About Double Trouble

Sunday, 7 August 2011

The History part II : The TimeLine

1925
HIP HOP/FUNK STYLES DANCE
In the mid 20's
Earl Tucker ("Snake Hips") was a performer at the Cotton Club during the days of Duke Ellington. His style of dance is definately related that of waving that you see young Hip Hop dancers still doing today. and he also had similar floats and back slides that he used in his acts as well.
 Earl Tucker
1967
HIP HOP /FUNK DANCE
OAKLAND NATIVE "IRON MAN" (ALBERT MILTON) PERFORMS ON LOCAL "JAY PAYTON" TV SHOW.
HIS STYLE WAS CONSIDERED A COMBINATION OF THE JAMES BROWN SKATE WITH ELEMENTS OF PANTOMIME, WHICH WOULD LATER BE THE FOREGROUNDS TO MANY OF THE FUNK STYLE DANCES.
1968
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
AROUND THIS TIME A BROTHER BY THE NAME OF "RUBBER BAND" A HICK FROM PUERTO RICO WHOSE FAMILY SETTLED IN BROOKLYN, WHILE HE SETTLED IN THE BRONX. TOOK A POPULAR NEW YORK CITY GANG DANCE AND BROUGHT IT TO THE NYC DISCOS AND THUS WAS BORN THE DANCE WE KNOW TODAY AS "ROCKIN", OR "THE ROCK". THIS DANCE BECAME A POPULAR CITY WIDE DANCE. WHERE FIERCE DANCE COMPETITIONS TOOK PLACE IN BRONX, MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN.
1970
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
DON CAMPBELLOCK  a Trade Technical College student
accidentally stumbles across creating a dance called "CAMPBELLOCKING" which will eventually be featured on SOUL TRAIN and take the world by storm.
 DON CAMPBELLOCK
AROUND THIS TIME IN OAKLAND CAL. GROUPS LIKE "THE BLACK MESSENGERS" AND "THE BLACK RESURGENCE" (GROUPS THAT PERFORMED FOR THE BLACK PANTHERS AND RALLIES DEALING WITH THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT) WERE DEVELOPING AND INNOVATING A STYLE OF DANCE BASED ON R.O.T.C . DRILLS TO MUSIC, THEY WOULD ALSO CREATE A STYLE CALLED CATCH ON THAT WOULD FURTHER ADVANCE THEIR STYLE OF ROUTINES. THESE ARE THE MORE GROUND WORKS TO STICKIN, STEPPIN, AND MANY OTHER FORMS OF FUNK DANCE.
1972
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
SOUL TRAIN TAKES OFF ON TV
Soul Train television series
1973
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
AROUND THIS TIME YOUNG DANCERS WOULD HIT THE PARTIES THAT KOOL HERC WAS PLAYING AT AND THE MUSIC THAT HERC PLAYED INSPIRED THESE YOUNG CATS TO DO MOVES THAT WOULD LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR HIP HOP DANCE. HERC SEEING THESE YOUNG DANCERS WOULD EVENTUALLY CALL THEM  "BBOYS" (AS WELL AS PEOPLE WHO WOULD SHOW UP TO JAMS AND BREAK SH&T UP)
WHICH WOULD LATER BE INTERPRETED AS BREAK BOYS, BEAT BOYS, OR BRONX BOYS.
SUCH NOTABLE DANCERS WERE KLARK KENT, THE NIGGA TWINS, SAU SAU, TRICKSIE, JAMES BOND, THE AMAZING BOBO, EL DORADO MIKE, AND MANY MORE.
   
THE NIGGA TWINS
SOMEWHERE DURING THIS ERA A LEGENDARY BATTLE TAKES PLACE BETWEEN TWO OF THE TOP BBOYS OF ALL TIME.
SAU SAU -VS- TRICKSIE
THE OUTCOME WAS SAID TO BE SAU SAU WINNING IN A GREAT BATTLE
1974
HIP HOP AND FUNK DANCE
MICHAEL JACKSON DOES HIS FAMOUS ROBOT TO "DANCING MACHINE"
  MICHAEL JACKSON
1977
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
THE BLACK MESSENGERS PERFORMED ON THE "GONG SHOW". BUT BECAUSE OF THE CONTROVERSY OVER THEIR NAME, THEY WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO PERFORM UNDER THE ALIAS "MECHANICAL DEVICES".
THE CREATION OF THE ROCK STEADY CREW
Written by Joe-Joe, The Original B.Boy, Rock Steady Crew '77
Founded in 1977, the crew's original name was the "Untouchable Four B.Boys".
It consisted of four members, Joe-Joe, Easy-Mike, Jimmy-Dee, and P.Body
170th. However, the demands of recruits enabled them to reconsider and look
past the four-member title of restricted membership. As a result, a meeting
was held in Echo Place, Bronx, NY, at the residence of Jamie White [AKA
Jimmy-Dee]. It was there that the ROCK STEADY name was born despite the
initial idea of creating an extra crew to extend the "Untouchable Four
B.Boys".
