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How the B-Boy and B-Girl Became Choreographed Count-By-The-Numbers Dancers
Ihave a dilemma. Every time I pull up old clips of Def Comedy Jam’s first season all I see is the comedians. Which is cool. Bernie Mack made his name with “I ain’t scared of you mothafuckas” on that jawn. But we didn’t really watch it for the comedians. We watched it for that last minute or two after Russell Simmons came out and said, “God bless.” We watched for the dancers.
The culture itself was founded on dancing, with the active participants, b-boys & b-girls, attending those early parties to dance to the breaks — or “the get down” part as Hip-Hop forefather Kool Herc called that one to two minute pocket of funk that drove the crowd wild.[READ MORE]