VIDEO: Afrika Bambaataa Speaks On Hip Hop Beefs & Creating Balance On Radio

Published on Apr 28, 2015

http://www.vladtv.com - Afrika Bambaataa recently chopped it up with VladTV and discussed violence in Rap and how it has gotten progressively worse over the years. "People think you must attack each other to be in Hip-Hop," he states in this exclusive interview.

The former Black Spades gang member (who was known to be the one who could bring both peace and war) feels that the industry is directed by "mind control," and that there's no balance in today's music. In this interview Afrika calls out the program directors who only play negative music and people who still use the n-word in casual conversation. "I'm not crazy about it," says Bambaataa. "Too many people die for that word."

Afrika Bambaataa also had this to say about people who put up video footage of violence on social media: "That's not keeping it real, that's being crazy as hell." Bambaataa feels that in the end, it will be the next generation who will suffer the consequences of our actions. "You're not caring about the young ones who see this that might copy and follow in those footsteps."

See what else Bambaataa had to say about staged fame, the Black Spades and the beef between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj in this exclusive clip.


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