24 years old, born in 1987 and lives in Cambridge
I had always gone around doing the moonwalk and trying to walk around on my hands but didnt learn about breakin and the hip-hop culture until I met Sin-Cru. The only thing I had seen before then was Michelangelo from TMNT doing the backspin and the freestyler music video!
I started breaking around 2003 when a group called Sin Cru came to my school. From there I took part in shows, battles and club nights.
I stopped breaking around 2006 and didn’t start again till around 2009 time. I got in touch with some guys around Cambridge and started breaking again and since then I’ve taken part in various shows and balls on the university scene and also taken part in battles in other towns and ive also ventured to other countries and taken part there.
At the start of 2011 more people were starting to train together and were serious so we decided to form this crew we now call Generation ILL.
Interests: Hip-Hop, Art, Design, Drawing, Films, Computer Games, Working out, going out and generally having fun and doing stupid things that are funny!
Philosophy of bboyin: Inspiration comes from everything but bboyin except from watching some of the originals that set the foundations.. be yourself and listen to the music.
Influences: Ken Swift, Machine, Kwikstep, Pervez, Kilo, ILL-Boogs, Snipe, One-off, Fruit Loops, Freeze, Poe One, Puzzles and Mouse.
27 years young
Lives in The Bridge
Favourite Music: Party and bull shit, calypso rock and dust in the wind. Also any things that’s had a steve watts remix.
I Got started in 98-99, saw the run dmc vs jason nevins video and then a few months later my older brother got me boty 96 or 7 on VHS and thought fuck I need that in my life. From there I got involved in the then fledgling sin cru thanks to my old neighbour trub L roc. Had a break from all the politics in 2003 got back in the game late 2010.
Influences: My biggest influences have always been those around me. The big 3 are Heskith, Ill boogs and trub L roc.
Favourite Music: Drop anything with some funk I’ll dance! Cheeser the better!
My style is Expressive, funky, energetic, Beatrider, With a hint of Ginger
I had always been into Hip Hop and fancied myself as a dancer in the night clubs. But whilst at University saw an exchange student throw down in the student union after I had been showing off and I was Hooked. You could probably call it my first battle as well!
Influences: In terms of starting off my boy Mess cause he taught me my first steps. But I mainly grab my influence from loved ones and people that show me respect and support.
Much love and respect to the crews who shaped the game in a unique way in there respective era; Rock Steady (Orginal), New York City Rockers, Second to None, Battle Squad, Style Elements, Skill Methods – Damn I could list a host more. At moment though I’m enjoying watching Knucklehead Cali these guys are mad orginal. Oh and Generation Ill
I enjoy watching a good dancer express themselves in an orginal way; At moment I’m watching Thesis, Luigi and Lil G.
B-Boy Joey Deez
Age: 23 til infinity
Hometown: Bridge City
Favourite Music: I like to listen to many styles of music, mainly hiphop soul and funk but i like lots of random stuff from 80′s power ballads to indi. depends what the mood is like.
Describe your style: I sort of fuse flashdance with mc hammer.
I have had strong interests in hiphop since i was alot younger but it wasn’t until a cpl of years ago i discovered the local uni society and started out goin to their classes, this then led to going training regularly with some local bboys which is where i learnt alot from their knowledge and experiences.
I try to take inspiration from everything but my crew are a big influence also I like
Flo Mo, Ruffneck Attack, Rivers, Skill Methodz, EXG 9. Favourite Bboy
is a hard one but to name a few: focus, intact, luigi, kid david, nasty ray, kolobok, nautyone and bboy grouch coz he is the future.
B-Boy Curious George
I was born and raised in cambridge. im 15 years old and i go to Chesterton community collage.
i first began b-boying when i was about 9 in 2005. it was something i had always been interested in so i found out about local workshops run by SINCru from a friend. i soon fell in love with the dance and stopped all over average 9 year old boy activities just so i could focus on dancing.
around a year later i was invited into the crew JNR SINStars, it was then when i began to teach, perform and battle. During my time as a JNR, feel i gained a lot of experience and skills as i was involved in many different types of jobs, shows, bookings, parties, fates, carnivals… you name it ive done it! i took part in many competitions and battles over my 5 years as a JNR and had a great time!
In january 2011 me and my fellow crew member Jake ”O’hair left the JNR SINStars and began training with some Ol’ Cambridge folk! soon we all came together and created a crew, GENERATION ILL! aswell as being a crew we all share tight loving bonds that bring us together like a family! since then i have mainly entered 2 on 2 battles with my homeslice jake! But i have done a few solos and 1 or 2 random crew battles too! many more to come in the future! In the future i have many plans for world domination, i aim to train harder and more, focus on getting into perfect shape and get in the right mind set! these are things i believe will come in handy when trying to conquer the world.
my style i would describe as clean and focused with some random fruity things thrown it. i mainly just try and do my own thing however i feel the people that inspire me or i have been taught by are reflected in my style.
when i train i generally go all out in the first half and then take it easier the later on i get. i feel i have the most energy to accomplish things at the begin. However i plan on training harder and working on my stamina so i can maintain for energy for longer. hopefully this means i will be able to go all out for much longer.
i would say my biggest inspirations are; bboy Thesis, bboy Neguin, bboy Grazy, Ill Boogs, Ben Jammin, bboy Focus many many more! My loving mother!! i would say i watch people i train with a lot, they often surprise me with things i didn’t know they had and it gives me energy and makes me want to train harder.
i feel music makes a world of difference when i dance! if i dont like the song, my dancing will always be average! when i get a song i love it gives me energy to just go off!
Pain is temporary, Glory is forever.- Evil Kenevil.
17 Years old from Cambridge
Favourite Music: I mostly listen to Rap, Funk, Breaks and Soul.
Describe your style: Fairly Unique And Slightly Funky.
How did you first get in to breaking?
Since I was very young. My Dad being an ex bboy and a Dj kinda puts it in my genes. I first started learning when I was 10 and carried on ever since.
Knuckle Head Zoo, Ruffneck Attack, EXG and Pluto.
I describe my style as Simple yet complex, slick & Suave? That for you to say really…been wondering a while what ud call it.
How did u first get into breaking? Back in the days went to a SIN Cru workshop and had the bug since.
Whos your biggest influence and why?: Gotta be and mother and brother (Grouch) boys got to much energy, style and Creativity for a 7 year old, Like deez said he is the future. Oh and people with cool hair!
Inspiration: Generation ill, EXG, ruffneck attack, Skill methodz, Bad taste, Funk fockers, Squadron, La familia. avorite bboys: Kid david all the way. but also the likes of Blanka, Lil G, Ben Jammin’, Eddie spoons, Casper, Sweet, Luigi, Duzk, Sam pepper, Cloud, Detail and the list goes on ahaha.