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NO IDEA IS ORIGINAL: RESPECT THE ARCHITECTS

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“No idea is original, there’s nothing new under the sun, it’s never what you do but how it’s done” is a very well known line by Nas. These lyrics apply perfectly to our community in the sense that a lot of new generation bboys claim moves or take them without giving credit where credit is due. A few years back, I was chilling with Poe One as he was teaching a workshop (amazing workshop by… Read more

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House of Dance HipHop Community Center Day at The Bboy Spot

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If there’s a breaking community in the USA that supports like no other it’s the Minnesota breaking community. MN bboys define what “paying dues” is all about. The guys travel state to state on their own account supporting jams across America and have been doing so for many years. ITS OUR TURN TO GIVE BACK For the next 24 hours TheBboyspot/store WILL DONATE 50% OF ALL PROFIT TO “HOUSE OF DANCE”, Minnesota’s 1st HipHop Community… Read more

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Outbreak Europe Hiphop Festival 5 year Ann.

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Can’t believe its been 5 years since the 1st edition to Outbreak Europe took place. We still remember the 1st ever edition and how people would question us on why we would have an event like “Outbreak” held in a city and country with not much Hiphop history. One of the answers was, Its about building something new, to cultivate a new scene, start a new journey and not piggy back from cities or countries… Read more

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Red Bull presents: Parallels Breaking vs Skateboarding

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This vid was brought to my attention and when I saw it, I knew I had to share it. For far too long has Breaking and skateboarding been compare, two sub cultures born around the same time in different coast. Hiphop Culture has inspired the skateboarding scene since the late 80′s. Shout outs to Kid David for being part of this great project.

Bboy Life

RoxRite presents: Yan The Shrimp interview

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In my opinion Yan The Shrimp (All the Most/Russia) is one of the most creative, innovative and original bboys our community has today. In an era when many are screaming, “Do what you want”, “Break how you want”, “Foundation is what you choose” Yan shows us how to do it your way but keep it “Straight Up Bboy”. His flow and style are timeless. 20 years from now when bboys/bgirls see footage of The Shrimp… Read more

Clip of the Day

The Warriors Full Movie

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Growing up in the scene, my friends and I wanted to learn as much as possible about Hiphop and all things related to the culture. Rap music of the ’90s was always filled with timelines of the past. Bits and pieces of history for us to discover. Blog: http://www.thebboyspot.com/new-york-street-gangs-of-the-70s/ Below are a few examples: Nas Illmatic intro starts with a scene from “Wild Style” Nas: The Genesis Intro:   Ghostface’s Ironman album quoted “Education of… Read more

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BEHIND THE SCENES: CHICAGO’S ELITE, THE STORY OF PHAZE II

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Chicago’s own crosstown crew Phaze II celebrated their 32 years of existence earlier this month. The recent occasion reminded us of a very important piece of history shot by Cypher Adikts own JeSkilz 2 years ago. The story goes a little something like this…… Wicked welcomed us with open arms into his home and gave us a Phaze II history lesson of a lifetime. I’ve always known about him and Phaze II, but never really… Read more

Events

Judging Format at Undisputed World Bboy Series Events

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When we created the UNDISPUTED WORLD BBOY SERIES a big topic of conversation was what the judges format would be and how can we make something stand out that does not handicap the judges ability to judge the battle as a whole without taking away from their reputable background. We wanted something exciting that could enhance the battle yet keep it simple, functional and raw. It was decided to use the judges format from IBE’s… Read more

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Bboys T-Co and Flea Rock (Skill Methodz) get arrested in Venice for no apparent reason

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By now most everyone in our community has seen the video of T-Co(Florida Bboy) and Flea Rock (Skill Methodz) getting arrested in the middle of their performance in Venice Beach California. The question is WHY? WHAT DID THEY DO TO DESERVE SUCH TREATMENT? WHY DID THEY GET SINGLED OUT WHEN YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE OTHER PERFORMERS IN THE BACKGROUND THAT NEVER GOT QUESTIONED OR ARRESTED. Street performing is legal in Venice. Street Dogz (Hitting Crew)… Read more

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Favorite Outbreak Moment: Rox Rite vs Focus

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Now that Outbreak Hiphop Festival is officially gone, everywhere I go I get asked two questions: #1. Is Outbreak really over? #2. What’s your favorite Outbreak moment? My answers are always the same: YES, NO MORE OUTBREAK. #2 My favorite Outbreak moment is Outbreak 1 Hiphop Jam because it was the first one but my second favorite moment was Outbreak 5′s Rox Rite vs Focus battle. Outbreak 5 Hiphop Festival was my first Outbreak after… Read more

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