|Birth name||Lance Taylor|
|Born||April 17, 1957|
|Origin||New York City, U.S.|
Lance Taylor (born April 17, 1957), also known as Afrika Bambaataa (/ /), is an American DJ, rapper, and producer. He is one of the founders of breakbeat DJing. His third single "Planet Rock" (1982) reached number 48 on the U.S. pop albums chart.
Bambaataa was a member of the Black Spades. He quickly became a warlord of one of the divisions. His job as warlord was to build ranks and expand the territory of the young Spades. He was not afraid to cross territories to build relationships with other gang members, and with other gangs. The Spades became the biggest gang in the city, both in membership and territory.