Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985: Vol. 4: Hip Hop Family Tree

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985: Vol. 4: Hip Hop Family Tree

by Ed Piskor

In the latest volume of the history of hip-hop told in graphic novel form, we are introduced to characters such as Dr. Dre, Will Smith, Salt-N-Peppa (some of whom were featured in the hit summer movie, Straight Out of Compton), and many more.

Book 4 charts the rise of Dr. Dre and Def Jam records, and introduces new branches on the "tree": Will Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, and Biz Markie. This volume is also jam-packed with films Hollywood released in an attempt to cash in on the phenomenon, like

Breakin’, Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more.