Afrika Bambaataa

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Legal name: Kevin Donovan

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Kevin Donovan (born April 17, 1957), better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of breakbeat DJing and is respectfully known as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture," as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he has helped spread Hip Hop Culture throughout the world.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 Unity Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown 1
1986 Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere) Afrika Bambaataa 2
1988 The Light Afrika Bambaataa 1
1991 The Decade of Darkness (1990-2000) Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light Afrika Bambaataa 2 2
Zulu Nation War Chant Afrika Bambaataa 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Zulu Groove Compilation Afrika Bambaataa 3 1
1999 Electro Funk Breakdown Compilation Afrika Bambaataa 3 2
1999 The 12" Mixes Compilation Afrika Bambaataa 1
2001 Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985 Compilation Afrika Bambaataa 5 3
2003 Afrika Bambaataa Presents Eastside Compilation Afrika Bambaataa 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Return To The Planet Rock: The Dance Album Remix Afrika Bambaataa 3 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1981 Jazzy Sensation Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / The Kryptic Krew feat. Tina B. 1
1984 World Destruction: Meltdown Remix Time Zone feat. John Lydon and Afrika Bambaataa 1
1991 Soca Fever (Rock It) / Electro Funk Express Afrika Bambaataa 1
1993 Feeling Irie Afrika Bambaataa 1
1996 Afrika Shox Leftfield. Bambaataa 3 5
1998 Looking for the Perfect Beat: Brutal Bill Remixes Afrika Bambaataa 1
1998 Got to Get Up Afrika Bambaataa feat. Carpe Diem 1
2002 Funky Heroes Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 Metal Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 Got That Vibe Afrika Bambaataa 1
2005 Metal Remixes Afrika Bambaataa 1
Feel the Vibes Afrika Bambaataa 1
Metal Afrika Bambaataa 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Pupunanny Afrika Bambaataa 2

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Death Mix Live Afrika Bambaataa 1

Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Funky Heroes Remix Afrika Bambaataa 1

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