Africa, South Africa
The influence of the Beat Bangaz as a collective and individually cannot be measured across the African hip hop landscape. Pioneers in the field of Hip Hop DJing, radio and television programming, youth developmental work - the dents they cause within and outside the South African entertainment and musical spectrum will be felt for years to come,â€ Dr. Adam Haupt, Senior Lecturer Film & Media Studies â€“ UCT.
As a collective and individually the Beat Bangaz (Ready D, E20, Azuhl) boasts with careers that spans more than two decades within the field of hip hop and DJâ€ing. The Pioneering African DJ collective has itâ€s roots within the Cape Town hip hop culture that emerged in the early 80â€s and the group has officially formed in the 90â€s after Ready Dâ€s successful career as a battle DJ competing in the prestigious Technics DMCâ€s locally and abroad in the US, London and France. Ever since itâ€s inception, Beat Bangazâ€s missio has been to promote and elevate the art of DJ