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The Roots of Electro/Funk Hip Hop

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While the electronic music band Kraftwerks is largely known for influencing the Electro/Funk Hip Hop music of the early 1980s (see Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock") another electronic band that was as equally instrumental was Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). YMO's "Riot in Lagos" is credited with inspiring Electro/Funk Hip Hop creators like Mantronix. YMO now goes under the name Human Audio Sponge (HAS) and here's an updated version of their 1980 record "Riot in Lagos."...