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    Artist Series

    Clyde Singleton -Artist Series

    - Where are you from?
    Jacksonville, Florida.. Northside native..

    - How long have you been skating?
    26yrs..

    - Who inspired you to start skating?
    my neighbor.. he had a board, i picked it up.. started tick-tacking to the bus stop, and went 2 bus stops up.. haven't quit since..

    - What sponsors are you reppin nowadays?....and who did you skate for back in the days?


    i dont skate for anyone.. dont want to.. i do it for the love now.. fukk a sponsor.. its no fun, when it becomes a job.. as for back in tha day- started off with Vision.. moved on to Acme.. then, went to Natas Kaupas' 101.. Sal recruited me to 23 after.. then, we banged out Aesthetics/Elwood.. and, ended it out skating for Zoo.. had a great career.. cant complain..

    - Who are your biggest influences when you started?
    Fred Reeves, and Steve Steadham.. they were the only brothers i seen skateboarding in magazines.. that, was inspirational to me..

    - How many competitions have you entered?
    too many to remember..
    and which one was the most memorable?


    North Hampton, England.. i made it to the finals, in a World Cup.. also, one of the first x-Games in Oceanside.. i beat Tony Hawk.. whaddup Birdman..


    - Other then the US, which country has the dopest skaters?
    US hasnt had the dopest skaters, since about 96..just keepin it real..
    - 5 best skaters of all-time?


    Sean Sheffey, Julien Stranger, Kareem Campbell, Sal Barbier and Kevin Taylor..


    - What artists are you bumpin in your ipod when you're skating?
    i cant wear a ipod when i skate.. its goofy, as well as distracting..


    - Are you currently working on anything?...projects outside of skating?
    school. got limited edition boards dropping this Summer.. a few gallery openings.. another contest.. ill be grinding until forever..


    - Name 3 things your fans may not know about you?
    im very well read.. im from Jacksonville- not Cali.. im not into trends, whatsoever..

    - Any shout-outs?
    Mom, Pops, my brother Ray, my family and anybody reading this.. yall be easy..

    Bboy-Victor Interview

    B: Where are you from?

    V: I'm from Kissimmee florida born and raised

    B:What crew do you rep?

    V:The crews I rep are the squadron and mfkidz

    B: How long have you been bboying?

    V: I been breaking for 10 years now!

    B: What got you into bboying?...and who were some of your inspirations that got you started?

    V: What got me into bboying was my dad and his twin brother. They use to break back in Mexico when it first started. They taught me backspins footwork and Beatstreet movie after that I never stopped.

    B: How would you describe your style?

    V: My style I would describe it as explosive energetic, smooth and powerful

    B: Who are some of the b-boys that influenced your style?

    V: Some of the bboys that influence my style was the next one bboy Thunder bboy evo mad nico. There's plenty but here are a few

    B:What do you think about the scene today, compared to how it use to be when you were first coming up?

    V: I think the scene today is good and there's a lot more bboys but when I was first coming up I think it was crazier and better becuase I was battling all of the top heads in FL for example like main ingredients, mind180, flipside Kings, fresh intelex, and that's how I got better and the jams were hype now it's not the same.

    B: What do you like to do outside of bboying?

    V: Outside of bboying I love to adventure out skate around the city seeing new views and learning new things.

    B: Your top 5 b-boys of all-time? (in no particular order)

    V: My top 5 bboys of all? Dang that's a hard question but here you go
    Ken swift
    Megus
    Crazy legs
    Evo
    Swift rock

    B:What are some of your favorite music groups or artists that's always in rotation

    V: Favorite artist are lord finesse, big l, tribe called quest, tupac there a lot! But that's all I can think of.

    B:Name your top 3 favorite food?

    V: Top 3 favorite foods would be jerk chicken inchelada, Japanese pizza with fried squid and tai food!

    B: any last shout-outs?

    V: Shoutouts to all my crews my family my freinds who have my back for the people who believe in me and continue to show love and support!!! Thank you bofresco for the love shout out to yall!!!










     

    Dj Bonics - Interview

    Bo: Where are you from...?

    Born in Philadelphia. Went to College in PGH and learned the craft and stayed there up until recently where I currently go back and forth from PGH to Philly if not on tour. So i guess Pennsylvania.



    Bo: What was your first set up and What do you currently use...?

    Oh Shit! My dad bought me these Numark "Dj-In-A-Box" Turntables. They were purple, plastic, belt driven and pretty awful. But that's what i started on so I can't hate!



    Bo: What do you feel about Digital Djing to Analog Djing...?

    Well digital djing is obviously the current standard. What's dope about it is that it really makes the possibilities endless. You can have any type of music, any sound, at anytime. It also beats carrying around crates of records. But analog and in this case djing with Wax was definitely where I started. And to me really is the best way to start. Learning how to mix, cut, and blend REAL records really helps a build discipline. It helps you really learn the fundamentals of mixing because it's not as forgivable. If your blend is off you got to bring the needle to the beginning of the record by hand versus pressing one button to go back to the cue point. If you are scratching and the record skips you have to go back and find the sound, unlike using digital stuff where you are never really gonna lose the sound no matter where the needle jumps (unless you blast it off the table). I'm not gonna be the purist guy that says I'm better because I've learned on Wax. I just know that I have a deeper understanding of djing and have skills that are only learned through that "period" of djing.



