Once again The Bboy Spot took a trip to Athens this past weekend. This time it was for Freestyle Session Europe that featured judges Cros1, founder of Freestyle Session and owner of the Armory brand, the legendary Mr. Freeze of Rocksteady, and Yan from Allthemost Russia. The event began on Friday, May 11 with Yan’s the Shrimp workshop. Yan was teaching battle tactics and how to act in a battle. He demonstrated some traditional Russian steps and handled a lot of questions by young kids from Greece. Yan’s workshop was followed with a very inspiration workshop by Mr. Freeze. This was all about stories from back in a days, bboy terminology and top rock fundamentals.
Saturday, May 12 was the main day of the event. 25 crews registered and entered the battles. After the preliminations, judges picked eight of the best crews for the battles. DJ Mesia (Germany) and Funkonami1 (Greece) kept the event going with the tunes and MC Trix/UK and Donald D (MC from New York who earned his name with Afrika Islam and The Zulu Nation) were hosting the event. The biggest surprise of the jam was the lost of Ruffneck Attack/Ukraine in a first round against Kosher Flava from Israel, who made it to the finals. There were some dope battles, like the semifinals of Lucky Dice representing Greece vs Predatorz from Russia. Predatorz made it to the Finals where they beat Kosher Flava and won a free trip to the USA, where they will represent Europe at the Freestyle Session 15. You can see both battles at the youtube link below.
Big up to the organizers Stephanie, Mike Senior and their amazing organization team. They were taking care of guests with straight hospitality while keeping positive vibes going throughout our entire trip there..