First off i sure everyone is aware of the commotion that has been going around the dance scene bout HIP HOP and LA.
- Hip Hop dancers are not happy that the term "hip hop" is being commercialized and tagged to dance styles that isn't hip hop at all
- LA style dancers are not happy about what some people wrote and deem its disrespectful
Yes, what was written may come off sounding disrespectful to LA dancers, but then again, if the dancer who started the whole "LA HIP HOP" hadn't tagged it to hip hop...will the hip hop dancers even made any comments?
For years..YEARS i emphasize; founders of dance genres are not credited for what they had started/created. WHY? because of commercialization and the media
eg. Back glide; commercially know as "moonwalk", is created by the Electric Boogaloos. Yet, Michael Jackson was credited for "creating" the move; because MJ is more well-known than the EB and he jus made the move popular when he did it in Billie Jean
In the 1st place, why is LA style called LA hip hop/ New style hip hop? Mayb it came from LA, but it's not a new style of hip hop becos nth new was created. So why is it even termed that? how did LA style started in the 1st place? anyone given it a thought bout that?
Anyway the term "HIP HOP DANCE" was really coined by Buddha Stretch. When during an interview the asked him what dance is he doing and he replied "hip hop"; Cause he was grooving it to hip hop music.
SO YOU CAN'T TAGGED A DANCE TO HIP HOP IF YOU DON'T DO THE DANCES /HAVE THE GROOVE TO IT.
(eg. of hip hop dances are reebok, roger rabbit, harlem shake etc etc etc)
anyway, really very frankly, truthfully, i can't see which part of LA is hip hop, except it kindda look like watered down version of animation.
Tell me the difference between Mike song and Dementia
so does mike song look hip hop? and mike song is really a LA style dancer. u can find his cls vids on youtube. U can argue mike song may be a popping-based LA dancer but watch other popper's videos and watch LA style dancer videos again.
and there's NO such thing as animated hip hop hor
so ya the point here is, How is LA style hip hop?
one more point
LA style dancers dance to mainly MAINSTREAM music, not HIP HOP music
As much as LA dancers are irritated that hip hop dancers disrespect LA and say everyone should like all genres of dance and embrace them, have they give any credit to the founders of hip hop dance? are they doing any justice to founders of hip hop dancers passing the wrong knowledge?
it's as good as not acknowledging your biological mother and calling other people your mum (this is not meant to be insulting, jus an example)
Yes we all wanna see the dance scene grow, we all wanna be at peace and just dance. We can do all that and just ignore the fact that wrong knowledge is passed. But is it fair for the OGs and the new generation of dancers? think about it.
p/s: i don't hate/despise etc LA style dancers. I kindda respect them for their control and seemingly like photocopy of each other during competitions. But like many others i just don't agree and think it's wrong to tag it to Hip Hop feel its disrespectful to the creators of Hip Hop