Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Legendary Hip Hop | Battle Squad - BOTY 1992

Battle of the Year (BOTY), often called the premier international bboying competition, has a history dating back to 1990. Today's Legendary Hip Hop Post features one of the earlier competitions, in 1992.  For those of you who don't know, BOTY has two rounds: exhibition and battle.  All crews do a choreographed exhibition piece, and the top 4 battle it out for the top place.  Usually these crews consist of at least 8 people.  Ichigeki's crew (featured in a past Legendary Hip Hop post) had 9. Today's Legendary Hip Hop post is Legendary because in 1992, the champions of BOTY was a two man squad, Battle Squad, consisting of Bboy Storm and Bboy Swift Rock.  Of course, the video here is of 1992 quality, and bboying has come a long way since then, but it's still impressive to see such a feat accomplished.