Renegades of Rhythm - Afrika Bambaataa

Boo-Hooray Gallery


Renegades of Rhythm - Afrika Bambaataa, edited by Johan Kugelberg / 80-page paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches, published by Boo-Hooray Gallery


Renegades of Rhythm commemorates the Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow "Renegades Of Rhythm" tour, in which Afrika Bambaataa's personal record collection was mixed and played live as a tribute to the original architect of hip hop. DJ Shadow said: “They’re his records, with his blessings. This isn’t just ANY copy of ‘X’ breakbeat, it’s THE copy, THE copy that started everything.”

This tour book features full color reproductions of numerous original records, flyers, photos, drawings, test pressings, and acetates from Afrika Bambaataa’s personal archive. The ephemera and vinyl reproductions are accompanied by Afrika Bambaataa's own words telling the history of the Zulu Nation, hip hop, and DJ culture, as well as lists of Bambaataa’s favorite breaks. DJ Shadow, and Cut Chemist also provide texts on the tour and the process of selecting from Bambaataa's foundational collection.

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