Hip-Hop Rumors: The Afrika Bambaataa Rumors May Not Cease, Kerry Rhodes OUTTED!


Recently, some hideous comments and false incident accounts of Afrika Bambaata and an all alleged stabbing rumor surfaced on hot 97fm on the segment ‘Star Buc Wile’ show with talk show host JoJo Simmons. Not only was this an assassination of character not to be taken lately but these falsified accounts were unprofessional, vulgar, untrue and slanderous in nature. A ‘so called’ Hip Hop writer named Khalil Amani claims to have heard the rumors from ‘reliable sources’ and then help spread the ugly rumor via the internet. The fact that Khalil Amani would assume these sources as reliable indicates an ulterior- motive. Furthermore, these rumors surfaced around Afrika Bambaataa’s birthday of all days. The fact remains in a media driven world rumors are always ready to circulate to discredit good people and their positive works.


Anyone who knows Afrika Bambaataa personally knows his commitment to humanity has always been bigger than just Hip Hop. Thru teaching, community building, and volunteering countless hours to help people globally, Afrika Bambaataa’s resume to humanity outweighs even his great iconic founding father status in Hip Hop. Afrika Bambaataa has always been an example of a drug free, crime free, positive human being.


In addition, the reference to the use of a date-rape drug by Khalil Amani and the rumor infested radio show Jojo Simmons has greatly offended the Universal Zulu Nation (many female members) who publicly speak out against rape-drugs and other substances as well as conducts work shops to reduce violence to women on ever level. Hot 97 could have used better judgment than to have that type of low-level poisonous gossip on the airwaves. Khalil Amani should have truly investigated his so-called sources and he would have found it to be a completely untrue rumor.  Afrika Bambaataa regards women and children as sacred and the essential building blocks of any community.


Its no surprise that whispering devils would say such wicked things. Devils come in every shape, size, creed, class so called ‘color’, nationality etc,. There is no need to waste time and energy on assassination of character thru rumors and slander by these devils. There are too many positive things that need to be done thru the culture of Hip Hop.

There are many agent provocateurs that are artists, radio show hosts, record industry employees, reporters, writers, photographers, security, street informants and many other positions. Afrika Bambaataa does in no way form or fashion part take in drugs, crime or any negative deviate behavior. This is not the first time they tried to slander a great human being and it won’t be the last. For those that do not know the meaning of what an agent provocateur is we will provide you with a definition:


‘The infiltrator/agent provocateur. This is someone (often a professional) who is inserted into a group for an active purpose, such as disrupting the group, or worst, talking formerly innocent people into committing crimes in order to bust them. Agents provocateurs may, among other things, try to turn non-violent protest into violent action, thus discrediting movements, giving excuses for crackdowns, and giving more publicity and power to government agencies.’

‘The informer/informant. This snitch is often a legitimate member of a group or social circle who continues to be active while giving information to the police. This person may be acting under duress (to save his own skin after being arrested, for instance). This person may be hoping the cops will pay with money, drugs, or ongoing criminal immunity for their dubious ‘services.’


The irony of these allegations is that the same things that Afrika Bambaataa is accussed of are the same things he has spoke out and fought against thru music and culture his whole life. Christ brought them Christianity and they tried to crucify him. Prophet Muhammad brought them Islam and they tried no persecute him.  Marcus Garvey tried to unify people worldwide and they slandered and falsely imprisoned him. Afrika Bambaataa gave you Hip Hop culture and this is how some would slander him. To bare false witness and falsely accuse someone is a crime in of itself. There will be no more energy devoted to any more false accusations. Afrika Bambaataa urges every man, woman and child on planet so called Earth to Uplift, Upraise and Uphold truth, love, peace, justice, freedom and equality.

                International Spokesman (Universal Zulu Nation)

                Minister El Kamonzi Heru Bey


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I’m just not cut from the cloth that would propagate the universe with crazy rumors about a founding father of Hip-Hop, especially with the track record like Afrika Bambaataa. For those that don’t know, Bam is the former gang leader that turned Hip-Hop into a positive force of good rooted in “unity, love, peace and having fun” (if I am not mistaken). Anyway, he’s got a massive, international crew called the Zulu Nation and they are definitely official and mob deep. But, after the rumors and subsequent dissolution of those rumors by his peer, a LOT has come up. First of all, it seems that there is a theory that the rumors of Bam are the result of a Rick Ross-affiliated blogger on a vendetta because of some cryptic unclear link to the date rape lyric situation? Makes no sense to me. But, I’ve been getting quite a lot of email traffic from people that purport to have stories to tell and are ready to tell them. NOW, that said…I believe there is just reason to say that this may not be the end of the road for the rumors. I believe that somebody is going to come forward. I guess how remains to be seen, but if the correspondence I have received is any indication, s**ts about to get THICK.

Hopefully, this doesn’t get too messy.

Bam has a lot of official people that have his back, but why the hate? Who hates Afrika Bambaataa? And why?


I have not been covering this, but the dude Kerry Rhodes got played trying to deny that he was gay. BallerAlert put him on 100% Full BLAST.



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