Saturday, June 27, 2009
Kai getting down on the fill in
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Spy Awards is for b-boys and b-girls that Rock Steady Crew believes to represent the art of breaking to its highest degree of integrity. We feel that it is a great way to honor the new generation of b-boys and b-girls that have been paying dues in today’s scene. Each year we will present at least one person with a Spy award at the Rock Steady Crew anniversary. We hope that this honor will serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of b-boys / b-girls to continue to preserve the essence of our art form while growing with the evolution of the dance as well.
Criteria For Eligibility
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I thought I'd repost this from my old myspace blog because it never hurts to be reminded.
Yes I am back. The Co-Captain of the world famous Love-Hater Movement is back with a vengence. No more relapses into the dead end world of irresponsible cupcaking and dealing with Lummy No Nut muthafuckas or Simpy ass mutha fuckas. I am now dedicating myself to the Hustle and vow never to traval back down the road of deception, emotionally unavailable men and drawn out break ups ever again... or at least as long as I can prevent it.
Doctrine #187 addresses a few rules of conduct in reguards to filtering potential significant others as well as leaving significant others that aren't quite significant anymore.
DO NOT EMOTIONALLY ENVOLVE YOURSELF WITH SOMEONE GETTING OUT OF A LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP.
The fact of the matter is you are the rebound chick/dude. Your sole purpose is to just enjoy some fun time and savage "I'm potentially a free man/women sex." Additionally in most cases even though the person coming out of their previous relationship says they are ready to take on another relationship don't believe them. As a member of the Love Hater Movement and a responsible cupcaker you should be aware that there is time needed after a break-up to build on yourself and to be independant. You do not want to be dealing with all of their extra drama Don't be the stupid fall back girl/guy. You know damn well that if you never came along they would have sat comfortably in the situation that they do nothing but complain about.
TAKE THINGS SLOWLY
Let things happen with in there own time. We (especially females) have a tendency to want to know where things are going and how they will end up. So that we may plan accordingly. But good relationships do not sprout over night or from a few great nights of sex. They take work and good communication as well as compromise. Either you two work through it together or give up and move on. You can't force a relationship.
3a) HAVE A LOW TOLERANCE FOR FLAKEY, SIMPY, MR.LUMMYNONUT ASS MUTHA FUCKAS (this one is for the ladies)
Ladies you do not have to put up with dudes that constantly renig on promises, or dudes that stunt your growth as an individual. As well as dudes that are emotionally unavailable. You deserve to be with someone that loves you and admires you for who you are and what you do. You deserve to be told that you are beautiful and that you are missed. You don't have to deal with tantrums and guys who try to make you feel bad for things that they did wrong but you seem to apologize for. Stay confident and successful in what you do and don't forget that these dudes are replacable.
3b) >p? HAVE A LOW TOLORANCE FOR NEEDY AND DRAMA FILLED FEMALES (fellas I didn't forget about you)
Fellas do not tolorate the beezy who is doing nothing but causeing you drama. Do not deal with a female that tries to check you in front of your boys or friends. If she doesn't show you the same resepect that you show her cut her loose.
And for both sexes- All talk no action benefits no one! Their is such thing as too little to late so be there when it counts and follow through with what you promise. Your word is your bond remember that. Because, once the trust is gone so is the respect, and from there in only decends further down hill.
IF/WHEN THINGS FALL APART LET IT GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Make it a clean break. Do not let your break up drag on for months. You already know it's not going to work. For the most part dealing with someone you had feelings for after the official break up only leads to more resentment and additional stakes through the heart. Just let it go. Let time heal and maybe you can be friends later. Don't continously bring up past heartaches just let it go and move on. Dealing with eachother when you know that you don't want to be with eachother is a useless waste of time and is both sadistic and self destructive.
This concludes Doctrine #187
* This doctrine is subject to change
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thank you to the whole We Eatting Fam for allowing me to be a part of this!!! Mitchell's has been a house hold staple since the day I was born and it meant a lot for me to be a part of this episode. My favorite is to get the seasonal pumpkin ice cream in the fall, in that line rain or shine, with some hot fudge. I know when that flavor comes out that means the holidays are right around the corner. Mmmmmm I love it!
I look forward to more great things in our future. Mono 415 you're a production beast!!! stay tuned! behind the scenes shots from the show coming soon. Meet the wizards behind the curtain.
Barnone- let's get that shoot done!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
It took at least a month but this song finally grow on me. I mean it helped that the youth that I work for would play it endlessly...(now, they've moved on tho the birthday sex song... not feeling it) but when I saw the video, I gave in. Besides Ciara, Omarion and Chris Brown no one really has any dancing in there music video's.
And you know what... I'll be a "Jerk," if that means doing what I love to do instead of cold caking all the time.
Signed Miss Nina Parks
Co- Captain of the Love Hater Movement
And President of the Responsible Cupcake Committee
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I was blessed with the opportunity to sit down and politic with him while he was in Hawaii, teaching a two day breaking workshop at, Honolulu's first ever International Hip Hop Festival / Estria Battle, and I on my "Crazy Island Adventure."
I naively came armed with two open ended questions, kind of a follow up of an interview that I previously did with Anthony Marshall (published in Oh! Dang last year), and got shot down quick and redirected back in the right direction, back to it's roots.
The meatier of my two questions was this...
"What do you feel about Hip Hops Progress? What about the decline of hip hop as a culture and it's shift to adopting capitalism as it's main focus?" ( yes I know the question sounds stuffy and elitist)
His response: I don't really get what you mean by that... Hip Hop comes from economic struggle so money was always involved. Winning a battle, even if it was for $2-$3, that meant we could get on the train, buy some beer, get some munchies... things cost cents back then.
Then it came more clear... I've let my personal feelings about Hip Hop (the misogyny, the greed the gluttony in Hip Hop "industry") get in the way of the truth and the truth is this... Hip Hop is a well rounded cultural medium, all elements combined it can take you back to your heart beat, it's a means of survival, innovation and talent.
find out more about what Crazy Legs is up to checkout http://www.crazylegsworkshop.com/
Or if you're in NY check out the Puerto Rican Day Parade next weekend. ( You already know if I was there I wouldn't miss the opportunity for the photo ops)
And in July... The Rock Steady Crew is celebrating their 32nd Anniversary I'm told it's gonna be hot! If I didn't have The SF Youth Fest on July 18th 2009 I'd be there too.
(click on the flier for more info)