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Afrika Bambaataa: Kevin Donovan, better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of breakbeat DJing and is respectfully known as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture," as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he has helped spread Hip Hop Culture throughout the world.

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Google previewYou Should've Heard Just What I Seen: Collected Newspaper Articles, 1981-1984 (2010)

by Bill Brown

Afrika Bambaataa is a rap vocalist, and the Soul Sonic Force accompany him on drum machines and with live turntables. Other aggregates use this same instrumental line-up, but Afrika B and the Force are unique in that they rap along to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

̄ Afrika Bambaataa, another DJ from the South Bronx, extracted the words...

Google previewKnowledge - The Urban Skillz Dictionary (2013)

by Sezai Coban

In the sameyear as'The Message',thesecond single of another dj- veteran of the blockparty era appeared, Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa, The international hit paraphrased Kraftwerks 'Trans Europa Express' ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music (2012)

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop by Dylan Jones

ORCE Along with K OOL HERCand G RANDMASTERFLASH ,Afrika Bambaataa Aasim –namedafter a19thCentury Zuluchief, obviously – was one of the most influential New York DJs in the mid-Seventies, responsible in part for the birth of ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 (2012)

Genres: North America by John Shepherd, David Horn

The person responsible for extracting the term 'hip-hop' from Lovebug Starski's words and designating it to embrace what were to become the four elements of hip-hop culture was Afrika Bambaataa. Bambaataa, a member of the notorious ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

US lexicographer Tom Dalzell has noted that the exact origin of the term is unclear; 'Disco Fever club DJ Lovebug Starski, Afrika Bambaataa ofthe Universal Zulu Nation, Club 371'sDJ Hollywood,andKeith “Cowboy” Wigginsof Grandmaster ...


by MarcAnthony Mantis Kozuh

Kool Hercand other pioneering hiphopdeejays such as Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash isolated and extendedthe break beat( the part ofadance record where all sounds but the drums drop out), stimulating ...

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Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what's around them. (Afrika Bambaataa)
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