Afrika Bambaataa (born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, 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. Discography includes; Death Mix, Sun City, Planet Rock: The Album, Beware (the Funk Is Everywhere), Death Mix Throwdown, The Light, The Decade of Darkness 1990-2000, Don't Stop... Planet Rock, JAzzin, Lost Generation, Warlocks and Witches, Computer Chips, Microchips and you. Zulu Groove, Electro Funk Breakwdown, Return to Planet Rock, Hydraulic Funk, Theme of the United Nations W/ DJ Yukata, Electro Funk Breakdown, Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light, Metal, MEtal Remixes, Death Mix "2".