One of my all-time favorite battles is the one that occurred at Hip Opsession 2007.
Phew, it’s been about 9 years since that battle.
Nevertheless, it is still a timeless classic.
Even at the Christmas party last year, my boys and I were all rewatching the video (with turkey on the table of course…)
The skill set was diverse. Each bboy had his own distinct personality. Style. Flava. And for that era, both crews had really high standards.
And I’m highlighting one particular bboy here (whom I think is so underrated that he deserves more props). And the way he moves is almost one-of-a-kind.
If you’ve ever heard of him before, his name is Keebz.
If you watch Keebz closely…
You’ll notice that he uses a different get-down (also known as drops and go-downs) in each of his rounds.
They aren’t the same few knee drops, corkscrews and sweeps (drops that almost every bboy in the world enters their footwork with.)
They are some of the freshest ideas I have ever seen.
In fact, while the bboy world is focused on the technical side of things, Keebz is smoking all of them with his fresh drops!
You see, most bboys forget about their get-downs once they have learnt the basic few.
The truth is, many of the freshest bboys in the world focus on their get-downs.
That’s how they stand out. Look fresh. And become world-class.
They insist that the way they enter their footwork, freeze and powermoves be different from the rest of the world.
And that’s how you can stand out too — if you can focus on creating unique drops.
How do you do that?
To help you start with your get-down journey, I am sharing with you 3 variations created from the MOST BASIC drops.
Drops such as your basic get-down, sweep and knee drop.
With an added twist into moves that you can one day say are uniquely yours.