It was decided that the Rock Steady Crew would serve one purpose. To keep
the steady flow on the dance floor.
In defining the "Rock Steady Crew" title: The word "ROCK" symbolized the
concrete for the bumps and bruises sustained while performing. Mats and
cardboard were unheard of back then. The word "STEADY" constituted the love
and continuation of the art of B.Boying. In addition, the word "CREW"
contained special meaning because it represented the teamwork and efforts
that were put forth in order to empower those individual skills.
Rock Steady Crew became a dominating force in the B.Boy community through
the teachings and leadership skills that were implemented by Joe-Joe. The
various skills were basic footwork, the backspin, the swipe, the bridge and
many other moves. These skills eventually evolved through out the For
instance. Crazy Legs¹ back spin.
The original members of Rock Steady Crew were Joe-Joe, Easy Mike,
Jimmy-Dee, P-Body 170th, Jimmy Lee, Chrome, Boo-Ble, Pauly, Lime-5,
Rubberband, l-Mack (Weebles), Doctor Ace, Slick Rick, Popeye, Trace 2, Trac
2, Rim 180th, Tito 183rd, Me 2, Green Eye Joe, Braces, C.N., Les, Angel
Rock, Bon 5 Lenny Len and Crazy Legs.
Different turns of events started to then take place. For instance,
Jimmy-Dee and Joe-Joe were approached by little Richie Colón [Crazy Legs]
asking for the expansion of a Manhattan chapter of the crew. After
permission was granted, the chapter was supervised into the Lincoln Center
battle against the Dynamic Rockers from Queens, NY, with the participation
of Joe-Joe and Jimmy-Dee [We toasted them!]. The Bronx chapter gradually
diminished due to each individual member's circumstances. For instance,
Jimmy-Dee disappeared off the face of the earth, others relocated, others
passed away and Joe-Joe was sent to mandatory job corps for too years.
Within that length of time, the Manhattan chapter flourished under Crazy
Legs' direction and supervision. Rock Steady Crew then became an
international B.Boy sensation. Who would have thought what little Richie
Colon would achieve through so much potential and self-determination?
Peace
Joe-Joe
The B.Boy Original
Rock Steady Crew '77
Joe-Joe (Rock Steady Crew)
AROUND THIS TIME A PIONEERING GROUP FROM WHICH A BROTHER BY THE NAME OF "BOOGALOO SAM" (WHO CREATED THE DANCE CALLED POPPIN AS WE KNOW  IT TODAY WITH IT'S ROOTS IN THE WEST COAST FUNK STYLES THAT CAME BEFORE THEM )
ALONG WITH MEMBERS  TICKIN WILL, SCARECROW SCALLY, CREEPIN CID, POPIN PETE, TWISTI FLEX DON, PUPPET BOOZER, ROBOT DANE, SKEETER RABBIT, AND MANY OTHERS, THEY FORMED THE GROUP
"THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS"
(note: also...POPPIN is referred to as the continuous flexing of the muscles to the beat...not waving, tutting, botting, filmore, strutting, sacing, or other styles that Sam and the EB's did not create)
THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS
1978
HIP HOP DANCE
"BREAKIN/ BBOYIN" BEGINS TO DIE DOWN IN THE BRONX AND MANHATTAN GHETTOS.  
AROUND THIS TIME "THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS" WOULD DO A PERFORMANCE ON "SOUL TRAIN" THAT WOULD EXPLODE ALL OVER THE WORLD, WHERE EVEN A YOUNG MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD EVEN ASK THEM TO TEACH HIM.
1979
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
A YOUNG CRAZY LEGS AND HIS COUSIN LENNY LEN BATTLE JIMMY DEE (THE ORIGINAL PRESIDENT OF ROCK STEADY CREW) AND JIMMY LEE TO GET INTO ROCK STEADY.
 THEY LOST BUT THEY MADE IT IN THE CREW.
 CRAZY LEGS
THIS TIME IN THE BRONX "BREAKIN/ BBOYIN" IS CONSIDERED PLAYED OUT.
BUT NOT FOR LONG.
1980
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
(THE NEW YORK POST REPORTS) THE HIGH TIMES CREW WAS ARRESTED FOR BBOYIN IN A WASHINGTON HEIGHTS TRAIN STATION.
THE TALKING HEADS UTILIZE THE SKILLS OF ONE OF THE GREAT POPPERS OF ALL TIME
"POPIN PETE"
IN ONE OF THE FIRST MUSIC VIDEOS TO FEATURE A FUNK STYLE DANCER
 POPIN PETE
1981
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
THE FAMOUS BATTLE ROCK STEADY CREW  -VS- DYNAMIC ROCKERS AT LINCOLN CENTER, WHICH WAS COVERED BY "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC"
THIS BATTLE HELPED BRING BBOYIN TO THE MAINSTREAM.
