Afrika Bambaataa (The Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture) is one of the founding Godfather’s of the Hip Hop Music Culture. In 1975 he created the Universal Zulu Nation, currently the world’s largest social organization set up for the preservation of Hip Hop Music and Culture. He is also the Founder of The Universal Federation for the Preservation of Hip Hop Culture. He and his group (Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force) are credited with having the most “sampled” Hip Hop song in music history, entitled: “Planet Rock”. He is also credited with coining the actual phrase, “HIP HOP”. Bambaataa was listed in Time Magazine as one of the top 100 people of the 20th Century who changed the face of the world with his musical contribution to humanity.
Ribqah was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds an Associates Degree in Art from the Art Institute of Atlanta. She has worked professionally as a graphic artist, fine artist and mixed media artist in a number of solo and group shows over the past 9 years.
Within a few brief years, Ribqah has established herself as one of the best in the field of Universal Art. Her work has delighted countless collectors in the Universal Art world. No matter the subject matter or whether the works are executed on paper or wood - the texture, intensity of color and strong emotion, is what sets her works of art from her peers.
So, whether you are enjoying the soulful and prayerful "Organic Soul" the " Royal Chieftain", or the splendid beauty of " Dreaded Splendor" her passion for and in her work cannot be missed. Ribqah’s original work "Organic Soul" was also a featured on the T.V. series The Parkers.