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Trapped In A Culture - Leila Wills

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Lance Taylor took on the name Afrika Bambaataa and became a key figure in the early days of hip hop. He is hailed as a hero and his hit record with Soul Sonic Force, Planet Rock, is said to be one of the most sampled songs in hip hop history.In the 1970s, Bambaataa started what was supposed to be a hip hop awareness group. But former members say the Universal Zulu Nation disintegrated into a cult with Bambaataa as the god-head.In 2016, several men came forward with disturbing allegations: child sexual abuse and statutory rape were rampant within the organization...starting with...Bambaataa himself.

Lance Taylor took on the name Afrika Bambaataa and became a key figure in the early days of hip hop. He is hailed as a hero and his hit record with Soul Sonic Force, Planet Rock, is said to be one of the most sampled songs in hip hop history.In the 1970s, Bambaataa started what was supposed to be a hip hop awareness group. But former members say the Universal Zulu Nation disintegrated into a cult with Bambaataa as the god-head.In 2016, several men came forward with disturbing allegations: child sexual abuse and statutory rape were rampant within the organization...starting with...Bambaataa himself.

Location:

United States

Description:

Lance Taylor took on the name Afrika Bambaataa and became a key figure in the early days of hip hop. He is hailed as a hero and his hit record with Soul Sonic Force, Planet Rock, is said to be one of the most sampled songs in hip hop history.In the 1970s, Bambaataa started what was supposed to be a hip hop awareness group. But former members say the Universal Zulu Nation disintegrated into a cult with Bambaataa as the god-head.In 2016, several men came forward with disturbing allegations: child sexual abuse and statutory rape were rampant within the organization...starting with...Bambaataa himself.

Language:

English


Episodes

6 Peace, Unity, Love, and Having Fun

3/21/2020
Afrika Bambaataa is accused of transporting minors across state lines for sexual purposes. Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation enjoy honors from other artists while child sexual abuse and statutory rape allegations inspire activism. Voices in Order of Appearance Song Clips Party Clips Associate Producer for Some of the Interviews Lance Shabazz Host Leila Wills Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:31:01

5 What's the Name of This Nation?

3/4/2020
Afrika Bambaataa infuses the Zulu Nation with the teachings of cult leader and convicted child rapist Malachi York. Other men in the Zulu Nation are accused of participating in pedophilia and statutory rape. Voices in Order of Appearance Associate Producer for Some of the Interviews Lance Shabazz Host Leila Wills Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:30:09

4 Amen Ra of Hip Hop

2/26/2020
The foundation of the Zulu Nation changes when Afrika Bambaataa becomes a student of cult leader and convicted child rapist Malachi York. Bambaataa morphs into the Amen Ra (God) of Hip Hop Culture. Voices in Order of Appearance Host: Leila Wills Special Thank You: Chuck Morgan for additional research Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:17:44

3 Hateration

2/17/2020
Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation inspire the next generation of hip hop artists. Bambaataa borrows from the 5% Nation and forges connections with Khallid Muhammad of the Nation of Islam and Malachi York, leader of the Nuwabians. *The 5% Nation is the Nation of Gods and Earths. Voices in Order of Appearance Host: Leila Wills Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:15:08

2 Can Y'all Get Funky

2/10/2020
Hip-Hop explodes into the mainstream. The Zulu Nation’s Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force drop the hit record Planet Rock. Bambaataa also spends time with underage boys. Voices in Order of Appearance: Host: Leila Wills Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:14:02

1 Zulu Nation Throwdown

1/30/2020
A look at the socioeconomic conditions when Afrika Bambaataa becomes a Black Spade and then a DJ. He meets three boys in 1977, 1979, and 1980. They would later accuse him of sexual abuse. Voices in Order of Appearance: Host: Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:15:13

Introduction to Trapped In A Culture Podcast

1/20/2020
The foundation of hip hop is shattered when pioneer Afrika Bambaataa and his Universal Zulu Nation are accused of child sexual abuse and statutory rape by several men. Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/trappedinaculture)

Duration:00:04:05