RIP – 5 POINTZ

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Earlier today i woke up and read the devastating news that the Graffiti Mecca of the world, 5 Pointz, located in Long Island City, Queens, New York, was painted over & whitewashed last night by the owners Jerry and David Wolkoff with police protection.
In my humble opinion, the decision to paint over these walls for the building of condos was poor, as well as executed in a rather disrespectful, tasteless manner

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Over the weekend, hundreds, including myself, rallied there to support saving not only the art on those walls, but a place we consider to be a landmark, preserving a lifestyle of culture, music, and good moral among those who’ve visited. The turnout was a peaceful gathering done in good nature, just like everything else 5 Pointz exhibits time and time again.

I’m deeply saddened by what’s happened to the walls and even more sad for those who’ve worked so hard to preserve them. I could only imagine what Meres & the rest of the staff are feeling at this moment.

To the many worldwide who have visited 5 Pointz, it leaves you taking home something more than just a photograph. The bright colors and abstract art give you a feel of what New York is/was in art, design, people, and music. If you’ve had a chance to visit the site, consider yourself among the lucky who’ve gotten to see the beauty and now, legend, that once was considered “5 Pointz”.

RIP 5 Pointz

-Jus Daze

To see more photos & read more on this, visit the Untapped Cities Article Here: http://bit.ly/1fSBwQg

Visit the Official 5 Pointz Website Here: http://www.5ptz.com
& https://www.facebook.com/pages/5-Poin… for more info about the historic landmark and preserve it’s memory until these walls are rebuilt.

Bboy ALIWOOD Directing Doritos Commercial! MUST SEE!!!

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One of the best things about being involved in the BBOY community is seeing each other grow. People grow as dancers, grow as a crew, and grow in the career path of their choice. It’s always dope to see someone from the streets make it in any industry on a professional level. Our communitaliwoody always has aspiring talented individuals on the break through. This is the community where you can make a name for yourself. The individual support gained here can go a long way in terms of accomplishments. We as a community need to support each other through our life journeys and always remember where we come from… the BBOY WORLD.

Bboy ALIWOOD, CEO of RHC Entertainment & Co-Founder of ALL OUT Bboy Jam, has been directing music videos and commercials for major companies. He is currently battling in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Competition. Please take a moment and support another Bboy on the grind.

BREAKIN WORLD SERIES 2013

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It’s an event the Bboy community are eagerly awaiting – the first ever Breakin’
World Series. The new contest, taking place at Montpellier’s (FRA) Zénith Sud on
December 7, 2013, has developed a unique approach to the battle format that promises
to rock the Hip Hop community and bring the city of Montpellier alive for an entire
week.

For the Breakin’ World Series, eight of the world’s top Bboy/Bgirl crews will have
one week in Montpellier with a cameraman/video editor and a beat producer to produce
a single video clip. These clips make up the Breakin’ Video Series and will be
screened on December 7th at the Zénith Sud, and judged on performance and video
production by an elite judging panel that includes Bboy Lilou and Bboy Lamine. The
resulting ranking will determine the order of the traditional onstage breaking
battles (8 vs 8).

The concept, developed by Association Attitude (organizers of BOTY International
2010,’11,’12) aims to introduce an essence of Hip Hop missing from top breaking
events – the streets. By making video production and presentation an integral part
of the Breakin’ World Series, the crews can realize their full potential and make
the streets their stage. Don’t miss out on the action! Book your ticket here
(http://breakinworldseries.com/en/?page_id=88). There will be a live stream online
from 8pm till 11:30pm CET, so if you can’t make it, be sure to tune in!

Crews participating in the Breakin’ World Series 2013

Bboy World Crew – New York (USA)
Top 9 Crew – St. Petersburg (Russia)
Morning Of Owl – Suwon (South Korea)
The Ruggeds – Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Found Nation – Tokyo (Japan)
Brasilian Team – São Paulo (Brazil)
Shake Styles – Barcelona (Spain)
Melting Force – Saint-Etienne (France)

Hip Hop World Parties:
There will be free evening programs during the whole week before this unique
competition (from 2nd – 6th December) based on the different elements of the Hip Hop
Culture. These events will unite both spectators as well as Hip Hop professionals:

Hip Hop Evening Programs:
From Mon 2nd – Thur 5th December,
music battles between beat producers from different countries will take place.
(Venues: O’Sullivans and the Victoire 2)

Workshops:
From Mon 2nd – Wed 4th December, 80 dancers will have the chance to benefit from
international expertise during open workshops held by big names such as Bboy Mohamed
Belarbi and Bboy Ducky.
(Venue: CCN – National Center of Choreography – Montpellier)

Warm Up Party: Friday 6th Dec @11pm

After Party: Saturday 7th Dec @9pm

Ticket sales: http://breakinworldseries.com/en/?page_id=88
€25 pre-sale
€31 at the door

Breakin’ Video Series at a glance:

8 filming spots: cultural and historical sites, as well as industrial wasteland
around Montpellier

5 days of filming and editing

Video format / length: 5 to 7 minutes

Judging criteria:
– 4 criteria relate to filming and video production: shots, scenario, music and
editing
– 4 criteria relate to the basic Breaking categories: toprock/uprock,
footwork/legwork, freezes and powermoves

Thieves break into Break Free community center

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HOUSTON (KTRK) — A community center that helps at-risk youth keep out of trouble has found itself in trouble. Someone broke into the facility, taking money and computers. But one important thing was left behind.

The damage from the break in is clear to see at the Break Free community center.

“They broke our windows, stole our computers, they stole our iPads. They stole other equipment that is very beneficial for our facility and all the programs we do here at Break Free,” said Moy Rivas with Break Free.

On a normal day, Rivas teaches kids five and up about positive hp hop culture, dance and creative expression as a way for kids to change their lives.

But on that day, the program’s executive director is picking up the pieces left behind by someone who desperately needs to hear the center’s message.

“We cannot let anything slow us down, so we are here for our community. We are here for our youth, and they are the next generation so we are going to do everything we can do in our will and in our hearts to give back to them,” Rivas said.

The center has been operating since 2011 and so far hundreds of kids have come through the doors.

Apparently, those who broke in cut the alarm and smashed a main window.

While the kids who come here will be walking past a boarded up window, organizers say those coming to Break Free will not miss out on anything else.

“It a small thing happening to something so great, so we cannot let this small thing affect us. We are very passionate about what we do so those things are very valuable, but at the end of the day, what’s more valuable is what we are doing with our community,” Rivas said.

Break Mission Documentary

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Break mission is a collaborate effort between Russell David
“Footloose” and Justin “JustRoc” Lie. Both having the same vision of
“giving back” to the community around them through their bboying
(break dancing) passion.

The original concept of break mission was inspired by a Break Dance
event held on October 9th 2010 in the Bronx (New York).
Hosted by bboy ABY from The Bronx Boys Rocking Crew (TBB).
Break mission’s vision is to provide free entry to all participants and
spectators attending the event. The only catch is that people must bring
non perishable goods ( canned foods / clothing ) as their entry.
The goods will then be given to a local charity organization.
Wood Street Mission in the centre of Manchester city is currently the
organization that Break Mission will donate to.
The theme – “Donate to Participate”Participants and spectators who attend the
event must bring something they are willing to recycle.
The whole concept is to create an atmosphere of sharing, connecting and making
new friends.
this jam is not only about the competition, but the underlying message of
giving back to the community through supporting each other.
Some of us just want to relax, socialize, and enjoy a good show!
By going beyond the competition, we are able to further express ourselves and
appreciate each other as individuals.
With the items that are left over, our break mission staff will take the
items and ensure that it will be put to good use. Whether it be donated to
Wood street Missions or actually recycled, we will do the dirty work! Plus
we will continue our video recording of everything that we do to show the
entire process. The charity does not want people coming to the event
to “spend” money rather utilize what they already have at home to be re-cycled.

Since we started in January 2012, we have held 7 successful volumes of
Break Mission Charity Jam in Manchester, UK. As well as that there have
been 2 hugely successful editions over in Malaysia as well as China,! And
the most recent one has been held in the Bronx New York, with help of TBB
crew. We aim to bring this event to more countries and more places in the
future so that other communities can benefit from us.

 

UK’S FIRST BGIRL HANIFA QUEEN AKA BUBBLES DOIN ART

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In the 1980s she shot to fame as the UK’s first female Bgirl, her amazing moves appearing in hit music videos and adverts. And 30 years later Hanifa McQueen-Hudson is making a name for herself yet again – by incorporating painting into her impressive dances.

