This is quite possibly the best music video to feature B-Boying that I have ever seen.
If you think breaking is just a neat little dance with cool tricks… think again. It means far more to those of us who participate.
While it’s not exactly Hip-Hop music, the video does a great job depicting how youth around the world connect with Hip-Hop culture.
Historically, Hip-Hop is associated with gangster imagery. No one is denying that. But now, it’s a powerfully positive force in urban youth culture. This video demonstrates an example through B-Boying.
It’s still up to young people to make the right choices in life. But it’s also up to everyone else to encourage them to do so.
This is why the arts are important to everyone, in every setting, in every culture, everywhere! The powers that be need to recognize this. While funding art doesn’t necessarily boost the economy or strengthen the military, it adds strength and wealth to society as a whole.
This is why I will never stop dancing, no matter how old I get, and no matter how many injuries I suffer. I love it, of course. But I often feel I am not only dancing for myself, but for my whole community.
Anyway, I don’t want to get too preachy here. Clearly, I am very passionate about this, and it’s why my crew and I launch school programs to teach breaking to kids. We’ve been successful so far, and are about to launch a new one, which I’ll talk more about soon. For now, enjoy the weekend, and enjoy some local art.