Afrika Bambaataa: Founder of the Zulu Nation ☮★ DiamondB! Pinned ★☮

Afrika Bambaataa, who pioneered electro funk, poses for London-born photographer Janette Beckman in front of a graffiti-strewn brick wall in in a nod to the street roots of the movement (click picture for full gallery)

afrika on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock This is a short music video for the hip-hop masterpiece Planet Rock, edited from the BBC documentary 'Hi.

1974 | A former gang member-turned-DJ named Afrika Bambaataa meets a young grafitti artist named Fab 5 Freddy; a regular on the burgeoning hip-hop scene. Soon after, Bambaataa forms the Zulu Nation.

DJ Afrika bambaataa of the Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of the Hip Hop culture, Which are also called the elements of Hip hop: DJing, Breakdancing, MCing or Rap and Graffiti

DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa | NYC - 1993 | Photo by Chi Modu

DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa

Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa & Kool Herc

Founding Fathers of Hip Hop = Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa & Kool Herc

Afrika Bambaataa

The Most Stylish Rapper Alive, Every Year Since Afrika Bambaataa

Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa

Hip-Hop Rumors: Founding Fathers Of Hip-Hop To Boycott Worldstar? Wayne Says No Apology For Bosh!

Old School - Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded=hh1AypBaIEk

Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock ahhh, OK. a little music history. I didn't have names with a lot of the music around me.

Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s

Afrika Bambaataa - Looking for the Perfect Beat. Music By - Soul Sonic Force , Arthur Baker & John Robie 1983 , Tommy Boy.

afrika bambaataa- looking for the perfect beat  Just listening to it and thought I might pin it as well ;-)

Looking For The Perfect Beat - Afrika Bambaatta & Soulsonic Force

Afrika Bambaataa by Mercedes Tomasino for Beat Down (1992)

Afrika Bambaataa by Mercedes Tomasino for Beat Down Interview/Article

Afrofuturism can be credited to literary greats like Octavia Butler and visual artists like Basquiat. These artists used their mediums to explore a revolutionary world where black characters controlled their own destinies. Musicians from the late 20th century like Sun Ra, George Clinton and Afrika Bambaataa melded the themes of space, alter egos and black culture into a musical and fashion style that was pioneering for the time. Even artists not typically associated with Afrofuturism can be…

Afrofuturism can be credited to literary greats like Octavia Butler and visual artists like Basquiat. These artists used their mediums to explore a revolutionary world where black characters controlled their own destinies. Musicians from the late 20th century like Sun Ra, George Clinton and Afrika Bambaataa melded the themes of space, alter egos and black culture into a musical and fashion style that was pioneering for the time. Even artists not typically associated with Afrofuturism can be…

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