New Record Pool Add! - FEATURED ARTIST: MC G•L•O•B•E•
Soulsonic Force (also referred to as Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force) was an American electro-funk and hip hop ensemble led by Afrika Bambaataa who helped establish hip-hop in the early 1980s with songs such as "Planet Rock". They were also influential in the birth of the electro movement in America and helped pave the way for modern dance music styles such as electro-funk as well as the entire Miami bass scene.
Origin; New York Genres: Hip hop, Freestyle Years active;1980-present Labels: Tommy Boy
In 1982, Soulsonic Force and Afrika Bambaataa released a single called "Planet Rock". The song borrowed musical motifs from German electro-pop, British rock and African-American disco rap. All the different elements and musical styles were blended together; and in doing so, offered hip hop as a new vision for global harmony. The song became an immediate hit and stormed the music charts worldwide. Their most well-known songs are "Planet Rock", "Looking for the Perfect Beat" and "Renegades of Funk" (which is one of the earliest political-conscious rap songs, alongside Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "The Message").
Soulsonic Force features on the title track of the freestylers' debut album, We Rock Hard.
Mr. Biggs (real name: Ellis Williams)
Pow Wow (real name: Robert Darrell Allen)
The G.L.O.B.E (real name: John Miller)
DJ Jazzy Jay (real name: John Byas)
Cosmic Force (real name: Ben Spaander)
Planet Rock: The Album (1986)
"Planet Rock" (Swordfish Mix) on the Swordfish soundtrack (see Swordfish).
Artist: MC G•L•O•B•E•
Track: Wrath (BMI)
Acapella & Vocal Mix Versions Available
Genre/Format: Hip Hop
The MP3 is now available for download by pool members