Daily Archives: February 17, 2009

FOUNDATION: B-Boys, B-Girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York by Joseph G. Schloss (March, 2009)


In the late 1970s and early 80s, B-Boying (mistakenly known as breakdancing) along with DJ’ing, rapping, and graffiti art, soared to national recognition and popularity. While the latter three have gone on to varying degrees of success and lasting impact, b-boying has largely been dismissed as just another I Love the ’80s fad, along with the Rubik’s Cube and Wham! Now, for the first time, the Hip-Hop staple, which has flourished in the underground scene for more than thirty years, receives some due credit.