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  • Published: 15 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753540015
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $39.99

B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton



The first comprehensive and fully-illustrated book on the world of B-Boy, by the man who founded and organizes the Sony Ericsson B-Boy Championships

New York, 1979: a dance crew in the Bronx called the Rock Steady Crew introduces the world to the original and most popular dance of hip-hop culture – B-Boy dancing – where DJs create breaks in the music tracks for dancers to showcase their moves.

London, 1996: a small event known as the B-Boy Championships is launched at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to reignite the fire of the B-Boy movement, and takes up home in the Brixton O2 Academy.

Over 15 years later, B-Boy has set the world alight, with crews from the US to Scandinavia, the UK to the Far East competing in the Sony Ericsson B-Boy Championships every year.

In Bronx to Brixton, the founder of the Championships, DJ Hooch, documents the moves, styles, battles and crews that have taken the world by storm, and showcases the top B-Boys and girls as they face off in the battle to end all battles.

  • Published: 15 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780753540015
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

DJ Hooch

DJ Hooch is a promoter & DJ, with his own agency - Pro-Dance - representing some of the top B-Boys and girls. He had the longest-running hip-hop club in the UK (1991-2003) in Covent Garden's Africa Centre, and founded the B-Boy Championships in 1996, which he now runs every year. He also works as a consultant with major blue chip firms and TV companies, and organizes world class B-Boy/hip hop events.

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