A Thread for Afrika Bambaataa Badass Synthesizer Hip Hop Motherfucker

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Looking For The Perfect Beat

Budget Pinata (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Saturday, 27 December 2008 13:27 (twelve years ago) link

Can a moderator please spell his last name correctly in the thread title please? Thank you.

Budget Pinata (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Saturday, 27 December 2008 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

Great thread.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 27 December 2008 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

Newcleus "Jam On It"

Nate Carson, Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

thnx for the hot tips guys

choom gangsta (deej), Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:49 (twelve years ago) link

Bimble discovers Electro!

Jonzun Crew - Pac Jam

Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Bebop (Don't Stop)

Quadrant Six - Body Mechanic

intersting moran (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:53 (twelve years ago) link

Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom

Aleem - Release Yourself

intersting moran (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:57 (twelve years ago) link

Check this collection of medleys of lesser known Electro gems:

1) PC Crew -- Space Invadas
2) X.25 Band -- Black Hole Bop
3) The P Crew -- Party Rock (aka James Garrett)

1) The Incredible Body Mechanix - B-Boy Your Best
2) Davy DMX - 1 for the Treble
3) Pumpkin - King of the Beat
4) Cybotron - Clear
5) The "P" Crew - Nasty Rock

1) The Boogie Boys - Zodiac Break Dance
2) Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome - The Funky Breakdown
3) CD III -- Success
4) Bad Boys ft. K Love - Bad Boys

intersting moran (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 27 December 2008 23:04 (twelve years ago) link

Well this isn't the way I thought this thread would go, but I'm not complaining. This is some fun stuff, thanks Wheelie. I'm definitely getting the hint that I need those damn Street Jams comps. Sigh. So much to listen to...

With Oatmeal Sauce (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 05:51 (twelve years ago) link

Street Jams Electro series is the 101

Filmer Thomas (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 05:54 (twelve years ago) link

hashim killed it.

primalfixations, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 08:53 (twelve years ago) link

I have the first 2 Street Jams. Killer.

But the comp that got me into all of this looks like this:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_bMJI7arDPqw/R0pMlpFKR3I/AAAAAAAAF2A/7228-chOL0Y/s400/eb.jpg

It blows my mind that an 11 year old cracker like me was able to hear/get into this stuff in Corvallis, OR in 1984.

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 12:16 (twelve years ago) link

Actually that record sleeve looks familiar somehow. LOL.

What I think is funny is the way parents were all like "oh no, no kid of mine is going to be doing any of this break dancing"...

With Oatmeal Sauce (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

Our parents made us breakdance for their amusement. Not that we were good at it. It was a great segue into freestyle biking though!

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 22:10 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

we had a party at my place for my girlfriend's birthday and i blasted 'looking for the perfect beat' through my PA and now have a new found appreciation for this stuff. not that i didn't like it before, but it's not really music to listen to on your headphones while walking to school, and dancing to it being played super fucking loud in my living room was some of the most fun i've ever had. anyways these youtubes are v good but does anyone here have really extensive knowledge of this stuff? or a comprehensive anthology to recommend? if not just dump more youtubes please.

bauhaus men (samosa gibreel), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:37 (eleven years ago) link

As mentioned, get this and this, which will start you off well, or just get this and be set for life.

naus, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 05:09 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R3LBqKE4qs

meisenfek, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 16:33 (eleven years ago) link

Admittedly though, the Streetsounds series makes a pretty quick turn into drum-machine hiphop, rather than straight electrofunk…xpost

naus, Wednesday, 24 February 2010 04:11 (eleven years ago) link

ya i have a feeling this stuff had a pretty short lifespan. apparently bambataa has been steadily releasing music all these years, i wonder what it all sounds like.

make tha trap say hay (samosa gibreel), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 04:57 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

BOOM BOOM-BOOM-BOOM
BOOM BOOM
BOOM BOOM-BOOM-BOOM
DEEJAYS!!

