India Bambaataa

India Bambaataa
Label: Flatbush Junction
Length: LP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: India Bambaataa
A New York rapper of an old-school, revivalist bent is nothing new, but the fact that the man behind the strong rhymes on India Bambaataa is of South Asian descent is an indicator of hip-hop's global reach that may make a few Bronx B-boys shake their heads in disbelief. With a lyrical flow marked by its gymnastic clarity and with slick, pumping beats, this full-length debut sports 12 cuts that don't spend too much time evoking the1shanti's Indian heritage. Though its tracks were recorded everywhere from Thailand and Bombay to New York, as the1shanti says on the album's closing track ('Flatbush Junctionâ?�), 'We can go all around the world, but home is where the heart is, and that's Brooklyn.â?�


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