Author and founder of the B-Boy Championships, DJ Hooch, brings you the first book which completely charts the growth and migration of B-Boying.
The dance in which the DJ plays break beats for performers to go off on, was born in New York back in 1979 with a Bronx group called Rock Steady Crew. Fast forward to 1996 when the hip-hop phenomenon was reincarnated in London’s very own Shepherds Bush Empire and later came to settle in Brixton Academy. The book contains over 100 vibrant pictures, collected over a 15 year span, and breaks down the art of the various international poppers, lockers, solo b-boys and crew that have performed over the years. As well as compiling this immense catalogue, promoter DJ Hooch also presents the World B-Boy TV series on Channel 4 and ran the longest-running funk and hip hop club in the UK.
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Author DJ Hooch headed up the longest running funk and hip-hip club in Covent Garden’s Africa Centre from 1999, but in which year did his reign end?
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B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton will be available from September 1st on Virgin Books.