Afrika Bambaataa


Afrika Bambaataa (b. Lance Taylor, April 17, 1957) is a veteran and influential deejay, rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer from the Bronx, NY who became famous during the early 1980s. He is best known for "Planet Rock," a Top 5 R&B hit that went gold.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Planet Rock (1982)

Pop charts debut year: 1982

Years active: 1977-2013

Genres: Hip hop, electro house, electronic, breakbeat, electro-funk

Labels: Tommy Boy, EMI, Winley, Capitol, DMC, Planet Rock


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