Last week, I was in New York for the Red Bull BC One competition at the Hammerstein Ballroom. I spoke to the 16 b-boy competitors, all of whom showed me an essential move, all of which I have now forgotten and still sore from.
Watch my embarrassment, I mean pure b-girl prowess, on MTV News this week.
Red Bull planned a pretty sweet itinerary for us during our stay in New York, that included a broadway show (In the Heights), a presentation with Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez, and a personal historic hip hop tour with Grandmaster Caz around the Bronx, Queens, and Harlem.
Graffiti canvas of my name by Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez
Grandmaster Caz at 5pointz in Queens
The evening of the actual BC One competition, KRS-One MC'd and Talib Kweli performed. The spectacular set-up was designed in Gladiator style with the audience circled around the artists and b boys.
Of course, I can't leave off without my food highlight. I'm in New York quite often but this was the first time that I got to experience real local soul food in the city. We dropped by Sylvia's in Harlem and I'm just starting to digest my massive meal now. Best collard greens ever.