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Date
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Name
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2017
08 sep
1
V1 Battle 8 september 2017
Rap Freestyle 1 on 1 and 7toSmoke
Today - 17 august 2017
06 jul
4
V1 Festival 6 - 9 July 2017
Graffiti, music day, Battle of the Gods, Breaking, Rap Battle, Funky Drummer.
X-Ecutioners, Freeze, Ivan...
27 may
1
Breaking and Rap Freestyle Battle
Breaking Master & Student, Rap Freestyle 2 vs 2, Predatorz vs Top 9.
Breaking: Storm, Ken Swift (Skype online), Crazy Legs (Skype online). Rap Freestyle: Re Pac, Timur Check, Moonstar.
19 may
1
Literary and musical project
07 apr
1
Music Cinema Battle
Professionals, Non-professionals
F.Model, N.Kachanova
12 mar
1
Rap freestyle battle
Rap Freestyle
Repak, Roa, Samorez
17 feb
1
Jazz Improvisation Battle
Battle of Jazz improvization for students and those who finished education
V. Feirtag, F. Model, K. Sineglazova
03 feb
1
Literary and musical project
2016
24 dec
1
Rap Freestyle Battle
Freestyle Rap, Rap Contest
Dj 108, Sadman, Hamil
25 nov
1
Piano Battle
19 nov
1
Salsa Battle
Salsa non professionals, Salsa professionals
Yoandy Villarutia, Eneris Mulgado, Carlos Torres
11 nov
1
Song Battle
28 oct
2
Breaking and Beatmaking battle
Beatmakers battles, Crews 5X5 battles, Universal B-boy
Ken Swift, Lardge Professor
22 oct
1
Literary and musical project
Musical-literary project
Performers L.Zhogoleva and I.Sheverdin, V.Moiseeva and M.Bakalin, A.Malikova and E.Ageichik, S.Rusanov and A.Severinov
21 oct
1
Battle of Russian Romance
05 oct
1
Literary and musical project
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15 jul
1
Folk groups Battle
Folk groups Battle
Yakubovskaya E, Kuznecova M, Pushkarev V.
30 jun
4
V1 Festival
Graffiti, Scratch, Beatmakers, Battle of Gods, 3vs3 Juniors, 7 toSmoke, Rap, Freestyle dance, Funky Drummer, Profi 3vs3
Crazy Legs, Storm, Frankie Flave, T-Rock, Bernard Purdie, Roa, DJ D-Styles, Mr. Wiggles, Lewis Parker
25 jun
1
Choirs Battle
Choirs Battle
Stanislav Gribkov, Ekaterina Andreyeva, Anton Maksimov
29 may
1
Break Battle
4vs4 battle of Saint Petersburg dance schools, 3vs3 routines, 1vs1 breaking, 10vs10 exhibition battle
Kup, Pluto, Fast Foot
2015
19 nov
1
Breaking Battle
Popping, Top Rock City
Mr Wiggles
31 oct
1
V1 Battle
Bgirls 2 на 2, Good Foot, Seven2smoke, Routine
Machine
02 jul
4
Hip-Hop Festival
Wall Graffiti, Beatmakers, 3vs3 JUNIORS, Universal B-Boy, Rap Freestyle Battle, Freestyle dance, Funky Drummer, 3vs3 Profi, Contests
Crazy Legs, Sheff, Bernard Purdie
18 apr
1
Break Battle
2vs2 Popping, Teacher and Student (breaking), TopRock, Battle Routines, Contests
Mr Wiggles
14 feb
1
Hip-Hop Battle
7tusmok Juniors, Hip-Hop Bonnie & Clyde, 2vs2 Profi, contests (best outfit, Bonnie & Clyde Routine)
Fabrice, Sunni, FastFoot, Gimnast
2014
11 oct
2
Break Battle
3vs3 Breaking, 1vs1 Popping, Footwork 7tuSmoke, contest (acrobatic jump)
Sweepy, Frankie Flave, Lil John, Topor
06 sep
1
Break Battle