The talented mother of two spends her days spinning around her home covered in paint and creating works of art that have been valued at thousands of pounds.

“I call it ‘b-boying on canvas’ – b-boying being the original name for breakdancing,” says Hanifa, from Newhampton Road West, Wolverhampton.

It was 1982 when a 12-year-old Hanifa saw her eight brothers practising on the kitchen floor of their home.

She developed a talent for it, and a year later she starred in the UK’s first breakdancing music video Electro Rock. She became part of dance troupe ‘The B Boys’, and was sponsored by firms including Adidas and Puma while they took the performing world by storm.

“People thought girls should be more ladylike and because of that I had to stay home and cook and clean,” says Hanifa.

“When I finally got my big break it was amazing, and from that moment on I entered loads of competitions and won medals.

“In the late 80s breakdancing died out and that was when I started doing workshops teaching youngsters how to do it.

“But then in the 90s it became popular again and before I knew it I was being asked to perform again.”

She eventually had two children and the dancing became less frequent, but Hanifa then came across her unusual new talent by accident.

“I came up with the idea for Art Breaker, which incorporates art and breakdancing, after scuffing my friend’s floor with the black soles of my trainers while showing him some moves and making a pattern,” she says.

“I used to be a graffiti artist when I was younger and I am familiar with paint, so it just came to me. Also, when my son came home from nursery with paint on his hands I used to think, ‘I wonder what it would like if I had paint on my feet?’ So I went to get some paint.”

She’s developed various techniques – either submerging her feet in the paint and breakdancing on the canvas, or putting the paint down first and dancing over it. “Every piece is unique,” says Hanifa.

She started her art project in 2006 but more are hearing about her skills and are asking her to design pictures for them, with one item of work being valued at £5,000.

For more details on Hanifa’s work, call 07999 066829.

GROUND ZERO CREW WENT ON DIPLOMATIC DANCE MISSION

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July 2013, the American Consulate General Jerusalem brought Ground Zero Crew on a diplomatic dance mission to Israel. Every day for one week the troupe taught fundamentals, power moves, battle tactics, advanced threads, character and stage presence to 40 plus Palestinian youths in Nablus on the West Bank, ages 10-25, culminating in a showcase at the University of Nablus.

It was a very moving, inspirational, and transformational trip that illustrated the transcendentalism of dance, that unites through music, rhythm, and spirit. BBoying has enabled us to connect with the young Hip Hop culture in an area otherwise sanctioned and off limits to actual physical contact to foreigners. The

kids were full of light, love, and ambition, and a supreme pleasure to work with!

GZTV.EP 1, Features clips of the Nablus show starring; BeBe, ZOOB, Ghost (Lions of Zion), Richie Rich (Full Force, Super Crew, Step Feinz), and MIX Team (Nablus), plus an exclusive Tel Aviv session w Artik

 

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40 years of Hip Hop by KRS-One -HIP HOP APRECIATION WEEK AMSTERDAM

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This speech was held during the Hip Hop appreciation week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There, KRS-One held his forty years of Hip-Hop lecture in the Bijlmer neighborhood. KRS-One shares valuable secrets on the history, meaning and philosophy of Hip Hop. Slavery, education, spirituality, culture, modern society, war, the economy, mainstream hip-hop and much more were discussed at this historical event.


Credits:
Karim Khamis
Producer, Director, Film Editor, Camera Operator,
Visual Effects, Sound Engineer

George Adegite
Producer, Film Editor, Camera Operator

Natasha Harpal
Producer

Christopher Sommer
Camera Operator

With special thanks to:
KRS-One
Simone G. Parker
Braien (B-High) Candelaria
Tariq (MC Lazy) Khan
Ramses Petronia

The Temple Of Hip Hop EU

Bijlmer Parktheater

“And all those who have helped spread this message”

Soundtracks
“Private Reflection”
“Comfortable Mystery”
“Clean Soul”
“Brittle Rille”
“Aftermath”
“Wisps of Whorls”
“For Originz”
“Grim League”
“Frozen Star”
“Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Mermaid”
“Drone in D”
“Interloper”
“Temple of the Manes”
“Eternal Hope”
“Infados”
“Healing”
“Long Note One”
“Comfortable Mystery”
“Blue Feather”
“Unpromised”
“Fluidscape”
“Long Note Two”
“Snowdrop”
Performed by Kevin MacLeod
www.incompetech.com

“b-boy boogie”
Performed by DJ Kool Herc

Copyright © Breekpunt 2013

Duplication of this educational film is allowed and encouraged
for Non-Resale Educational purposes only.
Not-For-Profit public Screenings are also encouraged
and require no permission from us.