ROCK STEADY CREW
ROD STEWART FEATURES A TOP LOCKER/ POPPER "COOL POCKETS" OF THE "CHAIN REACTION" DANCE GROUP
 IN HIS HIT VIDEO "YOUNG TURKS"
1982
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
ROCK STEADY PERFORMS IN THE ORIGINAL NIGHT CLUB "THE RITZ" ALONG WITH BOW WOW WOW, AND AFRIKA BAMBAATA AND THE JAZZY 5, ON THIS NIGHT RSC ALSO BECAME PART OF THE ZULU KINGS.
 THE ZULU NATION

ROCK STEADY CREW PERFORMED IN THE FAMOUS DISCO "STUDIO 54" FOR THE FAMED ARTIST "ANTONIO LOPEZ"
KIPPY DEE, RAVI, KING KIETH, FROSTY FREEZE, CRAZY LEGS, RIP 7, KEN SWIFT, MR FREEZE,AND ALSO MR WIGGLES IN HIS FIRST PERFORMANCE WITH RSC.
KEN SWIFT AND CRAZY LEGS GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT AT ROCK STEADY PARK, AND BATTLE IT OUT ON THE CONCRETE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALF COURT,
OVERALL CONSENSUS: KEN SWIFT IMPRESSES THE ONLOOKERS WHICH INCLUDE MEMBERS OF SALSOUL, AND SOME ROCK STEADY.
ROCK STEADY CREW'S POPPIN SQUAD "THE ELECTRIC COMPANY"  BATTLES DOUBLE TROUBLE'S "ELECTRIC FORCE"  AT CLUB "NEGRIL"
ELECTRIC COMPANY SIDE SIDE: KIPPY DEE, RAVI, KING KEITH, MR FREEZE, WIGGLES AND FABEL
ELECTRIC FORCE SIDE: LIL SPUT, EASY AL, JESSIE, LIL MARKY CEE
ROCK STEADY CREW SPLIT UP INTO TWO GROUPS, ONE HALF WENT ON TO FILM THE FAMOUS SCENES IN THE MOVIE FLASH DANCE
THE OTHER HALF WENT ON TO FILM SCENES IN A MOVIE CALLED "PORTFOLIO" FEATURING THE WORLD RENOWN PUERTO RICAN FASHION ARTIST "ANTONIO LOPEZ" THAT WAS LATER SHELVED
SUGAR POP FROM THE "ELECTRIC BOOGALOO" VISITS NEW YORK AND HOOKS UP WITH MR. FREEZE, MR. WIGGLES, FABEL, POWERFUL PEX, FLIP ROCK AND LIL LEP. FROM THERE THE CROSS COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST COAST DANCE BEGIN. IN WIGGLE'S HALLWAY IN THE BRONX THEY BEGIN TO TRADE INFORMATION AND DANCE STYLES , AND TAUGHT SUGAR POP ORIGINAL BBOY STYLES THUS MAKING HIM THE FIRST WEST COAST BBOY AND THE FIRST PERSON TO BRING BBOYIN TO CALIFORNIA.
1983
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
ROCK STEADY CREW WERE FEATURED IN THE MOVIE "FLASH DANCE" 
FLASH DANCE MOVIE

ROCK STEADY CREW WAS FEATURED IN THE FAMOUS "BUFFALO GALS" VIDEO BY "MALCOLM McLAREN"
MALCOM McLAREN - BUFFALO GALS
LADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS FEATURE TOP BBOY CREW "NEW YORK CITY BREAKERS"
IN THERE HIT VIDEO "SAVE THE OVER TIME FOR ME"
 LADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS - SAVE THE OVER TIME FOR ME
TOP NYC HIP HOP DANCERS PERFORM AT THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, HONORING "CATHERINE DUNHAM"
FEATURED IN THIS PERFORMANCE WAS, MR. WIGGLES AND FABEL (MAGNIFICENT FORCE), ACTION, KID NICE, GLIDE MASTER, FLIP ROCK, LIL LEP, POWERFUL PEX, AND MR. WAVE (NYC BREAKERS), LIL NORMSKI, ACTIVITY, THE DYNAMIC DOLLS, AND A FEW OTHER DANCERS.
"CRAZY LEGS" ( ROCK STEADY CREW) -BATTLES- "LIL LEP" ( NEW YORK CITY BREAKERS) IN A CLUB IN THE BRONX.
LEGS SENDS SOMEONE FROM HIS CAMP OVER TO LEP AND SAYS LEGS WANTS TO BATTLE YOU, LEP AGREES, THEY BOTH GO AT IT MOVE FOR MOVE THEN LEP THROWS A ONE SHOT HEADS SPIN, LEGS ANSWERS BACK WITH ONE OF HIS OWN, THEN BEFORE LEP CAN PUT HIS WRIST BAND UP TO DO A 1990, LEGS THROWS IT FIRST. 
