As Hip Hop History month unfolds we wanna pay respects to Asia One. For those who don’t know her, she’s legendary Bgirl originally from Denver, Colorado who migrated to the West Coast where she cut her teeth and honed her skillz with the Rock Steady Crew and the Zulu Nation..She’s been in countless videos and has worked with everyone from the Black Eyed Peas to Tribe Called Quest and the late Malcolm McClaren
She later established (1994) the BBoy Summit which has been one of the premier and dopest International Hip Hop gatherings around.. In recent years she’s been working directly with youth and setting standards with her organization No Easy Props which now has chapters in Europe.
She has been featured in Vibe’s Hip-Hop Divas book and the We B*Girlz book by Martha Cooper and Nika Kramer. Asia One is in the Freshest Kids movie.
Late this summer Asia One was featured in a short documentary called Asia One: Expect the Unexpected. It’s about her life, put together by long time writer, film maker, racial justice activist J-Love Calderon who is also from Denver, Colorado..The film was an official selection of 2013 Hollywood Film Festival and has been getting rave reviews. J-Love and Asia One also teamed up with a tech company called gravidi to enhance the viewing experience..and make the movie more interactive.. itunes.apple.com/us/app/gravidi-interactive-video/id605396888?mt=8
In the meantime folks may wanna check out the film below and dive into the unique lifestyles of the global concrete jungle led by enlightened street icon Asia One. Explore behind the scenes world of Hip-Hop culture and street dance told through the eyes of an unlikely bgirl born and bred in the Midwest.