Hip Hop Pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, 58, who rose to fame with his 1982 hit record”Planet Rock,” is facing a growing number of allegations that he sexually molested minors.

Ronald Savage a.k.a. Bee Stinger, a former member of Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation, was the first to come forward. His claims are detailed in his book titled Impulse Urges and Fantasies and in a YouTube interview.

Savage, 50, a Judicial Delegate in the 12th Judicial District in the Bronx, N.Y, and a Former NY Democratic Committee man, says the sexual misconduct began in the 70’s when he was 15-years old.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Bambaataa, real name Kevin Donovan, addresses Savage’s allegations and dismisses them as “a cowardly attempt to tarnish my reputation and legacy in hip-hop at this time.”

“I, Afrika Bambaataa, want to take this opportunity at the advice of my legal counsel to personally deny any and all allegations of any type of sexual molestation of anyone,” Bambaataa says. “These allegations are baseless and are a cowardly attempt to tarnish my reputation and legacy in hip-hop at this time. This negligent attack on my character will not stop me from continuing my battle and standing up against the violence in our communities, the violence in the nation and the violence worldwide.”

Since Savage’s interview three more men have come forward with similar accusations.