Bboy P-Nut… From the City of Wind

In 2005 I became good friends with the homie J-Boogie from Self X. We would run into each other often at jams all over the states. J started telling me about his little boy, P-Nut. He would tell me how P-Nut would come home from school and practice on his own and how P-Nut would listen to breaks before going to sleep. P-Nut was probably 7-8 around this time and two years ago I finally got to meet P-Nut…and lets just say he lived up to the hype.

Bboy P-Nut and his Brother Xavier

You can tell the kid really loves the dance. Certain kids just have it. They are born to do the art form—P-Nut is one of them. Since then, P-Nut has been killing it all over the United States, with many of his wins being claimed in the Mid-West. When known bboys KNOW they have to face him, they bring their A-GAME to the table.

Two weekends ago at Bashville Stampede, P-Nut played a key role in helping his crew make the finals where they eventually lost to HaviKORO. I had to reached out to P-Nut and asked a few questions…

 


#1: Yo whats good P-nut! Hope all is well homie. How was school today?!? haha.

P-Nut: School was coo….hahaha!

“I don’t worry about the hype. Bboying is fun, plain and simple. I just do what I like to do and put myself out there. I don’t pay attention to any “spotlight” I may get.”
#2: How old were you when you started breaking, and what was it that inspired you to do so?

P-Nut: : I really don’t remember, but my mom and dad said that I did my first breaking moves at age 3. I know I really got into bboying at age 5. What inspired me to break was seeing my dad at practice and seeing my crew, Self-X, practice. My dad and the rest of the crew who are family to me, like uncles, really inspired me to bboy.

#3: Your first jam, was it everything you expected it to be or more?

P-Nut: My first jam was city vs. city. I was excited to go to an event with my dad and the crew because I would always see him and the crew get together to go somewhere and I wanted to be a part of it. When I got there all I saw was so many bboys/bgirls breaking. I was really excited to be part of the circles that were going on. I don’t even remember or paid any attention to the actual featured event hahaha! All I wanted to do was break in the circles. It was alot of fun and made me want to go to more jams.

Lets spice it up a little….

#4: Your dad is a bboy. He has been there and done that. Do you feel like you have big shoes to fill or are you out to set your own path?

P-Nut: I don’t really think about that. I am happy being with my family/crew and representing at jams. I always try and practice hard, so that way at the next jam or event I can bring something new. I really just have fun with bboying. I want to just have fun with it and do the best I can do all the time.

#5: You recently turned 12 years old and you are going around killing it at the events. Expectations are being set from other people when they see you. Do you feel like you MUST deliver or you don’t worry about the hype?

P-Nut: I don’t worry about the hype. Bboying is fun, plain and simple. I just do what I like to do and put myself out there. I don’t pay attention to any “spotlight” I may get. I have fun meeting new bboys/bgirls, sessioning with some many different bboys/bgirls and that’s all that’s important to me. I can represent myself and my crew and that’s huge.

“…I want to have my own stories to tell one day. So, really I want to learn more and share what I have learned with others. Thats is my goal.”
#6: Lots of young bboys are moving to Hollywood to capitalize on their “cuteness” and breaking skills, Have you spoken to your family about that possibility? Or is it not something that interests you?

P-Nut: ohhh wow, that again, hahaha! I get this all the time. I always get the comments that I should try out for TV shows or commercials. I have done a few things like that and it’s ok. If it comes along and I can do it, that’s cool. But really I JUST LOVE TO BREAK, I mean, going to jams and repping it’s what I really love about what WE do. I am a part of something awesome…I love learning more and more about Hiphop and breaking etc. The TV stuff is cool, but the jams, reppin at jams and learning more is what I look forward too.

#7: Last question….What do you aspire to gain from the culture? Your ultimate goal and aspirations of what you wish?

P-Nut: Just learning more and more about Hiphop in general. Me and my dad were having a talk about where bboying and Hiphop culture started from and he was telling me alotta stuff. He has told me about who he has met and when I hear that, I want to have my own stories to tell one day. So, really I want to learn more and share what I have learned with others. Thats is my goal.

Any last words?

P-Nut: I wanted to shout out my crew/family Self-X, say what’s up to everyone that I have met and who showed me love. Thank you means so much! To my mom, dad and brother, Xavier, I love you all and rep for us and my crew all day! haha! Also all the young bboys and bgirls of my generation keep repping hard!


And there you have it….. He might be going “nuts” on the dance floor but this kid sure has a good head on his shoulders…. The future is bright.

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