    Bo: Most memorable moment as a DJ...?

    Wow. There is a few memorable moments. Most recently I remember in the early 2000's I use to work for Clear Channel Entertainment help promoting concerts. So at the biggest concert venue in the PGH area, I use to pass flyers out to come to different shows, concert deals etc. And at that same venue just this past summer I got to play at that venue for a sold out crowd over 22,000 people. Another honorable mention was winning the Red Bull Thre3style in Pgh and then competing in the first ever U.S. Finals.


    Bo: Tell the folks who you Dj for ?

    WIz Khalifa and for WIred 96.5 Philadelphia, and occasionally on 96.1 Kiss in PGH.


    Bo: What do you feel about the new generation of tablist compared to the the generations in the past?

    I don't even know if there are "new tablist." I sure their are kids who can scratch and juggle etc. But there is no real comparison to the cats from the 90's and early 2000's. The pioneer's. The Q-bert's, Roc Raida's, A-Trak's and Craze's. These dudes were innovators and seemed to make endless possibilities with a very limited medium. That's why I continue to make scratch video's to show the new cats that it's more then playing the hottest song at the moment. There is a craft and an art involved.


    Bo: What project are you currently working on?

    Possibly working on my own Wiz mixtape. I have just also "signed" an artist that I'm managing who is a singer songwriter named Mo Safren. I also placed 2 beats on Wiz's new album coming out this fall with a producer that I represent. I do a mix show that I host and mix every saturday night that you can hear on Wired 96.5 Philly. And this fall I'm going on a 3 month tour with WIz and the Taylor Gang. There is always some work in progress.



    Bo: Pizza or Sushi?

    That's tough. I love sushi but I'd have to say Pizza.

    Bo: Who are the top 5 DJ's on your list?

    Q-bert, Craze, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, and AM.

    Bo: What's playing in your I pod currently?

    Classics mainly right now. Beatles, BIlly Joel, Sade, Tortured Soul, and a few random mixtapes.



    Bo: Anything advise you want to share with the new generations up and coming ?

    Don't be afraid to build a legend. I know the lifestyle and the fast life seems tempting but a real dj will always know a real dj. Take your time, do it right, you can do it baby, do it tonight.... oh... Just love it.



    Bo: I so appreciate the time...one more question for the road...Boom bap or trap?

    I mean I from the golden era. I grew up listening to that era. SO my hear is there. I love me an 808 drum roll though. And I am fucking with the TRAP HOUSE shit.


    Once again thanks homie!!! Just send the pic with the questions and some links of the projects you got out and we will let you know when we put it up there!!!

    www.djbonics.com

    God bless my friend!!!

    B-Boy Teknyc -Interview

    - Where are you originally from? I'm from Barrio Obrero(Santurce),Puerto Rico.


    - What crew do you rep? I rep Skill Methodz.


    - how long have you've been b-boying? I've been breakin' for 17 years.


    - Who were some of your inspirations when you first got started? When i first started my inspirations were/are my older brother Willie,Crazy Legs,Ken Swift,Swift Rock,Kwik Step,Mauritzio,Speedy Legs(FL),Troll,Kareem(France/Aktuel force),Second to None(UK),Demon Smurf and many more.


    - Outside of b-boying, you also dabble in graffiti and in boxing. Who are some of the people that you looked up to when you first started doing both? In boxing growing up i looked up to Wilfredo Gomez,Macho Camacho(R.I.P),Julio Cesar Chavez,Sugar Ray Leonard,Roberto Duran,Mike Tyson,Marvin Hagler. damn there were a lot of greats in that era man. For Graff most definitely my brothers Ewok and Ceaze, Also Dash,Cope,Ces,West,Teal,View2,Trixter,Ghost,Serve,Doves,Wane,Jaes,Doc. I still look up to those guys, they're all still killing it.


    - Other then the 3 things cats know you for doing, what are a few things that you do, most people may NOT know you do? I'm a super hero at night, i fight sharks every other week to test myself see if i still got it, I also fly jets on Wednesdays. "Super straight face."
    - You've traveled to many countries doing your thing. Which country outside of the US was the dopest? and most memorable for you? They were all dope in their own unique way, i learned a lot from every place I've visited. I guess the most memorable would be the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. That was once the most advanced civilization on this planet. I got to be there & go inside the big pyramid. That's pretty memorable to say the least.


    - What movies, commercials, etc have you been in?..and out of all of them, which was the best experience for you? My first commercial was a Sony commercial where i was a Bboy Santa Claus back in like 2000,LOL. I was in Step Up 3D and the upcoming film Battle Of The Year. To be honest the best experience with work outside our scene was Rennie Harris's theatre show "Rome & Jewelz." I got to do some acting playing the role of Mercutio and we got to travel and perform that show all over the world. That experience and being mentored by Rennie Harris was critical in shaping me to the man and artist I am today. I learned a lot of lessons that I still apply today in my personal life and in my professional life.


