Zulu Nation

Zulu Nation

Profile:
The Universal Zulu Nation is an international hip hop awareness group formed and headed by hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa.

Originally known simply as the Organization, it arose in the 1970s as reformed New York City gang members began to organize cultural events for youths, combining local dance and music movements into what would become known as the various elements of hip hop culture. By the 1980s, hip hop had spread globally, and the Zulu Nation has since established (autonomous) branches in Japan, France, Germany, UK, Australia, Poland and South Korea.

The Zulu Nation has undergone changes over the past decade. From the late 1980s, at the height of the Afrocentric movement in hip hop (when artists such as KRS-One, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, the Native Tongues, and Rakim hit success), the movement seemed to be incorporating many doctrines from the Nation of Islam, the Nation of Gods and Earths, and the Nuwaubians. In the 2000s, however, its official Web site affirmed that the Zulu Nation has left the 15 Beliefs and instead adheres to Factology versus Beliefs, a religious philosophy and doctrine in Nuwaubianism.

The imagery of the Zulu Nation has changed considerably as well. During the 1970s, and 1980s, Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation members would often clothe themselves in costumes representing different cultures of the world. These costumes were seen as symbols for the Zulu Nation's desire to help others regardless of nationality or skin color and also to symbolize people who were generally peaceful and good until they were oppressed by those who were not. Normal members, including whites and Latinos, would often wear necklaces or shirts depicting an outline of the African continent or a crude tribal drawing of a man's face. This was a symbol of the Zulu nations of Africa, from which the organization got its name. Nowadays, however, these things have been replaced by Egyptian symbols such as ankhs and pagan jewelry depicting pentagrams.

There have been many offshoots to The Zulu Nation, most notable are: [Invalid Artist] (most directly linked to Zulu) , Hip Hop Congress , [Invalid Artist] , Hip Hop Caucus. The Student Hip Hop Organization, Project Hip Hop, Hip Hop for Health, Hip Hop Coalition and many more. These organizations have varied areas of focus but none would exist with the Universal Zulu Nation paving the way.
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Members:
Adrian Harris, Afrika Bambaataa, Alamo, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Alien Ness, Anthony Bell (3), Anthony Hardin, Anthony Quiles, Anthony Shawn Criss, Anthony Williams (3), Antwan Patton, Aston Taylor Jr., Back-Q, Barry Bailey (2), Bob Khaleel, Bobbito, Boy Ken, Bryan Higgins, Bülent Teztiker, Carlos Mandes, Carlton Ridenhour, Charles Andre Glenn, Charles Stewart, Charles Turner (7), Chris Oroc, Claude Gray, Colin Julius Bobb, Courtenay Henderson, Crazy Legs, Curtis Fisher, Daisuke Sakama, Dana Owens, Dante Givens, Dante Smith, Darryl Calloway, Darryl Gibson, Darryll Barksdale, Dave Jolicoeur, Davey D (2), David Melendez, Deams, Dee Nasty, Derek Showard, Derrick Murphy, Devious Doze, DJ Apollo (2), DJ Beat, DJ Defi J, DJ Eclipse (3), DJ GM Yoshi, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Kosi, Dj Kozi, DJ Masterkey, DJ MK1, DJ Notah, DJ Presto One, DJ S.T.R.E.S.S., DJ Ta-Shi, DJ Takada, DJ Tony Crush, DJ Yukijirushi, DJ Yutaka, Donald Lamont, Dondi, Durron Butler, Dwayne Carter, Dynamax, Edward Thompson, Ellis Williams, Fred Brathwaite, Frederik Hahn, Fredrick Tipton, Freez (2), Futura 2000, G. Barreto, George Belton, Jr., George Spivey, Guy Todd Williams, Hideyuki Sakakura, J.D.L., Jamal Mitchell, James Jackson, Jarobi, Jason Hunter, Jazzy Joyce, Jeff Miree, Jens Kameke, Jin Yamamoto, Jo-Vaughn Scott, John Byas, John Fuentes, John Miller (6), Joseph Anthony Hernandez, Joseph Cartagena, Joseph Kirkland, K-Swift, Kamaal Fareed, Keith Caeser, Kelvin Mercer, Ken Swift, Kenneth Pounder, Kevin Smith, Kevin Smith (6), Kinetic Energy, King Kamonzi, King Sun, Kota Kagami, Larry Miller (3), Lawanda McFarland, Lawrence Krisna Parker, Lazy K (2), Lorenzo DeChalus, Louis Smith (6), Luana, Lucas Macfadden, Lumumba Robert Carson, Mad Pat, Malik Taylor, Marc Lemberger, Marc Stuart, Mark James (5), Mark Potsic, Maximilian Lenz, Maxwell Dixon, Melvin Glover, Michael Fleming (4), Michael Perretta, Michael Small (2), Michael Whitelov, Mike Schwartz, Mitchell Graham, Mitchell Manzanilla, Mr. Wiggles, Nasir Jones, Nathaniel Hall, Nichelle Strong, Norman Rogers, Oscar Rodriguez, P-Sol, Paradox 2wx, Phase 2 (2), Q (30), Queen Lisa Lee, R. Price, Rakaa Taylor, Red Alert, Reginald Payne, Richard Griffin, Richard Quitevis, Robert Darrell Allen, Robert Wallace (4), Rodney Stone, Ronald Savage, Sammy Burwell, Sharon Green, Sheldon Scott, Sherlock (4), Shingo.S, Shiro Sasaki (2), Swel, Sylvia Macco, The Next Diffusion, The Next One, Tommy Hamilton (2), Toni Landomini, Tracy Marrow, Trevor Smith (4), Ulrich Schoop, Vincent Mason, William Braunstein, William Jonathan Drayton, William Paul Mitchell, Willie Dones, Yamada Man, Yolanda Whittaker
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Zulu Nation Discography

Albums

MOLCD 030 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

Singles & EPs

12x33-9 Bambaataa*, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force* / Harlem Underground Band Bambaataa*, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force* / Harlem Underground Band - Zulu Nation Throw Down (Volume #2)(12") Paul Winley Records 12x33-9 US 1980 Sell This Version
12x33 - 8 Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Cosmic Force (6) / Harlem Underground Band Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Cosmic Force (6) / Harlem Underground Band - Zulu Nation Throw Down(12") Paul Winley Records 12x33 - 8 US 1980 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Zulu Nation Anniversary Live At The Hotel Amazon(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Live At The Savor Manor(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Live At The Roof Top(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Fantastic 5 Vs Cold Crush Brothers(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - BX River 1st Annual Black History Month Jam(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Live At The T. Connection(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Live At The Printing H.S.(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* Afrika Bambaataa Presents Universal Zulu Nation* - Zulu Nation Anniversary(Cass) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version