Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force’s Producers Are Forever Looking For The Perfect (Video)
With DJ Kool Herc credited as founder, Hip-Hop music is often credited with three godfathers. In addition to the Jamaican-born Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash are honored as the two other mixmasters known for bringing the funk to the people. By the ’80s, while Kool Herc still played parties, both Bam and Flash made some seminal early Hip-Hop crews, the Soulsonic Force and The Furious Five, respectively.
The Red Bull Music Academy’s “beat:REPEAT NYC” sat down with two men responsible for one of Afrika Bambaataa’s most famous records, 1983’s “Looking For The Beat.” With TR-808 in tow, song producers Arthur Baker and John Robie explain making the record, which was released on Tommy Boy Records, and later sampled by DJ Khaled and LL Cool J.
If you haven’t, catch last week’s series with James Mtume on “Juicy Fruit.”
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