American DJ, record producer and rapper
Afrika Bambaataa (born April 19, 1957) is a DJ and community leader from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of Hip Hop throughout the 1970s.
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- Now he took the music of like Mandrill, like "Fencewalk", certain disco records that had funky percussion breaks like The Incredible Bongo Band when they came out with "Apache" and he just kept that beat going. It might be that certain part of the record that everybody waits for--they just let their inner self go and get wild. The next thing you know the singer comes back in and you'd be mad.
- Afrika Bambaataa, quoted in David Toop (1991). Rap Attack 2: African Rap To Global Hip Hop, p.60. New York. New York: Serpent's Tail. ISBN 1852422432.