The pioneers of House before house was cool. The full name of the group is called Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force. This group paved the way for other house (and hip hop greats) like Grandmaster Flash. Imitated by some; replicated by none. Go Download some NOW!
Afrika Bambaataa is sampled by lots. Listen to "Looking for the Perfect Beat" and listen to DJ Khaled's "Holla At Me Baby" and notice the "similarities". Also, if you have a Playstation 2 nearby, play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and just listen to the rap station for a little bit and you hear "Looking for the Perfect Beat."
Listening to Afrika Bambaataa makes me wanna breakdance, no matter where I am.
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