Afrika Bambaataa

Happy Birthday To A True Hip-Hop Pioneer: Grandmaster Flash

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On January 1st, 1958 a man who will forever reform the stance of the turntable was born, Joseph Saddler best known as Grandmaster Flash. Amidst the infancy of hip-hop culture, Grandmaster Flash dominated the disc jockey scene of the North Bronx as he once was the DJ for big-time house rockers Kurtis Blow and Lovebug […]

30 Under 30: Kendrick Lamar Talks Hip-Hop Forefathers

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After a boasting year of success with his multi-platinum album DAMN gaining streams surpassing Beyonce and Bruno Mars over 2 billion alongside a Nike deal, Kendrick Lamar covers Forbes December issue as the “Hip-Hop Conscience” for their annual 30 Under 30 list. There is the common talk about the DAMN rapper being considered as the […]

KRS-One: Anyone That Has A Problem With Afrika Bambaataa Should “Quit Hip Hop”

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Even as the Zulu Nation and affiliated leaders have seperated themselves from Afrika Bambaataa, rap icon KRS-One is still backing the accused child molester. During an interview in England, the “Blastmaster” continued his support of Zulu Nation founder Bambaataa. He said the accusations were “accusations and gossip,” saying that any allegations should be dealt in […]

KRS-One: “Anyone Who Has A Problem With Afrika Bambaataa Should Quit Hip Hop”

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KRS-One is staunchly standing by Afrika Bambaataa, delivering a dismissive response to those who question the validity of the sexual molestation allegations facing the “Planet Rock” rapper. The Bronx MC’s latest defense occurred at a Q&A in Birmingham, England, where he described the child molestation allegations facing Bambaataa as “accusations and gossip.” “When you’re talking about Afrika Bambaataa, first of all, you’re talking about […]

Record Store Day More Successful As Vinyl Sales Climb

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Today [Saturday, April 16] marks the ninth annual Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores and all things vinyl. Record store owners have more to celebrate this time around, as vinyl album sales have exploded over the last few years thanks to a resurgence in vinyl enthusiasts. Despite multiple streaming services becoming the most common way to […]

Universal Zulu Nation Responds to Child Molestation Allegations Against Afrika Bambaataa, Demands Apology

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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. In a book titled Impulse, Urges and Fantasies, former New York State Democratic Committee Member and author Ronald Savage recounts several incidents in which […]

Funeral Services For The Late Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan To Be Held April 9

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Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies was born December 31, 1918 in Gondar, Ethiopia, and passed on March 19, 2015 in Harlem-Bronx, NY Services for the late great activist, Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan, will be held next week. The Wake will be held Thursday April 9, 2015 between 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Abyssinian Baptist […]