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August 19, 2018

It's been just about 3 weeks since the Spirit of Hip Hop once again flowed through the small city of Banska Bystrica, in Slovakia.  Just about 3 weeks since Breakers, Hip Hop culture heads, Poppers, Hip Hop freestyle dancers, DJs, hosts, judges, rappers, breaking fans...

August 18, 2017

So I finally got a chance to sit down and write a piece on the multi layered Hip Hop monster festival that was IBE 2017.  Talks, workshops, big competitions, side battles, parties, jams, graffiti and more.  For myself, after missing last year, I returned to the Notorio...

July 13, 2017

We all have stories and memories of our journey into the Hip Hop dance culture and scene. Those moments from back in the days when we were finding our way as newbies and discovering everything the scene had to offer.

I came up in the early 2000s, my back in the days beg...

April 1, 2017

I believe... 

I believe in honesty, but the type of honesty no one wants to actually hear.  You're not being truly honest if you don't piss people off every now and then.

I believe in fairy tales, but anyone who knows anything about fairy tales knows that there are just...

March 27, 2017

'A good BBOY or BGIRL does not become tense but ready, not thinking yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the MUSIC expands, I EXPAND. When it contracts, I CONTRACT. And, when THAT BEAT IS ABOUT TO HIT, I do not hit - MY BODY hits all by itself.'

Soun...

March 3, 2017

No one starts in the same place, or is triggered by the same reasons. For some people it's something traumatic, or dramatic, that opens their eyes and makes them want more than what they see.  For others it's an experience, a place, a book, a person, an introdu...

February 18, 2017

Groovanometry is a jam held in the city of Manchester, England, at which, every February, two exhibition battles take place; One pitting two mixed teams of invited Freestyle Hip Hop Dancers and Poppers, against each other in an exchange of hits and party inspired steps...

February 7, 2017

Undisputed, what can I say…

Yes, I was there standing in the cold waiting for the doors to open.  Yes, I was there trying to see the battles, but barely could.  Yes, I was there wondering if things could have been better on the Saturday?   But, I was also there on the F...

January 21, 2017

There's a Tribe of people out there, my tribe! It's made up of Dreamers, Chasers, Artists and Adventurers. Those truly pursuing a lifestyle filled with Growth, Spirituality, Travel, the Warrior's Way, Dance, Art, Music, Creation, Self knowledge, Health, Wisdom and Free...