We recently went to U Got Skooled! A 3 on 3 bboy competition in Utah, at the University of Utah. One of the judges was our good friend Ruen!
We, of course, entered the battle too. The event went great. Tons of bboys got their hands on some good Generation BBOY gear. If you haven't been to a Utah jam yet, DO IT! Also, we made it to top 5 which was interesting! Here is a link to footage from Amida's battle.
If you want to catch us at any events in the future, we will do our best to post all the events we are planning on attending. You can even get some of our best prices on our gear at jams and battles.
Thanks to all the Utah scene. What a great event and great vibes. Shout out to Rachel Savage who threw the event and to Blow Up Kings for being great hosts!
Bboy Marcio Vs Kill Powermove Final <<< Watch Video Here
Like everyone else out there we hope to do moves just like this in the near future. Our comments: While we congratulate Kill for such a big win, we are not so excited about that and that's not what this post is about!
It's about the fact that we are so excited to see Marcio doing clean sets. FINALLY! It's as if a bboying weight has been lifted off the bboy communities shoulders. What a great achievement. We are so proud of him. Check out all the videos from the jam and we know you'll be glad you did.
This model is one way of describing the process of evolution happening in bboying. Bboying is no longer just a street dance that keeps kids busy. It is exploding into so many new and mostly wonderful things. Whereas it used to just be be boys from the Bronx who were breaking, now any person around the world can find that their calling is breaking.
How can someone talk about how the new generation is wack or not true to bboying, when it was, is, and always will be about having fun, peace, unity, showing off, and original self expression. The nature of any culture that has originality at its center is to evolve. So why not move in a positive direction even further away from gangs and violence?
The model starts at the bottom in "Foundational Growth". All bboys begin somewhere different. But all bboys can benefit, intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually through this street dance. Most bboys start through a friend. They train together and learn the basic moves. These are all the moves foundational to the scene they are in. Nation to nation the foundational moves vary, but even city to city they can change as well.
The bboy finds "Social Growth". He gains knowledge of the history and culture of the dance while they train and attend hip hop events. He networks with other bboys in the scene who teach him not just moves, but also about health, flexibility, freezes, power, burns, and how to get better. He finds "Personal Growth". While the gangster may like the gun burns, the suburban white kid may like trash talking or other burns.
He may hit road blocks, plateaus, leave the dance for a while. He sees other bboys leave completely He realizes it is the music that motivates him and keeps him creative so he is always on a mission to find new break beats and music to train to.
Over time He becomes accustomed to the basics, but realize that in order to really grow and make a name for himself, he needs to bring something new to the table. He goes to the drawing board. Over time he creates all his very own variations. Most are good, but every once in a while he creates something great. His great moves stand out and coupled with his other unique variations of moves his style is rewarded.
He travels the world and competes and cyphers and meets even more new friends. Time passes. He starts to notice new bboys doing his moves in his home scene and abroad. He is frustrated at first as he cannot use these moves any more as they have become foundational. He quickly finds peace. He realizes that just like the legendary bboys before him, he has contributed something to the scene. He realized while his name may be forgotten, his moves will always remain.
Abundance Mentality is a necessary concept for any BBOY to reach a world class status. It is the idea that a BBOY believes there are enough resources and success to share with others. It is commonly contrasted with the scarcity mindset, which is founded on the idea that, if someone else wins or is successful in a situation, that means you lose; not considering the possibility of all parties winning (in some way or another) in a given situation.
From a abundance point of view, a BBOY will see his opponent and himself as a teachers. They each take their turns revealing to each other their own weaknesses. After the battle they can thank one another for the wonderful experience of revelation and awakening.
Individuals with an abundance mentality are able to celebrate the success of others rather than be threatened by it. BBOYs with this skill can look at other equally good and better BBOYs around them with support and admiration. Without this abundance philosophy the same BBOY would feel timid to compete against someone better than themselves. Or even abandoned, or insignificant, when other crew members skills exceed their own. This scarcity philosophy can also destroy crews or keep members from giving constructive feedback to each other so the whole crew grows.
Generation BBOY uses the abundance mentality in all the work we do with the BBOY community we love. We believe this should be the core value for the next generation of businesses world wide.
The BBOYs pictured above are from Ithaca NYC. Generation BBOY believes that through abundance, success will come. We always send a little more in sponsorship than we think we should, having faith that the good we give, will be returned to us ten fold.
This is Generation BBOY telling you that
"none of us, are as strong as all of us"
We love any event that is formed out of the love of street art and hip hop culture. That's what Get Dressed Denver is all about! So Generation BBOY has organized some BBOYs from around Denver to show up and cypher at the event. This is our way of giving back. If you are a BBOY and would like to be a part of this, hit us up. More info below, including a sneaker drive!
This event speaks to the Denver Community to be more creative and to promote art based independence in Denver. There will be over fifteen artists, twenty-five businesses, seven clothing companies and six DJ’s creating a unique charity and giving experience for Denver at City Hall Event Center.
This year, Get Dressed Denver will feature four prominent graffiti artists whom will collaborate on one mural to be auctioned off for the chosen charity, five clothing companies participating in a fashion show, and one headlining Artist.
The event will promote a sneaker drive for children and young adults that cannot afford new shoes collect lightly used clothes for Battered Women, and auction off art to raise money for children at risk in the Denver Community.