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

 

(UNstoppabullz)!!!

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

Lean Rock’s Music & DJ Equipment Stolen! Please Help If You Can!

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This week i came across a disturbing trend that sadly is gaining popularity within our community, people jacking other peoples shit! Hey we all know life aint easy these days but stealing from your own people wont fix whatever situation you in, First Strife Tv became a victim of theft ,and now its Dj leanrock. whoever did this cant imagine the impact this has on the person who stuff is stolen, most of the time the material things are replaceable but just the idea that its somebody who you might just talk to or was at the jam has done it, can drive you nuts, im calling upon the power of the scene to help find these scumbags who did this and bring em to the bboy court ( bronx style).

Also those who wanna get brother lean rock back on his feet, donate directly to his paypal account see details below. so we can keep enjoying his music at jams and mixtapes

peace

Erwin123

Bboyworld President

“This past weekend our friend DJ Lean Rock got his music & DJ equipment stolen at a bboy event in Switzerland. Please help him by donating to”

Paypal:
floorbrat@hotmail.com

Any donation will receive a collection of DJ Lean Rock’s mixtapes and personal thank you.

How do you like your breaks: boylin’ or halfbaked?

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Are you stuck to classic breaks or is your mind open to get down to freshly made breaks? In this last case you should be copping MistaSweet’s very first release “Boylin’ Breaks” on 7” vinyl!

MistaSweet has been producing hiphop and breakbeats for quite some years and you probably know some of his productions if you’ve been at some bboy jams or battles. His most appreciated song is the hardcore bboy remix of Nina Simone’s “Ain’t Got No”, which featured also on the Swotteam’s album “Bbird Breaks”.

Since the demand for this song was so enormous he decided to put it out on record for other DJ’s to spin this song too. Next to this popular bboy anthem there are two songs which he produced for the Swotteam’s mixtape “Worldwide Bboy Food”: an Arabian flavored track called “(Ewa, Get Down To) The Couscous Groove” and a spicy break called “Cuban Sigar Side Dish”. To complete his first single, he made a brandnew break track “Do The Same Thing” to put on the wax.

If you are a bboy or DJ or just a lover of the funky stuff on vinyl, you better get your copy (or copies) of “Boylin’ Breaks” before they run out! Expected release date is 14 september. So get in touch and order your limited edition vinyl and enjoy some fresh breaks to enhance your life and dance!!

 

Listen to the snippets here: https://soundcloud.com/mistasweet/boylin-breaks-snippets

 

MistaSweet

www.swotteam.nl

mistasweet@swotteam.nl

B-Boy Lil Zoo will represent Morocco for the 2nd time at the Bc one world finals !!

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Amman, Jordan, 30 August — The competition between B-Boys from the Middle East and Arica came to a climax in Jordan last night, with 16 of the region’s best competitors battling it out in the ancient Odeon Theatre in downtown Amman for the chance to compete at the 10th anniversary of the Red Bull BC One World Finals.

The 2nd Century AD amphitheatre became a diverse setting of old and new as Lil Zoo battled through four rounds of gladiatorial competition, to the incredible beats of France’s DJ Cléon, to earn his invitation to Seoul, South Korea to compete for breaking’s biggest prize.

Lil Zoo said of the victory: “Winning the Red Bull BC One Middle East Africa Finals for the second time is a great, great, great feeling. I’m so happy to be heading to the World Finals. I have the experience now from Rio de Janeiro and I can’t wait to show what I’ve got in South Korea.”

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Chris Brown and Josh Holloway Land On “Planet Bboy” The Movie

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Chris Brown is beefing up his acting résumé with a lead in the new flick “Planet B-Boy,” alongside “Lost” actor Josh Holloway. The Benson Lee-directed film is based on Lee’s award-winning 2007 documentary of the same name, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

According to a description from studio Screen Gems, it “is about an all-star American b-boy crew training to compete in France at the Battle of the Year (BOTY) International Championships. After a decade of defeat, the crew and their coach must go up against the best and greatest b-boys in the world: the Koreans, the Russians and the French who have dominated the original American dance form for the last 10 years.”

brown2The film also stars Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Caity Lotz.

“B-Boy” is the latest project on Brown’s acting résumé, “When acting, I feel like it’s cool to use your strengths, but it’s also cool to use your other abilities as well,” Brown told MTV News in 2010 about a Hollywood career. “I didn’t just wanna do movies that had consistent dancing and singing: I wanted to do stuff that pushes me as an actor at the end of the day. Because you have people like T.I. and Common that do stuff that’s not around what they do in the entertainment industry as far as music, and they succeeded.

“So I just wanna branch over to that, especially like Will Smith,” he continued. “He comes from rapping and going right into the acting thing, so I wanna come from the singing parts and go into acting, and people can tell the difference. I think that with this role [in ‘Takers’], it was more intense, more action, more stuff that I love to do, what I love to see in movies.”

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