Author Topic: THE WORLD FAMOUS ROCK STEADY CREW'S 26TH ANNIVERSARY in LOS ANGELES  (Read 39 times)

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Ballerstatus.net will be covering this event, but it is open to the public.. Everyone should show up its gonna be hot!

THE WORLD FAMOUS ROCK STEADY CREW'S 26TH ANNIVERSARY
presented by Backspin Productions and Lipton Brisk
August 1 - 2, 2003 3pm-9pm
at The Palace
1735 North Vine Street

Featuring Dilated Peoples, Spooks,
a Lipton Brisk Flava Styles 2-on-2 B-Boy/B-Girl Battle and more!
Admission $20.00

Los Angeles: The legendary Rock Steady Crew will celebrate its 26th anniversary with a day of festivities, August 1st and 2nd, including performances from Dilated Peoples, Spooks, the 2-on-2 Lipton Brisk Flava Styles B-Boy/Girl Battle which crowns the best B-boys/B-girls in the world. This year competitors hail from as near as the Bronx and as far as Japan. Last year's NYC champion, Miami-based Bebe, of the Ground Zero Crew, won a cash prize of $1000 and was the first to take the title for a second consecutive year.

Throughout the early 80s, The Rock Steady Crew championed the B-boy movement, gained the support of the godfather of Hip Hop, Afrika Bambaataa and the Universal Zulu Nation and garnered international mainstream attention. "In today's cultural landscape the B-boy is an amalgamation," explains Crazy Legs. "Part athlete, part artist and part diplomat, the B-boy/B-girl is revered because he doesn't let anyone else dictate his scene and he doesn't shut anyone out. Rock Steady has all kinds of people regardless of ethnicity, religion or culture. It's about being passionate and self-expressive."

For nearly three decades B-boying/B-girling (also known to the media as "breakdancing") has been an integral component of Hip Hop culture, the skate scene, and other dynamic subcultures. It has taken over the mainstream via top-selling artist videos, and has been incorporated into lifestyle brand campaigns. The 26th Anniversary will truly celebrate the 'cultural clash' of B-boy culture - as evident in the skate scene, alternative/indie Rock scene and even in sports.

The annual Rock Steady Anniversary began in 1991, and was originally intended to honor Buck 4 and other deceased members of the crew as well as to celebrate all of the elements of Hip Hop culture. Every year Crazy Legs hosts and organizes the annual celebration which draws over 20,000 attendees. Many Deejays, B-boys/girls, poppers, lockers, uprockers, graffiti writers, emcees and other Hip Hop enthusiasts travel from all corners of the globe to be in NYC at the end of July for this monumental celebration. The Los Angeles segment of the Anniversary has been a wonderful addition to the already monumental activities.

The 26th Rock Steady Crew Anniversary was made possible through the sponsorship funds provided by presenting sponsor Lipton Brisk and Backspin Productions and supporting sponsors Power 105.1 FM, FILA, SUW, Tribal Gear, Babygrande, Nature Sound and Triple Five Soul.