Afrika Bambaataa

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Afrika Bambaataa was born on April 17, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Lance Taylor. See full bio »

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Vanilla Sky Soundtrack
The Mechanic Soundtrack
Swordfish Soundtrack
The Girl Next Door Soundtrack


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  The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- The Camera Loves You (2019) ... (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat") / (writer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat")
 2018 White Boy Rick (performer: "Planet Rock") / (writer: "Planet Rock" - as Aasim Bey Bambaataa)
 2017 Insecure (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hella Great (2017) ... (writer: "You Can Do It")
 2017 The Lego Batman Movie (performer: "Planet Rock") / (writer: "Planet Rock")
  Hip-Hop Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Foundation (2016) ... (performer: "Renagades of Funk", "Looking For The Perfect Beat") / (writer: "Renagades of Funk", "Looking For The Perfect Beat")
 2016 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Falling Slowly (2016) ... (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat" - uncredited)
 2015 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- eps1.9_zer0-day.avi (2015) ... (writer: "World Destruction" - uncredited)
 2015 808 (Documentary) (music: "Planet Rock")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (performer: "Planet Rock") / (writer: "Planet Rock")
 2014 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Superman: For the Animals #1 (2014) ... ("Angry White Boy Polka")
 2013 Battle of the Year (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat") / (writer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Planet Rock") / (writer: "Planet Rock")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Korean Grand Prix (2011) ... (writer: "Renegades of Funk" - uncredited)
 2011 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Key Challenge (2011) ... (writer: "The Key The Secret" - uncredited)
 2011 The Mechanic (writer: "THUNDER IN THE JUNGLE")
 2010 The Culture Show (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- John Lydon: A Culture Show Special (2010) ... (writer: "World Destruction")
 2010 Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Die Another Day")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rap, Breakdance und Graffiti (2009) ... (performer: "Peace, Unity, Love And Having Fun", "Planet Rock", "World Destruction")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated (2008) ... (performer: "Planet Rock")
- Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated (2008) ... (performer: "Planet Rock")
 2007 Damages (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Get Me a Lawyer (2007) ... (performer: "Thunder in the Jungle" - as Afrikaa Bambaataa)
 2006 Totally Awesome (TV Movie) (performer: "Planet Rock")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) ("Renegades of Funk", uncredited) / (writer: "Renegades of Funk" - uncredited)
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (performer: "Don't Stop Planet Rock", "Looking For The Perfect Beat")
 2006 ATL (writer: "What's Up")
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game) (performer: "Planet Rock") / (writer: "Planet Rock")
 2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie) (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat")
 2005 The Honeymooners (as Bambaataa Aasim, "Looking for the Perfect Beat") / (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat")
 2002-2005 Trailer Park Boys (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Fuckin' Way She Goes (2005) ... (performer: "Planet Rock")
- I've Met Cats and Dogs Smarter Than Trevor and Cory (2002) ... (performer: "Planet Rock")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (writer: "Big Muff")
 2003 The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (Video) (performer: "Afrika Shox")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) ("Looking For The Perfect Beat", uncredited) / (writer: "Looking For The Perfect Beat" - uncredited)
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For All Debts Public and Private (2002) ... (writer: "World Destruction")
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (as Bambaataa, "Planet Rock") / (performer: "Planet Rock")
 2001 Vanilla Sky ("Afrika Shox" (1999)) / (performer: "Afrika Shox" (1999))
 2001 Swordfish (performer: "Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix)") / (writer: "Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix)")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat") / (writer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat" - as Bambaataa Khayan Aasim)
 2001 Save the Last Dance ("You Can Do It") / (performer: "You Can Do It")
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary) (performer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat") / (writer: "Looking for the Perfect Beat" - as Bambaalaa Aasim)
 2000 Next Friday ("You Can Do It") / (writer: "You Can Do It" - as A. Bambaataa)
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (performer: "Planet Rock (Elektric Mix)")
 1998 Modulations (Documentary) ("Planet Rock")
 1996 Bio-Dome (writer: "World Destruction" - as Aasim)
 1986 Good to Go (writer: "Make Em' Move (The Wrecking Crew's Theme)")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- The Maze (1985) ... (performer: "Renegades of Funk" - uncredited) / (writer: "Renegades of Funk" - uncredited)
 1984 Beat Street (performer: "Frantic Situation") / (writer: "Frantic Situation")
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A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Afrika Bambaataa Aasim | DJ Afrika Bambaataa

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