BOOGALOO SHRIMP (TURBO), POP N TACO, AND SHABADOO (OZONE) ARRIVE IN NYC ON TOUR WITH LIONEL RITCHIE AND HOOK UP WITH MR WIGGLES (magnificent force, rock steady crew), FABEL(magnificent force, rock steady crew), AND PEX(NYC breakers).
we practiced in the hotel and exchange styles and ideas. it was a meeting grounds where we actually taught and influenced each other before the movies were done. we taught them some breakin and up rockin (you can see the influence in shrimps footwork and when Shabadoo and Shrimp uprocked on the beach in the movie "BREAKIN") and we explained more detail and history of the culture from graffiti to MCing and terminologies. and in return they also taught us poppin and lockin and showed us how to dress (and you can see in the Santa clause scene at the burning spear where we dressed like them when we were poppin in "BEAT STREET") after the practice sessions we all performed for Lionel Ritchie's after show party and continued influencing each other before the movies were filmed.
1984
HIP HOP/ FUNK DANCE
both movies "BEAT STREET", and "BREAKIN" were released and major tours began all over the world. It was in France that the BEAT STREET tour finally clashed with the BREAKIN tour. we all went to a club in Paris. we jammed all night and continued the exchange of respect and culture. and as NYC bboys we were very impressed with SHRIMPS footwork at the time. 
 BEAT STREET
BREAKIN
CHAKA KHAN FEATURED BOOGALOO SHRIMP, SHABADOO, AND POP N TACO
IN HER HIT VIDEO "I FEEL FOR YOU"
 CHAKA KHAN - I FEEL FOR YOU
KLYMAX FEATURES  AN ALL TIME GREAT POPPER POP N TACO
IN THE "MEETING IN THE LADIES ROOM" VIDEO
FAST BREAK ( MAGNIFICENT FORCE) -BATTLES CRAZY- CRAZY LEGS(RSC) DURING THE FILMING OF THE BATTLE SCENE OF THE MOVIE BEAT STREET. THEY GET INTO A SHORT BUT HEATED BATTLE WITH BOTH THROWING A LOT OF FOOTWORK, FAST BREAK DOES SOME TOP ROCK AND THEN YELLS "COMBINATIONS FOR THE NATIONS CRAZY LEGS" AND JUMPS INTO A CLASSIC FAST BREAK RUN,LEGS ANSWERS BACK WITH AN AMAZING RUN OF HIS OWN, THEN ICEY ICE JUMPS IN A THROWS SOME POWER COMBINATIONS AND THE CIPHER ENDS.

"KEN SWIFT"(ROCK STEADY CREW) - BATTLES- "ACTION" (NYC BREAKERS) DURING THE BEAT STREET TOUR IN FRANCE. THE OUT COME: KEN SWIFT STARTS TO PUT IT ON ACTION, AND ACTION GOES IN HIS BAG AND PULLS OUT A MOTORCYCLE HELMET AND DOES HEAD SPINS. THIS MARKS THE FIRST TIME "HELMET" WERE USED IN A BATTLE. THE BATTLE EVENTUALLY TURNS INTO A CREW SCENARIO AND ENDS IN A DEBATE ABOUT THE HELMUT.
INCREDIBLE BREAKERS TAKES IT TO KEN SWIFT AT THE ROXY, KENNY BEING BY HIMSELF THAT DAY, INCREDIBLE STARTS THROWING THERE INNOVATIVE POWER MOVES THAT THEY ARE WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED FOR, KEN SWIFT THROWS HIS FUNKY COMBOS AND FREEZES CLOWNING CHINO'S BUMMY SNEAKERS, THEN FLIP ROCK JUMPS IN FOR KENNY AND THE BATTLE HEATS UP. BUT THE OVERALL OUTCOME IS DEBATABLE, BUT THE WORD ON THE STREETS IS INCREDIBLE WAS TOO ILL WITH THE POWER FLAVA.
1985
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
ORCO (LA) -BATTLES- GERMAN (BRONX) TWO OF THE WORLD'S BEST POWER MOVER COLLIDE AT THE CLUB "DEVILS NEST" IN THE BRONX. IT TURNS INTO A HEAD SPIN BATTLE WITH ORCO BEATING GERMAN.
FIRST OG HIP HOP DANCER TO ACCOMPLISH A BROADWAY SHOW.
MR. WIGGLES AND STEVE GLAVIN WERE AMONG THE FIRST TWO DANCERS TO ACHIEVE THIS IN THE TONY AWARD WINNING SHOW, "MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD".
WIGGLES WOULD GO ON TO PERFORM IN TWO MORE BROADWAY SHOWS.
