Contact Us

Afrika Bambaataa Recovers From Stabbing Incident, Turns 56

Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images

Afrika Bambaataa, a hip-hop icon and the driving force behind the Universal Zulu Nation, turns 56 years old today.

The DJ has also recovered from a stabbing attack a few weeks ago, an incident that was confirmed by other members of the Zulu Nation, according to AllHipHop.com.

Those close to him say that Bambaataa is doing fine right now, but there were also rumors surrounding the incident that put Bambaataa’s name in a bad light.

Ernie Paniccioli, a hip-hop photographer, suggested that this may stem from the Zulu Nation’s public opposition to Rick Ross‘ controversial date rape lyrics in ‘U.O.E.N.O.’

“It is BS, to hell with anyone who defames a man who has devoted his life to Peace and dignity and who has been a beacon to generations of our youth,” he said.

Paniccioli continued, “I have know Bam for 35 years on this Earth and can vouch for him as a man, as a human being and as a mighty leader and yes even as an Icon. I will defend him with every breathe I have in me. I can bear witness to his spirit and his warmth and his leadership.”

Thought wikipedia.com lists his born day as April 19, sources close to Afrika Bambaataa say his birthday is in fact today.

We’re glad the O.G. is doing fine and hope he’s having a happy 56th birthday.

Watch Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force’s ‘Planet Rock’ Video

Best of Hot 107.9

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends with Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends with Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.