One of Hip-Hop’s most pioneering and praised figures is being accused of child molestation. Ronald Savage, former member of the New York State Democratic Committee, claims Afrika Bambaataa began sexually abusing him as a young teen.
Savage recalled the first alleged round of sexual abuse, and explained why he hasn’t spoken up. “It took me this long to actually get this out and to be able to really talk about it.”
50-year-old Savage said that he’s worked in politics for “around 15 years,” and is a single father of three. With the exception of telling his mother and a city council member years later, Savage said he buried the story out of fear and shame because he believes molestation typically happens to girls. “ Guys don’t really talk about it,” he said.
Acute observations between sexes, races and classes are at the fore of Star’s much-renowned drive and commentary. His “style of no style” makes him appear to be just like any man and yet like no other man that you know.
Torain made the national stage on MTV’s Beat Suite (1999) but it was his radio show (Star & Buc Wild) on New York’s Hot 97 & Power 105 that secured his place in media history. STAR’s resume also includes Atlantic Records, WEA, Virgin Records, Round The Globe Music, The Source magazine, Pulse 87, Power 99, Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, Vladtv, Thisis50.com, 100.3 The Beat, VH1 (The Gossip Game), Shot97.com and Stop The Police.