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Afrika Bambaataa Says Meaning of Hip-Hop Is Lost

Theo Wargo, WireImage

Legendary hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa thinks that hip-hop has been “hijacked” by Satanists. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the Zulu Nation founder explained that the culture that he helped birth has been manipulated to negatively influence the minds of its listeners.

“Hip-hop has been hijacked by a Luciferian conspiracy,” Bambaataa said. “People have used hip-hop in a lot of ways that cause a lot of mind problems. They use the word wrongfully. They use it to mean a part instead of a whole. Like many of these [radio] stations say they’re hip-hop, they’re playing hip-hop. I go to these stations, and these so-called program directors don’t know jack crap about hip-hop culture. They know rap to a certain extent. But I question them. I say, ‘Where’s your go-go, your hip-house, your electro-funk, your raga, your R&B and soul?’ They get real quiet.”

While he did not make any outright accusations, by referencing the “Luciferian conspiracy,” Bambaataa has perhaps unwittingly alligned himself with a growing throng of online conspiracy theorists who post videos detailing the relationship between “Satanist” rappers like Jay-Z and Kanye West and the Illuminati.

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