Tommy Boy reissues exclusive limited edition pressing of Afrika Bambatta& Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" on August 27, 2021 as part of Tommy Boy's40th anniversary celebrationConsidered one of founding fathers of rap, Afrika Bambaataa has long been considereda 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 becomingthe foremost DJ, event organizer and promoter of the large block parties that rocked theneighborhood during the mid-to-late 70's. Leading into the 80's, Bambaataa had foundacclaim for releasing countless genre-dening tracks, infusing Hip Hop and Electronicelements into a sound that would inuence 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 mostrevered and innovative artists of his time. Since it's release, "Planet Rock" has goneon to be recognized as one of the earliest Hip Hop hits and remains one of the genresmost pioneering recordings. A long-time favorite amongst break-dancers, DJ's and musiclovers alike, "Planet Rock" was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at #240 on it's listof the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and has received Gold certication by the RIAA.Originally released in 1986 as a collection of previous singles, this highly sought afterrecord has long since been out of production, until now. Ranked at #84 by Slant Magazineon their, "Best Albums of the 1980s" list and was also included in the book, "1001 AlbumsYou Must Hear Before You Die".
Tommy Boy reissues exclusive limited edition pressing of Afrika Bambatta& Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" on August 27, 2021 as part of Tommy Boy's40th anniversary celebrationConsidered one of founding fathers of rap, Afrika Bambaataa has long been considereda 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 becomingthe foremost DJ, event organizer and promoter of the large block parties that rocked theneighborhood during the mid-to-late 70's. Leading into the 80's, Bambaataa had foundacclaim for releasing countless genre-dening tracks, infusing Hip Hop and Electronicelements into a sound that would inuence 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 mostrevered and innovative artists of his time. Since it's release, "Planet Rock" has goneon to be recognized as one of the earliest Hip Hop hits and remains one of the genresmost pioneering recordings. A long-time favorite amongst break-dancers, DJ's and musiclovers alike, "Planet Rock" was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at #240 on it's listof the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and has received Gold certication by the RIAA.Originally released in 1986 as a collection of previous singles, this highly sought afterrecord has long since been out of production, until now. Ranked at #84 by Slant Magazineon their, "Best Albums of the 1980s" list and was also included in the book, "1001 AlbumsYou Must Hear Before You Die".
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Format: Vinyl
Rel. Date: 09/17/2021
UPC: 016998100714

Planet Rock... The Album (3 Color Splatter)
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $46.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Planet Rock (Original 12" Version)
2. Looking for the Perfect Beat (Original 12" Version)
3. Renegades of Funk (Remix)
4. Frantic Situation (Frantic Mix)
5. Who You Funkin' With? (Feat. Melle Mel)
6. Go-Go Pop (Feat. Trouble Funk)
7. They Made a Mistake

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Tommy Boy reissues exclusive limited edition pressing of Afrika Bambatta& Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" on August 27, 2021 as part of Tommy Boy's40th anniversary celebrationConsidered one of founding fathers of rap, Afrika Bambaataa has long been considereda 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 becomingthe foremost DJ, event organizer and promoter of the large block parties that rocked theneighborhood during the mid-to-late 70's. Leading into the 80's, Bambaataa had foundacclaim for releasing countless genre-dening tracks, infusing Hip Hop and Electronicelements into a sound that would inuence 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 mostrevered and innovative artists of his time. Since it's release, "Planet Rock" has goneon to be recognized as one of the earliest Hip Hop hits and remains one of the genresmost pioneering recordings. A long-time favorite amongst break-dancers, DJ's and musiclovers alike, "Planet Rock" was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at #240 on it's listof the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and has received Gold certication by the RIAA.Originally released in 1986 as a collection of previous singles, this highly sought afterrecord has long since been out of production, until now. Ranked at #84 by Slant Magazineon their, "Best Albums of the 1980s" list and was also included in the book, "1001 AlbumsYou Must Hear Before You Die".