The 50 Most Influential DJs

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  • Jam Master Jay
  • Funkmaster Flex
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • 0111 music dj kool herc
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Jam Master Jay
  • 081712 music 50 djs DJ Babu
  • A-Trak
  • DJ Kay-Slay
  • DJ Whoo Kid
  • DJ Rob Swift
  • DJ Kool
  • DJ Scratch
  • DJ Cash Money
  • Mixmaster Mike
  • Roc Raida
  • DJ Qbert
  • Diplo
  • Beverly Bond
  • DJ Enuff
  • Terminator X
  • Mark Ronson
  • DJ Jazzy Joyce
  • DJ Green Lantern
  • 082012 music 50 most influential DJs DJ Jubilee
  • DJ Tim Westwood
  • DJ Ron G
  • 073012 music topic dj am
  • DJ Yella
  • Eric B
  • DJ Greg Street
  • DJ King Tech
  • DJ Stretch Armstrong
  • DJ Julio G
  • DJ Tony Touch
  • Mister Cee
  • DJ Michael "5000" Watts
  • The Awesome Two
  • Pete Rock
  • DJ Spinderella
  • DJ Khaled
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Marley Marl
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Clue
  • DJ Screw
  • Grand Wizzard Theodore
  • DJ Premier
  • Kid Capri
  • Kool DJ Red Alert

3. Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa was one of the first adherents of fellow Bronx forefather Kool Herc's break-beat revolution. Afrika's South Bronx parties and performances helped hip hop grow from seed to full-fledged tree. In 1982, Afrika and his crew, the Soulsonic Force, released the touchstone track "Planet Rock," an invaluable rap classic that helped pave the way for techno, house, electro, jungle and other dance-music genres. Meanwhile, Afrika's Zulu Nation crew, a former street gang turned hip hop think tank, counts A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and other Afrocentric rap icons as members.

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