Afrika Bambaataa Biography
(DJ, Rapper, Producer)
Birthday: April 17, 1957 (Aries)
Born In: Bronx, New York, United States
Afrika Bambaataa is among the few names which are responsible for making ‘Hip-Hop’ one of the most popular genres of music today. Though Bambaataa has entertained party goers at various social gatherings, he doesn’t believe that this style of music is just confined to such events. Bambaataa feels that Hip-Hop music has the power to spread communal harmony. In the 1970s he inspired many youngsters to choose music over violence through this genre. Many people have also credited him for ‘Using hip-hop to save many lives’. Bambaataa is also one of the reasons why many contemporary DJs are in the music business today. In a career spanning almost four decades, Bambaataa has more than a dozen albums to his credit. He has also collaborated with various artists such as singers, songwriters, and leading band members to create timeless music. Without merely sticking to parties, Bambaataa has also used his music to express his opinions on social and political issues.