The movie Breakin’ introduced many to the West Coast break dancing scene but before Breakin’ there was the documentary Breakin’ N Enterin’.
Breakin’ N Enterin’ is a film from 1983 that documented the then nascent LA B-boy scene and inspired Breakin’. It featured many of the players that went on to star in Breakin’ and gave a glimpse at their real lives. Shabba Doo, Boogaloo Shrimp and a VERY young Ice-T are among those highlighted. And, of course, there is lots of dancing. Unlike the New York scene where the focus was mostly on floor work, West Coast b-boys spent a lot more time poppin’, lockin’ and uprockin’. This is a must for any fan interested in the earlier aspects of hip-hop culture. You can watch the whole movie below.
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