFO – Roxanne, Roxanne
Roxane Shanté – Roxane’s Revenge
UTFO – The Real Roxanne

Public Enemy – Public Enemy #1
(I know, 1987, but in here for completion’s sake)
Disco 3 – Reality
Kurtis Blow – AJ Scratch
Kurtis Blow – 8 Million Stories
Run DMC – Sucker M.C.’s (live)
The Treacherous Three ft Kool Moe Dee – Feel The Heartbeat
The Fearless Four – Problems of the World (Today)
The B-Boys – Two, Three Break
Doug E Fresh – The Original Human Beat Box
Spoonie Gee – The Big Beat
Kurtis Blow – Basketball
Joeski Love – Pee Wee’s Dance
Dion – The Wanderer

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