"CHESS", AND "LARGELY NEW YORK"
1988
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
WAYNE BLIZZ, and DOUG, BREEZE TEAM, and FLOAT COMMITEE
Groups of BBOYS and BOOGIE BOYS
Hold down Breaking in the streets of NYC
By "Hitting" in many locations for money.
These groups kept the dance alive in the streets of New York City, and made it possible for original Hip Hop dance to resurge. Wayne Blizz (Manhattan BBOY from the 70's)
is considered by many respectable Hip Hop pioneers
to be the Last true BBOY in NYC till the early 90's, With the resurgense of Ghettoriginals
Rock Steady Crew and Rhytm Technicians.
1989
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
"BATTLE OF THE YEAR'S" FIRST EVENT ORIGINALLY TITLED "THE INTERNATIONAL BREAKDANCE CUP"
FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY: TDB (Germany/UK),Crazy Force Crew (Switzerland),  City Rockers (Germany) .
A BBOY CREW FROM EUROPE "BATTLE SQUAD" COMES TO NYC TO SEEK OUT OLD SCHOOL DANCERS THAT INSPIRED THEM . STORM, NEXT ONE (MAURICIO), EMILIO, SWIFT ROCK, AND BGIRL MUCHELA MAKE A MAJOR IMPACT ON NYC BBOYS AND ARE CREDITED FOR HELPING TO PRESERVE THE DANCE FORMS IN EUROPE AS WELL AS TAKING POWER MOVES TO A HIGHER LEVEL.
There practices with KWIK STEP, one of the last survivors of the New York BBOY POWER MOVE scene, helped to initiate an alliance between Europe and NYC.
Kwik was also a member of Ghettoriginals.
Ghettoriginals
1991
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE

JIMMY CASTOR INVITES THE ROCK STEADY CREW TO PERFORM WITH HIM AT CLUB S.O.B. TO A LIVE VERSION OF A BBOY ANTHEM "ITS JUST BEGUN"
CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, BUCK 4, MR WIGGLES, AND FABEL DANCED ON THIS NIGHT. IT WOULD BE BUCK 4'S LAST PERFORMANCE
THE TURTLE MASTER BBOY "BUCK 4" PASSES AWAY
THE AWARD WINNING DANCE DOCUMENTARY 'EVERYBODY DANCE NOW" AIRS NATION WIDE ON PBS
FEATURING "CRAZY LEGS AND MR WIGGLES" OF THE ROCK STEADY CREW. HELPING TO TRIGGER THE REEMERGENCE OF ORIGINAL HIP HOP DANCE.
THE "ROCK STEADY CREW" AND THE " RHYTHM TECHNICIANS" PERFORMED THE PLAY TITLED
"SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?" AT PERFORMANCE SPACE 122
A PIECE INSPIRED BY THE DEATH OF FAMED BBOY "BUCK 4"
THIS SHOW WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAD THEM TO FORMING THE GROUP "GHETTORIGINAL"
 "BATTLE OF THE YEAR" HAS THEIR FIRST BATTLE WITH THE WINNERS BEING:BATTLE SQUAD FROM GERMANY
1992
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
THE ROCK STEADY CREW AND RHYTHM TECHNICIANS WOULD PERFORM IN THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS , HONORING NON OTHER THAN THE "NICHOLAS BROTHERS", THEY RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION LED BY GREGORY HINES, AND WERE SECRETLY TAKEN BACK TO A CLOSED ROOM BY THE REQUEST OF" GENE KELLY" JUST SO HE CAN PERSONALLY MEET THEM.
1994
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
THE FIRST" BBOY SUMMIT" WAS PRODUCED ON AUGUST 31'st
IN ATTENDANCE WAS ROCK STEADY, AND  AIR FORCE
THE BBOY SUMMIT WILL BECOME A TOP ANNUAL EVENT FOR HIP HOPPERS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO GATHER
    
1995
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
FEB '95, LIL CAESAR FROM THE AIR FORCE CREW TAKES OVER A LEGENDARY WEST COAST EVENT AND BRINGS IT BACK."THE RADIOTRON" BECOMES ANOTHER OUTLET FOR WEST COAST BBOYS, POPPERS, AND LOCKERS, AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE CULTURE
IN THIS BATTLE RENEGADES TIE FOR FIRST AGAINST FREESTYLE, THAT MADE FOR AN HISTORICAL BATTLE
RENEGADES BATTLE STYLE ELEMENTS CREW AT THE RADIOTRON IN CALIFORNIA WITH STYLE ELEMENTS CREW THE WINNERS, A CLASSIC BATTLE BETWEEN TWO YOUNG GROUPS REPRESENTING FOR THE FUTURE OF BBOYIN.
"ROCK STEADY CREW" -VS- THE JAPANESE CREW "IMPERIAL JB'S" AT THE 95 BBOY SUMMIT.
