The story that's far too juicy to be confined to one post
, even when I've wasted all my best jokes and puns in the aforementioned post's comments. 5 brief thoughts on the Afrika Bambaataa nonce allegations of 2016:
Turns out that the politician who claims Bambaataa used to molest him as a teenager
had stripes in Bronx rap history: back when Ronald Savage was nicknamed "Bee-Stinger" he used to work for DJ Jazzy Jay at Strong City Records
, he's mentioned in the thanks lists on a grip of golden-era rap albums, and he even got a shout-out on Busy Bee's Old School
track in 1988.
Dead @ the unfortunate irony of a kid Bambaataa diddled being known as "Bee-Stinger", though. Bee-Sting/beasting - lol geddit?
Yesterday Star's Shot97 show broadcast a new allegation from another fella who claims Bambaataa coerced him into sex when he was 17 years old and looking for a record deal
. His claims are too convoluted to get into here, so let's just say his tale of visiting Bambaataa's record label casting couch is very different to the stories EPMD
and Craig Mack
told in their respective versions of Please Listen To My Demo
A rumour has also since emerged that Bambaataa allegedly touched up the late Sipho The Human Beatbox from Big Audio Dynamite
and London Posse
sometime during a U.K tour back in the '80s. This probably explains why people in the U.K have known Bambaataa is gay for decades, whereas the only people in the U.S who knew about Bambaataa's sexuality pre-internet were the teenagers he molested and the inner-circle Zulu Nation members who turned a blind eye to his noncing in order to protect the man who wrote their paycheques.
Remember the huge kerfuffle when Q-Tip asked Lil' Wayne to join the Zulu Nation and at least 50% of the organisation's members were apoplectic with rage because they claimed Wayne didn't represent da 4 elementz? Notice how all those same Zulu Nation members have suddenly gone quieter than church mice now these allegations about their organisation's head honcho have come to light. Southern rappers - officially more evil than kiddie-fiddlers, apparently.