Renegades of Funk
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did not chart
Year Released
Planet Rock: The Album
Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Crockett and Tubbs in bar looking for info on Escobars
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"Renegades of Funk" is a song performed by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force, recorded on their album Planet Rock: The Album in 1983. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Maze".


  • "Renegades of Funk" is an early example of a combination of rap, hip-hop and electronica, and is considered a pioneering recording in each. It was released as a 12-inch single only in 1983, then included on the album Planet Rock: The Album in 1986.
  • The song was covered by the group Rage Against The Machine in 2000.
Afrika Bambaataa - Renegades of Funk05:34

Afrika Bambaataa - Renegades of Funk

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