Archive for the ‘In Memory Of’ Category

MEXONE. My hero.

Never in all my life, would I think to would be writing this post. It’s hard to put into words what I could say about someone like MEX, so I’ll just start from the very beginning and we’ll see where it goes. None of this is pre-planned so i’ll just let it all out. It’ll focus more on the story of me and him and I may ramble, but I just need to let it… Read more

R.I.P. Crisis – Masters Of Mayhem

We woke up to some heart breaking news yesterday. A friend, a brother, Crisis from Masters of Mayhem passed away. For those that don’t know who Crisis is, he is a Texas legend, Texas Royalty. A true innovator of many moves done today. Crisis and I (Mex) go way back. We 1st met at Bboy City 5 in 2002. There I saw young kid who was innovating a style that would help change the Texas… Read more

Wise words we can all learn from by Jay Adams (R.I.P)

Been wanting to write this blog for a very long time. Jay Adams is widely consider as the greatest skater of all time. A true Style Master, Adams, Tony Alva and the Z-Boys brought style to skateboarding. It is thanks to them that skating is a multi billion dollar a year industry. In the 70’s as HipHop culture was coming to life in N.Y. Cali kids created their own subculture and just as Hiphop got… Read more

REST IN PEACE BBOY ABU

Alex Hector “Abu” Ponce was born on December 28, 1979. He was an inspiration to many not only on the dance floor but his charm and charisma were a big part of his character. He earned the name Abu after his impressions of the character from the Aladdin series. By the 2000s Abu was everywhere, whether it was battling at competitions, doing shows, or commercials Abu was always looking to perform. He Landed gigs as… Read more

RIP BRYAN “BILLY” BELL. VIDEO PIONEER IN THE BREAKING COMMUNITY

Ask anyone who came up in the breaking scene in the late 90’s – early 2000’s “Which are the best breaking vids ever?” and most answers will have one thing in common…’Edited by Billy Bell’. Billy Bell became a legend in the breaking community due to his work alongside Cros One and Freestyle Session. 15 years ago the term ‘breaking community’ didn’t even really exist. The breaking ‘scene’ was still very much discovering itself and… Read more

R.I.P To The Legendary Frosty Freeze

Today we once again pay our respects to the one and only, the legendary Frosty Freeze Ta Pleeze. Its been 6 years since he left us in the physical but Frosty is and will always be with us in the spiritual.

REST IN HEAVEN HOMIE: DUSTIN “RAZE” PIKE

Just got some really sad news. One of my good friends in the bboy community, Raze,  passed away last night. In our community you build friendships that are always so meaningful. Raze flew me out to judge his jam in Michigan, and he often called me to ask for advice. Once he called asking if it would be smarter to move to Florida or Vegas, he chose Vegas, and he often would call just to catch up….. (Man,… Read more

Rest in power: Stay High 149

Beginning in 1971, Wayne “Stay High 149” Roberts started tagging up the insides of trains with his name. He would do so until 1973 as a messenger for the world trade center in NYC. Later he would change his name to “Voice of the ghetto” after a run in with the law in 1973. Little did he know he would become the graffiti icon that he is today. Stay High passed away on Monday and although… Read more

R.I.P. GURU from GANGSTARR

Two ago years today the Hiphop community lost one of the greatest to EVER do it. GURU was not only the founder of GANGSTARR, but a master at his craft. His monotone rap style is legendary and once felt can never be forgotten. We salute you today “RU”  (as his close friends called him) and you shall never be forgotten. I read once somewhere that DJ PREMIER’s favorite track that he ever layed down with Guru was… Read more

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