facebook vent 2016
The OLYMPICS? BBOY/BGIRLS? thoughts:
(kills me that we always leave out BGirls in these discussions)
the SCENE for YOUNG TEENS is heading to the OLYMPICS.
While I still can't understand why people don't see HIP HOP DANCE is FUNK, RHYTHM, GROOVE and MOVE.
That BX/NYC attitude X 100 is what got the publics attention.
My point: Before all of this. Kids were always doing Back Flips and Gymnastics in the PARKS. All over the world.
BUT WHEN THE BRONX PUT FUNK, RHYTHM, GROOVE, ATTITUDE, STYLE, FINESSE, and CHARACTER and added MOVES, Flips, Tricks, ect
That is what made HIP HOP DANCE, BREAKIN, the GO OFF what it is today.
So My Point is this. Is BREAKIN gonna just look like a HYPED up Gymnastics Tournament with EDM music (thats what todays break beats sound like y'all)
Or will these fucking Promoters (people in charge) finally grow some balls and make DANCE. FUNK GROOVE and STYLE a Higher Criteria with More POINTS in all these global contests aka mock battles!!!!
(relax, that was just a vent)
That being said, I am not one to hold a BBOY/BGIRL down.
BBOYS and BGIRLS are the hardest workers in HIP HOP and RISK the most INJURY. Pay the most dues with the least amount of Rewards. Always ready to TEACH KIDS for FREE, and will battle anyone, any where any time if they have too,
it was BBOYS and BGIRLS that were holding down the Streets of Broadway during the down time in the 80's.
AND STILL HOLDING IT DOWN Street Hitting today.
So of course I am gonna be on the side of the BBOYS and BGIRLS if this is what they want.
BUT PROMOTERS or People in Charge??? (even my friends =) lol
I will be watching y'all along with every other person who fears the worst. (still all love though =)
And the Worry is legit: Corporate take over leaving all the grass root cats out. History being neglected (things that African Americans and Latinos have suffered in the past) "welcome to taco bell" get my point.
It can and will happen. So be careful what you ask for people.
WILL CATS THAT POINT HIS or HER TOES get more points over a CAT WHO IS FUNKY?