DECISION WAS MIXED
THE FIRST REAL HIP HOP SHOW TO HIT OFF BROADWAY OPENS AT THE MINNETTEA LANE THEATER NYC
"JAM ON THE GROOVE"
FEATURING GHETTORIGINAL DANCE COMPANY
 1996
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
"ROCK STEADY" -VS- THE YOUNG AND UP AND COMING "STYLE ELEMENTS CREW" AT BBOY SUMMIT '96
DECISION WAS A TOSS UP. BUT REMIND BECAME AN INSTANT STAR IN THE BBOY WORLD WITH HIS GUTSY ATTITUDE.
ACCORDING TO "KUJO"
BBoy Summit 3, February '96. BBoy Cisco from Sunflower Breakers begins to battle against Stretch and Ruby Real from Rock Steady. Members from Goof Troop and Floor Rockers soon join the battle, and eventually Style Elements jumps in
RADIOTRON #4 ACCORDING TO "KUJO"
Radio Tron 4, February '96. X-Men from Bakersfield took 1st place, and a brand new crew called Soul Control took a close second. Soul Control had an almost totally different lineup at the time, and it even included the bboy now known as Iron Monkey. Flat Top wins the popping contest.
OCT.96, RENEGADES -BATTLES- ROCK STEADY AT A JAM PUT TOGETHER BY ORCO CALLED THE BATTLE ZONE
IT GOT KIND OF HEATED WHEN SWAY FROM RENEGADES DID A NASTY DISS TOWARDS ASIA ONE AND EASY ROCK RIGHTFULLY JUMPED IN AND BEEF ED. BUT RENEGADES WERE HOT THAT NIGHT. JAZZY J  WAS IN GREAT FORM.
ACCORDING TO "KUJO"
Battle Zone, circa October '96. Renegades (Jazzy J, Wicket, Zwae) vs. Rock Steady (Flomaster, Orco, Easy Roc, Asia, Yoski, Stretch, Ruby Real, and I think Honey Rockwell). The battle ends when Easy Roc strikes Zwae, and Zwae gets the shit beaten out of him by security guards. The security guards are stopped by none other than Fresh. Zwae is then thrown out of the venue. 
RADIOTRON # 7 ACCORDING TO "KUJO"
Radio Tron 7, October '96. Soul Control wins the bboy crew competition, Flat Top wins the popping contest (again).
1997
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
STYLE ELEMENTS - BATTLE- ROCK FORCE AT THE "TRIBUTE TO THE ELEMENTS " JAM
ROCK FORCE'S GERALD MAKES A GOOD SHOWING AND GIVE SEC A ROUGH BATTLE, BUT SCREW PULLS IT OFF
FEB. BBOY SUMMIT 4 '97 WHAT SEEMED LIKE A NORMAL PEACEFUL HIP HOP GATHERING ENDED IN A RIOT, WITH THE LA POLICE TAKING THINGS TOO FAR, WHILE EXAGGERATING A SO CALLED POLICE BEING HELD HOSTAGE IN THE OUT DOOR EVENT, THE LA POLICE CAME IN RIOT GEAR AND WERE SEEN ON FILM BEATING PASSERSBY THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EVENT. ASIA ONE EVENTUALLY SUED THE LA POLICE FOR THEIR GOOF UP.
 
March '97. BBoy Profit of Goof Troop died from gunshot wounds received in a drive-by in L.A. Dozens of L.A. bboys attend his funeral.
OCT. 4TH BATTLE OF DA YEAR 97
STYLE ELEMENTS (USA) WINS THE EVENT WITH INCREDIBLE EASE AND EVEN SUCKS THEIR OPPONENTS INTO AN UNEXPECTED POSE FOR A PHOTO AFTER A MEMBER OF SEC LANDS A FLIP INTO A FREEZE WITH HIS ARM AROUND A MEMBER OF SOUTH SIDE ROCKERS, THAT DESTROYED ALL HOPE FOR THE GERMAN BASED CREW.
BEST SHOW: SOUTH SIDE ROCKERS
BEST DANCER: CRUMBS
NOV. 21ST, A WEST COAST BROTHA BY THE NAME OF CROSS ONE PRODUCES THE FIRST
"FREESTYLE SESSIONS EVENT/ BBOY BATTLES #1"
WITH BBOY IVAN MASTERING THE LATEST POWER MOVE WHICH HE CALLED THE STAR TRACK, BUT WOULD LATER BE INNOVATED IN MANY FORMS, ONE MORE NOTABLE THE AIR FLARE.
THIS STYLE OF MOVE HAS BEEN CREATED IN MANY DIFFERENT AREAS AND STYLE. THE MOST NOTABLE INNOVATORS OF THIS MOVE ARE ICEY ICE: NINJA FREEZE(NYC), FREDDIE FRESH: THE AXLE (NYC), FRESH: THE 360 FULL TWIST(CALI), AND JAZZY J: THE AIR FLARE (CALI).