3vs3 Juniors, 1vs1 SuperSolo Profi, Step and Charleston master classes, Airflare mini-contest.
Wolt, Tsipatron,100Ballov
20 jul
1
Piano Battle
Performers’ battle, Performing skill battle, Jazz improvisation battle
L.Eremin, M.Benediktov, F.Model, E.Shvarts.
05 jul
1
Salsa Battle
Bachata, Salsa (Amateurs, Professionals), kizomba, Break vs. Salsa
Johnny Vazquez,Chiquito, Juan Matos, Nelson Flores
19 jun
4
Hip-Hop Festival
Graffiti, caricatures, DJ battle, beatmakers, beatbox, breakdance (3vs3 Juniors, 3vs3 Profi, univ. b-boy, freestyle dance), moonwalk contest, funky drummer, rap battle
Qbert,Alien Ness, T-Rock, Exile, Decl, Venum, Yan the Shrimp, Flaco, Calle
26 apr
1
Break Battle
2vs2 Teacher vs Student, 2vs2 Breaking Routine, contests (6step, squat, munch mills)
Xisco, AT, Nord Diamond
19 apr
1
Piano Battle
Performers (from 2 to 6 years of training), Performers (from 7 to 10 years of training), Performing skill battle, Jazz improvisation battle, Improvisations on popular music melodies
V.Sheverdin, E.Shvarts, I.Lebedev, L.Eremin
12 apr
1
Song Battle
Soviet songs, folk songs, mini-contest: Songs about Space, Foreign songs
M.Lukonin, E.Yaskunova, L.Eremin
14 mar
2
Salsa Battle
Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Jive, Salsa, Tres Muchachos concert
Israel Gutierrez, Maja Cukovic, Yoandy Villaurrutia
25 feb
1
Scratch Battle
Break Battle, 7toSmoke, Scratch battle, Jam by DJ ShortKUT
ShortKUT (USA), Top9
01 feb
2
Break Battle
Beatmakers, 2vs2 Juniors (up to 2 years of training), 2vs2 Freestyle dance, CREW vs CREW, Backspin, windmill
Maurizio, BMB akaSpaceKid, Scotch
2013
28 sep
2
Break Battle
2vs2 Juniors, Bonnie and Clyde, 1vs1 beatmakers, universal b-boy, beatboxers, 1vs1 Michael Jackson style, drummers, 1vs1 freestyle dance, crew vs crew.
Phantom, Focus, Mouse, P.Talapaev, BMB Spacekid
13 sep
1
Bards Tournament
Authors, Performers
S.Sinelnikov, M.Semenenko, V.Levi
24 aug
1
Break Jam
Jam
Well B, Killa Kolya, Tony Rock
13 jul
1
Break Battle
2vs2 Juniors mix, Drummers’ Battle, 1vs1 Freestyle Dance, 1vs1 Footwork, Break vs Salsa Battle
Well, Disco-T, Nadya
11 jul
1
Salsa Battle
Salsa pairs (professionals, amateurs), salsa solo (men, women), reggaeton solo, Break vs Salsa battle
Maykel Fonts, Inaki Fernandez, Henry Knowles
16 may
4
Hip-hop Festival
Wall and board graffiti, calligraphy, caricatures, scratch battle, rap battle, Juniors up to 2 years of training, Juniors more than 2 years of training, TopRock selection Profi 3vs3, Russia vs World battle
Phantom, Qbert, Killafornia, T-Rock, Ata, Massa, Mister Мaloy, Sasha Trun, Victor Splash
27 apr
1
Break-Battle
2vs2 Teacher-Student, 10vs10 Moscow-St Petersburg Battle
Gormon, Simpson, Freeze
11 apr
1
Karaoke Battle
Amateurs – Men, Amateurs – Women, Professionals – Men, Professionals – Women
L.Eremin
16 mar
1
Salsa Battle
Amateurs, Pro-Am, Professionals
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16 aug Bboy News at YouTube
The new YouTube channel Bboy News has been increasingly gaining in popularity. The channel has been started under the initiative of famou...

