words for BBOYS/BGIRLS
-There is NO SUCH THING as a TOP ROCKER. the dance is BREAKIN,
-USE ALL THE BASIC 2 Steps of TOP ROCK Before you add anything on TOP! if you don't know what i mean, DONT ENTER A TOP ROCK ROCK BATTLE..
-DONT DO ANYTHING you would not do in a BBOY/BGIRL CIPHER..
-If you are entering a TOP ROCK battle you must first learn how to BREAK.
-In TRC you can't enter our Contest until you do 1 round of BREAKING.
-If you use Social Dance in TOP ROCK, Keep it relevant to BBOY/BGIRL SOCIAL DANCES!!! Like the PATTY DUKE, SMURF, FREAK.. Not Locking Soul Dances! Use BBOY/BGIRL SOCIAL DANCE! they do Exists...
-The Key to Real TOP ROCK is GO OFF like your about to HIT the FLOOR!.. TRC Battles is TOPS and DROPS strictly... you gotta hit the floor at least 2 or 3 times per round to succeed.
-TOP ROCK BATTLES are not ALL STYLE BATTLES, FOOTWORK BATTLES or FREESTYLE HIP HOP BATTLES.. It is specific to BBOY/BGIRL TOP ROCK..
-IMHO Top Rock that came up in the late 70's - early 80's used allot of FREESTYLE ROCK inspired from BRONX ROCKERS.. Yes that is true.. BUT DONT GO OVER BOARD.. Keep it BBOY/BGIRL..
-If you try to catch every BEAT (bell and whistle) in the SONG.. You are what we consider DOING THE YNOT... That is FINE if you want to be called a BITER or NON ORIGINAL... You will not get my vote for doing my Partners STYLE. It is best that you take the Originality approach and win or lose with your own style..
-YES THERE IS A BBOY/BGIRL GROOVE, It is Written in Every Original HIP HOP SONG... "don't stop the body rock" Please do not confuse that with the JACK, the BOUNCE, or Locking Grooves..
-Top Rock Battle are
getting Wack in other events, because they don't give a Fuck about what
it means... Top Rock is the Dance Before you hit the Floor.
As the Nuhga Twins say. They used to Break More on TOP in the first generation, before they hit the floor, They even Stayed on TOP the whole record before the DJ Cut the Breaks! (how they cut the Break in the early 70's was different than how they Cut the BREAKS in the mid to later 70's, which is why IMHO: BBoys stayed on the floor longer in the later 70's.. and how the dance evolved. )
-Early 70's they let the record play until the break and then they cut it up.
Means the BBOYS/BGIRLS danced longer on TOP (Herc, Bambatta)
-Later 70's, the DJ cut to the chase, and jumped right on the BREAK (like FLASH and THEADORE) and hardly ever played the song... Which is why later 70's BBOYS were on the floor longer...
and eventually lead to the dance's demise... too much ground work killed breaking by 1978, and everyone did the FREAK.. It is now noted that the FREAK was the main HIP HOP dance between 1978-81.. even got confirmation that the FREAK helped spread HIP HOP all city during this time.. Thus giving birth to the RAP Cedence "FREAK FREAK YALL"
This category is taking allot of Heat from the Bboy/BGirl community, because other events are hosting WACK Top Rock Battles.
Keep it BBOY/BGIRL
-FROM THIS POINT ON, I will only judge a TRC with my Partner BBOY YNOT... 3rd judge is THE CROWD, (the Crowd is the tie breaker)... Not no Famous Bboys from your country, or not any promoters choice for 3rd judge...nobody else..
I Know it;s along read, but i had a triple espresso....lol
1. U explained about how BBoys stayed longer on top in the early 90s. Few days ago , someone wrote that at the beginning , BBoy...See More