On the Red Bull Music channel, they recently featured the story about the song Boogie Down Bronx by Man Parrish. This track was such a rare beat for us. It was not featured on any of the Street Jam cd’s that were released or at least the ones we had. The first time I heard this song was in a battle I had against a local known bboy. Maybe it was the rarity of it, but we all used to love getting down to this song. It is interesting to see the story behind some of the music we used to get down to.
During my first year of breaking, the music we danced to was nothing like the break beats we dance to today. We used to dance to electro funk music that was rereleased on Street Jams cd’s. These cd’s would feature all different 80’s artist and their songs. Songs like Planet Rock and Jam On It were the songs that were always being played when guys would break. This is before I ever saw any bboy videos, or got schooled on break beats. Even when we watched movies like Beat Street, and Breakin’ most of the music they played on the movies we’re on these cd’s. I’ve shared many similar stories with bboys from my generation.