Afrika Bambaataa

Soundtrack | Actor | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Vanilla Sky (2001) | The Mechanic (2011) | Swordfish (2001)
AKA 
Afrika Bambaataa Aasim | DJ Afrika Bambaataa
BORN 
Apr 17, 1957 (age 61)

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Past Film & Video (26 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Lego Batman MovieThe Lego Batman Movie Performer ("Planet Rock"), Writer ("Planet Rock")  Less 2017 $80MM $176MM / $312MM
  • Primary photo for Fresh DressedFresh Dressed Performer ("Planet Rock"), Writer ("Planet Rock")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for 808808 Himself, Music ("Planet Rock")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Battle of the YearBattle of the Year Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat"), Writer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat")  Less 2013 $20MM $8.9MM / $17MM
  • Primary photo for Something from Nothing: The Art of RapSomething from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself, Performer ("Planet Rock"), Writer ("Planet Rock")  Less 2012 $288K / —
  • Primary photo for The MechanicThe Mechanic Writer ("THUNDER IN THE JUNGLE")  Less 2011 $40MM $29MM / $76MM
  • Primary photo for Madonna: Sticky & Sweet TourMadonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour (Video) Writer ("Die Another Day")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for ATLATL Writer ("What's Up")  Less 2006 $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for LL Cool J Feat. Jennifer Lopez: Control MyselfLL Cool J Feat. Jennifer Lopez: Control Myself (Video) Composer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The HoneymoonersThe Honeymooners Soundtrack ("Looking for the Perfect Beat") (as Bambaataa Aasim), Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat")  Less 2005 $27MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Girl Next DoorThe Girl Next Door Writer ("BIG MUFF")  Less 2004 $25MM $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for Kings of Hip Hop: The FoundersKings of Hip Hop: The Founders (Video) Actor  Less 2004 $200K
  • Primary photo for The Work of Director Chris CunninghamThe Work of Director Chris Cunningham (Video) Car Park Attendant (segment "Afrika Shox"), Performer ("Afrika Shox")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Ali G IndahouseAli G Indahouse Soundtrack ("PLANET ROCK") (as Bambaataa), Performer ("PLANET ROCK")  Less 2002 £5MM
  • Primary photo for Vanilla SkyVanilla Sky Soundtrack ("Afrika Shox" (1999)), Performer ("Afrika Shox" (1999))  Less 2001 $68MM $101MM / $203MM
  • Primary photo for SwordfishSwordfish Performer ("Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix)"), Writer ("Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix)")  Less 2001 $102MM $70MM / $147MM
  • Primary photo for ScratchScratch Himself, Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat"), Writer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat") (as Bambaataa Khayan Aasim)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Save the Last DanceSave the Last Dance Soundtrack ("You Can Do It"), Performer ("You Can Do It")  Less 2001 $13MM $91MM / $132MM
  • Primary photo for The Original Kings of ComedyThe Original Kings of Comedy Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat"), Writer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat") (as Bambaalaa Aasim)  Less 2000 $13MM $38MM / $38MM
  • Primary photo for Next FridayNext Friday Soundtrack ("You Can Do It"), Writer ("You Can Do It") (as A. Bambaataa)  Less 2000 $11MM $57MM / $60MM
  • Primary photo for Leftfield Feat. Afrika Bambaataa: Afrika ShoxLeftfield Feat. Afrika Bambaataa: Afrika Shox (Video) Car Park Attendant, Composer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for ModulationsModulations Himself, Soundtrack ("Planet Rock")  Less 1998 $138K / —
  • Primary photo for Bio-DomeBio-Dome Writer ("World Destruction") (as Aasim)  Less 1996 $15MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for Good to GoGood to Go Writer ("Make Em' Move (The Wrecking Crew's Theme)")  Less 1986 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for Beat StreetBeat Street Himself, Performer ("Frantic Situation"), Writer ("Frantic Situation")  Less 1984 $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force: Renegades of FunkAfrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force: Renegades of Funk (Video) Actor  Less 1983
Past Television (18 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Hip-Hop EvolutionHip-Hop Evolution (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Renagades of Funk", "Looking For The Perfect Beat") (1 episode, 2016), Himself (1 episode, 2016), Writer ("Renagades of Funk", "Looking For The Perfect Beat") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • The Foundation (Sep 4, 2016) Himself, Performer ("Renagades of Funk", "Looking For The Perfect Beat"), Writer ("Renagades of Funk", "Looking For The Perfect Beat")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Last Man on EarthThe Last Man on Earth (TV Series) Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Falling Slowly (Apr 24, 2016) Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mr. RobotMr. Robot (TV Series) Writer ("World Destruction") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • eps1.9_zer0-day.avi (Sep 2, 2015) Writer ("World Destruction") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Atop the Fourth WallAtop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Formula 1: BBC SportFormula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) Writer ("Renegades of Funk") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • The Korean Grand Prix (Oct 16, 2011) Writer ("Renegades of Funk") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The BlockThe Block (TV Series) Writer ("The Key The Secret") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • The Key Challenge (Jun 24, 2011) Writer ("The Key The Secret") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for John Lydon: A Culture Show SpecialJohn Lydon: A Culture Show Special (TV Movie) Writer ("World Destruction")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the 80'sWelcome to the 80's (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("Peace, Unity, Love And Having Fun", "Planet Rock", "World Destruction") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Rap, Breakdance und Graffiti (Aug 18, 2009) Himself, Performer ("Peace, Unity, Love And Having Fun", "Planet Rock", "World Destruction")  Less
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Performer ("Planet Rock") (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 2
  • Primary photo for DamagesDamages (TV Series) Performer ("Thunder in the Jungle") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Get Me a Lawyer (Jul 24, 2007) Performer ("Thunder in the Jungle") (as Afrikaa Bambaataa)  Less
  • Primary photo for Totally AwesomeTotally Awesome (TV Movie) Performer ("Planet Rock")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Proud Family MovieThe Proud Family Movie (TV Movie) Performer ("Looking for the Perfect Beat")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Trailer Park BoysTrailer Park Boys (TV Series) Performer ("Planet Rock") (2 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002–2005 2
  • Primary photo for Hip-Hop HonorsHip-Hop Honors (TV Special) Additional Music Courtesy Of  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Kung FauxKung Faux (TV Series) Voice Over / Various  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Writer ("World Destruction") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Miami ViceMiami Vice (TV Series) Writer ("Renegades of Funk") (1 episode, 1985), Performer ("Renegades of Funk") (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • The Maze (Feb 22, 1985) Performer ("Renegades of Funk") (uncredited), Writer ("Renegades of Funk") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Graffiti RockGraffiti Rock (TV Movie) Music Consultant (as DJ Afrika Bambaataa), Music Consultant  Less 1984
Self (44 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (5 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Pop Galerie ReloadedPop Galerie Reloaded (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
    • Falco (Jul 28, 2009) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for ImagineImagine (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular MusicSoul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Falco - Hoch wie nieFalco - Hoch wie nie (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Gangsta Rap: An MTV News Special ReportGangsta Rap: An MTV News Special Report (TV Movie) Himself - Disc Jockey (archive footage)  Less 1994
Other (4 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesGrand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Renegades of Funk") (uncredited), Writer ("Renegades of Funk") (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Scarface: The World Is YoursScarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) Performer ("Don't Stop Planet Rock", "Looking For The Perfect Beat")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityGrand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) Soundtrack ("Looking For The Perfect Beat") (uncredited), Writer ("Looking For The Perfect Beat") (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Skate and DestroySkate and Destroy (Video Game) Performer ("Planet Rock (Elektric Mix)")  Less 1999

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