Afrika Bambaataa Bringing Zulu Beatz To XM

Universal Zulu Nation founder Afrika Bambaataa will take rap fans on musical journey through Hip-Hop history with his new XM Satellite radio show Zulu Beatz.

The show, which is scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. April 5 on XM Radio’s The Rhyme-XL Channel 65, will feature Bambaataa as the host, along with co-hosts The Cutman LG and Mickey Bentson aka Mick Benzo.

The trio will play a variety of Hip-Hop classics that cover the evolution of the culture and its music.

“Zulu Beatz is true school for the people,” Afrika Bambaataa told “If you are tired of hearing the same 10 songs over and over again, then this is the show you don't want to miss."

An encore of the first Zulu Beatz broadcast will air at noon on April 9.

In addition to founding the legendary Zulu Nation, Bambaataa is noted for being one of the co-founders of Hip-Hop culture.

A veteran in the music industry, Bentson has handled the careers of rap veterans Ice-T and Melle Mel as a manager in addition to working with numerous other entertainers.

The Cutman LG is known as a DJ and one of the producers featured on Positive K’s classic 1992 album The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills.

The addition of Bambaataa, Bentson and Cutman LG comes as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ended its investigation into the pending merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio without taking action to block the union.