Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force ‎– Renegades Of Funk!

Tommy Boy ‎– TB 839
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A1 Renegades Of Funk (Vocal) 6:44
A2 Renegades Chant 7:40
B Renegades Of Funk (Instrumental) 6:20

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Centre labels:
BPM: 116
Pub.: Shakin' Baker Music/Tee Girl Music, BMI
Produced, arranged & mixed for ABI.
Recorded at Unique, NY
Mixed at Greene Street, NY.
Mastered at Frankford-Wayne, NY
© ℗ 1983, Tommy Boy Music
Distributed by Tommy Boy Music, New York, N.Y.

Tracklist shown as:
A. Renegades Of Funk (Vocal)

B. Renegades Of Funk (Instrumental)

Renegade Beats

Special Thanks To:
The Creator Allah (God), all our mothers, fathers and families, Tom "Tommy Boy" Silverman who believes in us, Monica Lynch who stands by us, the hardworking Tommy Boy staff, our producers Arthur Baker and John Robie, the Universal Zulu Nation, the people of the world who listen and dance to our music, all the radio and club DJ's, Gary Simms, Joe Barnes, John Henderson, Cara Lewis, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Kraftwerk, Cosmic Force, Jazzy Five, Shango, Hydraulic Funk, Funk Queens, Rock Steady Crew, Time Zone, Red Alert, inventor of M.C. Poppin', our driver 44 (Tyrone) and Kool D.J. Herc

Peace To All,
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force

Fan Club Information:

Future Beat Alliance
210 E. 90th
New York, NY 10128

© ℗ 1983, Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
Jacket made in Canada

Inner die-cut sleeve with Dance Music Report and Future Beat Alliance membership information printed on sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): TB-839-A HERbiE JR :v)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): TB-839-B HERbiE JR :v) ANgiE This PERFEcT BEAT "B" CRiTicAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamps both sides): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK *PRESSED AT SOUND MAKERS,* N.J.
  • Rights Society: BMI


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September 26, 2019
Having loved "Planet Rock", "Looking for the Perfect Beat", & "Play at your own Risk", this one didn't grab me at the time. The african chanting was a bit corny for me.
Even now, I'd say it's my least favorite from the Baker/Robie camp.


January 15, 2003

This was the third in a string of four MIGHTY Soulsonic Force electro 12"s. The record cover was designed by Bob Camp of Marvel Comics (as were the two Newcleus albums). The video for this track had some of the same scenes as the Planet Rock video. Renegades of Funk truly stood on its own without trying to sound (or not to sound) like Planet Rock or Looking For The Perfect Beat.