After serious allegations were made against Hip Hop pioneer and Universal Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa, emerging yesterday [Thursday, March 31], many members of the Hip Hop community were left scratching their heads.

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In a book titled Impulse, Urges and Fantasies, former New York State Democratic Committee Member and author Ronald Savage recounts several incidents in which he was allegedly molested as a teen by the revered and highly respected DJ.

A self-described current judicial delegate in the 12th Judicial District in the BronxSavage opened up in detail about the alleged abuse in an interview with radio host STAR on the Atlanta-based Shot97.


Today [Friday, April 1], the Universal Zulu Nation issued a statement to clear up what they are referring to as “outright lies.” In a letter penned by King Kamonzi, the International Spokesman for the Universal Zulu Nation, they refute all claims any molestation ever occurred. They are also demanding an apology from Savage.

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Kyle Eustice's intense passion for music journalism has given her the opportunity to talk to many of her musical heroes. With her roots deep in Hip Hop, her writing explores the origins of the culture and keeps it at the forefront of her work.

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