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38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2018 - 11:06 am

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Afrika Bambaataa – “Planet Rock (Kaytranada Planet Invasion Remix)”

With his amazing debut 99.9%, the Haitian-born, Montreal-based Kaytranada made one of our favorite albums of 2016. But Kaytranada started out as a remix specialist,…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2016 - 9:32 am

Afrika Bambaataa Denies Child Abuse Allegations In TV Interview

Until very recently, it was possible to view Afrika Bambaataa, without reservations, as a cultural hero. As a young gang leader, he helped bring peace…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2016 - 10:41 am

Afrika Bambaataa Responds To Accusations Of Sexual Abuse

Author, Bronx Democratic Party activist, and former music industry executive Ronald Savage recently accused hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa of sexual abuse. Savage served as a…
Peter Helman | April 12, 2016 - 10:50 pm

Watch The Trailer For 808, Drum Machine Doc Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Damon Albarn, Questlove, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, & More

More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa's Arthur Baker-produced "Planet Rock" changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary…
Maggie Stamets | October 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm