One Of Bambaataa’s Boys

Early hip-hop archivin’

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Anybody who knows anything about rap and hip-hop knows that Afrika Babmbatta is a legend in the genre. But it wasn’t always that way. And we interacted when Afrika was just getting started.

It was around the year 1980, that the rap/hip-hop phenomenon exploded. Beginning with schoolyard parties staged weekends on Harlem’s 126th Street, DJ’s would plug in…




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