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Afrika Bambaataa, one of hip-hop's progenitors, was known as a talented DJ before his single "Planet Rock" came out in 1982 on Tommy Boy. The song, which sampled (actually re-recorded in the studio) elements of Kraftwerk's "Trans-Europe Express" and was the first R&B track to use an 808, helped define a new movement in music, electro, which then inspired Miami bass and Detroit techno, and pushed the musician's status toward near iconic. Planet Rock: The Album, a collection of singles that came out four years later, captures ...

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  1. Planet Rock
  2. Looking for the Perfect Beat
  3. Renegades of Funk
  4. Frantic Situation
  5. Who You Funkin' With?
  6. Go Go Pop
  7. They Made a Mistake
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