Afrika Bambaataa Stays Busy


Bambaataa, who was commissioned by Nike to

do the Emmy Award nominated "Freestyle" basketball

piece has been keeping busy. Bam's group, Hydraulic

Funk which includes Steven "Boogie" Brown

and Fred Fowler, also did a spot for Reebok which features

MVP Allen Iverson.

After the

enormous success of the "Freestyle" piece,

Hydraulic Funk is working on a remixed break-beat version

of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Flashlight",

a remake of George Clinton's Parliament smash hit. Hydraulic

Funk also has a track featured on the soundtrack to

the forthcoming film, "King of The Jungle"

starring John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez.

Bam himself

just finished the touring, celebrating Tommy Boy's 20th

anniversary in Europe. That tour featured Maseo of De

La Soul, Prince Paul, Arthur Baker, Dan The Automator,Tony

Touch, and Angie Martinez. Bambaataa is also lending

a hand to victims of the 9-11 tragedy, appearing on

the forthcoming benefit record "We Are Family,"

which features Diana Ross, Sister Sledge and fellow

pioneers Run-DMC. Bambaataa continues to deejay at raves

and clubs throughout USA and the world, having recently

deejayed for over a million people at Germany's Love

Parade in July along with Afrika Islam and Germany's



Universal Zulu Nation is preparing for the 27th anniversary

of Hip-Hop with a celebration in November. November

2001 will also be the worldwide inaugural launch of

"Hip-Hop History Month."