Posts Tagged ‘Afrika Bambaataa’

Is Hiphop 40 or 39 years old? UPDATE: Zulu Nation Response

Update: The Zulu Nation has responded with the recent attention to when Hiphop’s birthday really is. There has been a lot of speculation, including our article here asking the same question. Zulu Nation is also not starting any “beef”. They state in their article that, “Herc is our brother, but when our family strays from us, we must first forgive them for mistakes, but let them know of their wrongdoings, and of course, welcome them… Read more

The Problem with Hiphop is……..?

We all have a view on what is wrong with Hiphop culture; We blame the media, we blame the music industry‚Ķ In the breaking community some go as far as blaming Red Bull. There’s so much wrong with our culture because to all of us it means something is different. Some see it as an artistic skill, others as a party, and many just as music and so on. To me, Hiphop culture is about… Read more

Straight Out the Jungle

If you are down with the culture but you’ve never visited New York City, you are missing a piece to the puzzle. You gotta complete the cypher. It is a must to visit the motherland, aka concrete jungle; aka New York City, at least once in a lifetime for any Hip Hop head around the world. Until you experience it in person, it is hard to imagine the street struggle mixed up with the fancy… Read more

Clip of the Day: Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

Today 30 years ago, The godfather of our culture Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force released their mega hit PLANET ROCK. Bambaataa, as everyone knows him, is the leader of Zulu Nation and is credited with naming our culture Hiphop. The video footage really captures moments in time that are now viewed as legendary. In 1982, Hiphop was in full effect. The motto Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun had overtaken the gang culture… Read more


“RAGE” killed it when they flipped the Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force – Renegades of Funk track. The video? Too dope. Hiphop represents peace, love, unity and having fun but there’s also a very revolutionary side to the culture. It has deep roots in the 60’s era of Malcolm X in Harlem, the civil rights movement and the Black Panthers movement. (Tupac’s mom is famous for being a Black Panther party member). Those… Read more

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