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Tag: Hip Hop

Breaking From Tradition: Asian Americans find their groove in hop-hop subculture

From West Coast-based multiethnic breakdancing crew JabbawockeeZ winning MTV’s reality series “America’s Best Dance Crew” earlier this year to hip hop groups from Asia firing up the international underground hip-hop scene, the surge of Asian artists hitting the stage is a force to be reckoned with. Asian Avenue magazine looks into the lives of Colorado’s [...]

MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew visits Denver

The 2008 America’s Best Dance Crew live tour stopped in Denver on October 8th at the Wells Fargo Theatre. The tour began in Miami on September 18th and moved across the country to 25 cities in five weeks ending in Houston on October 23.
The show began with intro dances from season-two crews Fanny Pak, BreakSk8 [...]

Editor’s Note - November 2008

Greetings AAm readers! With the roller-coaster economic crisis, these are scary times for us all. We hope this month’s issue will give you something more enjoyable to focus on while providing insights into the Asian American culture.
To many peoples’ surprise and delight, the first winner of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” was JabbawockeeZ, a crew [...]

Rockers Rumble III Rocked the House

Over 20 dance crews from the east to the west coasts descended upon CU-Boulder to compete at Rockers Rumble III on September 20. The Glenn Miller Ballroom was packed with hundreds of spectators of all ages as B-boy and B-girl crews break danced, free-styled, and popped and locked to the beat of non-stop funk spun [...]

Asian Hip Hop Summit Hits Denver

Visiting 27 cities in 31 days, the Asian Hip Hop Summit Tour traveled across the nation throughout the month of August, stopping in Denver on August 2. The tour was founded in Koreatown, Los Angeles by Kublai Kwon on the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. The Summit quickly established itself as Southern California’s [...]