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Good Judge of Character. By Bboy Spin – Soul Mavarics

Some insightful words from our brotha’ SPIN – Soul Maverics on his Facebook page… Lately, I have been thinking more and more about what it is that gets a promoter choosing the judges they do for their events. Most of us have already established that a dope bboy or bgirl does not necessarily make them a good judge. Yet promoters (new and old) still seem to make what I would consider to be bad calls,… Read more


After months of anticipation, The Get Down finally premiered on Netflix. Just about all of us have seen the show and shared our views all over the internet. There is little to no footage of the early days of Hiphop Culture. It seems like no one in The Bronx had a video camera to record it or maybe they just didn’t see it as something worth recording. Maybe they didn’t know it would go on… Read more

WU WEDNESDAY: Book Recommendation: Tao Of Wu

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

TBT: Thunder Soul: Kashmere Stage Band Documentary

Felix, Unique Styles Crew member and drummer of FUSIK introduced us 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 shocked me to learn that it was a group of high school kids playing the music! All these years of listening to the song thinking it was men… Read more

VH1 Original series: THE BREAKS

To follow up on our last blog of 2015 “The Art of Rap: What Happened” We bring you a VH1 original movie/series: The Breaks. The Breaks is a movie that takes us back to 1990, a crucial time in rap music. 3 friends who are in love with Rap/Hiphop are out to leave their mark on the industry and all 3 have heavy obstacles to overcome. The Breaks goes into details on what really happened… Read more

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

This piece was originally published on 11/25/14 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… Read more

Red Bull presents: Parallels Breaking vs Skateboarding

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.

My Life – Daniel Zhu – Stance

Our good homie decided to film a short clip of what his life consist of.  Daniel and I have been friends now for 5 years and spent a lot of time together discussing the Breaking community and traveling from jam to jam. His first work for us was back in 09 for Outbreak 5 Hiphop festival. We then decided to fly him out to Outbreak 6/7/8 and Outbreak 10 Hiphop festival. Check out Daniels story here: Some of Daniel’s… Read more

Break’ N Reality Season 2

Break’N Reality Season 2 brings you 4 breakers living the lifestyle in pursuit of four different dreams. Rox Rite – The Professional.  Determined to become one of the greatest bboys to have ever lived. Rox looks at our community as the staple to get it done. Traveling the world on a weekly basis, Rox judges, teaches and competes as he continues to engrave his mark in breakin history. Kid David – The Star At the tender age of 17, The… Read more

Handstand: Breaking Boundaries

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

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