The new YouTube channel Bboy News has been increasingly gaining in popularity. The channel has been started under the initiative of famous bboys from California Casper and Smurf. The first video was posted in the spring of 2017 and since then three or four videos have been uploaded each month. 

Bboy News could be regarded as a comedy show where bboy Smurf characteristically makes fun of amusing moments which has recently taken place in the world breaking scene as well as talks about bboy news and takes interviews. Smurf is assisted by his old friend Casper. Kid David is also a frequent guest on this show. 
The show is still fresh and it has not yet stood the test of time, but it has already proven to be a respected alternative to similar popularized channels. In truth Bboy News is a unique project of its kind. It is oriented towards the underground segment of the global breaking community and gives a mature take on the objective processes within the modern breaking scene. 

Link to YouTube channel Bboy News: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwaVQg9GAbGz5sJS5xwa..

14 aug Hip Hop is 44
On August 11, 1973 in South Bronx, New-York a party took place which is considered to be the first Hip-Hop jam in History. The venue, rec...
  • On August 11, 1973 in South Bronx, New-York a party took place which is considered to be the first Hip-Hop jam in History. The venue, recreation room of an apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue , is now regarded as the birthplace of Hip-Hop and the person who organized the party - the godfather of this culture. 


  • Well-known DJ Kool Herc was a Jamaican immigrant who settled with his family in South Bronx in early 70's. He became famous for being the first person to mix popular music among Afro and Latino communities in such a way that the most noticeable and energetic parts were played whereas less energetic moments simply got cut out. On top of that, he put certain parts, such as breaks, on repeat by putting the needles from the end to the beginning. He called this trick "Merry Go Round". Back then such style was an absolute revolution and it became the origin of a new musical genre. 


  • Kool Herc is also one of the first MCs in Hip-Hop. In his sets he used the mic and encouraged the audience to raise their voices by making jokes and fooling around. It was especially well-timed when he put the needle from the end of the vinyl to the beginning. 


  • Kool Herc's parties were gaining in popularity and proved to be the coolest jams in Bronx. As a result there was not enough room in the recreation room, so Herc started throwing jams in the street. It started bringing together the Latino and Afro-American communities which were not exactly on friendly terms at that time. 
    DJ is the person who lays the foundation for everything in Hip-Hop. Music has always been the main inspiring force of any youth subculture. When music changes the dance changes with it. This was the case with Herc. His mixes of break parts, i.e. song portions where the vocals and all the instruments except for the drums and possibly bass are silent, laid the ground for the birth of a new dance. The break means "pause", i.e. the moment of the song without the actual song. In pop music the break is an instrumental or a percussion section with a song. Such a break is usually placed within the sections of the song to provide the feeling of anticipation and signal the beginning of a new section or create diversity in the song structure. In that way the thing which was considered the most unimportant part of the music was used by the founding fathers of Hip-Hop as the primary source for creation of a whole new genre in music. 
    The "Merry Go Round" style of playing or as it later was called Break-Beat was defined by growing vitality and called for a separate dance. In the most energetic moments of the song the moves of the dancers become more energetic as well. Almost in every dance, especially in the community kinds of dance, there is a moment of the explosion of energy when the dancer goes down, gets on his hands and starts doing acrobatic tricks. Usually this moments do not take long since they demand certain level of sportsmanship and they are limited by the music. But now the music part is longer, so the energy explosion moment becomes longer as well. When Herc played his breaks on repeat on the dance floor the cyphers were formed by b-boys (break boys) who were waiting for this exact moment. Thus a new dance movement started its development. 
    The term b-boy (break-boy) was introduced by Kool Herc himself and it means a guy who is doing something out of the ordinary. This is the way this new dance could be described - out of the ordinary. 

    Therefore at Kool Herc's parties the groundwork was laid for the future Hip-Hop culture, and the starting point of all this was that first party on August 11, 1973. It was the root, the origin but it is still not entirely valid to regard this date as the birthday of Hip-Hop. At that time such trends could be seen all over Bronx as well as beyond it. People threw parties, experimented with vinyl, made rhymes in the mic - such trends could be noticed anywhere , they were flowing in the air as well as in people's

  • minds. However, Kool Herc's parties were the most crowded and revolutionary but it still was not called Hip-Hop. It did not even look like a new subculture, it was just a discotheque. The people who spent time there could not even imagine that someday this would evolve into something this massive and colossal. 

    More defining features, cultural form and organized nature of this movement were introduced by the organization called "Zulu Nation" headed by another godfather of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa. Their goal was to bring together the communities of South Bronx and other poor districts of New-York which were divided by crime and drug addiction. They tried to redirect the energy of the young generation from the negative to the positive and transform their urge to destroy into the urge to create. The Zulu organization attempted to form a general trend of development of this organized subculture using the most popular trends of the time, namely DJing, MCing, B-boying and Graffiti. In truth, Zulu Nation was massive and mature enough in comparison with other youth cultures. Zulu had a plan and resources. Their jams became the most crowded and their motto was "Peace, unity, love and having fun". They called the new movement "Hip-Hop" and propagated it through four active elements - DJing, MCing, B-boying and Graffiti. 
    November 12, 1973 is considered to be the day of Zulu Nation formation and November 12, 1974 - the day of formation of Hip-Hop culture as an organized movement.

