Listen to me. PAIN IS TEMPORARY! It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year. But eventually it will subside and something else will take it's place. If I quit however, it will last forever.
Some of you are spoiled. Just the bottom line, your parents have done everything for you. We're going to keep it real tonight. Some of you are spoiled brats. Every time you ever got in trouble, someone in your house got you out of it! Every time you did something you were not suppose to do, your parents got you out of it.
People say, "Eric your mother is a tyrant." You're right! "She kicked you out." You're right! She's mean, but she developed a man. Because she put me out there and said, "you're going to have to grow up!" And some of you have never learned to grow up. Every time something got hard and you quit, you called momma.
I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you. I dare you not to go home. Somebody said "I feel bad, I'm gonna go home." Go through it. Your not going to die! At the end of pain is success. Your not gonna die because you're feeling a little pain. I'm not eating like I eat at home. That's why you're going to go to the next level, because if you ate like you ate at home, you're going to remain a boy or a girl. Its time to become men and women.
But I’m exactly where I want to be because I got to commit my entire being to this thing. I got to breath it, sleep it, eat it. Until you get there, you'll never be successful in life. But once you get there, I guarantee you the world is yours. So work hard and you can have whatever it is that you want.
This is a GREAT video sharing many inspiring people in this world:
We love Eric The Hip Hop Preacher and hope that you check him out more. We will also continue to share his other videos.
We wanted to give a shout out to all the bboy crews around the world... Yes that would be difficult to do, so actually we will just have to do it instead by offering everyone something great. Get your crew together and rejoice like a group of starving fat kids blowing out candles on a birthday cake!
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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.
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.