. Soul Control vs. Abstract Flava/West Coast Rockers, results in a tie. 
Radio Tron 8, early/mid '97. Abstract Flava wins the bboy crew competition. Their group includes Frankie Flav, Ruin, Iron Monkey, Poe from SEC, Cuser, Brik Roc, G-Wiz and his brothers, and Stuntman. Thomas Guzman, of Chain Reaction, shows his documentary on locking and popping (I forgot the name) publicly for the first time at this event. Air Force Crew performs with a reformed New York City Breakers as a gesture of good will and peace between the West and East coasts
December '97. The music video Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins, "It's Like That," filmed. Includes Kujo, Man One (Renegades), Will Power and Mr. Animation (Air Force Crew), Asia One, Cuser (LA Breakers), Medusa, others. Dancing is "choreographed" by Lil Cesar (Air Force Crew).
Run DMC - Its Like That
1998
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
KMEL BATTLES  STORM (GERMANY) AND CATCHES HIM OUT THERE IN A CIPHER.
OVER ALL CONSENSUS, KMEL WON.
FREESTYLE SESSIONS #2 FEATURES A BATTLE BETWEEN KAITEN CLUB-VS- SOUL CONTROL WHERE AIR FLARE COMBINATIONS WERE POPULARIZED BY MEGAMAN, AND SOUL CONTROL
 Soul Control vs. Kaiten Club Breakers, aka Guru Guru Ibaraki (Japan). Abstract Flava (under another name) defeats Foot Soldiers (now known as Rhythm Bugs), from San Diego, in the crew competition
Floor Wars 2, mid-'98. Enerjetic and Tails vs. Remind and Flomaster. Chuck and Omar Love of Soul Control defeat Remind and Flomaster in the finals
Ultimate BBoy Session 2, April '98, Germany. USA vs. Europe, 2 on 2 exhibition battle: Kujo (Soul Control) and Man One (Renegades) vs. Benny (Basel City Attack/Flying Steps) and Karim (Actuel Force/The Family), as well as Mauricio (RSC)
NOV. 7TH BATTLE OF DA YEAR
ROCK FORCE (USA) WINS A CONTROVERSIAL BATTLE AGAINST THE FAMILY (OUT OF FRANCE) BECAUSE OF A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY BREAKING A NUMBER ONE RULE OF BATTLING. NEVER TOUCH AN OPPONENT
     
 
NOV. 20TH, FREESTYLE SESSIONS #3 FEATURES A BATTLE WITH AN AMAZING ALL STAR BBOY TEAM
THE FLYING TORTILLAS (FLO MASTER, POE ONE, STORM, IVAN, WICKET, SPIRIT, SUPER DAVE)
-VS- SOUL CONTROL (WITH PABLO DOIN TWO AIR FLARES IN A ROW)
December '98. BBoy Gerald (Rock Force Crew) is shot in a drive-by. Later fully recovers
1999
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
BBOY SUMMIT
"FLO MASTER" AND "WICKET" OF THE FOOTWORK FANATIX CREW BATTLES "K MEL" AND "WICKED"
OVERALL CONSENSUS WAS FLO AND KMEL WAS A TOSS UP, WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE LEANING TOWARDS KMEL. BUT WICKET(FF) WAS THE STAR THAT NIGHT BEATING WICKED WITH JUST FLAVA AND FOOTWORK.
ALSO DURING THIS EVENT:
SKEETER RABBIT BATTLES THE LEGENDARY CREATOR OF "BOTIN"  BOPIN ANDRÉ. THERE WAS A LOT OF TALKIN BACK ANDRÉ FORTH, THAT ALMOST LED TO A CREW BATTLE, ANDRÉ, BOPIN RON, AND BOPIN PRINCE AGAINST THE BOOGALOOS, BUT SKEET TOOK OVER THAT DAY, AND THE OVER ALL CONSENSUS SKEET WON.
K MEL STEPS TO BBOY IVAN AND WHAT STARTED OUT AS A BATTLE TURNED INTO A SH$T TALKIN MATCH.
NO MATTER KMEL GETS THE PROPS FOR TAKIN IT TO EVERYBODY WIN LOOSE OR DRAW
ZULU ANNIVERSARY, KENS SWIFT AND K MEL GET INTO HEATED EXCHANGES DURING A BBOY CYPHER, K MEL STEPPED TO KENNY AND THE BATTLE KEPT STOPPIN AND GOING FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT. OVER ALL CONSENSUS, KEN SWIFT GOT THE BEST OF HIM
THE FIRST "FUNK STYLES" EVENT WAS THROWN BY THE " ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS" TO FOCUS ON POPPIN AND LOCKIN. THE TWO MAIN COMPONENTS TO FUNK DANCE.