14 aug Hip Hop is 44
On August 11, 1973 in South Bronx, New-York a party took place which is considered to be the first Hip-Hop jam in History. The venue, rec...
  • On August 11, 1973 in South Bronx, New-York a party took place which is considered to be the first Hip-Hop jam in History. The venue, recreation room of an apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue , is now regarded as the birthplace of Hip-Hop and the person who organized the party - the godfather of this culture. 


  • Well-known DJ Kool Herc was a Jamaican immigrant who settled with his family in South Bronx in early 70's. He became famous for being the first person to mix popular music among Afro and Latino communities in such a way that the most noticeable and energetic parts were played whereas less energetic moments simply got cut out. On top of that, he put certain parts, such as breaks, on repeat by putting the needles from the end to the beginning. He called this trick "Merry Go Round". Back then such style was an absolute revolution and it became the origin of a new musical genre. 


  • Kool Herc is also one of the first MCs in Hip-Hop. In his sets he used the mic and encouraged the audience to raise their voices by making jokes and fooling around. It was especially well-timed when he put the needle from the end of the vinyl to the beginning. 


  • Kool Herc's parties were gaining in popularity and proved to be the coolest jams in Bronx. As a result there was not enough room in the recreation room, so Herc started throwing jams in the street. It started bringing together the Latino and Afro-American communities which were not exactly on friendly terms at that time. 


  • DJ is the person who lays the foundation for everything in Hip-Hop. Music has always been the main inspiring force of any youth subculture. When music changes the dance changes with it. This was the case with Herc. His mixes of break parts, i.e. song portions where the vocals and all the instruments except for the drums and possibly bass are silent, laid the ground for the birth of a new dance. The break means "pause", i.e. the moment of the song without the actual song. In pop music the break is an instrumental or a percussion section with a song. Such a break is usually placed within the sections of the song to provide the feeling of anticipation and signal the beginning of a new section or create diversity in the song structure. In that way the thing which was considered the most unimportant part of the music was used by the founding fathers of Hip-Hop as the primary source for creation of a whole new genre in music. 

  • The "Merry Go Round" style of playing or as it later was called Break-Beat was defined by growing vitality and called for a separate dance. In the most energetic moments of the song the moves of the dancers become more energetic as well. Almost in every dance, especially in the community kinds of dance, there is a moment of the explosion of energy when the dancer goes down, gets on his hands and starts doing acrobatic tricks. Usually this moments do not take long since they demand certain level of sportsmanship and they are limited by the music. But now the music part is longer, so the energy explosion moment becomes longer as well. When Herc played his breaks on repeat on the dance floor the cyphers were formed by b-boys (break boys) who were waiting for this exact moment. Thus a new dance movement started its development. 


  • The term b-boy (break-boy) was introduced by Kool Herc himself and it means a guy who is doing something out of the ordinary. This is the way this new dance could be described - out of the ordinary. 

    Therefore at Kool Herc's parties the groundwork was laid for the future Hip-Hop culture, and the starting point of all this was that first party on August 11, 1973. It was the root, the origin but it is still not entirely valid to regard this date as the birthday of Hip-Hop. At that time such trends could be seen all over Bronx as well as beyond it. People threw parties, experimented with vinyl, made rhymes in the mic - such trends could be noticed anywhere , they were flowing in the air as well as in people's

  • minds. However, Kool Herc's parties were the most crowded and revolutionary but it still was not called Hip-Hop. It did not even look like a new subculture, it was just a discotheque. The people who spent time there could not even imagine that someday this would evolve into something this massive and colossal. 

    More defining features, cultural form and organized nature of this movement were introduced by the organization called "Zulu Nation" headed by another godfather of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa. Their goal was to bring together the communities of South Bronx and other poor districts of New-York which were divided by crime and drug addiction. They tried to redirect the energy of the young generation from the negative to the positive and transform their urge to destroy into the urge to create. The Zulu organization attempted to form a general trend of development of this organized subculture using the most popular trends of the time, namely DJing, MCing, B-boying and Graffiti. In truth, Zulu Nation was massive and mature enough in comparison with other youth cultures. Zulu had a plan and resources. Their jams became the most crowded and their motto was "Peace, unity, love and having fun". They called the new movement "Hip-Hop" and propagated it through four active elements - DJing, MCing, B-boying and Graffiti. 


  • November 12, 1973 is considered to be the day of Zulu Nation formation and November 12, 1974 - the day of formation of Hip-Hop culture as an organized movement.

