B-Girl J La-rok from Jersey City, New Jersey. She Represents the NBK Crew Natural Born Killahz/Nothing But Knowledge also from Jersey. She talks about how she enjoys the lifestyle of being a b-girl. Overcoming the uphills and downhills and her suggestions to improve the community.
This nterview was conducted about a month a half ago. Check out the video to hear more from her story starting out.
Real Name is Rossana Villaflor, aka GI Jane. She currently resides in Jersey City, NJ. Representing the Natural Born Killahz Crew also known as Nothing But Knowledge that formed more than a decade ago.
This interview was conducted on September 5, 2011. She talks about her lifestyle, her crew NBK, views and ways to help the community, and how she motivate herself as a b-girl. Check out the video to hear more from her point of views.
**NOTE: We know the prize amounts may seem like an unbelievable amount…the Breaking events are sponsored and the winners payments will be distributed at the event by a representative of the sponsor. All prize money will be paid to winners at the event.
WIZARDS OF THE STYLES
Despite the rain interfering during the last event in the early evening, the event still went on to continue. People were dancing on the wet concrete and doing what they do best. The bboy battle was able to be completed.
Here’s some video to check from Two weeks ago. Come thru for the next one this August 26th for the second and last event of the Summer. DJs Steve Garcia, ATS spinnin hiphop, funk, and soul. Save by the Rhythm and Broken Tooth.
Summer Classic Event is brought to you by Kings of New York, Funktion Productions, FulltimeBboy
I came across this channel on youtube a while ago. As we all know Break dancing is world wide known around the globe. This location is in Uganda. Google it to learn more.
The project they’re doing is actually one of the things I wanted to see progress a lot in the hip hop community. I hope more organizations form like this in the future to help preserve the knowledge and promote hip hop culture in a positive manner.
Here’s a clip of the workshop from Arua, Uganda
Another Clip of a workshop. these youngsters are break dancing barefoot, but that doesn’t stop anyone from busting out some moves!
Another great video of a breakdance workshop teaching the Uganda Juvenile Prisoners how to break dance.
Break dance Project Uganda or (BPU) is a Non-Profit organization which uses breaking (break dance) and other elements of Hiphop to promote social change and social responsibility. It was started in February 2006. It uses Hiphop as a tool to bring together people from different social, economical, educational, tribal and religious backgrounds. BPU offers free break dance classes in Kampala at Sharing youth Center every Monday & Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm And every Saturday in Gulu Youth Center from 2pm to 4pm. “BPU” also gives lessons in juvenile prisons, local and international schools, youth & community centers, orphanages etc. Apart from the free dance classes, the organization partners with others to provide both formal and informal education opportunities such as leadership workshops, peer mentoring, voluntary counseling, visual arts, photography, videography, music, drama, I.T skills training and sports.
A clip of Rock steady crew cyphering with the people from Uganda.
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
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.