HIP HOP, FUNK STYLES, CLUBS STYLES, STREET STYLES.
If you want a real career in Street Styles, And teach with conviction, Learn the Meaning.
STUDY DANCE! Real dance. Not just Movement to Music. But actual African American, Afro, Into, Spanish DANCE.
After my injury, I realized the importance of my true Dance and Purpose. I grew up social dancing. Puerto Rican household, Parties every weekend, Food, Beer and Bacardi, Soul, Latin Soul, Disco, R&B, Slow Jams. Moved on to Hose Parties, Block Parties, Park Jams, Basement Jams, Social Clubs, Hookie Sets, Grind Parties, Freak Parties. YOU NAME IT! It was all Social. Since day one, Parents saying “that Spanish kid can dance!” And making it in every school performance.
Till that one fateful day i got smoked in a block party on my street, in front of all my people. I was humiliated. But soon after, Grooves got replaced by Blowups and Battle moves. I was so creative, i can create moves on the spot! And then came my characters and Clowning. I was burning kids left and right. Between MC’ing, Graff, and Dance. I started making a name for myself.
But now Back to the future
Since my leg blew out, been going back to y roots, and all the social dances I did as a kid in the Bronx. Freak, Smurf, Freestyle, Electric Boogie (the original version), And I realized this was my Style and Swag the whole time. In battles we forget what, how and why we do what we do.
truth is, I never danced for a F7cking dude in my life! I SMOKED THEM, I danced to Fight, I danced to get the attention of a Girl, or to get a PASS from Outlaws, Hard-rocks, and Stickup Kids. But ultimately it was always the MUSIC. Dress, and Express with Finesse, Bless those who try to Impress, and nothing Less, blast on fools, take nothing less than first, f&ck 2nd best.
MY GROOVE IS MY POWER MOVE, The Bronx BBOY SWAG is my style, My Moves are Blow Ups (keep's under the sleeve, never FLASH your am0) GROOVE IN THE CIPHERS, Aim those Guns, catch Bodies, wipe off the sweat, and get a slow dance at the end of the jam.
Today i can say i truly am dancing the way i was raised. And i feel better about that, especially when i teach. I am teaching with Passion and groove. and on top of that, i put all the moves and eye candy that the kids want to learn. Keep my ear to the streets, catch they vibe without compromising mine, talk with the hands, and an occasional blow up dont hurt nobody.
Stay Busy Yall.