03 aug Топ 10 Хип-хоп книг, о которых не все знают
Многие утверждают, что написанное слово является пятым элементом Хип-хопа, и если это верно, то любая документация о культуре квалифициру...

Многие утверждают, что написанное слово является пятым элементом Хип-хопа, и если это верно, то любая документация о культуре квалифицируется как вклад в Хип-хоп. Чтобы помочь вам подумать над собственной библиотекой Хип-хопа, мы выбрали 15 книг, посвященных хип-хопу. Сделайте свой выбор и поставьте их на свою книжную полку или загрузите в электронный ридер.

"Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation" (Не остановить, не остановится: История Хип-хоп поколения"), Джефф Чанг, Диджей Кул Хёрк.

Эта книга 2005 года есть у каждого Хип-хоп-книжного червя. Джефф Чанг прослеживает самые ранние корни Хип-хопа и документирует развитие культуры через множество изменений. Фотографии также информативны, как и текст. Книга читается как литературное повествование. Также есть вступление Кула Хёрка, который закладывает прочную основу к пониманию всей книги. Это учебник по истории Хип-хопа.

"Hip Hop America" ("Хип-хоп Америка"), Нельсон Джордж.

В книге «Смерть ритма и блюза» Нельсон Джордж проливает свет на музыкальный сдвиг, который происходил с R & B. В «Hip Hop America», опубликованной в 1998 году, он приближается к Хип-хопу подобным образом, но с большим вниманием к культурному воздействию рэпа. Хотя некоторые из обсуждений в книге, особенно о женщинах в Хип-хопе, немного устарели, историческая информация и анекдоты Джорджа заслуживают внимания.

"How to Draw Hip Hop" ("Как рисовать Хип-хоп"), Дамион Скотт, Крис Экс.

Когда комический художник Дамион Скотт и Хип-хоп писатель Крис Экс приблизились к концепции визуального охвата Хип-хопа, они не остановились на граффити. Стремление Скотта к анимации и инструкции от Криса Экса делают эту книгу пособием для любого, кто интересуется графической стороной Хип-хопа. В этом 144-страничном руководстве 2006 года есть элементы граффити, аниме и комиксов. Подготовьте свой альбом для упражнений и эскизов.

"Hip Hoptionary TM: The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology"("Хип-хоппирарий ТМ: Словарь хип-хоп-терминологии"), Алонсо Уэстбрук.

Инструменты, такие как urbandictionary.com, предлагают некоторое понимание народного языка многих субкультур. Однако изданная в 2002 году книга терминов «Hip Hoptionary» - стала пособием по терминологии относящейся конкретно к Хип-хопу. Здесь затронуты тысячи понятий от сленга до стандартного английского языка - эта книга предназначена для обучения и развлечения.

"Decoded" ("Декодировано"), Джей Зи, Дрим Хэмптон.

"Decoded" это автобиография и мемуар рэпера Jay-Z, опубликованный издательством "Random House" и выпущенный 16 ноября 2010 года в твёрдой и 1 ноября 2011 года в мягкой обложке. [ В книге сочетаются лирика, их объяснения, анекдоты, размышления и автобиографическая информация. Jay-Z объясняет главную причину, по которой он хотел написать книгу, являющуюся примером Хип-хоп-лирики в качестве поэзии: чтобы рассказ о поколении превратился в мощный опыт и вращался как история, к которой каждый последователь Хип-хоп культуры может отнести себя.

"The Wu-Tang Manual" ("Руководство Ву-Танг"), Риза, Крис Норрис.

Еще одно руководство по пониманию выдающейся Хип-хоп группы: RZA раскрывает код Шаолиня для всех настоящих учеников Ву. Часть книги 2005 года посвящена лирике, давая подробный анализ каждого рэпера из Ву.

"The Way I Am" ("Как я"), Эминем.

Известно, что Эминем в своих текстах много лет нёс агрессию полученную в юношестве. Тем не менее, в '09, Маршалл Метерс все это излагает в своей книге. Есть старые семейные фотографии, а также личные драгоценные камни - более 200 цветных и черно-белых - и Эминем подробно рассказывает о своей семье и о его росте в жизни. Это действительно откровенная книга о рэпере, чья эмоциональная борьба может быть услышана в каждой строчке, которую он рифмует.

