Breaking: The Dance equivalent to RappBreaking, an early form of hip hop dance, is a dynamic style of dance which developed as part of the hip hop culture. Breaking began to take form in the South Bronx alongside the other elements of hip hop. The "B" in B_boy stands for break, as in break_boy (or girl). The term "B_boy" originated from the dancers at DJ Kool Herc's parties, who saved their best dance moves for the break section of the song, getting in front of the audience to dance in a distinctive, frenetic style. B_boying/breaking is one of the major elements of hip hop culture, commonly associated with, but distinct other dance styles that evolved independently during the late 1960s in California. Early breaking acts include the Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers.
West Coast Styles:Poppinga.a.Boogaloob.b.Hittin’Locking- first professional street dance on west coastTicking Struttin’Other Terms: Beats: Many MC's call the music they perform to, beats. Their producers "make beats."Freestyle: To vocally improvise or make up rhymes in lyrical fashion across a range of subject matter, or in a "DIS-ing fashion, in battle.Flow: Flow describes a lyricist's cadence. It is in the interaction of words with musical arrangements, with beats or the way the lyricist creates the rhythm with words; the intermingling of words with rhythmic patterns.MC: Traditionally, MC has stood for master of ceremonies. This is the same in the realm of the Hip Hop culture.Rapping: Rhyming is synonymous with the word rapping. Old School: Reminiscent of past processes, virtues, or actions.Underground: Underground refers to music that is not mainstream/ radio. Whack: This word is used to describe work of poor quality; To say that something or someone is whack is to say that it is terrible, or reflects a poor decision.Beef: Asdisagreement or conflict.Bite: Plagiarism. To steal styles, concepts or lyrics from someone else (highly subjective)The Bomb: Describing something of high qualityCrew: Organized group of writers/Rappers/MC'sDef:Excellent (derived from definite).Dope:Excellent, of the highest order.Diss:To "put down or rejectDown:Part of a group or action.DT:Plain cloths police officer or detective.5-O:Slang for police. Derived form the television series Hawaii 5-OGraffiti termsBombing- The act of creating Graffiti art; or a particular style of Graffiti in which the entire train car is covered with Graf.Fade: Graduation of colors.Families: Rows of throw ups of the same name.Floaters:Throw ups done on subway car panels at window level.Freights: Railroad freight cars.