Afrika Bambaataa

Real Name:
Lance Taylor
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DJ and pioneering American hip hop artist most famous for fronting Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Born April 17, 1957 in the Bronx, NY, USA. He adopted the stage name Afrika Bambaataa Aasim, after a nineteenth century Zulu chief. He is of West Indian descent and cousin of Edward Rudolph AKA Kool Rock Steady.

He grew up in New York’s South Bronx, his musical eclecticism matched by his vision of African American social and racial unity. In the mid-1970's he was one of the pioneers of New York’s emergent Hip-Hop culture of Rapping, DJ Mixing/Scratching, Graffiti and Breakdancing. Along with two other Bronx DJs, Grandmaster Flash and Kool DJ Herc (both also of West Indian origin), he began playing small percussive sections from obscure and unexpected rock, funk and electro-pop records as a rhythm track for rappers, interspersing the beats with extracts from cartoon melodies and film themes.

Inspired by the British film 'Zulu', Bambaataa had founded a loosely convened organization of hip-hop's cultural luminaries, called the 'Universal Zulu Nation'. Described as both a fan and a master of records, Bambaataa achieved one of his lifetime ambitions in 1984 by recording "Unity", a duet with James Brown.

Founder of the label Mellowvibes Records with German sprayer Zulu Ben.
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Albums

E4-97777 Re-1 Afrika Bambaataa The Decade Of Darkness(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo) EMI Records USA E4-97777 Re-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
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SPOCK 4CD, SPOCK 4 CD Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation In Conjunction With Music Of Life Presents: Hip Hop Funk Dance Classics Volume 2 — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation* - Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation In Conjunction With Music Of Life Presents: Hip Hop Funk Dance Classics Volume 2(CD) Music Of Life, Music Of Life SPOCK 4CD, SPOCK 4 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
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ESC 7055 Christmas Rappin' — Afrika Bambaataa The Grand Rapmasters Featuring Afrika Bambaataa, MC Globe*, Pow Wow The Grand Rapmasters Featuring Afrika Bambaataa, MC Globe*, Pow Wow - Christmas Rappin' (Album) Essex Entertainment, Inc., Essex Entertainment, Inc. ESC 7055 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PR1 Thy Will Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone - Thy Will "B" Funk (Album) Planet Rock Music PR1 US 1992 Sell This Version
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MOLCD 030 Hip Hop, Funk & Dance Classics Volume 3 — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation* - Hip Hop, Funk & Dance Classics Volume 3(CD) Music Of Life MOLCD 030 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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DIGCD 106 A Hip Hop Dj's Perspective (Dig It Dance Mix Vol.1) — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa A Hip Hop Dj's Perspective (Dig It Dance Mix Vol.1)(CD, Mixed, Mixtape) Dig It USA International DIGCD 106 US 1995 Sell This Version
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PRO-1464-2 Warlocks And Witches, Computer Chips, Microchips And You — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone - Warlocks And Witches, Computer Chips, Microchips And You (Album) Profile Records PRO-1464-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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ZYX 20394-2 Jazzin' — Afrika Bambaataa Khayan & The New World Power Featuring Afrika Bambaataa Khayan & The New World Power Featuring Afrika Bambaataa - Jazzin'(CD, Album) ZYX Music ZYX 20394-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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PR00062 Planet Rock . The Dance Album — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Planet Rock . The Dance Album (Comp, Album) Planet Rock Music PR00062 US 1999 Sell This Version
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PRLP 401 Electro Funk Mix-Down (Volume One) — Afrika Bambaataa Africa Bambaataa* Electro Funk Mix-Down (Volume One)(2xLP, Mixed) New York DJ Service PRLP 401 US 2001 Sell This Version
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TB 1601-1 Dark Matter Moving At The Speed Of Light — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Dark Matter Moving At The Speed Of Light (Album) Tommy Boy TB 1601-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
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PRM 0004 Everyday People - The Breakbeat Party Album — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa & Timezone* Afrika Bambaataa & Timezone* - Everyday People - The Breakbeat Party Album (Album) Planet Rock Music PRM 0004 US 2004 Sell This Version
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none Bring It Up — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Bring It Up (Album, Comp) Expanded Music s.r.l. none US 2014 Sell This Version
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BHY 101-LP Zulu Rainin' Hell — Afrika Bambaataa D.J. Afrika Bambaataa* Zulu Rainin' Hell(LP, Mixed) Boo-Hooray BHY 101-LP US 2014 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

12x33 - 8 Zulu Nation Throw Down — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Cosmic Force (6) / Harlem Underground Band Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Cosmic Force (6) / Harlem Underground Band - Zulu Nation Throw Down Paul Winley Records 12x33 - 8 US 1980 Sell This Version
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12x33-9 Zulu Nation Throw Down (Volume #2) — Afrika Bambaataa Bambaataa*, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force* / Harlem Underground Band Bambaataa*, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force* / Harlem Underground Band - Zulu Nation Throw Down (Volume #2) Paul Winley Records 12x33-9 US 1980 Sell This Version
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12X33-10 Death Mix — Live!!! — Afrika Bambaataa D.J. Afrika Bambaataa* Death Mix — Live!!! (Single, Comp) Paul Winley Records 12X33-10 US 1983 Sell This Version
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VIN 45135 World Destruction — Afrika Bambaataa Time Zone Featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa Time Zone Featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa - World Destruction (Maxi, Single) Virgin VIN 45135 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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881 204-1 Unity — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity (Single, EP, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Tommy Boy 881 204-1 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
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UKHAN 2 P Funky Groove — Afrika Bambaataa Hardrock Soul Movement Featuring Afrika Bambaataa Hardrock Soul Movement Featuring Afrika Bambaataa - Funky Groove(12", Promo) Streetwave UKHAN 2 P UK 1986 Sell This Version
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TB 879-7 Bambaataa's Theme (Assault On Precinct 13) — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Bambaataa's Theme (Assault On Precinct 13) Tommy Boy TB 879-7 US 1986 Sell This Version
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BLAT MC 2, BLATMC 2 Death Mix Throwdown — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaata* Death Mix Throwdown (EP, Maxi, Comp) Blatant (2), Blatant (2) BLAT MC 2, BLATMC 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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EM BAM 2 Sho Nuff Funky — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Sho Nuff Funky(12", Promo) EMI EM BAM 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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14 2031896 Street Happiness — Afrika Bambaataa Enzo Avitabile And Afrika Bambaataa Enzo Avitabile And Afrika Bambaataa - Street Happiness (Single) EMI 14 2031896 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
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none Ndodemnyama (Free South Africa) — Afrika Bambaataa Afrika Bambaataa Ndodemnyama (Free South Africa) Warlock Records none US 1989 Sell This Version

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diplo_is_a_cracker

April 20, 2022
word so comments are left up for about a week and a half until they're deleted. yall are some fuckin weirdos for that discogs
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