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Planet Rock [House Mix]
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Planet Rock '96
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Tommy Boy Megamix [Remastered 12" Brooklyn Mix]
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Soul Makossa
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For What It's Worth

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Afrika Bambaataa

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A seminal Bronx DJ during the 1970s, Afrika Bambaataa ascended to godfather status with "Planet Rock," the 1982 hip-hop classic that blended the beats of hip-hop with techno-pop futurism inspired by German pioneers Kraftwerk. Even before he began recording in 1980, Bambaataa was hip-hop's foremost DJ, an organizer and promoter of the large block parties during the mid- to late '70s that presaged the rise of rap. After the success of "Planet Rock," he recorded electro-oriented ra... Read more

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