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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 […]

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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 […]