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DJ Kool Herc is the Official Father of Hip Hop Culture. His music selection, and connection to the BBOY/BGIRL Community, as well as his overwhelming presence on the streets created a huge following that lead to all the manifestations of what Hip Hop is today.
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The official year is 1973, the year that DJ Kool Herc had a famous party for his sister, and where he started playing his trademark style of Bboy Music, and how he played his music set off the scene that sparked the flames for what today's Hip Hop represents.
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DJ (that cuts break beats), MC (rapper), BBOY/BGIRL (breaking is the original Hip Hop Dance), WRITER (original term for graffiti writer), KNOWLEDGE (of Hip Hop History, of self, Other people, cultures, and the world around you)
the basic elements of Hip Hop Dance are: from NYC we have Breaking, Rocking, Party Dance/Freestyle, Electric Boogie. and from the West Coast influence we also include POPPING, and LOCKING.
Many will say it is BREAKING, POPPING, and LOCKING. Due the popularity of early Hip Hop Movies like BEAT STREET, and BREAKIN. But the real truth would be: BREAKING, ROCKING, and FREESTYLE/PARTY DANCE
YES, HIP HOP DANCE, is an extreme physical, and cardio workout, and also a fund dance. Even if you do basics in any of the styles of Hip Hop, we believe you would receive great benefits in your health.
First make sure you love the music. if you are a fan of real Hip Hop Music (Break Beats & Rhymes, Rap, Electro Funk). First thing any Hip Hop beginner should learn is simple Groove, and 2 Steps. Even for Breaking. Having a good sense of rhythm will take you far in any style of Hip Hop. Make sure you take classes with a reputable studio that teaches foundations in all Hip Hop dance styles.
The traditional way to get your name in Hip Hop Dance, is when your teacher, or someone influential gives you a name. You want a name with meaning, that represents your dance, and someone who has been there through out your journey who you respect, is the best person to give you a name. Other wise, some people choose a name based on his or her movement, add the word BOOGIE and your Initials, Start with MR, or MRS and add a funky move like MR WIGGLES ;), Use your CITY and add your initials. Try starting with a 3 letter word taken from your first or last name, or do like POP MASTER FABEL and open a dictionary, cover your eyes, flick the pages, and point at a random word (true story), then change the spelling of the word to give the name a twist.
If You dedicate yourself to studying basics without getting ahead of yourself, keeping up with social style dance 2 steps, and grooves, learn short 4 count freestyles, and build up to 8 count, 16 count, 32 count freestyles, and battle in open ciphers with other students, you will get good fast. But it takes a patient mindset to study foundation without getting anxious to grow. You are good once you can combine rhythm, groove, steps, and moves with confidence.

Rockin Jackets since 80's

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Started rocking jackets in the early 80's, I remember the FUNKY 4 Plus 1 Jackets (blew me away) But i learned from my Cousin NAC 143, and DAZE CYA, who were at our family get togethers every week, and rocking black books and jackets. I copied everything they did! =D But I remember doing my Lee Jeans before I went to high School of Art & Design, and used acrylics, and was mad sloppy, and on one of my first days in school i walked past SEEN and DOZE (leaders of the legendary TC5 crew, that i eventually joined) and they screamed on me! (laughed at me) hahaha truth, that happened, and it was around late 79, or early 80. But I understood i was a TOY! haha, so no hard feelings. But soon as me and Fabel started chillin in School, and hanging out after school. We became scientists on these Hard denim LEE Jackets. And started brainstorming on different things to use (him more than me) But by doing this we developed mad tricks of the trade.
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We started using DECCA SCREEN PRINTING INK as a BASE, and RAPID O GRAPH pens with permanent airbrush ink (fabel came up with these ideas. But we both mastered rocking DETAIL on jackets because of these upgrades) Then came the Stenciling Letters, and Spray Paint backdrops, and Fly Characters. We were having a blast, and truth be told. I MADE A GREAT LIVING (at 15 YO) rocking jackets. I was doing entire crews, and getting famous in my hood for this. I had people knocking on my door daily with a fresh LEE jacket for me to paint.
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LEE 101 RIDER JACKETS, were the original Jackets we painted back in the day. LEE is original HIP HOP Fashion. We used to paint the backs, and rock a full LEE SUIT. It was never LEVIS, or DICKIES, it was always LEE DENIM. we preferred the hard denim jackets. These used to be poor man clothing, but now a LEE RIDER jacket can cost up to $300!!!
I got so good, and so paid from it, i was making more (or as much money) Painting jackets, than selling Drugs (facts). Till this day, i find time to paint jackets for people, and even started bringing supplies on Tour, and painting for people on the road.I developed tricks to make it quicker, and more durable. At the same time making it available for purchase at cheaper prices for you dancers. I can rock a traditional for $300-$500, or a real Detailed one for between $700-$1000. But i have a system to make a quick one that still looks fresh for under $300 =) dancers dont have allot of money. But tat does not mean they cant get a fresh jacket from Mr Wiggles =D
I also started Rocking Jackets as a 1st place Prize for all my Battles. TOP ROCK CITY, and STREET CRED. Both Battles i used Jackets as a Prize, and a way for Kids to battle for things other than CASH. The real thing is, many Original Cats battled for Jackets. And your name on a Jacket is a symbol of your Street Crew, and def a Fashion Statement. Truth
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$250plus Jacket

Mr Wiggles hand painted jackets!


The supplies I use are listed below, and you can click those links and order them, and support the website.
POSCA PAINT MARKERS: These colors POP! and allot control on the ink flow.
MOLOTOV PAINT MARKERS: same as POSCA, these are the 2 best brands.
MONTANA SPRAY PAINT: These colors blend, and pop right off the jacket =)
TITANIUM WHITE ACRYLIC: This is my base paint, i use Liquitex, but also get a large tub that is affordable and you can use on many jackets is fine too.

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