With Hip Hop turning 40, its important to remember there are several facets to the culture.. A lot of attention is spent on rappers (emcees) which is understandable being that they are the most commercially viable… However, we should note that globally speaking Hip Hop dance (b-boying )is just as popular in many parts of the world..
The competition is just as fierce if not more so then it is within rap.. In fact there’s talk about bringing B-boying to the X games.. Even if that doesn’t happen, there are enough well attended competitions all over the planet where folks come to see the best and brightest do their thing on the dance floor.
I’m loving how folks in this recent video got seriously busy on the dance tip..Hopefully it reminds us to not limit our creativity.. Hopefully it inspires us to push the envelope and make Hip Hop something that is fun even as its competitive.. This just made my day..
Here’s a couple of more videos to remind you just how dope the dance aspect is within Hip Hop from today and from the past..Below is a recent ‘Breakdance’ (bboy competition)
I Love Les Twins who are from France.. You don’t think Hip Hop is Worldwide, then you best pay close attention to these brothers..
Ladia Yates always kills it..especially with this routine..
We gotta shout out all our Hip Hop sistas.. the B-Girls who always held it down..
Wanna take it back to the old school with this routine featured in the movie Beat Street between the NYC Breakers vs Rock Steady Crew. It was released in 1984 and none other than Harry Belafonte was the man who produced and financed it..
Couldn’t leave out with the pioneering homies from the Bay Area Medea Sirkas formerly Demons of the Mind.. They been doing this since the 70s.. Below is vintage material
Last but not least the pioneering homies from Fresno..and Southern Cali.. The Electric Boogaloos