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Afrika Bambaataa

Personal information
Birth nameKevin Donovan
BornApril 19, 1957(age 53)
OriginThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationDJ, producer, activist
InstrumentsVocals, turntables
Years active1972 � present
LabelsTommy Boy Records
Winley Records
Capitol Records
DMC Records
Planet Rock Music
Associated actsSoulsonic Force, Time Zone, Shango, Hydraulic Funk, Nebula Funk, Afrika Bambaataa and Family, Cosmic Force, Jazzy Five, Arthur Baker, John Lydon, Lee Evans (producer) Rae Serrano (producer), James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Sly and the Family Stone, Bill Laswell, Jungle Brothers, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Busy Bee Starski, Lovage,Nujabes

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Afrika Bambaataa (born April 19, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and "Godfather" and The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading hip hop culture throughout the world. On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Going Out Guide for Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - Washington Post Tweet this news
Washington Post--His melding of hip-hop and electro on -Afrika Bambaataa's- groundbreaking "Planet Rock" -- with Bambaataa rapping over Kraftwerk-inspired synths and a Roland ... - Date : Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:46:33 GMT+00:00
100 Acts Spin DJ Hero 2 Set List - Wired News Tweet this news
Wired News--DJ Hero 2 promises classic tracks from -Afrika Bambaataa- & The Soul Sonic Force, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Malcom McLaren and Newcleus. ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:47:58 GMT+00:00
Bustin' Out 1982 New Wave To New Beat Volume 2 [Album] - Tweet this news's hard to imagine them performing together, for a number of reasons, but an album that can accommodate both -Afrika Bambaataa- and Front 242 is valuable ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 15:17:13 GMT+00:00
First Listen - M.I.A. ///Y/ - Beehive City Tweet this news
Beehive City--Although her psuedo-political cod-rap is often closer to Nathan Barley than -Afrika Bambaataa-, on ///Y/ MIA proves why she is one of the most interesting ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:36:24 GMT+00:00
10 things you can do to change the world - Tweet this news, I was looking forward to it, and this song by -Afrika Bambaataa- pretty much sums up my mood. It's all about peace, unity, love, and having fun. ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 13:23:15 GMT+00:00
'Godfather' of hip hop Afrika Bambaataa launches the Liverpool Sound City festival - Liverpool Daily Post Tweet this news
Liverpool Daily Post--HIP-HOP legend -Afrika Bambaataa- arrived in Liverpool to yesterday to help get Sound City off to a start. Godfather of the break beat scene -Bambaataa-, ... - Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 06:23:31 GMT+00:00
Mickey Factz Signs To Battery/Jive Records - HipHopDX Tweet this news
HipHopDX--He has worked with The Cool Kids on unofficial single "Rockin' N' Rollin' (Remix)" as well as -Afrika Bambaataa- ("Zulu, We Don't Stop Yawl ), BoB ("Mind Got ... - Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 19:46:44 GMT+00:00

Albums :
Year Album Label
1983 Death Mix Paul Winley Records
1985 Sun City EMI
1986 Planet Rock: The Album Tommy Boy Records
Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere) Tommy Boy Records
1987 Death Mix Throwdown Blatant
1988 The Light EMI America Records
1991 The Decade of Darkness 1990-2000 EMI Records USA
1992 Don't Stop... Planet Rock (The Remix EP) Tommy Boy Records
1996 Jazzin (Khayan album) ZYX Music
Lost Generation Hottie
Warlocks and Witches, Computer Chips, Microchips and You Profile Records
1997 Zulu Groove (Compilation) Hudson Vandam
1999 Electro Funk Breakdown DMC
Return to Planet Rock Berger Music
2000 Hydraulic Funk Strictly Hype
Theme of the United Nations w/ DJ Yutaka Avex Trax
2001 Electro Funk Breakdown (Compilation) DMX
Looking for the Perfect Beat: 1980-1985 (Compilation) Tommy Boy Records
2004 Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light Tommy Boy Records
2005 Metal Tommy Boy Records
Metal Remixes Tommy Boy Records
2006 Death Mix "2" Paul Winley Records

Singles :
Year Title Label
1981 "Zulu Nation Throwdown" Winley Records
"Jazzy Sensation" Tommy Boy Records
1982 "Planet Rock" Tommy Boy Records
"Looking for the Perfect Beat" Tommy Boy Records
1983 "Renegades of Funk" Tommy Boy Records
"Wildstyle" Celluloid Records
1984 "Unity" (with James Brown) Tommy Boy Records
"World Destruction" Atlantic Records
1986 "Bambaataa's Theme" Tommy Boy Records
1988 "Reckless" (with UB40) EMI
1990 "Just Get Up And Dance" EMI
1993 "Zulu War Chant" Profile Records
"What's the Name of this Nation?...Zulu" Profile Records
"Feeling Irie" DFC
1994 "Pupunanny" DFC
"Feel the Vibe" (with Khayan)
1998 "Agharta - The City of Shamballa" (with WestBam) Low Spirit Recordings

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