Henry Goldman

Independent Historian

Henry Goldman is a writer, musician and cultural critic living in Los Angeles. For the past five years, his primary area of interest has been the political aspect of hip-hop culture which he has written about for Music Plus Magazine. As a rap artist, Henry has performed and recorded with a variety of different groups, including LA-based hip-hop fusion act The Downz and Oregon-based instrumentalist Dust-One. By experimenting with the aesthetic possibilities of the music at the same time he is exploring it’s cultural significance. Henry’s long standing goal has been to bring both intellectual reasoning to his music and artistic perceptiveness to his criticism.

Afrika Bambaataa (1957- )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain One of hip-hop culture’s most influential pioneers, Afrika Bambaataa was the first to articulate an ideology for the emerging youth culture, using the music to illustrate hip-hop’s expansive potential as a global movement. As a DJ and recording artist, Bambaataa … Read MoreAfrika Bambaataa (1957- )

Grandmaster Flash/Joseph Saddler (1958 – )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Although he will more than likely be remembered best for releasing “The Message,” the first rap song to delve into social commentary about the plight of African Americans in the inner-city, Grandmaster Flash was also the original technological virtuoso of the … Read MoreGrandmaster Flash/Joseph Saddler (1958 – )