By now you all know of the impending Visvim Holiday or New Years quickstrike release this week, including a black leather series of FBT’s, Keifers and other shoes. The ange will also see a number of their famous Ballistics Bags, a backpack and their popular E-Cat messenger bag, again, black with blue or red accents.…
Here at SlamxHype we have already provided you with an indepth look at this impressive collection of the classic DW-5600 G Shock watch. The Concre collections that includes well known artists Eric Elms, Roastarr, Madsaki, NY and Dave Ortiz from Dave’s Quality Meat (check out our recent interview with Dave) will be available from Black…
Following exclusive interviews with Paul Mittleman, Michael Leon and Jesse Levya previewing the Nike's 'Be True' project, we take a slightly different direction with an interview with The Rivers Crew. The B-Boy crew from Korea have really made breakdancing what it is in Korea, almost building it from nothing and finding a place with the elite breakdancers around the world. On a recent trip to New York to perform at the UN Occupation I was fortunate enough to sit down with them and talk about there lifestyle and how the Dunk has inspired them and been the cornerstone for there style.
Name: The Rivers Crew: B-boy Born, B-boy Krush, B-boy
Phoenix, and Physicx.
Where you¹re from: Seoul, South Korea
Where you¹re at: New York City. We¹ve been invited here to
represent Korea for a special performance at the UN.
Occupation: Professional breakdancing crew.
How are you liking New York?
Born: I've wanted to come here since I was a kid. I¹m so appreciative to have this opportunity. I've been so excited, I haven't been able to sleep. I've already got great memories and as a b-boy it¹s been inspirational to visit the birthplace of hip-hop and breaking.
How is breakdancing perceived in Korea?
Krush: Until recently, there wasn¹t any recognition for b-boying in Korea. We had to leave the country to compete. But now there's a lot of b-boy events. There's international events like R16 that brings Korea respect on an international scale.
What first attracted you to the Dunk?
Born: I like the crazy number of colorways, especially Burgundy. I got turned onto Dunks when I saw this one b-boy who I really respect rock an entire matching outfit to his Dunks. It just blew my mind.
What was your first pair?
Krush: I grew up in a poor neighborhood and Nikes were considered a really upscale brand. I didn¹t have the luxury of paying attention to fashion. My first experience with Nike was when my father bought me a pair of Dunks for my birthday. Those kicks were incomparable to any sneaker I ever had at the time.
Describe your breaking style.
Krush: (When I'm breaking) I don't do just one thing well... I think it's important to do everything well and pay attention to my style technically.
Physicx: My style flows from wanting to show my inner self when I dance.