Redbull B-Boys break it down @ Poison!

Redbull B-Boys break it down @ Poison!

Malini Agarwal
Redbull B-Boyers @ Poison
Redbull B-Boyers @ Poison

Friday night at Poison was incredible. Although for anyone who got there a minute past 11pm it was probably spent jostling in the mega crowd outside since Yuvraj Singh had just walked in. DJ Aqeel was on deck and spun up a storm of Bollywood, hip-hop and house. DJ Suketu was also chilling in the VIP section on his night off and Aqeel did a friendly props to him and played Suketu’s smash hit remix “Woh Lamhe” as well. As far as DJs go, these two are probably Bollywoods most famous spinners and surprisingly super sweet and down to earth. They just like to have a good time and get people bouncing, this is also probably why they are Bollywood most famous spinners!

The short but fantastic highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the Redbull B-Boyers who break-danced with some sick skills. You could not tell just by looking at them but the kind of strength and agility required to pull off some of those moves is no joke. The good news is I managed to score a spot front and center (right behind the bouncer) and capture these videos of the Redbull B-Boyers in the house just for you. Enjoy!

Didjya Know?
What is popularly known as break-dancing is referred to as “B-Boying” and “breaking” by the majority of the art form’s pioneers and most notable practitioners, as well as by many of Hip-Hop’s most prominent figures.

A B-Boy or B-Girl is a person devoted to hip hop culture, more specifically, bboying/break-dancing the term – “the word b-boy originated from Kool Herc, “… b-boys and b-girls – break boys, break girls.”

Redbull has a cool website for more wild videos if you wanna check it out, redbullbcone.com.

A B-boy or B-girl is a person devoted to hip hop culture, more specifically, bboying/break-dancing. Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew explains the origin of the term – “the word b-boy originated from Kool Herc … b-boys and b-girls – break boys, break girls” [1]. Although numerous b-boys have suggested that the term refers to the ‘breaks’ on a record [1], Kool Herc says that this is not the case – “b-boy – boys that break, it didn’t come from breaks on the record, it comes from… this man he ‘broke’, he went to a point, a breaking point… we just used that exaggeration of that term to the dancing – the b-boys, break boys” [1]. The term quickly came to include any followers of hip hop, identifiable by attire, music listening preferences or lifestyle, but in recent years has reverted to its specific usage in connection with dance.