B-Boy Championships

B-Boy Championships

by DJ Hooch, Dj Hooch


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The first comprehensive and fully-illustrated book on the world of B-Boy, by the man who founded and organizes the UK B-Boy Championships.
New York, 1979: a dance crew in the Bronx called the Rock Steady Crew introduces the world to the original and most popular dance of hip-hop culture - B-Boy dancing - where DJs create breaks in the music tracks for dancers to showcase their moves.
London, 1996: a small event known as the B-Boy Championships is launched at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to reignite the fire of the B-Boy movement, which then takes up home in the Brixton O2 Academy.
Over 15 years later, B-Boy has set the world alight, with crews from the US to Scandinavia, the UK to the Far East competing in the UK B-Boy Championships every year. In B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton, the founder of the Championships, DJ Hooch, has brought together over 100 stunning full-colour images from 15 years of the ultimate B-Boy competition; and explains the moves, styles, battles and crews that have taken the world by storm, showcasing the top B-Boys and girls as they face off in the battle to end all battles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753540015
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DJ HOOCH is a promoter & DJ, with his own agency — Pro-Dance — representing some of the top B-Boys and girls. He had the longest-running hip-hop club in the UK (1991-2003) in Covent Garden's Africa Centre, and founded the B-Boy Championships in 1996, which he now runs every year. He also works as a consultant with major blue chip firms and TV companies, and organizes world class B-Boy/hip hop events.

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