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Afrika Bambaataa Addresses Child Molestation Allegations for First Time on TV

Afrika Bambaataa's legacy rapidly plummeted over the past few weeks after he was hit with multiple allegations of child molestation. The Universal Zulu Nation announced this past…
Brian Josephs / May 12, 2016

Afrika Bambaataa Responds to Child Molestation Allegations in New Interview

Afrika Bambaataa, known for "Planet Rock" and founding the Universal Zulu Nation, made headlines earlier this month when allegations of child molestation were made against him. On March 31,…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016

Four Men Say Hip-Hop Legend Afrika Bambaataa Sexually Abused Them as Children

Hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa, probably known best for founding the Zulu Nation collective and recording the 1982 track "Planet Rock," has been accused of sexual…
Brennan Carley / April 18, 2016

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist to Tour Afrika Bambaataa’s Record Collection

New York DJ Afrika Bambaataa changed the music landscape forever with his omnivorous approach to dance music, spawning, in part, the last three decades or…
Colin Joyce / June 16, 2014

Rap-Rock: From ‘Punk Rock Rap’ to Mook Nation

Back in the 1970s, when Afrika Bambaataa dropped the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" into his DJ set at, say, the Bronx River Community Center,…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Rap Release of the Week: Ammbush’s ‘Ammbaataa’

There's not much information out there on Oakland producer-rapper Ammbush. He has made beats for DaVinci ("Champion," "Quit Playin'") and Main Attrakionz ("Wings"), and his…
Brandon Soderberg / April 9, 2013

Superrappin’: 8 Essential Oldest-School Rap Albums

No one knows exactly when rap started. Maestros like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash imported sound-system basics to the Bronx from the Caribbean through the…
Chuck Eddy / February 22, 2013

Record Store Day’s Top Five Rap Releases

As Phillip over at Control Voltage observed, Record Store Day doesn't tend to be too exciting for fans of stuff that doesn't have guitars. And…
Brandon Soderberg / April 21, 2012