Bossip Be Breakin’: ‘Red Bull BC One’ Obliterates Los Angeles Dance Scene With Colossally Competitive Cypher

A colossally competitive cypher took place in Los Angeles, California this weekend and brought out some of the best b-boy and b-girl breakers in the nation.

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Red Bull BC One

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On Saturday, July 31st, the world’s largest breaking competition, Red Bull BC One, continued its 18th iteration in Los Angeles and BOSSIP’s Deputy Editor Dani Canada was on hand to witness the Hip-Hop immersed matchups.

During the festivities, Avalon Hollywood was buzzing with (COVID-19 safe) energy as top breakers from SoCal and beyond gathered for an unforgettable day of 1:1 b-boy and b-girl battles. While the event was limited to a certain amount of attendees per protocols, excited competitors were seen stretching, socializing, and warming up to the sounds of Mr. Choc and DJ Lean Rock before taking center stage for faceoffs.

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The floor was also open to attendees to showcase their skills that varied from footwork, popping, locking, to headspins. Several people took advantage including TikToker creator Abiud Sando, creator of the viral “Sando Twist.”

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Backstage, the Los Angeles cypher’s esteemed judges, b-boy RoxRite, b-girl Ericka “Baby Girl” Martinez, and b-boy GWiz kept cool demeanors but let their excitement shine through during interviews.

 

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RoxRite and GWiz ticked off to BOSSIP the qualifications they were looking for in top Red Bull BC One standouts…

“I’m looking for the all-around b-boy, how well they’re dancing on top,” RoxRite, the first b-boy to clock 100 (ONEEE-HUNDREED) victories, told BOSSIP. “The way they combine their moves. Of course, stealing moments and controlling the battle is important to me. If you know how to dominant the battle and steal moments from the other guy that helps you. Execution is one of the biggest things. All around I’m looking for footwork, arm movements, freezes but however you mix them is up to you.”

“[I’m looking for] the complete all-around dancer,” added GWiz to BOSSIP. “Who’s utilizing the music to their movement, who’s able to tell a story through the music and through their movement. At the same time, we’re at a competitive level so I wanna see them bring out their big moves, amazing moves. I wanna see the kids come with it.”

and their fellow judge/expert Ericka added that she was seeking “musicality, foundation, power, cleanness” and “flow” before noting her affinity for “burns”, a moment in the battle where a competitor taunts their competition. 

“I love burns, I come from the era of burns, I like seeing how you control yourself and your emotions and maintain that battle.” 

She also noted that she was especially amped to see female representation with the b-girls who were integrated into the competition within recent years.

“I think it’s really dope to see the playing field equal to the women now, “Ericka told BOSSIP. “It’s really important now to see them.”

 

Throughout the event, breaker/actor/choreographer Kid David played host and expertly commentated the battles noting the footwork and “answers” each competitor had for their challenger.

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Ultimately when it was time to crown the top b-boy and b-girl, b-boy Mase who flipped, dipped, and contorted himself into what should’ve been back-breaking positions, took home top honors alongside “Supreme Beingz” /”Diamonds In The Rough” Crew’s cypher cat, JK47.

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At the tender age of 17, Mace represents TMB and Killafornia Crew and already has 12 years of breaking experience after being introduced to the art by his father.

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As for JK47, she boasts nearly two decades of experience under her belt, 18 to be exact, and this is her second Red Bull BC One win. She tours throughout the world as a breaking workshop facilitator, teaching people of all ages through her love and passion for street dance.

 

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Both Mase and JK47 who kept the crowd electrified throughout their battles will now move on to the National Cypher taking place August 20-22 in Orlando.

Red Bull BC One

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Red Bull BC One

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As breaking continues gaining global momentum especially after its recent recognition as an official competitive sport for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic games, breakers can count on receiving more recognition for their cultural art form. According to b-boy RoxRite, that’s exactly how it should be.

“Something like the Red Bull BC One is an opportunity for us to shine as artists because Hip-Hop has overlooked us. In terms of the music industry, the b-boy has always been in the back but Red Bull BC One brings in the talent of the dancers and they get their own platform to shine as the artists that they are.”

We’ll be watching, will YOU?



The Red Bull BC One competition continues this weekend in Boston, with additional regional qualifiers to follow in Houston before the U.S. Red Bull BC One National Finals, which take place in Orlando. One b-boy and one b-girl will go on to represent the U.S. at the Red Bull BC One World Finals taking place in Gdańsk, Poland, on November 5 to 6.

Read more: https://bossip.com/2033934/red-bull-bc-one-los-angeles/

City Girls, Up: Fans Think Yung Miami Confirmed Diddy’s Smashing Her To ‘P*ssy Talk’ Particles With THIS Post & Delete

Coupled up???

Yung Miami, Diddy

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There appears to be some truth behind recent rumors Diddy and rapper Yung Miami are dating after the City Girl seemingly posted and delete proof last night.

Fans caught Caresha seemingly slipping after she shared a video of her parked in Diddy’s lap and sipping out of a bottle of his branded Tequila, Deleon. The video went live in Yung Miami’s story for a total of 3 minutes before it got erased, but did she actually mean to share it?

Speculators think the footage was meant for her “close friends” on the app and not for the rest of us to see, but it was way too late. The clip of 27-year-old Caresha and Diddy, 53, canoodling spread around social media like wildfire.

Does THIS look like a confirmation they’re dating to you?

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In case you missed it, Yung Miami and Diddy dropped more than a few hints that they’ve had some chemistry. After being pictured holding hands, Yung Miami twerked it up poolside at Diddy’s crib last week. Yesterday, the rapper even gave her rumored boo a shout-out on IG for his Vanity Fair cover story, tagging him on Instagram.

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In related news, Diddy’s daughters apparently want him to settle down soon and get out of these skreets, he also clarified his current feelings for J.Lo after seemingly thirsty after her recently, per Vanity Fair.

“His daughters want him to settle down and get out of these streets. He knows what you are thinking, but he says there is no reason to expect a redux of the Diddy-Lopez romance. He and J.Lo are just friends. Of the social media post that set tongues wagging over the summer, he says that it was just a throwback post from a great time in his life. I push him gently on this because the streets want to know.

“It wasn’t no trolling involved, that’s just my friend. And I don’t have nothing to say about her relationship or her life.””

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Maybe he’s not into J. Lo because he’s already set his sights elsewhere…

 

 

Read more: https://bossip.com/2034008/city-girls-up-fans-think-yung-miami-confirmed-diddys-smashing-her-to-pssy-talk-particles-with-this-post-delete/

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