^^^really best moment of music ever recorded

you might be a goon but what's a goon to a viking? (The Reverend), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 06:58 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

i just scored a copy of "death mix"

holy shit

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 22 April 2013 11:07 (eight years ago) link

I love Bambaataa, Man Parrish, Jonzun Crew, Planet Patrol, Hashim, etc, but the best old school electro act was actually Warp 9:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d24KlC7HlYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mZaKcl6lUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8hHxJTP05o

Tuomas, Monday, 22 April 2013 18:59 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

yeah this is so fucked up and sad. i guess this puts an end to bambaataa's embrace by the academy.

wizzz! (amateurist), Sunday, 10 April 2016 00:06 (five years ago) link

Wow. I am p surprised.

Οὖτις, Sunday, 10 April 2016 00:34 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/afrika-bambaataa-molested-hundreds-boys-bodyguard-article-1.2626593

Sleeve, your comments please. I'm sure you've been busy, so missed this story.

dlp9001, Thursday, 5 May 2016 23:00 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

It's pretty fucked up all the accounts that's out there from Bronx ppl on YouTube, sounds like this was known for years

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 11 June 2016 12:51 (five years ago) link

Yeah. Surprising and sad.

Οὖτις, Saturday, 11 June 2016 13:28 (five years ago) link

Incredibly surprising. It's not like people (albeit in a politically incorrect way) weren't writing about it three years ago. This thread is destined to die on ILM because nobody cares, and AB was never anywhere near the star that Michael Gira is.

http://community.allhiphop.com/discussion/493985/afrika-bambaataa-allegedly-is-a-homo

dlp9001, Saturday, 11 June 2016 17:51 (five years ago) link

The abuse of kids is new to me but not that he's gay. That's been known for a look long time.

StillAdvance, Saturday, 11 June 2016 19:24 (five years ago) link

I shouldn't have read the four pages of that AllHipHop thread.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 June 2016 19:34 (five years ago) link

Yeah unfortunately the conversation that needs to be had has been subsumed by the homophobic star chamber/DJ Vlad/lord Jamar asshole crew

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 12 June 2016 01:29 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Legendary hip-hop rapper and DJ Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation are reportedly being sued for child sex trafficking, according to a new lawsuit.

Per Okayplayer, in a report by Chicago’s Metropolis Newspaper, an unnamed accuser filed a suit last month against the hip-hop icon in which he alleged Bambaataa sexually abused and repeatedly prostituted him to other men for four years beginning when he was 12 years old. The suit also claims that a majority of the assaults took place at Bambaataa’s Bronx River home, which also served as The Zulu Nation’s headquarters at the time.

This new suit marks the fourth time in the last five years that the hip-hop pioneer has been accused of sexual abuse. As previously reported by The Root, Ronald Savage was the first to come forward in 2016; he described an initial sexual assault by Bambaataa in disturbing detail during an interview with the New York Daily News. Not too long after, three more men recounted similar stories of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of Bambaataa which reportedly started when they were also children. At the time, the “Planet Rock” rapper denied any and all allegations in a statement, while the Zulu Nation issued a lengthy letter apologizing to the accusers and have since distanced themselves from their former leader.

https://www.theroot.com/afrika-bambaataa-and-the-zulu-nation-sued-for-child-sex-1847643346

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 September 2021 18:16 (one week ago) link

This new suit marks the fourth time in the last five years that the hip-hop pioneer has been accused of sexual abuse. As previously reported by The Root, Ronald Savage was the first to come forward in 2016; he described an initial sexual assault by Bambaataa in disturbing detail during an interview with the New York Daily News. Not too long after, three more men recounted similar stories of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of Bambaataa which reportedly started when they were also children.

somehow i missed all of this. what a fucking terrible world

"HYYOOOOOOONK!" is the sound I make (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 September 2021 18:16 (one week ago) link


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