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Graffiti, Zulu and Water the Bush: Queen Feline Proves that Hip Hop don’t Stop

Hip hop gets a bad rap. Naysayers often use it as a scapegoat for inner-city violence, apathetic youth or gluttonous materialism. Although there is some truth to its negative influence, it has roots in culture, education and bringing people together. 436 more words

Los Angeles

'Godfather of Hip-Hop' Afrika Bambaataa Inks Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV Music

The “Godfather of Hip-Hop” Afrika Bambaataa has signed a worldwide deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the company announced on Thursday. The long-term pact includes the entire songwriting catalog and future work of Bambaataa, a pioneer of breakbeat DJing in the late 1970s whose embrace of electro sounds blew the hip-hop genre wide open with his hit “Planet Rock.” 162 more words

Music

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock (Tommy Boy)

Afrika Bambaata‘s contribution to the evolution of contemporary music is to be seen as quintessential, reponsible for releasing pioneering concepts by the beginning of the 80’s that wowuld be for much in the development of both Electro/Breakbeat and eventually Hip-Hop but also Hip-House a few years later. 14 more words

Classics

Afrika Bambaataa Discusses 2Pac's Affiliation With Universal Zulu Nation (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Last year the Universal Nation added several high-profile new members including Lil Wayne, Nas, Big Boi, Joey Bada$$, Freddie Gibbs, and Jimmy Fallon. The founder of the organization, Afrika Bambaataa, spoke with VladTV about other prominent members. 197 more words

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Afrika Bambaataa - Breaks Down the 5 Parameters of Hip-Hop Culture

Legendary OG of Hip-Hop, Afrika Bambaataa, recently sat down with VladTV and discussed the distinction between Hip-Hop’s music and its culture, and how the world’s voice has impacted popular American Hip-Hop. 202 more words

INTERVIEWS

Afrika Bambaataa Talks Hip Hop History & White Artists' Early Contributions To The Culture

(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop pioneer and founder of the Universal Zulu Nation Afrika Bambaataa watched the creation and expansion of the culture from its very beginning. 219 more words

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Algiers

This group could stay underground for only so long.

Back in early 2012, we stumbled upon a mysterious collective known as “Algiers”, a band whose name conjures bloody images of political defiance, independence and a nation’s struggle with a brutal imperialist history. 178 more words