Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa

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Top Songs

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Looking for the Perfect Beat [Original 12" Version]
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Face to Face
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Renegades of Funk [12" Vocal Version]
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Indian Planet Rock
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Rap HistoryE

Albums

  • Basic House Music

    Aug 2021 • 1 song

  • Basic House Music (The Et Music)
  • Face to Face

    Jul 2021 • 1 song

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Afrika Bambaataa

Biography

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 rap only sparingly, concentrating instead on fusion -- exemplified by his singles with ex-Sex Pistol J...
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