SINGER

Afrika Bambaataa

1957 - Today

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Afrika Bambaataa (; born Lance Taylor, April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, rapper, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of breakbeat DJing and is respectfully known as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture", as well as the father of electro-funk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Afrika Bambaataa has received more than 1,780,649 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Afrika Bambaataa is the 571st most popular singer (down from 561st in 2019), the 3,337th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,160th in 2019) and the 172nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 1.8M

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  • 63.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Afrika Bambaataa ranks 571 out of 3,541Before him are Shania Twain, Asha Bhosle, Mary Hopkin, Leonid Utyosov, Šaban Bajramović, and Sonny Boy Williamson II. After him are Mady Mesplé, Ed Sheeran, Del Shannon, Michael Kiske, Peter Frampton, and Bobby Vinton.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1957, Afrika Bambaataa ranks 82Before him are José Sócrates, Wolfgang Ketterle, Bernie Mac, Klaus Augenthaler, Peter Høeg, and Joaquim de Almeida. After him are Andrew Cuomo, Lucélia Santos, Dan Castellaneta, Patrick Battiston, Nery Pumpido, and John Lasseter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Afrika Bambaataa ranks 3,337 out of 15,968Before him are Samuel Wilson (1766), Jackie Gleason (1916), Don Bluth (1937), Joseph Strauss (1870), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), and Lois McMaster Bujold (1949). After him are Adolphe Menjou (1890), The Miz (1980), Cyrus Vance (1917), Thomas Newman (1955), Arnold Palmer (1929), and Joan Jett (1958).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Afrika Bambaataa ranks 172Before him are Pat Boone (1934), Pink (1979), La Toya Jackson (1956), Ice Cube (1969), David Lee Roth (1954), and Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912). After him are Del Shannon (1934), Bobby Vinton (1935), Jay-Z (1969), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Sheryl Crow (1962), and Chip Taylor (1940).