So today, one of THE most-disturbing things of all time happened. I asked someone, “Oh, man! Are you going to check out Afrika Bambaataa at the Vagabond this Sunday?!” and their reply was, “Who is that?”
And I almost died. I’m being very serious. I almost died.
If you are reading this post and you silently saying to yourself, “For real…who is Afrika Bambaataa?” then I suggest you turn in your street cred card and hang your head in shame. Bambaataa is to hip-hop what oranges are to orange juice…ESSENTIAL. E-flippin’-SSENTIAL!
Bambaataa is THE GODFATHER of Break Beats, son. He is the DONDADDA of Electro Funk, kid. He is the Bronx-based foundation of the music that makes us move and move and move and move. Timeless.
(You have no idea the COUNTLESS times his music has been sampled by modern-day hip-hop artists and MCs. NO IDEA!)
When you hear the words, “Universal b-boy, looking for the perfect beat…,” if you have ever been transported to Planet Rock andÃ‚Â if you have ever wanted to be part of the Zulu Nation, well then, 305′ers stand-up and RUN your ASS to the Vagabond this Sunday, March 28th, because the mighty Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture will be present and the house is gonna be brought down by the might of his turntables.
Listen, Miami…I am fucking talking to you. Grafitti artists, B-boys, DJs of TODAY… I am speaking to all the Renegades of Funk, to all the partiers with SoulSonic Force…You would be nothing, NOTHING if it had not been for this man. To call him LEGENDARY would be an understatement. If you have one ounce of hip-hop in your soul, (A term coined by his holiness, FYI!) you will show up at the Vagabond and you will move that ass to the music that spurred a REVOLUTION. To the seeds that created the mighty Hip-Hop movement.
Don’t sleep. Don’t even take a cat nap.
(If you are still unsure and need more schoolin’, check out the videos below and set yourself straight!)
Doors open at 10 p.m. and you can guzzle Red Stripe for $3Ã‚Â until midnight.
See you there!
30 NE 14th St.
Miami, Fl 33132