"And It Don’t Stop: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years", Ракель Сепеда ("Это не останавливается: лучшая американская Хип-хоп-журналистика последних 25 лет"), Ракель Сепеда

Журналист Ракель Сепеда собрал 29 лучших Хип-хоп-статей за 25 лет (с 2004 года и обратно), написанных некоторыми из самых плодовитых писателей Хип-хопа: Нельсоном Джорджем, Чо Ходари Кокером и Джоан Морган. Публикации варьируются от первых дней культуры до статей нашего времени. Книга служит напоминанием о важности, которую продолжает нести журналистика Хип-хопа.

"Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies"("Проверь технику: вкладыши для Хип-хоперов"), Брайан Коулман.

Эта книга, опубликованная в '07, предназначена для любого Хип-хоп-ботаника, который хочет разбираться в некоторых из примечательных альбомов жанра. Поскольку цифровые альбомы становятся все более популярными, больше книг, подобных этой, должны попасть на полки.

"Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book" ("Шик: Книга Хип-хопов"), Габриэль Толливер, Реджи Оссе

Шик это подарок и проклятие Хип-хопа. Выпущенный в 2006 году, это идеальная книга для журнальных столиков, чтобы напомнить всем, что решетки, сумочки-кубки, кусочки и кольца Иисуса, которые носят такие, как Slick Rick, - это изысканные украшения.
 

25 jul BBoy Summit
"No Easy Props" Organization proudly presents to the world another "BBoy Summit" under the slogan "Cure the World with Hip-Hop".

"No Easy Props" Organization proudly presents to the world another "BBoy Summit" under the slogan "Cure the World with Hip-Hop". 
"BBoy Summit" is a worldwide known battle which takes place in Los Angeles (USA) and has a 20-year history. The permanent main nomination of this event has always been 2x2 breaking battles, but "BBoy Summit" also includes popping and freestyle dance battles, seminars, graffiti shows, performances, cyphers, kids battles and the hip-hop market. 


The rich history of "BBoy Summit" has been highlighted by the big community contribution to the hip-hop culture due to the visual presentation of hip-hop elements along with training seminars, where the worldwide art of Bboying / Bgirling, Deejaying, Emceeing, and Graffiti is described in great detail. This tradition of civil activism and popular art culture has taken root in response to the social and economic oppression and racism.

24 jul Rock Steady Crew 40-th Anniversary
From July 28th to 30th large music festival "Rock Steady 40 Anniversary" will be held in New-York, where "Red Bull BC One New York Cypher...

From July 28th to 30th large music festival "Rock Steady 40 Anniversary" will be held in New-York, where "Red Bull BC One New York Cypher" is going to take place. Over the last years this well-known jam which gathers breaker from all over the planet has grown into a big music hip-hop concert. In the early 90's, when the first "Rock Steady Anniversary" jams in history were arranged, they looked like a cypher of dancers who came together to face off each other and exchange their experience. Years later we can see that this event has become a massive open-air concert bringing together hip-hop stars such as Funk Flex, Tony Touch, Large Professor, Grand Master Caz, Fat Joe, MC Lyte, Mobb Deep, DJ Premier and many other. Aside from the pre-party on July 28th and the main concert on July 30th within the framework of this event New-York preliminary phase for "Red Bull BC One" will take place on July 29th. What makes this "Red Bull BC One" special is that MСs, DJs , and even one of the judges represent the classical school of New-York hip-hop in keeping with the best traditions of "Rock Steady".

21 jul Outbreak 2017
Outbreak Hip-Hop Festival is not only about dance battles and jams, It is a large five-day event which includes workshops, parties, baske...

Outbreak Hip-Hop Festival is not only about dance battles and jams, It is a large five-day event which includes workshops, parties, basketball tournaments, concerts, showcases, competitions and cyphers. 
Within the framework of this festival Outbreak, one of the biggest breaking battles in Europe, is held. Originally Outbreak is 2x2 and 1x1 (footwork) competition which took place on West Coast of the USA and was well known all over the world. Then thanks to enthusiasts from Slovakia MG and MK, who organized qualifications in their country for the famous American battle for the first time, the European Outbreak has outgrown its ancestor. 2x2 is one of the most preferred bboy breaking system and Outbreak is primarily associated with it, whereas the footwork nomination was changed to “Undisputed” 1x1 several years ago. Like many other big battles in Europe and the rest of the world Outbreak claims to be a part of worldwide championship framework and has changed the well appreciated footwork nomination to 1x1 battle to become a contest which opens the doors to absolute championship. 
Outbreak in Slovakia is a European child of the famous American Battle and serves as the qualification phase for it. But in 2012 in Banská Bystrica the world finals were held where Russian and Ukrainian breakers became winners in all nominations. This is very symbolic since a considerable part of Outbreak contestant comprises dancers from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. 
This time the festival will be held on of July 26th - 30th and as usual is going to be very eventful: the anniversary of the local crew “Hasta la Muerte”, “7toDrink” party, concert stage where on one of the days hip-hop artist will be performing in a continuous stream and a lot more. In order to find out more details and the schedule of Outbreak festival see attached pictures or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1875273162711386/?fre...

18 jul Yalta Summer Jam
Every year in the middle of the summer "Yalta Summer Jam", a five-day hip-hop dance and music festival, takes place in Yalta. This festiv...

Every year in the middle of the summer "Yalta Summer Jam", a five-day hip-hop dance and music festival, takes place in Yalta. This festival has a long history which takes its origin in 2001 and during these years it became a traditional pilgrimage destination for many breakers and hip-hop culture enthusiasts. What makes "YSJ" special is its unique geographical location and its history. A cozy town on the south coast of Crimea is the perfect spot for a festival of this kind. This year "YSJ" was held from the 12th to the 16th of July and the basic concept of it was the mixed system of mixed 2x2 battles, where the duos are made by lot. This system was applied to all battles in all nominations. But the winner still must be one dancer, since in the finals the teams are disbanded and everyone battles for himself/herself in four corners. The festival promoters make it their priority to fill the event with various music and give many Djs a chance to rock. 

The tale of "YSJ" would not be complete without mentioning Sream - bboy, DJ, MC and promoter of the festival. Long time, more than 15 years ago he came to the battle in Yalta as an ordinary contestant and 
Around 3 thousand people gather at "YSJ". It is the oldest event in the country. Many people anticipate and prepare for it. Its fame is spreading all around the world. In all over the world it is hard to find a relatively experienced breaker who has not heard about this jam. 
Link to "YSJ" VK community: https://vk.com/yaltasummerjam
Visit "Event calendar" page on our website where the videos from "Yalta Summer Jam 2017" will be uploaded (http://v1battle.ru/?page=addition&type=events).

18 jul New brand of Hip Hop apparel.
"Circle" is a new brand of Hip-Hop apparel founded and designed by b-boy Komar from Top 9 Crew. The first t-shirts were put up for sale d...

"Circle" is a new brand of Hip-Hop apparel founded and designed by b-boy Komar from Top 9 Crew. The first t-shirts were put up for sale during the last sessions of V1 Festival and Yalta Summer Jam and proved to be in high demand. The signature style of this line is consistency of colors and forms. The minimalistic design naturally complements the elements of street graffiti pieces. Stretchy seamless cotton makes the t-shirt light which adds comfort during the dance. Undoubtedly, just in the beginning of its journey "Circle" showed to be a casual fashion brand with a mature style. The first models were produced in a limited quantity, but you can still get them by contacting Komar personally (https://vk.com/bboykomar).

21 jun Contest of Break mixes
For the last month a contest for the best mix has been opened for DJs, record collectors and b-boys who specialize in breaking music. Thi...

For the last month a contest for the best mix has been opened for DJs, record collectors and b-boys who specialize in breaking music. This initiative belongs to Red Bull Company prior to "Red Bull BC One Camp" festival. Conditions of participation - record a fresh beat mix using any equipment, timing - min 30 minutes - max 40 minutes, show the skills of mixing, scratching and DJ technique, show the style and flavor in the track list, upload the mix on vk in the corresponding topic of the "Red Bull BC One Camp" community before June 1st. 5 best works have been selected by the "Red Bull BC One Camp" Russia residents: Soul Dj Smirnoff (Kirishi), South Dj Scream (Yalta), Mr.And-7 aka Dj JD (Moscow). 5 mixes have been selected for an open vote, where the winner was found by the listeners, i.e. the dancers themselves. DJ who got the most votes was Legioner. He has received a prize from Pioneer DJ company. 
The full list of mixes you can find in "Red Bull BC One Camp Russia 2017" Vkontakte community at: https://vk.com/topic-145284699_35660939.

21 jun Freestyle Session - Return of the Full Crews Battles
Freestyle Session is one of the oldest jams in the world hip-hop scene. Traditionally it is held on the West Coast of the USA and attract...

Freestyle Session is one of the oldest jams in the world hip-hop scene. Traditionally it is held on the West Coast of the USA and attracts many b-boys and b-girls from all over the planet. Starting as a local jam in the late 90's Freestyle Session has grown to be a big global competition, preliminaries for which take place all over the globe.