    - What do you think about today's b-boy scene, as oppose to how it was back in the days? It's the reflection of our world today. Today everything is hot now then gone tomorrow,not a lot sticks to last the test of time. It's disposable to a lot of people as opposed to something invaluable,something you feel it has to be there for you to nourish & take care of it so you can grow together with it. When we started we felt like we had to do this full out,to the highest degree of integrity,we felt like we had a responsibility. We wanted to help preserve it. I don't feel that's the case for the majority today. It's a very few that i get that feeling from and very rarely.


    - What are some of your favorite music groups or artists that’s always in rotation in your iPod? Nas,Wu Tang,Menahan Street Band,El Michael's Affair,Nightmares On Wax,Phoenix and The XX.


    - Who are your top 5 b-boys of all-time? My brother Willie. SKILLMETHODZ Crazy Legs. Ken Swift. Kmel.


    5 boxers of all-time? Muhammad Ali. Mike Tyson. Sugar Ray Leonard. Julio Cesar Chavez 5- Undecided. LOL.. 5 graffiti artists of all-time? Skeme. JA. Cope. Ewok Wane.


    - What are 3 of your favorite foods? Puerto Rican. Arroz con gandules y Carne Guisada. Pho. General Tso's Chicken. Ceviche. Classic american cheeseburger & fries.


    - What advice could you give to an up and coming b-boy? Learn your history, Fall in love with the music, study RSC,Second to none,Battle squad & Skill Methodz.


    - any shout-outs? My family,My lady Homa, my crew SKMZ,all my peeps world wide & of course you Basic, the whole MIC & Bofresco.

    B-Boy Flexum - Interview

    Where are you from?
    Santa Rosa California. The Bay Area!
    -What crew do you rep?
    Knuckleheads Cali x Furious Styles x 5150 x Sour Patch x StarChild La Rock x Frenemies

    -How long have you been bboying?
    2014 marks my 20th year.

    -What got you into bboying?...and who were some of your inspirations that got you started?
    The person that got me into bboying was Bboy Vietnam from Rock Force. My father who also use to break got me started. Some of the inspirations that got me started were Vietnam, Ivan, Remind, Ken Swift, Buck 4, Kuriaki, Swift Rock, Wicket, Jazzy J, Orko LiL Ceaser, EasyRoc and storm.
    -How would you describe your style?
    The way I can describe my style is the way everyone else sees me, entertaining. I myself describe it as fun, unpredictable, explosive and most of all musically tuned.

    -Who are some of the b-boys that influenced your style?
    Off the bat I have to say Remind, Ivan, Poe1, Kuriaki, Wicket, Flo Master, Ken Swift, Sway, Swift Rock, Pablo, EasyRoc and Knuckleheads Cali.

    -What do you think about the scene today, compared to how it use to be when you were first coming up?
    The scene now compared to before is incredibly bigger for starters. There jams every weekend in ever state! Before there wasn't a event for almost months at a time and you had to travel in trunks of cars just to get there. I feel today that the rawness, the music, the freedom is missing. Many today really look the same based on what they think it is to Bboy.

    -What do you like to do outside of bboying?
    Shoot where do I start haha well I've been skateboarding since I was a early teen and still do today. Also really like to snowboard and wakeboard. Like experimenting with all kinds of music to see what my mind comes up. Like camping hiking and anything outdoors. From fishing in the ocean to sitting on the river. Most of all I just enjoy watching movies.
    -You've traveled to many countries to do what you do,which country was the most memorable for you?
    This question is hard cause EVERY country has given me something so memorable. Guess ending 2013 I have to say Osaka/Kyoto Japan was the most memorable. Had my crew and family there on top of seeing old time friends coming up in the scene with, Mortal Combat and Body Carnival.

    -Name your top 5 b-boys of all-time? (in no particular order)
    Kuriaki, Ken Swift, Remind, Ivan, Easy Roc.
    -What are some of your favorite music groups or artists that's always in rotation in your ipod?
    Well that would be a easy question is it wasn't for my iPod being stolen. If I had to say it would be Led Zeppelin, GangStar, The Black Keys, The Temptations, WuTangClan, Rage Against The Machine, TribeCalledQuest, MostDef, The Mars Volta, Brenton Wood, The Doors, James Brown.
    -Name your top 3 favorite food?
    Korean BBQ, Pho, Mexican Food
    -any last shout-outs?
    Like to give Basic a huge shout out for giving me a opportunity to share myself with the line and the supporters. Much love to my fans and the folks in Hip Hop keeping our culture alive and striving forward. To my crews that I mentioned plus my pboys who made 2013 one hella of a year! Also to my boy Vinnie aka Vephots for photo shoot for the fam Bofresco. My family and friends who have supported me and continue to, thank you!