old school v even older school

Streets R Us v Harlem Hot Shots in the 2010 Oldschool Battle #2 – Round 16

How many times will I watch the clips from this competition? A million? A million billion? I love love love the Hot Shots’ action, but I’m even more excited by Streets R Us. I especially like this clip because Streets R Us are working with music which is probably much less familiar than the hippity hop the Hot Shots dance to later. But they really bring the right feel to the music. I especially like the way they work with the different rhythms in the song, picking out the half time, the ‘organised chaos’ of the final chorus, the insistent bumpbumpbump of the beat. It looks utterly modern and contemporary, but at the same time, it’s absolutely right.

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