WITH PERFORMANCES BY THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS, DEMONS OF THE MINDS,  TETSU AND OZ FROM JAPAN
Freestyle Session 4, February '99. Soul Control/Flying Steps vs. some super crew consisting of Iron Monkey, Bug I'd Bandit, Homwerk, Wyze9, West Coast Rockers, others
SEPT. 18TH BATTLE OF DA YEAR
SUICIDAL LIFE STYLES (HUNGARY)  BEATS ROCK FORCE (USA) FOR 1ST PLACE
2000
HIP HOP/FUNK DANCE
BBoy Summit 6, February '00. Massive Monkees (Juseboogie and Twixx) win 2 on 2 contest. 
ROCK STEADY ANNIVERSARY
A SPECIAL SET UP FOR THE BATTLES, THREE ROUNDS - 1ST ROUND TOP ROCK, 2ND ROUND FOOTWORK, 3RD ROUND GO ALL OUT.
BATTLES INCLUDE HEATED MOMENTS WITH TECHNIQUE DESTROYING REVEAL, AND VIETNAM COMING BACK FOR VENGEANCE AND DESTROYING TECHNIQUE, THE BATTLE ENDS WITH YOUNG BBOY SHORTY FROM VEGAS BEATING VIETNAM IN A CONTROVERSIAL DECISION
UK BBoy Championships, Suicidal Lifestyle from Hungary defeats Barcelona Addictos from Spain in the finals.
Freestyle Session 6, November '00. Souls of Fire (Soul Control and Circle of Fire) vs. Knuckle Head Zoo, Souls of Fire vs. Battle Monkeys (Kujo head-butts Do-Knock), Massive Monkees vs. Battle Monkeys, Cali-Texas vs. HaviKoro, Battle Monkeys vs. HaviKoro. Cali-Texas defeats Massive Monkees in the finals
OFF National Championships, December '00. Rhythm Bugs vs. Skill Methods, HaviKoro vs. Circle Of Fire. HaviKoro defeats Skill Methods in the finals  
OCT. 14TH BATTLE OF DA YEAR
FLYING STEPS(GERMANY) BEATS WASEDA(JAPAN) FOR 1ST PLACE
2001
HIP HOP DANCE
THE FIRST ANNUAL "LORDS OF THE FLOOR" EVENT TOOK PLACE IN SEATTLE MAY 12, SPONSORED BY REDBULL
1ST PLACE: LA BREAKERS, 2ND PLACE: BOOGIE BRATS, 3RD PLACE, STYLE ELEMENTS
ALSO AN UNEXPECTED GRUDGE MATCH BETWEEN KEN SWIFT AND KMEL IN THE AFTER PARTY.
"WHO CAN ROAST THE MOST"
March 3RD and 4th 2001(Miami,Florida) For the 1st time ever battles are setup in Boxing match type themes using one bboy from Florida and one from somehwere else which were voted in online
ABSTRAK VS. REMIND BEBE VS. VEITNAM LEGO VS`. JUSE BOOGIE EKSZOOBERANT VS. GHOST BETA VS. SOULSTICE CANDY VS. A-BGIRL
these competitors went at it for a grueling 10 rounds and to add to the controversy no judges.
(WHO CAN ROAST THE MOST? 5 OCTOBER 5TH AND 6TH 2001 K-MEL VS REVEAL CLOUD VS. MOY BOO ROK VS. LIL ROK TELLS 1 VS. IRON MONKEY FLIPZ VS. CHINO PRIZM VS. REINEN DEVEE VS. BIONIC MAN)
2006
FUNK STYLES
On Friday, May 12th, 2006, Steven Nicholas AKA Skeeter Rabbit, began his journey in the afterlife. A true warrior and tremendous spirit, Skeet leaves behind a legacy and an afterglow that will illuminate the lives of many for years to come. His wonderful attributes have left a permanent presence and impact on those he loved and cared for
RESOURCES: Mr. Wiggles Henry A. Rhodes, GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME (JIM PAYNE) AT FUNKYDRUMMER.COM, STRESS MAGAZINE (13), STYLE: WRITING FROM THE UNDERGROUND (STAMPA ALTERNATIVA/ IGTIMES), AUDIONAUGHTS.COM, UNITEDUPROCKERS, VAUGHN & MARK BODE, HIPHOP25.COM, TRAC 2. JOJO, THE TWINS, CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, DJ KOOL HERC, AFRICA BAMBATTA, THE ZULU NATION, RSC, FAST BREAK, GM DST,GM FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE, COLD CRUSH FOUR, WHIPPER WHIP, COCO144, FABEL, THE ELCTRIC BOOGALOOS, SUGAR POP, PHASE 2, FROSTY FREEZE, MR FREEZE, LIL LEP, DON CAMPBELLOCK, GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR., PEE WEE DANCE, KUJO, ASIA ONE, CROSS ONE, EGO TRIPS BOOK OF RAP LISTS, JEFF CHANG'S DANCE HALL TIMEMACHINE ARTICLE IN VIBEDEC. 03, Duro CIA  

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