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The 50 Greatest Vocoder Songs

#2. Afrika Bambaataa "Voice of the Funk Overlord"

Year: 1984

In Dick Fontaine's 1984 documentary Beat This!: A Hip Hop History, Afrika Bambaataa appeared in the projection booth at the Museum of Natural History's planetarium and made a special vocoder PSA. "I am the funk overlord. I have come to take control of your mind." He then quoted George Orwell and the kids bugged.

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