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The Freshest Kids - A History of the B-Boy
The Freshest Kids - A History of the B-Boy
Actors: Afrika Bambaataa, Mos Def, Fab 5 Freddy, Frosty Freeze, Kool Herc
Director: Israel
Genres: Documentary
NR     2002     1hr 34min

Breaking... Born at Kool D.J. Herc's House parties in the early '70s, catapulted to a worldwide phenomenon in the '80s, and now experiencing its latest gravity-defying incarnation as a thriving underground movement, "The F...  more »


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Actors: Afrika Bambaataa, Mos Def, Fab 5 Freddy, Frosty Freeze, Kool Herc
Director: Israel
Creators: Christos Moisides, Joel Watson, Casey Suchan, Eric Brenner, Quincy Jones III
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography, History
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/08/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

You need this....The Ultimate in B-Boy Evolution...
Matthew Jaworski | Detroit, MI | 09/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I saw this, my mind was blown. Seriously, this is by far the best break dancing I have ever seen. Everyone I show this to agrees. This DVD should be mandatory viewing for anoyone claiming to be down with Hip-Hop. If you want to be educated, enthralled, and entertained, buy this now! You will not be disapointed. When I teach my Hip-Hop 101 class. This film, 'Scratch', and 'Style Wars' wills be shown. I am utterly fascinated by this movie. It is an excellent product, outlining the evolution of the B-boy...going back to early 70's NYC, with some incredible archival footage of hot breaking and B-boy battles (including the legendary Lincoln Center battle b/t Rock Steady and Dynamic Rockers in '81!)...You must buy this now. I assure, you will not be disapointed...these really were the 'Freshest Kids'."
Naomi R Piserchia | Raleigh, NC United States | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first uncut b-boy battle in the special features section is worth the price of the dvd! The SECOND uncut b-boy battle in the special features section is worth the price of the dvd! And then there is everything else. A better investment than the stockmarket. Breakdancing is treated as a art form, and I feel lucky to have these dancers in my house. I definitely recommend this disc."
Karen Holmes | 07/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a 'professional' female in my 30's, and remember and love breakdancing. I am soooo glad I bought this DVD which I plan on giving to my son for his birthday. But now the DVD will be OURS! What's great about it is that it shows the old 70's/early 80's b-boying stars & clips and then talks to the same people all grown up in their 30's/40's today. You WILL watch this over and over! Great history and roots of this NYC, then West Coast phenomenon...If only today's Hip Hop & Rap were as fun and clean as breakdancing was..."
Much respect
tehuti | Fullerton, CA United States | 12/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD has special significance to me because I grew up in the West Bronx, right at the epicenter of Hip Hop. I was in high school during the days when Kool Herc was doing his thing and the B-Boy was born. So when I saw that this DVD had clips and interviews of Herc and many of the other innovators I had to have it. Ken Swift really did his homework. Tons of clips of fantastic moves, plenty of interviews and commentary. This is a very comprehensive documentary of what breaking and the B-Boy means to Hip Hop."