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Customer Reviews

Not Electronic?

Wow. Check your facts, read, learn the history of genre before posting. This album was release in 1982. This album and artist are the main reason 99% of all electronic artists over the age 20 are doing electronica. Ask anyone who's made dance/electronica record from Lamb to The Chemical Brothers to Madonna and Afrika Bambaataa will be at the top of their lists. Did I mention...WOW.


its a time machine to when rap was pure and not just about ho's and money, and "whips". If I knew how to breakdance, I would be doing so listening to this album right now instead of talking to you!

interestingly enough

the beat for "looking for the perfect beat" is the same beat that LL Cool J used in his new song, who's name escapes me at the moment, lol.. sorry im' way tired.. but anyways, yeah it's the same beat.. and it's also the same beat as on the visa commercial, as well as on DJ Khaled's CD Listennn... on the song Holla At me Baby. All this shows that Afrika Bambaataa is awesome and was the first to show this beat


Born: April 17, 1957 in New York, NY [The Bronx]

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A seminal Bronx DJ during the 1970s, Afrika Bambaataa ascended to godfather status with Planet Rock, the 1982 hip-hop classic which blended the beats of hip-hop with techno-pop futurism inspired by German pioneers Kraftwerk. Even before he began recording in 1980, Bambaataa was hip-hop's foremost DJ, an organizer and promoter of the large block parties during the mid- to late '70s which presaged the rise of rap. After the success of Planet Rock, he recorded electro-oriented rap only sparingly, concentrating...
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