Hip Hop Stories

The UK Cypher King: B-Boy Pervez
The UK Cypher King B Boy Pervez

The UK Cypher King: B-Boy Pervez

Everyone focuses on moves, but today I want to show you that it's not what you do, but how you do it. That kind of approach is what will you…

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Why Breakers Need To Study Evo’s Raw Style
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Why Breakers Need To Study Evo’s Raw Style

There’s not many b-boys that redefined breaking to me the way that B-boy Evo did.  In Battle of The Year 1997, he threw down a judges’ showcase that was swift,…

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Shaolin Footwork with Crazy Legs
Shaolin Footwork With Crazy Legs

Shaolin Footwork with Crazy Legs

Have you ever wondered what the Shaolin Temple was like? The very same school of martial arts that inspired generations of Hip Hop? Well, so did I. So you could…

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How I met Karim Barouche (1972 – 2019) – A Dedication
How I Met Karim Barouche 1972 – 2019 – A Dedication

How I met Karim Barouche (1972 – 2019) – A Dedication

today I'm dedicating the Knowledge Drop to one of the greatest b-boys from France of all time, Karim Barouche. It wasn't that long ago that I got to see him…

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Flow Mo vs Flava Squad at the 29th RSC Anniversary 2006
Flow Mo Vs Flava Squad

Flow Mo vs Flava Squad at the 29th RSC Anniversary 2006

I've been digging up old footage and today I want to show you guys something that was only ever available on the Flow Mo DVD: when we battled Flava Squad…

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Focus v Born – The Story Behind the Call Out
Focus V Born – The Story Behind The Call Out

Focus v Born – The Story Behind the Call Out

Today, we're going back into the vault to see some battles that never really made it to the spotlight - when I battled Born back in 2007, before our battle…

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Finnish Knowledge Drop: Top 5 erot 90- ja 2010 luvun breikkauksessa
Finnish Knowledge Drop Top 5 Erot 90 Ja 2010 Luvun Breikkauksessa

Finnish Knowledge Drop: Top 5 erot 90- ja 2010 luvun breikkauksessa

This week's Knowledge Drop was done as a collaboration between

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The First Electric Boogie Competition in the Bronx
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The First Electric Boogie Competition in the Bronx

When I first got into breaking in the mid 90’s breaking was very different than it is today. Not the foundation really, but more the scene. Maybe the biggest difference…

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The Most Important Newspaper Article in Hip Hop All Time
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The Most Important Newspaper Article in Hip Hop All Time

Every now and then there are moments in history that change the course and will be referred back to by the next generations. Village Voice newspaper’s article by Steven Hager…

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The first major newspaper article on breaking
The First Major Newspaper Article On Breaking

The first major newspaper article on breaking

Alright let’s get down to some serious business. The first time breaking was covered as a dance form in a major newspaper: The Village Voice, The weekly Newspaper of New…

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The Highlights of Flow Mo Anniversaries
The Highlights Of Flow Mo Anniversaries

The Highlights of Flow Mo Anniversaries

A lot of people have asked us how to build on the local scene? The answer is besides teaching you have to keep throwing events for the scene as well,…

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Crazy Leg’s Whip Backspin and the Windmill
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Crazy Leg’s Whip Backspin and the Windmill

A lot of good feedback on the backspin blog so let’s keep it going. Another very significant move for breaking that was created by accident is what’s today known as…

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The Creation of the Backspin!
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The Creation of the Backspin!

The vocabulary of movement in breaking is extremely complex and deep. But at the same the creation of it was often not too planned or strategic. Breaking was created by…

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Radikal Forze Jam, one of the illest jams on the planet
Radikal Forze Jam One Of The Illest Jams On The Planet

Radikal Forze Jam, one of the illest jams on the planet

Back on the grind and off to Dojo: Brief history of RF Jam? Felix: Radikal Forze Jam was started in 2008 to commemorate our 10th anniversary as a crew. It…

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Your favorite MCs used to break
Your Favorite MCs Used To Break

Your favorite MCs used to break

Not sure if you knew but a bunch of rappers used to dance before they became famous for rapping. After commercial success many focused on making money, but the roots…

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Want to influence our research at Cornell Hip Hop Collection?
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Want to influence our research at Cornell Hip Hop Collection?

Greetings from Ithaca, New York. Last year the Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection and the university’s breaking club Absolute Zero started a new program called the Visiting Artist program. They…

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James Brown’s legacy to hip hop
James Browns Legacy To Hip Hop

James Brown’s legacy to hip hop

Happy New Year! Dojo member Sideshow Maule sent us an email for holiday greetings tittled merry Christmas, happy James Brown day and New Year. That made me realize that seven…

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Quick history of breaking in China
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Quick history of breaking in China

During the last 10 years we’ve had a chance to experience the breaking scene in China grow. First time I went there for breaking was 2008, a small jam in…

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The most influential b-boy crew from the 90’s
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The most influential b-boy crew from the 90’s

This post we’ll dedicate to what I see as the most influential crew of breaking from the 90’s, Style Elements Monster Squad! Style Elements shaped the scene as we know…

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IBE Focus on Footwork battle is back, check out the story!
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IBE Focus on Footwork battle is back, check out the story!

 Let’s check out the story behind IBE Focus on Footwork battle  and what makes it what it is. Back in 2008 I finally got my first chance to go to IBE.…

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The b-boy / b-girl History of France
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The b-boy / b-girl History of France

The b-boy/b-girl history of France has played such an important role in the development of the European scene and has influenced so many top level b-boys and b-girls. Here is Focus' article "French Legacy"…

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HIP HOP EXPERIENCE AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY
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HIP HOP EXPERIENCE AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Two weeks ago we got a chance to visit the Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection in Ithaca, NY. Cornell University is one of the traditional and top universities in USA…

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How to Pass Prelims and Never Look Back

If you’re tired of waiting for hours at the jam only to realize you didn’t make it past prelims, you’ve come to the right spot. Today you begin your journey to understand what’s been holding you back from shining and consistently making it past prelims. Once you join the course, I’ll be sending you a series of three videos where I show you how to:

  • train your mind to a champion level
  • understand exactly what the judges are looking for
  • structure your rounds with killer content
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How to Make It to the Top 32 and Beyond

In this FREE training series, learn how to train your mind, understand judging, and throw a killer round.

In this FREE training series, learn how to train your mind, understand judging, and throw a killer round.