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The Freshest Kids (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video October 2002
From the Boogie Down Bronx and beyond, the history of the B-Boy.

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Israel
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Credited cast:
Afrika Bambaataa
Yasiin Bey ... (as Mos Def)
Crazy Legs Crazy Legs
Fab 5 Freddy
Frosty Freeze Frosty Freeze ... Self
Kool Herc
New York City Breakers New York City Breakers ... New York City Breakers
Pop Master Fabel Pabon Pop Master Fabel Pabon ... Rock Steady Crew
Powerful Pexster ... Self
Prince Ken Swift Prince Ken Swift ... Self
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From the Boogie Down Bronx and beyond, the history of the B-Boy.

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ロック・ステディ・クルー See more »

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QD3 Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color
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Connections

Featured in Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) See more »

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The Mexican
Written by Babe Ruth
Performed by Babe Ruth
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Fundamentals.
1 October 2003 | by shaft21See all my reviews

Perhaps eclipsing the recent Spellbound as the best documentary of the last few years, The Freshest Kids brilliantly chronicles the birth, death, and reemergence of the B Boy and all encompassing facets of break culture.

Director Israel's passion for the B Boy world exudes with every frame, and the work put into such a film constitutes the highest acclaim. Being a B Boy student myself, this movie solidifies itself as the ultimate primer on hip hop, graffiti art, and of course highlights power moves, top rock, flair, low rock, and freezes as it tries to reaffirm breakin as a cultural phenomenon refusing to fade. The Freshest Kids touches on the dismantling of breakin by the government and the transition to crime many dancers took after the saturation of the market in the 80s. The reunions of today are still pockmarked by cop interference. At one point, B Boy "elder" Crazy Legs turns to the camera after riot cops rain in, "All this over dancing..."



Even if I hated everything hip hop, the film itself is done with such technical and directorial deftness that I would have taken notice and commended it.

It's hard to express what b-boying does to you, it's too visceral to try explaining. However, this film is such a charge to the core that it's impossible to not want to battle right after seeing it. I suck so I'd get burned right away but after the moves showcased in this movie, I'm humbled already.


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