Friday the 13th – DJ Afrika Bambaataa
Friday 13th, June 2008
Outta Nowhere Entertainment Presents:
DJ Afrika Bambaataa
Crash Mansion LA
1024 Grand Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90015
Afrika Bambaataa was an important rap-music pioneer who, much like Grandmaster Flash, became a forgotten elder statesman as rap evolved. Bambaataa, who took his name (which means “affectionate leader”) from a movie about Zulu warriors, quit the notorious Black Spades street gang in the mid-’70s and formed Zulu Nation, a music-oriented “youth organization.” Among the members who became minor rap luminaries were DJs Red Alert, Jazzy Jay, and Whiz Kid, as well as Afrika Islam, who went on to work with Ice-T. –