Afrika Bambaataa


Birthday April 17, 1957

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace The Bronx, NY

Age 67 years old

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American DJ who was a pioneer in the early development of hip hop and the New York breakdancing scene throughout the 1980s. He was often labeled the Godfather and Amen Ra of Hip Hop culture as well as the father of Electro Funk. 

Before Fame

He was a member of a gang known as the Black Spades.


In 2012, he was given a three-year appointment as a visiting scholar at Cornell University

Family Life

His mother was an activist with the Black Liberation Movement and her views informed a lot the content of his music.

Associated With

George Clinton appeared on his album Afrika Bambaataa and Family.