Where are you from?
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Inland Empire - Rialto CA. Reppin the West Coast.
-What crew do you rep?
Squishy Docious & Air Force Crew
-How long have you been bboying?
Just hit my 8th year and it feels good.
-What got you into bboying?...and who were some of your inspirations that got you started?
When I was a kid I seen my cousins Ernie (R.I.P.) and Junior get down at a family party in LA. They were bustin’ out power moves like nothing, first time I seen something like that in my life. They taught me a basic head spin drill and a 3 step. From there it started, then my pops showed me the movies Beat Street and Breakin,’ I was digging the West and East Coast Flavor. Those movies inspired me like crazy. Later on in middle school I met my bro Ryry, who I’d seen holding it down at all the school parties. We linked up again in High School and he showed me the basics, he also introduced me to some awesome people from my city who danced as well, Nintendo Crew. My boys Danny, Luis, Alvin, and Ozzy taught me basic power moves, freezes and top rocks. They also passed down some golden footage, an old VHS tape of Freestyle Session Japan 2002 and 2003. From there the inspiration fueled me and I practiced hard every day.
-How would you describe your style?
I’ve always been highly Influenced by my crew SDC, each one of my brothers have helped mold my style in a way. The name “Docious” and what it means to me = Hungry, Raw, Active, Dope, Fresh and Funky. Also the OG IE Bboys, my generation and the upcoming ones, much respect. I like to blend West & East Coast styles, the West with the flying air flavor and dynamic style, and the East for the original Bboy flavor and fresh foundation.
-Who are some of the b-boys that influenced your style?
My Crew Squishy Docious, all the REAL crews whom I’ve met personally, members with different ways of killin the floor like, Battle Monkeys, Circus Runaways, Air Force Crew, Skill Methodz, Boogie Brats, Style Elements, Killafornia, LA Breakers, Rock Steady Crew, Battle Squad, Havikoro, Rhythm Bugz, Street Masters, Supernaturalz, Renegades, Rock Force, Unique Styles, 7$, Mind 180, BGSK & Mighty Zulu Kingz.
-What do you think about the scene today, compared to how it use to be when you were first coming up?
To me the scene is growing, everywhere I go I’m seeing more new talent, especially overseas. Back in the states certain events are not as jam packed as they were before, but definitely still dope for what they are when you have good vibes and good people in the building. I’m glad to see the scene in my hometown growing as well, my crew and I try to keep it alive by teaching and throwing events in the IE county.
-What do you like to do outside of bboying?
Draw, Graff, Read, Hike, Skate and take pictures.
-You've traveled to many countries to do what you do, which country was the most memorable for you?
Man these trips have been getting more epic and memorable for me. One of my most memorable trips was when I traveled to Florida for Who Can Roast The Most 11. It was my first flight out of California, paid for my own ticket with help from my boy DJ Erok. I got there and had to battle just to get into the shuttle van that picked me up haha. I always heard Florida was known for the Bboys/Bgirls, hungry to battle anytime anywhere, def lived up to the name, good times. I went out there solo, hardly knowing anyone. Soon as I battled in a 10 round exhibition against J-Hak from TG Breakers Korea, nearly everyone who saw the battle came to me and showed mad love. Just being out there for a week was dope, I got to chill with some inspirations of mine, Bebe and his crew Ground Zero, Flipside Kingz, and the homies from Florida. They showed me around Ft Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami. I went to train, chill, eat and sight see, we also hit up some clubs and got down. Def came back home inspired and with an even hungrier mindset.
-Name your top 5 b-boys of all-time? (in no particular order)
Kmel, Storm, Maurizio, Lil Cesar & Moy
-What are some of your favorite music groups or artists that's always in rotation in your ipod?
Flying Lotus, J. Dilla, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, B. Lewis, Asheru, Oddisee, Bob Marley, Common, The Black Keys, Joey Bada$$, K. Dot, Wu-Tang, Snoop Dogg, Pac Div, The Roots, & Guru.
-Name your top 3 favorite food?
Pizza, Mexican, & Thai food
-any last shout-outs?
Shout outs to my family, my friends, the IE movement. Also shout out to every crew I mentioned earlier, Basic & Bofresco, Bounce and all the S0R Fam, Physical Poets, The Hip Hop School of Arts in Pomona, to all the Bboys and Bgirls around the world, those who are hungry and reppin’ to the fullest.