The “Ru”, is the Founder/Director of Kings of New York. He has been an active member of the B-Boy (breakdancing) community for five years strong. Ru has lived in Brooklyn for all his life and wants to give back to his roots, his community and other communities.
Kings of New York is a community based organization which was funded in 2003. Our mission is to preserve, as well as to educate the world about the culture that New York style of dance brings. Kings of New York has grown from 100 plus attendees to an over 1000 plus audience over the past 7 years.Since 2008 Kings of New York has started charging a low fee for competitors and specters alike, due to the rising costs to produced an event. We are seeking support as a *non-for-profit organization to help keep costs to the minimum or free for our participants.
*Kings of New York is in the process of obtaining the 501(c)3 status
We the Kings of New York is a non-profit that strives to acknowledge and encourage excellence in the world of hip hop with authenticity, integrity and charity.
During the mid-summer, my crew attended the event “Who can roast the most 12” in New York City, we asked some bboys and bgirls regarding of what they think about being a full-time bboy and other aspects of the culture and lifestyle. Watch the video to see what they have to say.
Interviews at the “Who can Roast the Most 12” event in NYC by the Ground Zero Crew
June 27, 2010
Director – Enigma
Cameraman/Video Editor/Sound Design – Ricardo De Jesus
I hope everyone’s enjoyig their summer. Here’s an event coming up by the end of July. Bring your radios and have fun in the sun during Friday afternoon to this summer classic setting event.
Remember what Union Square was like? Dancers from different disciplines would get down, exchange and build with one another. This is how we carry each other, inspire each other to go higher and keep the dance alive. We got our permit so no one can shut us down. Come out and jam, watch and support!
Funktion Productions & Kings of New York Present:
Summer Classics at Union Square
DJ Jaze art Remote
Come Join Us ALL, Dacers Unite!
Friday, July 30th 6pm-10pm
Friday, August 20th 6pm-10pm
(THE NEW IMAGE, A HIP HOP PROMOTING COMPANY) FORMER RAPPERS, STREETDANCERS, TAGGERS, DJ’S AND SINGERS, WELL MOST OF THE STUFF THEY STILL DO! TURNED B-BOY BREAKDANCE HIP HOP PROMOTERS………. NEW IMAGE FIRST STARTED OUT AS A STREET HIP HOP DANCE CREW WHICH WAS ORIGINATED IN THE EARLY 1990’S. A GROUP OF YOUNG KIDS.LIFETIME ENTERTAINERS MOST OF US EIGHTER STARTED SINGING OR DANCING SINCE THE AGE OF 6. OVERALL THE NEWIMAGE DANCE CREW CONSISTED OF ABOUT 10 DANCERS.
Sme part from the info:
(FOR MORE THAN A DECADE THE NEW IMAGE PRODUCTIONS HAS BEEN PROMOTING AND PRODUCING COUNTLESS LOCAL BREAKDANCE EVENTS ALL OVER HAWAII. NEW IMAGE WAS ALSO BLESSED TO HAVE GONE INTERNATIONAL, NOW ALSO BEING BASED IN THE PHILIPPINES AND HAWAII FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN PUTTING A CONSTANT EFFORT TO HELP BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE 2 COUNTRIES VIA THE ART OF BREAKDANCE.ALSO HELPING TO GET THE HAWAII BREAKDANCE SCENE ON AN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM.)
Check out their myspace for more info, latest event, and happenings. There are so many things going on.
ANything to improve and help the hip hop scene in other parts of the world.
Here’s the latest video of the happening that was put together by the New Image production.
these clip Brings me back lots of memories. Can’t wait to go back to Philppines and check out the scene over there someday.
Thursday Nite Throwdown is a bboy battle thrown every other month in Wayne, New Jersey. It consists of a 3v3 competition w 1 substitute+ 2 LifeLines (basically double-elimination). Bboys battle it out until only 1 crew remains! Winner gets a custom banner printed for their crew presented @ the next TNT. Also, there is an exhibition battle every jam for the winner of each TNT vs. the current TNT Title holder. This TNT 5 we have Souljerz(defending Champs) vs. MYNDZINMOTION (TNT 3 winners). The winner of that battle, then defends their title against the TNT 4 winners, True Aggressions Crew (winners of last TNT 4).
TNT was created to bring together the local bboy community together and test their skills! Also, it was designed so that the younger generation can come and get inspired by bboys from their local scene (not only YouTube and DVDs) and gain battle experience at an earlier age. There arent a lot of jams being thrown in New Jersey that often so we try to bring the consistency, and the old vibe of just gettin down and havin fun.
The Venue is not open on Saturday or Friday,so we have decided on Thursday instead of Sunday. Thought it be a early start to the weekend and a good substitute for a regular Thursday practice, once every other month, to keep everybody on their toes. People are improving and the competition is getting more fierce. Its a good thing, because its not all about winning but getting stronger as a community. There are bigger and stronger opponents that await us so we must be ready when that time comes. The only way to train for that is to train with each other through constant competition as CREWS so we can learn to work as a team, that is why we do “crew vs crew” battles as opposed to “1v1 ” battle.
I hope people enjoy the jam and keep supporting. Its only possible because of the PEOPLE that come. Without the bboys, there is no jam. Hopefully, it will grow and grow as our skills do as well, so we just gotta train hard and stay focused dont get influenced by all the things that try to hold us down. Rise above and everything is easier to see.
New York CIty
Hip Hop History.Past.Present.Future
an Online resources designed for the New York City Bboys and Bgirls.
Check out the latest, Jams, Battles, Cyphers, Practices in the New York City Area.
The site is still on small construction here and there…Still working on the forums…will change it soon.
Suggestions and comments are welcome.
Check out the latest featured Bboy and Bgirl we have on the site.
Bboy Frankie http://fulltimebboy.com/?p=22
and Bgirl Rockafella http://fulltimebboy.com/?p=16