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Posted 12/17/07 , edited 3/15/08
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What do you have to say about these 2 influencial artists? Did you (still) listen to them? I like to pop n freestyle so I listen to Bambaataa a lot. As for Black Sheep I love his rhymes n who could forget The Choice Is Yours? Hallelujah Hollaback lil' homies (ha John Brown--White Rapper Show)
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Posted 12/17/07
Marcell2aG wrote:


I still listen to Afrika Bambaataa.

I breakdance to his beats, cuz they're the shit.


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Posted 12/17/07
crasyjak wrote:


i never listened to afrika bambataa & i never heard of black sheep

~john brown is an idiot (who uses a dildo for a mic)


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Posted 12/17/07
chewbooker wrote:


really? Black Sheeps the one: "U could deal with this, or u could deal with that (x3)... Ima go with this, cuz this is where it's at!" – The Choice is Yours it's a pretty famous song its just some people don't know the title


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Posted 12/17/07
jermaine47 wrote:


Actually its "you could get with this or you could get with that" x3 "I think I'll go with this cuz this is where its at!" but ya black sheep's cool and Afrika Bambata is a legend no doubt about it.


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Posted 12/17/07
Bramboe wrote:


Fundamentals..... nothing to say more about it :P


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I like him!!! My momma's a pretty big fan of his. I like his funky colors and how he took techno...mo electronic beats into R&B...hip hop beats. Wow, I need 2 go 2 sleep!
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i found this pic surfin the web.... if this is a real album somebody let me know if its anygood... i like james brown
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For those of you who haven't heard of him, here are some of his videos. His songs have been sampled a lot. I'm pretty sure you've heard of his songs but you don't know his name and info.

Planet Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h6pcqC6wrI

Perfect Beat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POviI6ty98s

Peace, Unity, Love & Having Fun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thsy5_Y2tZ8

The beginning of the Zulu Nation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA4OyWJxADo

And Jak, to your question about JB & AB collaborating, here's the video, UNITY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6hE5OmpKyc
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Here's his official website

http://www.zulunation.com/afrika.html


Afrika Bambaataa is a DJ and community leader from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1970s. Like many of the early pioneers in Hip-Hop, he is of Caribbean descent. On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bambaataa was a founding member of the Bronx River Projects-area street gang, The Savage Seven. Due to the explosive growth of the gang, it later became known as the Black Spades, and he rose to the position of Division Leader. After a life-changing visit to Africa, he changed his name to Afrika Bambaataa Aasim. Bambaataa was influenced by the courage and strategic brilliance of Shaka Zulu seen in the movie and TV series "Shaka Zulu".

Bambaataa decided to use his leadership to turn those involved in the gang life into something more positive to the community. This began the development of which later became known as the Universal Zulu Nation, a group of socially & politically aware rappers, B-boys, graffiti artists and other people involved in hip hop culture. By 1977, inspired by DJ Kool Herc and after Disco King Mario loaned him his first equipment, Bambaataa began organizing block parties all around the South Bronx. He even faced his mentor, Disco King Mario in a DJ battle. He then began performing at Stevenson High School and formed the Bronx River organization, then later simply "The Organization". Bambaataa had deejayed with his own sound system at the Bronx River Community Center, with Mr. Biggs, Queen Kenya, and Cowboy, who accompanied him in performances in the community. Because of his prior status in the Black Spades, he already had an established party crowd drawn from former members of the gang. He became known as one of the best DJs in the Bronx.

To read the rest, go to the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrika_Bambaataa
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Afrika Bambaataa was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year.
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