B-Boy Stripes Interview
Where are you from?
I was originally born in Stuttgart Germany but at 5 yrs old i moved to Jacksonville, Florida and I was raised there.
2.What crew do you rep?
I represent FlipsideKings and MainIngredients and Bgsk Fam
3.How long have you been bboying?
In August of this year, I will have been breaking for 12 years
4.What got you into bboying?...and who were some of your inspirations that got you started?
As far hip hop in general I’ve always been exposed to it in some way or another through my siblings and people I was around, not necessarily “oh these are the four elements” but as far music, clothing, and shit like that, its always been there no one ever had to say to me, oh, this is “hip hop yo” like how it is now, which i think is kind of corny loll
As far as breaking I first saw it my from an older guy in my neighborhood but i didn’t start right away, he showed me beat street, and another tape he had gotten from somewhere I didn’t know at that time what it was, but recently i realized it was an old freestyle session tape , a few years later breaking found its way back to me, I saw beat street on WB channel 9 then I got the Radiotron tape an i was like damn..I was inspired by all the things i saw going on in that video, not just the breaking but also just the energy behind it.
5 -How would you describe your style?
If i had to describe it I would have to say .Action Bronsons verse on that MARS track. I have come along way but I still have long way to go. Maybe I wont be competing by that time and thats ok I am enjoying the journey.
6-Who are some of the b-boys that influenced your style?
Kevo, Lego, Chizo, Insight, Grits, Jules, Dahs, Vengeance, Beastmode Keebz theres more though
7-What do you think about the scene today, compared to how it use to be when you were first coming up?
Hm i dont wanna just say all the cliche stuff that everybody says but yeah it is different i think i came into breaking right at the end of a good time and the beginning of how it is now, i cant complain though fortunately for me I’m able to see the good and enjoy myself instead of being angry about it.
Its the same in everyday life, being born in 87 I experienced the change, the end of a certain way of living before the technology became so easily accessible to everyone. When you had to call girls on your house phone an shit lol, Shit changes, theres always some good in it though, if you know how to see it ;)
8-What do you like to do outside of bboying?
Listen to music, chill, play 2K, and just living, i actually still love to break so i spend most of the time doing that, because i want to, i enjoy it, i notice a lot of people aren’t like that anymore they just break to get better at breaking.
9-You've traveled to many countries to do what you do,which country was the most memorable for you?
I would have to say France because it was my first trip i think, when i went to europe for 2 weeks with Kevo in 2008, I quit my job at the time just to go, cuz i thought that would be the only chance i would ever get to go to paris in my life so i just walked out that shit like homie did on half baked,
10-Name your top 5 b-boys of all-time? (in no particular order)
Lego,Kevo, Moy, Ken Swift, Rudi Gobstopper i could go on though
11-What are some of your favorite music groups or artists that's always in rotation in your ipod?
Gil Scott, Roc Marciano, Lauryn Hill Unplugged, Oddisee, Nature, Willie The Kid, Curren$y, Toro Y Moi, Radiohead, Asamov, King Krule
12-Name your top 3 favorite food?
Seafood, Fritanga, Some chinese food that i can’t say in english lol
13-any last shout-outs?
Shout to you guys at Bofresco each one of y’all are official, and thank you for all the gems you guys dropped on me as a yute.
FSK,MIC, MIND180, Sweet Technique, Havikoro,FloorLords, Self-X, Dragon Style, SKMZ ,Ruffneck Attack, BGSK,MZK, HBKZ, FDC, LGA, Tata, Flaco, Pepito, Steez,Katsu,Sammy Samo, Lorenski, Macca,Roxington, Squid, Namek, Trigger, Omen, Fantum, Morris, Kareem, Puzzles, Noname,Vision, Sweepy(RSC) J-Smooth,and everyone else who inspires me peace my frillies