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Afrika Bambaataa Quotes

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They're keeping friction going between people from the East and the West.
One thing we all got in common is your color,
which is Black and Latino, which is our family.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Well, a lot of people within government and big business
are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists,
because they speak their minds.
They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know.
They reflect what's around them.
- Afrika Bambaataa

There are certain things that they say you can't do,
there are all these secret people behind the scenes
who make things available for you to do.
That's why you have so much crime and violence.
- Afrika Bambaataa

You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack.
It's not just Hip Hop but Black people,
Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.
- Afrika Bambaataa

 

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home
and let's get an understanding as to where all this
is foolishness coming from.
There are others who are putting things out there or
throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping
things built up in the media.
- Afrika Bambaataa

The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has
experimented with a lot of different sounds and music.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and
they control the doctors.
If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose.
In communities like LA and New York they are using
a lot of the youth for a test sight.
- Afrika Bambaataa

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Actually freestyle really comes from 'Planet Rock'.
If you listen to all the freestyle records you'll hear
that they are based on 'Planet Rock'.
All the Miami Bass records are based upon Planet Rock.
- Afrika Bambaataa

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture.
And the music is colorless.
Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown,
yellow, red and white.
- Afrika Bambaataa

I knew that as a DJ from 1970 on up that I would eventually come with this sound.
I brought out all these other break beats that you
hear so much on a lot of these records.
- Afrika Bambaataa

When you talk about rap you have to understand that
rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.
- Afrika Bambaataa

They allow us to disrespect our Black woman.
A lot of these things would be considered criminal
if it were to be carried out in the streets.
That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS
and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies.
- Afrika Bambaataa

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today,
then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it.
If they think that there's a lot of racism going on
then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come
out and speak their mind.
- Afrika Bambaataa

There's a lot of people over time who have brought
out all these funky records that everybody has started
jumping on like a catch phrase...
When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records.
- Afrika Bambaataa

We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness
that's going on between the East and West.
We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal.
Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
- Afrika Bambaataa

I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers
Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
- Woody Allen

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
- Don Marquis

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and
viable center for commerce and industry,
for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
- Jane Byrne

I believe in keeping running simple and,
in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks,
unnecessary cushioning, etc.
- Bill Rodgers

I accredit animals for keeping me going when times were bad.
- Kelly Bishop

In and of itself, keeping the country safe for business is not a bad thing.
- Peter Schuyler

The war is coming to the streets of America and if
you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with
your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
- Ted Nugent

For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the
path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us
and appointing himself as our guide.
- Thomas Mann

The only security men can have for their political liberty,
consists in keeping their money in their own pockets.
- Lysander Spooner

I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders,
keeping notebooks and old photographs.
Some of the books were antiques for that time period,
with the covers falling off.
- Tom Berenger

So I try not to do press and if you can keep the balance
of keeping a certain degree of anonymity and do interesting
work then you can hope for a degree of career longevity.
- Charlie Hunnam

Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest
the servant of civilization.
About keeping India there is no question.
England has a real duty there.
- Goldwin Smith

We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world.
- Temple Grandin

The Constitution shall never be construed...
to prevent the people of the United States who are
peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
- Samuel Adams

Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping.
A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
- Samuel Butler

Americans spend 3 billion hours per year filling out
tax forms and keeping tax records.
- Jim Ramstad

I'm keeping my acerbic wit completely fueled.
- Janice Dickinson

By keeping the annuities, we could build up a national
industry every years as big as the Shannon Scheme.
- Eamon de Valera

There is only one thing keeping us from having heaven on earth:
we can't believe it!
Why? Because we don't want to be wrong -
so we'll be right and make it hell!
- Patricia Sun

Each gig should be unique.
You're always treading that line between keeping yourself
fresh and giving people something they want to hear.
- Brian May

You all had something to do with keeping me employed.
- Karl Rove

Our lab had always refrained from keeping our studies secret.
- Peter Agre

Most redoubted lord and right sovereign cousin,
may the Almighty Lord have you in his keeping.
- Owen Glendower

A great many people now reading and writing would be
better employed keeping rabbits.
- Edith Sitwell

I do look forward to keeping in touch with the guys,
because we'll always be connected in people's minds.
- Barry Zito

That is - the reason for that is that home prices are only going to go up.
Now, they've never gone down nationwide in our -
since we've been keeping track of this.
- Franklin Raines

Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.
- Walter Scott

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping
spiritual life and professional life balanced.
I need to regain my balance.
- Tiger Woods

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it
doesn' t pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can
restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

The future is keeping you out of the present time.
- Van Morrison

The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do.
- Lionel Hampton

I have been keeping myself fit.
I am going on holiday next week in the Mediterranean
so that I can really unwind after the football season and have a rest.
- David Ginola

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice,
but there are the human factors of discipline.
- Jerome Hines

In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive,
and he said 70 times 7.
Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.
- Hillary Clinton

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong
process of keeping abreast of change.
And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
- Peter Drucker

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative,
you're keeping the man-child alive.
- John Cassavetes

And I want to be able to - you know,
make Republicans and Democrats famous for keeping jobs in California.
- Meg Whitman

But at the same time, I have trouble keeping things out of books,
which is why I don't write short stories because they turn into novels.
- Jonathan Coe

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
- Thomas Fuller

It's a question of keeping one's eyes and ears open
and watching how other people play the game.
They're watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.
- Charles Dance


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