Posts tagged "Afrika Bambaataa"

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…
By: 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,…
By: 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 hi…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Brandon Soderberg / April 21, 2012