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Breaking Abroad and the Hip Hop Worldview

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This picture highlights the 10-year anniversary of Special K Crew (Spain), which I attended this fall. The crews Special K, Supremos, Alter Ego, Sugoi and Mighty Soul, among others, were present. The photo can also be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Special-K-Crew/217484285041812. Yours truly is in the blue (Biggest & Baddest brand) t-shirt in the middle of the top row.

By: Flava Vitz

I recently resided in Valencia, Spain for four months, interning as a translator for an e-journal, taking language courses, living with a family and training with new friends. You could call my choices atypical, because while anticipating my time there, I absolutely planned on continuing most of my behavior, which in this case was Breaking (“breakdancing” for some). Bonus Cut emphasizes Hip Hop as a worldview and worldwide phenomenon, and this reflection delves into that, so here are a few guidelines. I emphasize the following disclaimers:

1. The article’s topic is Breaking but it can relate to the other pillars of Hip Hop.

2. I have been Breaking for three years so what I write reflects that.

3. My experience abroad reflects a limited time experienced there.

4. I credit the crews 99stylez, 61syx Teknique, Weaponz of Rhythm (WOR), Supremos, Alter Ego and Mighty Soul as instrumental in my learning. The first three are US crews and the latter are from Spain. I cite Coda (WOR) and K2Roc (61syx and WOR) here, though in no way do I represent their individual or crew views and concepts. I flip ideas in my own Style.

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