Today In Hip-Hop: Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force Releases ‘Planet Rock: The Album’

On this day, December 1, in hip-hop history... 1986: As one third of the "Holy Trinity" of hip-hop, old school legend Afrika Bambaataa was vitally instrumental in spreading the message of hip-hop to larger audiences across the world. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Bambaataa became internationally known for combining funk, R&B, disco and early electro that propelled him to becoming one of hip-hop's most important DJs.  Bambaataa soon went on to record Planet Rock: The Album, a significant LP in the history of hip-hop. After becoming an iconic musician after the release of several successful hit singles, Bambaataa and his cohorts ...

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