Sunday, June 5, 2011

Afrika Bambaataa

Kevin Donovan is an American DJ from New York, born on April 19, 1957.  Most people are familiar with his work as Afrika Bambaataa.  With quite a considerable reputation, he is considered The Father of the Electro Funk Sound, the "Grandfather" of Hip Hop, and a legend in his spare time.  His influence, and thus hip hop culture, has spread worldwide.

As a child from the Bronx, and the son of an activist, he was subjected to very conflicting ideologies.  In a life of gangs, he was always charismatic, becoming warlord of the Black Spades.  A trip tp Africa showed him how he could use his charisma to enhance relationships with his community  and promote peace.   In 1982, Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force released Planet Rock, which went gold.
He has performed all over the world with a plethora of fellow legends, and he was one of 9 nominees for 2008's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction.  Afrika Bambaataa's songs include new wave influences, danceable beats, and rhythmic rhyme schemes.

28 comments:

  1. Very interesting music and blog post! :)

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  2. nice site brah keep it up also nice sleection of music

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  3. An absolute classic of the early Hip Hop age. Thanks for posting.

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  4. Awesome, learnt a lot thanks!

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  5. Where should I start with him!

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  6. i shall try it out

    ill let you know

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  7. Absolute legend, everything he does is amazing!

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  8. Never heard of this, thanks for showing me

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  9. haha loving that oldschool beat

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  10. Love that music and really helpful info!

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  11. These guys are pretty freaky, but I have to say that that is a pretty good song.

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  12. You've shown me a style of music I never thought I'd like :D thankyou

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