New Film on the Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation is in Post-Production

A year before the MeToo Movement took off, another story broke that shook the foundation of hip-hop. One of hip-hop’s founding fathers was accused of being a pedophile. Shocking allegations of child molestation against Afrika Bambaataa surfaced in 2016 when several men came forward with claims that Bambaataa and others from his organization, the Zulu […]

Grandmaster T.C. Izlam’s Murder and Documentary Footage

approximately 2:05 pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017, Grandmaster T.C. Izlam was found unresponsive with a single gun shot wound to the chest on an Atlanta sidewalk. Preliminary police reports say that T.C. Izlam was accosted by two men and subsequently shot by one of them. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Grady […]

Revisionist Hip Hop and the Over Glorification of Afrika Bambaataa

mong all the shame and disgrace that Bambaataa has earned for himself, there are the passionate reactions of the public whose shock is compounded by the mythic narrative of Afrika Bambaataa being, “The Father of Hip Hop.” Let me correct that very bluntly: That is pure bullshit. If he is the father of anything, it […]

Afrika Bambaataa: Inside the Mind of a Cult Leader

      You gave me fortune You gave me fame You gave me power in your God’s name I’m every person you need to be I’m the cult of personality Song by “Living Colour”   ip Hop Legend and Pioneer Afrika Bambaataa is facing a litany of child molestation allegations said to have taken […]