B-boy in Shanghai is China’s largest breaking competition, attracting thousands of the best dancers across East Asia and the world to compete, exchange, and celebrate under the universal banner of hip hop culture. This year, American hip hop pioneer Mr. Wiggles introduced the event with a message about the origins of the culture and [...]
Lil’ Chao and Neal Rock are two of China’s most influential underground b-boys, representing Shanghai’s classic Dust Breakerz Crew. The two spent a few months hitchhiking around Western China’s Yunnan province, leaving us with a glimpse into their travels.
Music: “Paper Moon” courtesy of Metome
We had a blast at the MIDI Electronic Music Festival that took place on October 27th in Lujiazui, Shanghai. In collaboration with Navator and NeochaEDGE, we produced a short video of some highlights from the day, check it out below (alternate link on Youku)…
Our video from the Underground Kingz hip hop / street dance battle in Wuhu, Anhui province, July 2013. The event was hosted by Weixing from the up & coming Shanghai-based boy band DoubleX2, and included some of China’s most promising emerging talent in the categories of popping, b-boying, and hip hop. The song used [...]
Our video for navator exploring hip hop and street culture in Thailand during our travels in February of 2013. Shot at Bangkok’s infamous Khaosan Road and the Keep It Real B-boy Battle. Special thanks to b-boy Mozilla and the Khaosan Road b-boys, i-Style and Romeo Zerious Crew, Sixthkamenz Crew, and Mike and June. [...]
Quick session while waiting for the train with Zee (the freshest kids in china), Hongy (Fantastix, Germany), & Max (Urban Force, Italy) at Xuzhou Railway Station after Bomb Jam vol. 5.
Honored to make the 2013 trailer for Master Yonn from South Korea’s world champions Gamblerz Crew, shot around his neighborhood in Shanghai. Hip hop’s globalization doesn’t get any better than this: a Russian-born b-boy representing a South Korean crew living in Shanghai, China practicing an American-born artform and culture. Track: Jay-Z – In My [...]
Street show on Shanghai’s historic Nanjing Road with b-boys Master Yonn (Gamblerz), Flying Buddha (Top9 / MZK), Guyver, and Trufanec from Russia and MC Ben (Self-Expression Project). Cameo from Danny (Caster Evolution / MZK) at the end, bringing real hip hop culture back to the streets. Alternate link on Youku.
We interviewed Yaojun in 2011 with the support of the Beijing-based youth research firm China Youthology, when he was starting out as a student at Shanghai’s Caster Dance Studio and preparing for the 2011 B-boy in Shanghai competition. Originally from Jiangxi province, Yaojun tells us about his introduction to hip hop dance, his [...]
navator just released the video from Xuzhou’s 炸舞阵线 battle, which brought together b-boys and b-girls from all across China and the world. Dope stuff, special thanks to navator’s Saad for all of the inspiration, Hyein on the camera, and everyone that represented at the battle.
- the freshest kids in china is a project to document developing global youth cultures in china, with a focus on street dance, hip hop, and urban art.