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Handstand: Breaking Boundaries

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Handstand depicts the coming of age of a young generation in Egypt that is trying to carve a place out for its love of breaking in a generally un-accepting society. Not only is dancing frowned upon and viewed as socially unacceptable, but making it a career is considered second only to suicide in the conservative Arab state. From sidewalk battles, Egypt’s B-Boy culture grows and a breaking community begins to form around it with more dancers (B-Boys… Read more

All Out War

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Somewhere in the world right now, two people are using every ounce of their strength, passion and creativity to destroy each other in combat. This ritual can be witnessed in any city from N.Y. to Shanghai. As most of you know, it’s called battling, and it’s the main pillar of one of modern history’s most explosive subcultures: b-boying.

 All Out War has been a passion project of mine for years now. Growing up in the… Read more

Award Winning Documentary Film Among B-Boys Airs on Public Television during the Month of May!

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In May 2011, my documentary film Among B-Boys – that shares stories about the intersection of breaking and Hip Hop culture, and the Central California and Midwest Hmong youth community – premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. From there it would garner the audience choice award for best documentary, and quietly embark on a tour of niche Asian American film festivals, college campuses, and community centers, around the country. We’ve been celebrated… Read more

Yo! The Story Of Yo! MTV Raps

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Back in June, Vh1 released a documentary on the TV series Yo! MTV Raps, which aired on MTV from 1988-1995. I’m sure most of you are familiar with it, but for those of you who may have been too young at the time or couldn’t catch the show overseas, Yo! MTV Raps was the first television show completely dedicated to hip hop. It featured live performances and guest appearances by everyone from Eric B & Rakim, Run… Read more

Book Recommendation: Tao Of Wu

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If you’ve been to The Spot or have seen any of our Strife TV ‘Cribs’ videos on Youtube, you may have noticed the pretty massive hip hop related book collection that we have on display in the ‘lounge’ area. We LOVE books, and one of my favorites is Tao Of Wu, which was written by the RZA in 2009. I’ve known of this book for years, and although I’ve skimmed through it numerous times at… Read more

Thunder Soul: Kashmere Stage Band Documentary

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Last weekend, Felix, Unique Styles Crew member and drummer of FUSIK, came to Orlando to DJ at New Kids On the Rock which was hosted by MFKids at The Bboy Spot. He stayed a few extra days and in the this time introduced me to a sick documentary called THUNDER SOUL. We’ve all heard their songs, especially the one below, but I knew nothing about the band known as The Kashmere Stage Band. As the documentary went on it truly… Read more

Big Fun in the Big Town dvd (trailer)

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For more than 25 years the footage from this documentary has never really been available for purchase stateside until now. Big fun in the Big town is a Hiphop documentary filmed during 1 week in New York city, in the the year 1986 by Dutch film maker Bram Van Splunteren. Originally filmed for Dutch TV, there really are no words to describe the footage you’re about to see in this trailer– truly mind blowing. A very… Read more

“Uprising: Hip-Hop and the LA Riots” premieres tonight on VH1

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This past Sunday marked the 20-year anniversary of the infamous Los Angeles Riots that resulted from the jury decision involving the beating of Rodney King. Complete and utter chaos took over Los Angeles as thousands of people began stealing, assaulting, burning, and even murdering all over L.A. 54 people were killed and thousands of people were injured as a result of the LA riots. If you know anyone living in L.A. around this time, ask… Read more

HOT PEAS & BUTTA 2.0

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Blogs on the internet are an amazing thing. It doesn’t matter what you’re into, if it exists, there is a blog for it on the internet. Such is the case with the new HOT PEAS & BUTTA website, BUT it didn’t start that way…and that’s why it’s even better. Hot Peas & Butta is descibed on their website as what was originally a party where DJ’s Skeme Richards and Cash Money played nothing but gems… Read more

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