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Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 1970s-1981

Last month while walking dogs in a very busy Manhattan block a group of foreign girls stopped me and asked me what was something that New York City was famous for. I could have mentioned the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Times Square, Central Park or any of the most immediate landmarks that erupt from my mind; but instead I stepped back and approached it differently and then I answered “Hip Hop”. Their eyes got wide, I had given them an original answer, but it is one I hope that will become typical in the future. Read more »

Enter Sandman Overture

Neil Gaiman The Sandman Preludes and Nocturnes

A few weeks ago I stumbled into The Basement and talked shopped with the guys, it was a great time and I enjoyed jumping back into books I hadn’t read in a very long time. Among the books I noticed the ads for a new Sandman book and it immediately piqued my interest. Neil Gaiman’s work evokes a complete metaphysical world where the boundaries are thin and flexible, allowing for readers to instantly accept the characters in the story. The Endless are the personifications of forces, emotions and events that we all encounter in life: Death, Despair, Desire, Delirium, Destruction, Destiny and my main subject- The king of Dreams, Morpheus, The Sandman. I asked Pete and Ramon if they were interested in Sandman and to my surprise they both admitted to never have reading any of the books so I did what any good friend would do- Go get some books to bring them up to speed in time for the new book!

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