R16 1 ON 1 FINAL BATTLE 2009 on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
RoxRite vs Lageat
Shout out to 7 Shadows for filming it!
This was the final battle of the R-16 Solo category. It was a fun final battle. I felt like this was an important battle for me to win. Since I have been in the finals of both Uk Champs, and BCone, I didnt want to be 1 for 2 in these kind of events. So it was a good accomplishment for me.
Reading many posts about people teaming up with people they know to battle is now a reason to complain on these bboy boards. This generation has had it to easy and now they want to make it easier for themselves by complaining that super crews shouldnt be allowed to battle. haha This is what steppin up your game means. I was there before myself. I would always ride for my crew regardless. I even turned down renegades when i was first asked to join them. I said no thanks I got my crew still SUB-4 I was 17 then. Sub-4 was the crew that I got put on this real hip hop bboy tip by (Our crew stood for Straight Up BBoys 4 elements of Hip Hop). We won many battles and lost some to. Its part of being with a REAL crew. I grew up with these guys. We went to school together we lived in the same town. Partied, battled at school dances, or wherever our rivals would be. This is what a REAL crew should be based on. If cats want to keep it REAL. Honestly though those crews that still have their members from when they came up. I want to say mad RESPECT for that. You crews need to appreciate that!
Back to my post. We didnt have recruits from other cities. Everyone in the crew had some kind of tie. Through family or friends.
Eventually I did get down with Renegades. We all have dreams and things we want to do. Some people have other things they want to do in life. Nothing wrong with that. Thats just the way life is. Once I got in Renegades it was the same thing. Some members were down others werent. Many came and left but a few of us were still there. During all this time I had a job. I was far away from making a living off of BBoyn which ain’t easy.
So what im getting at is that if you are not in those peoples shoes dont speak. You dont walk the same path. This is what some of us make a living off of. This what some of us gotta do. Plain and simple. We live off this. Thats the sacrifice we have to make. Event then though you gotta have a standard on who you battle with. You just cant battle with a bunch of random people all the time. Have some kind of relation with the people you battle with. Dont just jump around teams. Or at least I speak for myself because i have been in battles where I had to team up with other cats not in my crew. Or even came together with other crews.
Im not trying to justify on why there should be or shouldnt be super crews. Im just speaking on the dancer’s behalf that have had to enter battles with people. We dont know what they gotta do we dont share the same shoes. So why judge them? or jump to conclusions.
Going down in Denver September 12th!! BBoy Battle!
RoxRite workshop going down Saturday September 5th in San Francisco.
Address: 639 Frederick st. SF, CA. 94134