hip hop


Rhythm & Flow: Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and T.I. to Judge Netflix Hip-Hop Music Comp Series

Netflix is a channel/network/service (it gets confusing sometimes) that doesn’t venture into new territory lightly, whether it’s embracing the future in the form of streaming, creating/developing original series content, or changing the way films get distributed and released. So when the streaming service looked to develop its own singing competition/reality series, they definitely weren’t thinking […]

Marvel’s Hip Hop Variants to Appear on Actual Hip Hop Albums

As the snake that is the comic book industry continues to swallow its own tail, Universal Music Enterprises has announced plans to produce version of classic hip hop albums featuring the Marvel Comics variant covers produced for comic books which homaged classic hip hop album covers. A union between the comic book industry and the […]

Fugees’ Pras Michel Developing NYPD “Hip-Hop Cops” Series

Musician, producer and actor Pras Michel is taking us back to NYC at the turn of the millennium for a scripted television series inspired by the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Rap Intelligence Unit. Created in conjunction with Jean Claude LaMarre, the currently-untitled project centers on a cop “who goes undercover at a successful New York […]



Marvel To Publish Free Collection Of 14 Of Their Hip-Hop Variant Covers

Much has been made of Marvel’s recent decision to publish a publish of variant covers for their comics featuring Marvel-themed versions of famous hip-hop covers. There have been allegations of appropriation, and of outright theft, but it hasn’t stopped them from being popular. Well on January 6th (same day as Secret Wars #9 is finally published) […]

If You’re A Fan Of Hip Hop And Anime, Then You’re Gonna Love Tephlon Funk!

Stephane Metayer writes, Hello, I’m Stephane Metayer. The creator of “Tephlon Funk!” I’m an artist and writer from New York City. Me and and my buddies David Tako and Nicolas Safe from Paris are currently running a Kickstarter. We’re looking to make a 130 page manga and that’s where you guys come in. We’d like […]

Marvel Makes It Up To 10% Easier For Retailers To Order Hip Hop Covers

Marvel’s hip-hop variant covers have got plenty of media attention, some bad, most good. But with all the hype, it’s a bit of a rigmarole for retailers to get copies, having to order 150% or 200% of another title for this title, and after which they can order Hip Hop variants on top. Well, Marvel […]

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Features Unique Indie Hip-Hop Soundtrack

Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma, is a new third person action “hack and slash” video game, and the sequel to the original Afro Samurai video game based on the animated series of the same name. The game is going to be released in three separate installments, each with its own story arc, characters and […]

How Young Terrorists Got A TATU ‘Hip-Hop’ Variant Cover

Bret Parks, Ssalefish Comics in Winston Salem, NC writes, I wanted to share with you the details and origin of the Ssalefish Comics exclusive variant for Young Terrorists issue 1. When Black Mask approached us about having our own private variant they mentioned that they wanted homage covers to classic hip hop albums. I spent […]

All 13 Young Terrorists #1 Hip-Hop Retailer Exclusive Covers, From Black Mask

Black Mask publisher Matt Pizzolo told Comics Alliance, regarding the Marvel hip-hop variant cover and his own planned retailer exclusive variant covers for the launch of Young Terrorists #1 this week, which he had kept a secret until Marvel announced theirs for October. At which point Black Mask’s were already at the printers.. The only albums […]

Axel Alonso Confirms Black Panther Title, Responds To Concerns Over Black Comics Creators At Marvel

From Marvel Editor-In-Chief’s Axel Alonso‘s weekly interview on CBR, he mentioned, Throughout the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” [initiative] that continues through February. I am very excited about the stuff we have planned — especially “The Totally Awesome Hulk” and “Black Panther.” Which does confirm what previous previews suggested, of a Black Panther ongoing series. He also tackled the […]

Tom Brevoort Promises Greater Diversity In Comic Creators At Marvel TBA

Back in January, Bleeding Cool ran a Swipe File on the then-novel Marvel Hip Hop variant covers based on the Run The Jewels cover art. And how some other artists, such as Kenny Keil and Julian Lytle had created very similar pieces using Marvel imagery. Well, now Keil and Lytle’s work seems to have inspired even more, […]

Ed Piskor’s Hip-Hop Family Tree To Go Monthly From Fantagraphics

The Hip-Hop Family Tree books from Ed Kiskor, telling a history of hip hop music through the imagery of comic books of the time has been a successful and critically acclaimed series of graphic novels. But now Fantagraphics are “uncollecting” the books into a monthly comic book series featuring new material, with thirteen issues already […]

Turtle Rap Without The Vanilla Ice

Some of you may (unfortunately) remember Vanilla Ice‘s Ninja Rap from the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_K6971WmAs[/youtube] Yes. Well, if you need a palate cleansing, here’s an alternative. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEbXBRNR4I8[/youtube] From Sulfur, City’s Falling based on IDW’s TMNT comic book Cityfall, with art from Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Mateus Santolouco, Ronda Pattison, Dan Duncan, and Ben Bates. If […]


Peter Quill’s Mix-Tape From Guardians Of The Galaxy Remixed As Hip Hop Album

When I wrote about the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie I said, “Oh and the real winners in this film? Apart from the makers of eighties music mix albums?” When he woke up last Thursday and read that quote on Bleeding Cool, Kilgorian Tralfamadore knew his hard work would pay off. In July, after a conversation with […]

Things To Do In Gosh Comics In London This Week

Tonight, Gosh Comics launched the new issue of Yours Days Are Numbers magazine with this Hip Hop Family Tree exclusive print, available from today for £15. Alongside the usual excellent comics coverage, there are interviews with Hip Hop luminaries such as Afrika Bambaattaa and Aspects. All of that and it sports a fetching Ed Piskor cover to boot! […]

Free Comic Book Day Gets A Little More… Adult

Oopsie! Two Free Comic Book Day comics appear to be a little on the naughtier side than might have been expected. Both Ipso Facto from Automatic Pictures and Hip Hop Family Tree Two-In-One from Fantagraphics were both solicited as all-ages titles. But, whether due to language, nudity, subject matter or violence, they have now been […]

Ra’s Al Ghul – The FREE Hip Hop Concept Album

Frank John James writes; Loosely based on the DC comic book villain, traditionally found opposite Batman. I take you inside the mind of a man trying to balance good and evil, hoping to bring an end to suffering through any means necessary. About midway through, I spend four tracks paying homage to the origins story […]