Hall Of Fame 2: UNESCO World Heritage vs underground jam

hof2On Octobre 12th 2013 one of Belgiums finest cities makes place for the second edition of a new but promising jam, Hall Of Fame 2 in Bruges. An event organised by the organisation of ‘Unbreakable’.

Bboy-events come in all sizes and shapes, but how do you like your event the most? Do you need a stage or a cypher? Do you need specific dj’s or judges? Do you want to see some culture? Do you want to test your skills in battle? Do you need a concrete, cardboard or a wooden floor? …

With this in mind ‘Straatrijk’ (Dutch for Streetrich), the brain behind The Unbreakable World Championship, created a new jam in Belgium called ‘Hall Of Fame’.

Last years winner Tbone with his crew Styles Confidential: “It brings a mixture of investing in the future scene of young breakin Belgiums. But not only that, it’s a jam that provides a raw but smooth floor setting for the die hards that came to smoke sum bboys…and to leave with a couple of hundreds home. Definitely 1 to have on your wall of wins J”

Hall Of Fame focuses on the ‘vibe’ and having fun at an event. The dope location that brings the club atmosphere, combined with MC Trix and some of the freshest DJ’s is a forgotten formula. This event doesn’t focus on bringin over big international judges and battle cats this time. But focuses on the local scene and things that will make you go home smiling like: low entry fee, free workshop, cyphers, good beats,… Or DJ Panic’s little afterparty

142 (_MG_3861) “I WAS TAUGHT BY B BOYS IN NEW YORK IN 1983 THAT HIP HOP IS SUPPOSED TO BE “FUN” SO, “HALL OF FAME” IS THE REEEAAALLLLLL  HIP HOP WITH REAL HIP HOP “FUN” FEELING:THAT MEANS AT “HALL OF FAME” IF YOU ARE IN THE PARTY ,YOU ARE PART OF THE PARTY. PARENTS KIDS, OG’S, WHOEVER ROCKING THE JAM TOGETHER.”

Appart from the event, Bruges is one of Belgiums finest cities to visit and is a UNESCO World heritage site. This will make a international trip to Belgium even more interesting.All of this makes Hall Of Fame a jam worth visiting. Who can say ‘no’ to a 3on3 bboybattle with € 1500 prizemoney?

More info on facebook:
Hall Of Fame 2 or vzwstraatrijk@gmail.com

ZULU NATION BEEFING IT WITH DJ KOOL HERC CLAIM HE DID NOT ORIGINATE HIPHOP

Back on August 11, hip hop celebrated its 40th anniversary. This period of time always has a certain energy about it. Hip hop has changed so much from what it was back in the early 1970s that a lot of people do not consider what it has evolved to to even be a part of the genre.
koolhercpicaDJ Kool Herc is credited alongside Afrika Bambaataa for creating hip hop, which most would not argue. Those who truly know about hip hop should know about the Zulu Nation and what it stands for. Afrika Bambaataa plays an instrumental role within the Zulu Nation and they are calling Kool Herc out. According to a statement they released, DJ Kool Herc did not originate hip hop on August 11, 1973, instead he only threw a Back To School party. Zulu Nation launched on November 12 of the same year and then the “hip hop” phrase was coined. They have accused DJ Kool Herc of intentionally spreading lies.

Read the Zulu Nation’s statement below:

MISREPRESENTATION OF A CULTURE BY A FOREFATHER

By Quadeer “M.C. Spice” Shakir

Kool Herc is undeniably one of the forefathers of Hip-Hop Culture. No doubt about it. But the past three years, a shift in attitude towards the Universal Zulu Nation, who we are, and what we represent, became obvious when Herc asked that we exclude his name from all of our Hip-hop Culture anniversary flyers. We didn’t know Herc would underhandedly misquote himself, and misrepresent the Culture by saying Hip-Hop Culture began on August 11, 1973. There are facts, and unfortunately, Herc did not give them when he made this statement in a news interview on Channel 7 New York. Nor, did he clear it up when he further promoted false facts to NPR News.