Freestyle Session is a team contest. The VHS tapes, DVDs  and later online videos are known to every breaking scene member in the world and this jam has always been synonymous with the word "crew".

Crew is a team, an integral part of the hip-hop culture and breaking in particular. As a general rule there is no quantitative restriction  in a crew, but when it comes to contests, 10 is the limit. It is and old generally accepted rule which Freestyle Session has been keeping  up to 2011, when following the global trends Freestyle Session became a 3x3 competition.

Six years after in 2017  Freestyle Session is to be held under the slogan "The Return of Complete Crew Battle". It has been awaited and it has happened. It should be noted that in the modern breaking scene of today there is a certain tendency for return of complete crew battles.

20 jun Hip Hop Family Tree
Publishing house White Apple has issued the famous comic book series Hip-Hop Family Tree. Its author Pittsburg artist Ed Piskor tells the...

Publishing house White Apple has issued the famous comic book series Hip-Hop Family Tree. Its author Pittsburg artist Ed Piskor tells the history of the genre from Afrika Bambaattaa to the present days in the form of a graphic novel.

Hip-Hop Family Tree describes the events which took place during the formation of hip-hop as a full-scale culture between late 1970's and mid 1980's.

In 2013 the comic book became a New York Times bestseller graphic novel of the year and the Washington Post included it in the list of 10 graphic novels of 2013.

The first issue deals with the b-boys, graffiti artists, DJs and MCs who became the pioneers of the genre in the late 1970's. Release date - May 2017.

20 jun Breaking at the Olympics
Breaking at the Olympics. In October of 2018 the b-boys/b-girls, born in the period from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2002, will beco...

Breaking at the Olympics.

In October of 2018 the b-boys/b-girls, born in the period from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2002, will become principal characters of the epic quest with the goal of winning the first golden medals with the five Olympic Rings engraved on them. An innovative qualification system has been integrated to select the best 24 breakers of the world who will compete for the medals at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos-Aires in three competitions - "B-boys", "B-girls" and "Mixed Breakbeat Crew". The first of three phases of this unique process is open for everyone without any limitations, except for the age group (16-18 years in 2018). Every self-confident b-boy/b-girl can go after the participation in subsequent phases and, possibly, at 2018 YOG. For this end on has to upload a 45-second video about himself/herself on www.breakingforgold.com in the period from the first week of May to July 31, 2017. The judges at the first preliminaries phase will be famous b-boys and b-girls from various countries: AT, Crazy Legs, Jeskills, Katsu, Lamine, Mounir, Moy, Narumi, Renegade, Storm.

20 jun Hip Hop Boulevard in the Bronx.
The government of New-York (USA) officially declared Sedgwick Avenue “Hip Hop Boulevard". It has been anticipated by many people for a lo...

The government of New-York (USA) officially declared Sedgwick Avenue “Hip Hop Boulevard". It has been anticipated by many people for a long time and some of the biggest names in the hip-hop world came over there to pay tribute to the place where everything began.

1520 Sedgwick Avenue is an unremarkable high-rise apartment building north of Cross Bronx Expressway. Hip-hop was growing all over Bronx but this building became a starting point where Clive Campbell also known as DJ Kool Herc was in charge of the recreation room parties.

This building is the place of residence of famous Kool Herc. DJ Kool Herc is attributed with playing a chief role in the creation of hip-hop and rap music. It all began at a house party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue on 11 August 1973. Actually hip-hop as a scene was slowly developing in several locations in the 70's but this building became a place where one of the most important events took place which stimulated the evolvement of the hip-hop culture.

20 jun Red Bull BC One Camp
On June 15-17 "Red Bull BC One Camp" was held in Moscow. It is a three-day hip-hop event. For three days on the premises of art space Khl...

On June 15-17 "Red Bull BC One Camp" was held in Moscow. It is a three-day hip-hop event. For three days on the premises of art space Khlebozavod workshops and competitions in breaking, popping, house, beatmaking, sratching, rap freesytle, lecture of world famous hip-hop producer Marley Marl, exhibition of famous photographer Little Shao, film screenings, jams and parties took place. The climax and grand finale of the hip-hop camp was the Russian preliminaries of "Red Bull BC One" where 16 b-boys from all over the country from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg were battling each other. Zip Rock from Kazan, "Action Man" crew, came out on top and now he is to participate in "Last Chance Cypher", the last preliminary phase, where the winners of many regional preliminaries will meet.