Our long time friend and young fighter Andrew Valladarez has an upcoming fight February 11, 2012. He’s been fighting since he was a young buck and now is taking it to the big time. It’s going to be an action packed event for sure and if your smart you will get your tickets now before they are all gone. A night in the ‘Sco, watching vicious fights live, and a guaranteed after party whether he wins or whether he wins.
Ticket Info Below.
Break dancing is still alive and going strong. King of the Hill 2 in Morgan Hill was a sure testament to that.
Shout out to Freestyle Force Crew : Bee, Preston, Loko, Eric, John, Andy Lor for making it far into the competition looking saucy and reppin’ our shirts.
Chris, Paul, Kristine and the whole Social Villains Crew for showing us love and letting us be a part of this event.
To 5th Element, Aiko & Laila, for being wonderful neighbors and rocking our stickers and showing love.
MarvinStreet Sweaterz stopped by and showed love. A humble man from the beautiful town of Paris, was rocking all day! Check him out below.
Morris Isby who took home the winning title back to the capital of Cali.
B-Girl Jilou from Cologne Germany & her partner Dev1 went pretty far in the competition too, clowning. Her first battle in the United States! This girl can hang with the boys no doubt!
Overall, we were happy to be there. It reminded me of how important it is to give to the community and keep kids involved in activities that help build character, strength, and ninja skills. It also reminded me how bad I really gotta start doing sit – ups.
First weekend of the year came pretty fast and what better way to start ours off than with a trip downtown to support local artists.
Friday night we stopped by South First Billiards to check out #Swag. San Jose Hip Hop served up fresh with a side of live painting from Mr.LopezArt – http://mrlopezart.blogspot.com/
While we were there, we were fortunate enough to catch some good footage of Shamako Noble performing the sure slapper ‘Got Spit’.
An emcee, an organizer, an activist from the Bay Area, Mr. Noble brings more than nobility to his craft.
Label: RonDavoux Records/RDV Promo
Another emcee we were able to catch was Solis Cin speaking raw words right in our ear.
A Nuyorican born in the South Bronx, raised in the bay, take our advice and don’t sleep on him.
Other performers included:
Don Prahfit - http://www.blindiforthekids.com/2011/11/goldenchyld-don-prahfit-future-hop/
IQ – http://facebook.com/IQonTheBeats
Niamaj – http://www.berealrecords.com/?p=131
Persia – http://www.facebook.com/emceePERSIA
w/ Aima the Dreamer – http://www.aimathedreamer.com/
& SubRen – http://www.facebook.com/subren
MUCH LOVE & RESPECT!
It’s where you learn if you are going to be a good guy or a bad guy or perhaps a little bit of both. Where putting firecrackers up a cats ass on Fourth of July is a norm, whether you really did it or just talked about doing it. Where the ‘ding ding’ man – the Bentley of ice cream trucks – made it’s one time lap around your block and you knew you had about 2-3 minutes to beg your mom for change or steal it from her one way or the other to get that real ice cream and not that pre-packaged shit the other guys had. Other ice cream trucks frequented the block so often it didn’t really matter as much to get their kind. And since it was generally the same ice cream man every time it stopped being about ice cream with him and more of a ‘how many ways can I fuck with him’ game. Like jumping on the back of his truck and catching a little ride around the block until he noticed you were there and stopped. Or asking him for an ice cream and taking it and running…
When playing outside literally meant playing outside, hiking orchards that are now ‘apartment communities’, riding bikes, catching ‘crawdads’ in the creek, catching blue belly lizards and sickin’ them on little kids, playing tag, cartoon tag, freeze tag, Chinese jump rope, jump the creek…
Let us not forget how your hood could not be a hood lest it had it’s own ‘crazy’. You know the dude that walks around always rantin’ and raving about something, until you stop him and make him say the one thing he always says to make you guys all laugh. And no Saturday evening was complete without the sounds of the ‘ghetto-bird’ making it’s routine rounds while you and your friends did everything you could to get them to shine the light on you…
Where Hank Lopez Center was around the corner and every so often your mom would let you walk there for a B-Boy Jam…
Going to a Bboy jam now brings on a feeling of nostalgia that I welcome with open arms.
Refuse Routine is proudly sponsoring King Of The Hill 2; Winter Breaks.
You can catch us there in our booth silently fighting urges to up-rock, continuate, and head spin…
Our video production crew shot this a few months ago.
.Late Nights.Early Mornings.
.The ‘fresh’ is strong with this one.