CHARITY SHOP CLASSICS (4)

A couple more tracks from the charity shop rummage. A US artist and a UK one.

First up, Afrika Bambaataa. What can you say about the Godfather of Hip Hop? As the intro says “This is something special for you.” Bam started deejaying in 1970. His ideological influences ran the gamut of the black political leaders of the time. He saw the film Zulu which depicted the battle between British troops and the Zulu tribe in 1879. The British seem victorious before they are overwhelmed by the numbers of Zulus who spare their lives. He took his name “Afrika Bambaataa” which meant “affectionate leader” from the movie.

Second up, Depth Charge. This is, of course J Saul Kane. He is the techno hip hop kung fu king. Today, we have his debut release with trademark kung fu samples from 1990. This track gives rise to the phrase “It’s all gone a bit Han Do Jin.”

 

Depth Charge – Depth Charge

Afrika Bambaata Presents Time Zone – Zulu War Chant (Funky Remix)

No links to product today. Instead, if you download please give something to Cancer Research UK by donating here.

~ by acidted on May 17, 2008.

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