Afrika Bambaataa

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Legal name: Kevin Donovan


Afrika Bambaataa /ˌæfrkə bæmˈbɑːtə/ (born Kevin Donovan, April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere) Afrika Bambaataa 2
1988 The Light Afrika Bambaataa 2
1999 Zulu Nation War Chant Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light Afrika Bambaataa 2 3

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Return to the Planet Rock: The Dance Album Afrika Bambaataa 3 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Zulu Nation Throwdown Afrika Bambaataa & Cosmic Force / Harlem Underground Band 2
1981 Jazzy Sensation Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / The Kryptic Krew feat. Tina B. 2
1984 Unity Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown 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
1995 Just Get Up and Dance: ’95 Explosive remix Afrika Bambaataa 1
1995 Pupunanny Afrika Bambaataa 2
1996 Afrika Shox Leftfield. Bambaataa 5
1998 Looking for the Perfect Beat: Brutal Bill Remixes Afrika Bambaataa 1
1998 Got to Get Up Afrika Bambaataa feat. Carpe Diem 1
2001 Flashlight Hydraulic Funk feat. Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 D-Funktional Mekon feat. Afrika Bambaata 1
2004 TelLieVision Sirius B feat. HardyHard and Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 Metal Afrika Bambaataa 1
2004 Got That Vibe Afrika Bambaataa 1
2005 Metal Remixes Afrika Bambaataa 1
Metal Afrika Bambaataa 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Funky Heroes Afrika Bambaataa 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Zulu Nation Throw Down (Volume #2) Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force / Harlem Underground Band 1

Compilation + Live + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Death Mix - First Mix Recordings Afrika Bambaataa 1
2007 Death Mix Plus Zulu Nation Throw Down, Volume 1 & 2 Afrika Bambaataa 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Death Mix Afrika Bambaataa 1

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