I just want to say. I love these. I hope I haven't missed any. When I grow up* I'm going to buy all the comics.
My introduction to Hip Hop was buying Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in my first year at university in 1991. I'd heard "Ham 'n' Eggs" and "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo" and liked them. Plus my buddies were into it too so it had to be good. Ever since I've strongly leaned towards the Native Tongues rather than gangsta side of hip hop but I love reading all this background stuff.
*Living in Japan, my wife has the credit card in her name so I have to be extra careful what I buy.