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  1. Pharrell, Questlove, and More Talk About The 808's Influence In New DocumentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 15 | AllHipHop.com

    ... sounds of the drum machine started popping up in records by early adopters like Rick James, Marvin Gaye and Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force. "This is it! After nearly 5 years of work '808' is coming out," said Alex Noyer, who directed the ...

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  2. Photos: Check out the humans of Beach GothRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 4 | Examiner.com

    ... producers of the old-school hip-hop and electro era due to his discerning taste in influences (Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa, Prince) and his penchant for analog equipment setting the perfect background to his unique vocal style. True to form Egyptian ...

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  3. the New York Public Library: For the Performing Arts 50th Anniversary GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Library Journal

    ... Holman wrote about the scene for papers such as the East Village Eye , where his 1981 interview with DJ Afrika Bambaataa introduced the term "hip-hop" to the printed page and, ultimately, the music mainstream. He went on to manage the New York City ...

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  4. Books of The Times: 'Life and Death on the New York Dance...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | The New York Times

    ... Jean-Michel Basquiat , Fab 5 Freddy (Fred Brathwaite) and David Wojnarowicz ; the D.J.s Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and Jellybean Benitez ; the young Run-D.M.C. , Melle Mel and Russell Simmons; Blondie's Deborah Harry and Chris Stein; and, ...

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  5. No Panty Rap Crew On Latino Erasure In Hip-Hop, Voting, Stop-And-Frisk & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2016 | Vibe

    While hip-hop has long been heralded as an inherent creation of the African-American community, the art form-turned-global phenomena has equal ties to its Latino roots. "[If] you talk to Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc or Afrika Bambaataa, or any of the early DJs they all talk about the breakers," said hip-hop historian and The Get Down producer Nelson George, "who in the '70s and '80s were mainly Latinos, and keeping them happy on the dance floor."

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  6. More informationRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2016 | Austin Monthly

    ... Americans would say they were "hip-hopping" when they went out on the town. Then again in the '70's, Afrika Bambaataa referred to hip-hop as the culture he was championing that encompassed the four elements of deejaying, graffiti, emceeing and ...

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  7. Why Latinos Can't Be Left Out Of The Hip-Hop NarrativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | Vibe

    ... the art form is equally tied to its Latino roots. "[If] you talk to Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, or Afrika Bambaataa or any of the early DJs they all talk about the breakers, who in the '70s and '80s were mainly Latinos, and keeping them happy on ...

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  8. How hip-hop got its start in Netflixa s a The Get DownaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | The Daily Breeze

    ... by Mamoudou Athie). So he joined the filmmaker, George and two other famed DJs of the era - Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa - for a 17-month journey to carve out the story. (Bambaataa, now 59, was accused earlier this year of sexually abusing a young ...

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  9. How hip-hop got its start in Netflixa s a The Get DownaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    ... by Mamoudou Athie). So he joined the filmmaker, George and two other famed DJs of the era - Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa - for a 17-month journey to carve out the story. (Bambaataa, now 59, was accused earlier this year of sexually abusing a young ...

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  10. Get ready for "The Get Down": Baz Lurhmann's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | Salon

    ... he reveals to them the Three Kingdoms: to the West, the Land of DJ Kool Herc. To the South, the domain of Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulus. And under their feet, the land of Grandmaster Flash. Those names are legend to people who know hip-hop's ...

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  11. Baz Luhrmann and writer Nelson George rap about '70s New York...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

    In making "The Get Down," filmmaker Baz Luhrmann leaned heavily on a team of collaborators and experts, including Nelson George, the author of several books about hip-hop and R&B music. The two recently sat for a joint interview about the rich tapestry of '70s New York City, and the importance of getting the details right.

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  12. #TBTXPN: DJ Robert Drake's 10 best New Wave videosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

    ... representing the first wave of Punk (as Johnny Rotten) and the then-current new wave underbelly (PIL) with Afrika Bambaataa representing the future of the industry with rap/hip-hop/sampling and morea to me, THIS is the video that says it all in ...

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  13. 26th Rhythm World Festival Spotlights Generations of Talent This MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... July 23--Headlining two nights, Jumaane Taylor and M.A.D.D. Rhythms perform Supreme Love to the beats of Afrika Bambaataa's Universal Zulu Nation and the eternal music of John Coltrane, played live by soprano saxophonist Rajiv Halim and his quartet. ...

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  14. Dam-Funk's Time Machine BoogieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | National Public Radio

    ... knowledge, reluctant to reveal favorite digging spots to even their closest friends or, in the case of Afrika Bambaataa, peeling center labels off in the shower so that only he knew the groove, all so as to keep their secret weapons, well, a secret. ...

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  15. 26th Rhythm World Festival to Spotlight Generations of Talent This JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... July 23--Headlining two nights, Jumaane Taylor and M.A.D.D. Rhythms perform Supreme Love to the beats of Afrika Bambaataa's Universal Zulu Nation and the eternal music of John Coltrane, played live by soprano saxophonist Rajiv Halim and his quartet. ...

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  16. Amid Afrika Bambaataa Allegations, Hip Hop Chess Federation Founder Quits Zulu NationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | HipHopDx

    ... the protector of the youth that I strive to be cannot be in the proximity of the allegations made against Afrika Bambaataa and top tier leadership of UZN." "Hip-Hop is an art for the youth, by the youth. If they are not safe, then Hip-Hop itself is ...

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  17. James Brown changed the music worldRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | New York Daily News

    ... that followed. "There isn't a rapper anywhere who hasn't used James Brown beats," said rap pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. "Without him, hip hop as we know it would not exist." But long before hip hop, James Brown had already made his way to the top of ...

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  18. Hot Docs: "Best Seats in the House" contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | CBC News

    ... guide, travelling to the Bronx and Harlem to talk with hip-hop's originators and biggest stars-Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash, among many others-tracing the music's development and influences from the underground to the global ...

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  19. Six Kiwi DJ's Handpicked for World ChampionshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Scoop

    ... set here. Spell has opened for the likes of Mos Def, KRS-ONE, The GZA, Ghostface Killah, The Pharcyde, Afrika Bambaataa, Action Bronson and many more. Following his 2011 Thre3style fame he went on to win the 2013 Australasian IDA, the 2014 and 2015 ...

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  20. Legendary Producer Jellybean Benitez Begins Monthly Residency at LibertineRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Miami New Times

    ... behind such iconic hits as "Holiday," "Borderline," and "Love Will Save the Day." He remixed greats like Afrika Bambaataa, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats, and more. He oversaw the soundtracks of Back to the Future , Flashdance , and Police ...

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