Afrika Baby Bam

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Afrika Baby Bam
Birth nameNathaniel Phillip Hall
Also known asAfrika Baby Bam
BornMay 22, 1970
Brooklyn, New York, United States
GenresAlternative hip hop, Golden age hip hop, jazz rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer, performance artist, actor
InstrumentsTurntables, Guitar
Years active1987-present
LabelsWarlock Records
Warner Bros. Records
Gee Street/V2/BMG Records
Jungle Brothers
XYZ Records
Associated actsA Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Native Tongues, Q-Tip, Pagan Society

Nathaniel Hall, better known by his stage name Afrika Baby Bam, is an American hip hop artist, born in Brooklyn, New York, and was part of the hip-hop group the Jungle Brothers.[1] He was named in honor of Afrika Bambaataa. He is also known as Afrika, Baby Bam, and most recently B.A.M. He now travels the world as a nomad.

Music career[edit]

Bam started out as a member of the Jungle Brothers. The group was formed in 1986 with his friends from Brooklyn, Mike G and Sammy B. Their first hit was "Straight out the Jungle" followed by the dance music hit "I’ll House You." Bam also helped form the hip-hop super group Native Tongues whose members included Queen Latifah and Q-Tip. The Jungle Brothers' first concert was at Wembley Stadium to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

Solo career[edit]

Bam has most recently been performing in Massachusetts while he has been establishing his new production company, Ravensclaw Productions. He is also associated with a new movement called the Pagan Society. He has deviated from the traditional hip-hop community to establish himself as an artist involving himself in many collaborations including musical, video and art. In 2014 and 2015, he released an EP and album with Austrian producer Mr.Dero.


This & That (2015), as Bam & Mr.Dero, Tiefparterre Records Graz


  1. ^ "In the Jungle with Afrika Baby Bam". The New Zealand Herald. 14 October 2000. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
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