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“BIG PAYBACK Vol.2” Went Down In 2009 The Breakdance B-Boy B-Girl Event!

Tuesday • May 26, 2009 • BY noiseman

It was definitely a dope event to remember at the 3rd annual b-boy / b-girl event to hit the Cupertino area, BIG PAYBACK Vol.2! It went down Saturday May 2nd at the Northwest YMCA here in Cupertino California. Most definitely a hip-hop get-down where cultural expression had a chance to live and breathe. If you were there then you know what’s up! There was definitely lots of heads and lots of competition, Crews were no doubt on the Rock Steady! Break dancers unit, get your moves on point and lets make it happen! Big Noise Radio was there to photograph and videotape the event. Keep it locked for footage and more info on the event posted here on Big Noise Radio.

Breakdance, breaking, b-boying is a street dance style that evolved as part of the movement among African American, Asian and Puerto Rican youths in Manhattan and the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s. In the present, it is internationally recognized all across the world especially in the Bay Area. From the four basic elements of toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes to acrobatic moves and martial art techniques, breakdancing will continue to evolve and innovate with the diversity of our surroundings and culture. It has been stated that breakdancing may have begun as a building, productive, and a constructive youth culture as an alternative to the violence of urban street gangs. Today we can find breakdancing in worldwide competitions, on your street corner, hip-hop events, and local community centers.

Northwest YMCA 20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014

Article: Hybrid Crew & Freddie Vega
Editor: Noiseman
Image: Hybrid Crew
Research: Freddie Vega