Afrika Bambaataa A . Bambaataa, A Bambaataa, A. Baambaataa, A. Bambaata, A. Bambaataa, A. Bambaattaa, A. Bambataa, A.Bamaataa, A.Bambaata, A.Bambaataa, Aasim, Aasim Bambaataa, Aasim Bambaataa Khayan, Aasim Khaylan Bambaata, Africa Bambaata, Africa Bambaataa, Africa Bambata, Africa Bambatta, Africa Banbaataa, Africa Bombaataa, African King, Afrika, Afrika 'Baby Bam', Afrika 'Zulu' Bambaataa, Afrika "Zulu" Bambaataa, Afrika Baambaata, Afrika Baambaataa, Afrika Baby Bambaataa, Afrika Bam Baataa, Afrika Bambaaiaa Aasim, Afrika Bambaata, Afrika Bambaataa & The Millennium Of The Gods, Afrika Bambaataa Aasim, Afrika Bambaataa And The Millennium Of The Gods, Afrika Bambaatta, Afrika Bambaattaa, Afrika Bambata, Afrika Bambataa, Afrika Bambatta, Afrika Bambattaa, Afrika Bombaataa, Afrikaa Bambaataa, AfrikaBambaataa, Afrikka Baambaata, Assim, B Aasim, B. Aasim, B. Assim, Bambaata, Bambaataa, Bambaataa A., Bambaataa Aasim, Bambaataa Khayan Aasim, Bambaataa, A., Bambaatta, Bambata, Bambataa, Bambatta, D.J. Afrika Bambaata, D.J. Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Afrika Bambaataa - "The Peacemaker", K. A. Bambaataa, Khayan Aasim Bambaataa, Африка БамбатаAmerican DJ and pioneering hip hop artist. Born April 19, 1957 in the Bronx, NY, USA. He adopted the stage name Afrika Bambaataa Aasim, after a nineteenth century Zulu chief. He is of West Indian descent and cousin of Edward Rudolph AKA Kool Rock Steady. He grew up in New York’s South Bronx, his musical eclecticism matched by his vision of African American social and racial unity. In the mid-1970's he was one of the pioneers of New York’s emergent Hip-Hop culture of Rapping, DJ Mixing/Scratching, Graffiti and Breakdancing. Along with two other Bronx DJs, Grandmaster Flash and Kool DJ Herc (both also of West Indian origin), he began playing small percussive sections from obscure and unexpected rock, funk and electro-pop records as a rhythm track for rappers, interspersing the beats with extracts from cartoon melodies and film themes. Inspired by the British film 'Zulu', Bambaataa had founded a loosely convened organization of hip-hop's cultural luminaries, called the 'Universal Zulu Nation'. Described as both a fan and a master of records, Bambaataa achieved one of his lifetime ambitions in 1984 by recording "Unity", a duet with James Brown. Founder of the label Mellowvibes Records with German sprayer Zulu Ben.