Herc is our brother, but when our family strays from us, we must first forgive them for mistakes, but let them know of their wrongdoings, and of course, welcome them back with open arms. We could go on forever about how many artists who are heavily a part of, or were a part of the Universal Zulu Nation, know and understand how serious this is. By no means should ANY of us attempt to change the course of history and flip it for a dollar or for accolades from an industry of Culture Vultures called “the media”, when we have known and still do know that many in the media want the false, doctored-up UN-truths, not the REAL truth, especially when it comes to Hip-Hop. What is further disturbing is the falsehood that Kool Herc failed to respect the TRUE first ladies of Hip-Hop: ShaRock, Lisa Lee, Debbie Dee, Queen Amber, The women who were there ON THE MIC representing this Culture. Kool Herc went as far as saying his SISTER is the “first lady of Hip-Hop”. Kool Herc’s sister is also his marketing rep, and is part of promoting the falsehood that she (Cindy) is the “First Lady” of Hip-Hop. That’s NOT TRUE.

I may come across long-winded in this message, but to get to the bottom line, Kool Herc, aka Clive Campbell DID NOT BIRTH HIP-HOP CULTURE 40 YEARS AGO ON AUGUST 11, 1973. In fact, Kool Herc only did a Back To School JAM in the recreation room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. No emcees were present, no “Hip-Hop” was present (a term heavily used by LoveBug Starski and Keith Cowboy), and the Zulu Nation was already in effect. THIS is the reason for this message. Please get a pen and write this down, or go stand near the chalkboard and write this one hundred times to make SURE you remember: HIP-HOP CULTURE IS 39 YEARS OLD…ZULU NATION IS 40 YEARS OLD.

Some may say there’s no difference, and it’s only a year. But truth is, Kool Herc appears to be working with outside forces to overstep and outshine what is taking place THIS November 12th: The 40th Anniversary of the Universal Zulu Nation. Do you know how big that really is? How dangerous that really is? That so many brothers and sisters of the same accord have been together THIS strong for THIS long? Herc isn’t alone in how he totally misrepresented Hip-Hop Culture. But a fixture in the Culture, TV host Ralph McDaniels should be ashamed of himself for allowing Herc to speak a clear and evident falsehood on Channel 7 New York that August 18th. Ralph documented so many of our events and knows so much about the movement and the Culture. The very man who we trusted to hold the media portion of our Culture dear, sold out for a few minutes of talk time to appease the hearts and minds of a select few who could care less about Hip-Hop Culture.

To be forthcoming about the FACTS concerning this message, we MUST inform those who are a part of this Culture that Universal Zulu Nation does NOT condone falsehoods with respects to this Culture of ours. Kool Herc may have done PARTIES, but a PARTY does NOT represent a MOVEMENT. Nor does a PARTY CREATE a movement, But the CULTURE of Hip-Hop CREATED a MOVEMENT and REPRESENTS a movement. Zulu represents and always WILL represent the four spiritual PRINCIPLES of The Culture: Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun. We also promoted and rocked parties UTILIZING the five physical ELEMENTS of the Culture: Deejaying, Graffiti, Break dancing, Emceeing and KNOWLEDGE. I would hope that Herc would adhere to the KNOWLEDGE of our Culture and refrain from the misrepresentation and falsehoods. This message is to inform you that there is NO TRUTH to what you have been hearing about Kool Herc and Hip-Hop having a 40th anniversary. Maybe Kool HERC was deejaying for 40 years. Maybe so, But Kool Herc has nothing to do with the TERM “Hip-Hop”. It was a Culture he was INVITED to once our founder Afrika Bambaataa FOUNDED the Culture USING the term. That said, I would venture to say that perhaps Kool Herc’s SOUND system, “The Herculords” is 40 years old, but not Hip-Hop. Give it another year, Herc. And give it a rest. We love you, but we MUST correct you, brother; Happy 39th birthday Hip-Hop, Happy 40th Birthday, Zulu Nation.

Afrika-Bambaataa