DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist play Afrika Bambaataa on Renegades of Rhythm Tour

Renegades of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist


Party people. Your dreams have now been fulfilled.

Especially for the Hip-Hop heads, Bboys, Bgirls, crate diggers, turntablists and funk junkies, as DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist embark on the Renegades of Rhythm Tour with crates upon crates from Afrika Bambaataa‘s own record library at Cornell University.

VINYL-ONLY TOUR HONORING AFRIKA BAMBAATAA'S INFLUENCE ON HIP HOP'S BEGINNINGS Yes, that’s right. Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection. DJ Shadow. Cut Chemist.

And the best part for us is that the show comes to Orlando, Florida’s House of Blues this Sunday night, and Bboysounds will most definitely be in the house.

This tour is a massive event in Hip-Hop and Bboy culture in particular, as DJ Shadow (@djshadow) and Cut Chemist (@cut_chemist) will be playing the actual LPs that Afrika Bambaataa rocked at some of the earliest events in what would be called “Hip-Hop.”

If you’ll be in one of the remaining cities (and you can click here for a list) this is a show you need to see, hear, and experience.

From a Rolling Stone interview with DJ Shadow:

[Bambaataa] was a DJ with a vision and a sense of purpose, with a desire for social change. He wanted to use the music to help foster a revolution, and the reverberations of this concept are still being felt today, and probably will be forever. His ability to embrace and incorporate all different types of music and art, and contextualize them with a hip-hop mentality, is what the entire culture is based on.

Click here for a list of cities where the tour will be stopping, this is a show you do not want to miss!

Afrika Bambaataa’s classic joint “Renegades of Funk”:

…and of course, “Looking for the Perfect Beat”:

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