Planet Rock - The Album

Planet Rock - The Album

Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force

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  • Vinyl, 1×LP, Limited Coloured
    Clear bace with 3 color splatter
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Tommy Boy reissues exclusive limited edition pressing of Afrika Bambatta & Soulsonic Force’s “Planet Rock”

Considered one of founding fathers of rap, Afrika Bambaataa has long been considered a revolutionary, both within the music business and beyond. Raised in the South Bronx, Afrika Bambaataa made his name as a DJ, rapper and songwriter, eventually becoming the foremost DJ, event organizer and promoter of the large block parties that rocked the neighborhood during the mid-to-late 70’s. Leading into the 80’s, Bambaataa had found acclaim for releasing countless genre-de ning tracks, infusing Hip Hop and Electronic elements into a sound that would in uence other artists for years to come.

With the groundbreaking release of Soulsonic Force assisted, “Planet Rock,” in 1982, Afrika Bambaataa forever cemented his place in the history books as one of the most revered and innovative artists of his time. Since its release, “Planet Rock” has gone on to be recognized as one of the earliest Hip Hop hits and remains one of the genres most pioneering recordings. A long-time favorite amongst break-dancers, DJ’s and music lovers alike, “Planet Rock” was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at #240 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and has received Gold certi cation by the RIAA.

Originally released in 1986 as a collection of previous singles, this highly sought after record has long since been out of production, until now. Ranked at #84 by Slant Magazine on their, “Best Albums of the 1980s” list and was also included in the book, “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”.

Tracklist

01Planet Rock (Original Twelve-Inch Version) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
02Looking for the Perfect Beat (Original Twelve-Inch Version) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
03Renegades of Funk (Remix) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
04Frantic Situation (Frantic Mix) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
05Who You Funkin' With? (feat. Melle Mel) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
06Go-Go Pop (feat. Trouble Funk) Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
07They Made a Mistake Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force