Thursday, 2 May 2013
The 2013 R16 UK National Breakin'Eliminations are being held in none other than.... Norwich!
Yes, the globally renowned b-boying event R16 comes to the UK for the first time.
The winners of the crew competition will go on to represent the UK at the European Qualifiers in Lille, France where they will compete against other European winners to get the chance to represent at the World Finals.
This is a whole day event with the qualifying heats taking place in the day and the finals happening in the evening.
There will be no holding back. The crews know that they need to bring out the big guns immediately and not hold them in reserve as every b-boy performing is just as hungry as the next man.
Just check this out. DJ's booked to perform will be:
DJ Format - Playing a set in the evening
Timber - BTC, Mighty Zulu Kingz
Sure D - DefTex/Marvel
Just 1 - Future Radio/Sureshot
Chrome - DefTex/Sureshot
The team of judges is more knowledgeable and feisty than Len Goodman and his cronies.
Check 'em out:
Battle - Mouse (Floor Gangz/Mighty Zulu Kingz)
Execution - Pepito (7$)
Foundation - ill Boogs - (Born to Rock/Breakin Bread)
Dynamics - Worm (Force 10)
Originality - B-Boy P - Bad Taste Cru
Now, I'm not one to blow my own trumpet but being a relative newcomer to the area (well, 6 years or so) I have to say that Norwich is fast becoming a hotbed of dopeness these days.
What with the monthly No Half Steppin' events, The Hip Hop Sessions with DJ JUST-1 every week, not to mention the jaw-dropping talent in the county of Norfolk such as wordsmith extraordinaire ILLINSPIRED and his partner CHROME, well the city is chock-full and bursting with hip hop spirit.
With Public Enemy playing in the city last week and Ultramagnetic MC's due to visit in July it looks like Norwich is shaping up to become the place to be.
Costs are as follows:
£5 per competitor (access to both qualifiers & finals)
£5 for kids under 16, for the 2-6pm qualifiers
£7.50 for 2pm-6pm qualifiers
£10 for 8pm - 12am finals
£12.50 for both qualifiers and finals
For details and tickets go here.