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jdi how to January 19th, 2011

The secret’s out, y’all. More from Just Do It here.

Someone must've just done something on beat December 13th, 2010

One of the most exciting things about first entering the world of b-boying is that it has its own language. There’s a lot of vocabulary to learn, whether it’s b-boy lingo or cypher body language. …

street-science-2009-0201 October 28th, 2010

Music is the most important factor for me. If this is not on hit nothing else will be. Promoters need to stop being CHEAP and hire REAL Dj’s and not bboys who just bought serato …

guardian October 12th, 2010

We typically don’t post how-to videos very often, so hopefully you’ve been putting our recent string of videos to use in your day-to-day sessions, cyphers, and battles. In any case, commenters on a recent post …

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Wow. This might be up there with MOMZ-N-DA HOOD. Thanks to Kadence, AlphaTrion, and Shakil for sharing. LINK: YouTube – this is hip hop

songnames March 15th, 2010

You drove 10 hours to the jam, paid an extra $15 to bring your camera in, and asked some random girl to film your crew’s first battle. You drove the 10 hours back home, transferred …

Screen shot 2010-10-20 at 6.36.49 PM February 18th, 2010

We all hear it time and time again: b-boying started as a way for rival gangs to settle disagreements without violence. It’s a nice little idea. Even OG’s like KRS-One reference it in the video …

Screen shot 2010-10-20 at 10.08.22 PM January 17th, 2010

What’s the deal with Pro-Keds? What about with Adidas Superstars? How do I keep my [insert material type here] sneakers clean? How do I match my sneakers to my outfit? Is it true that keeping …

Screen shot 2010-10-21 at 10.16.53 AM September 17th, 2009

So, we’ve seen b-boying being used to sell video games, phones and credit cards. No surprise that it can also be effective for marketing shoes — again. But as I saw over at Too Much …

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Fact: everywhere you go, people have different names for even the most basic of b-boy moves. No biggie, then, that a lot of people are unable to say they’ve heard terms like “stacks” or “freeze …

funny-picture-1079440888 July 20th, 2009

One of my students showed this to me. I still can’t decide if it’s more funny or sad.

wearlikebboy July 6th, 2009

Highlights: step 2-Dress your dome with a headband to keep sweat out of your eyes and show off your personal style. step 4-Bust out the bling. Add some gold chains around your neck for the …

artofbattle June 9th, 2009

There’s been a few false starts, but The Art of Battle, Alien Ness’ official guide to understanding judged b-boy battles, is finally available for purchase. Not only is this the only b-boy battle guide I’ve …

lp-jamesbrowngoodfoot2lp May 2nd, 2009

In the latest Top Rock City update, YNOT drops some knowledge about getting into the proper mood of music in preparation for dancing to it. From the entry: A lot of the songs from the …

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Ask people who don’t know, and they’ll tell you that toprock is just that jumping and shuffling crap you see before people actually “breakdance.” Ask people who do know, and well–you’d probably end up with …