Breaking it down with Afrika Bambaataa

PHOTO (Che Kothari; design by Ben Didier/CBC Music)

Conversing with Afrika Bambaataa, it hits you with the force of an 808 backbeat: the 55-year-old is more than simply a hip-hop veteran.

Afrika Bambaataa is hip-hop.

Considered the godfather of hip-hop and electro-funk — a veritable prime mover — the Bronx native’s contribution to the music and culture informs hip-hop’s global reach. And even in his 50s, he notes there is still so much more to do…

It was great to connect with one of the living legends of hip-hop, the man otherwise known as Afrika Bambaataa. Here’s the CBC Music piece showing how it went down with the “Planet Rock” originator.

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