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SIR Ken Cutmaster Swift

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DJ KOOL HERC , AFRICA BAMBATTA

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DJ KOOL HERC , AFRICA BAMBATTA

Background Information

Employment History

Karizma

7Gemz/Rock Steady Crew

Blitz Freestyle Productions

Director

breaklife.com

Judge

Breakin' Convention

Program Director

BEAT NYC

Affiliations

Member
Rock Steady Crew

Member
Hi-Fi Tribe

Founder
VII Gems Rock Dance Division

Education

Flow Master

Web References (199 Total References)


KIPPY DEE, RAVI, KING KIETH, FROSTY ...

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KIPPY DEE, RAVI, KING KIETH, FROSTY FREEZE, CRAZY LEGS, RIP 7, KEN SWIFT, MR FREEZE,AND ALSO MR WIGGLES IN HIS FIRST PERFORMANCE WITH RSC.

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KEN SWIFT AND CRAZY LEGS GET INTO AN ARGUMENT AT ROCK STEADY PARK, AND BATTLE IT OUT ON THE CONCRETE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALF COURT,
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"KEN SWIFT"(ROCK STEADY CREW) - BATTLES- "ACTION" (NYC BREAKERS) DURING THE BEAT STREET TOUR IN FRANCE.
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INCREDIBLE BREAKERS TAKES IT TO KEN SWIFT AT THE ROXY, KENNY BEING BY HIM SELF THAT DAY, INCREDIBLE STARTS THROWING THERE INNOVATIVE POWER MOVES THAT THEY ARE WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED FOR, KEN SWIFT THROWS HIS FUNKY COMBOS AND FREEZES CLOWNING CHINO'S BUMMY SNEAKERS, THEN FLIP ROCK JUMPS IN FOR KENNY AND THE BATTLE HEATS UP.
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CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, BUCK 4, MR WIGGLES, AND FABEL DANCED ON THIS NIGHT.
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FEATURING SUCH LEGENDS AS DJ KOOL HERC, DON CAMPBELLOCK (INVENTOR OF LOCKING), BOOGALOO SAM (INVENTOR OF POPING), AFRIKA BAMBAATA,KRS ONE, DST,GRAND MASTER FLASH, GRAND WIZARD THE ADORE, KEN SWIFT, THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS, HENRY CHALFAUNT, CHUCK D, AND MANY OTHERS.
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ZULU ANNIVERSARY, KENS SWIFT AND K MEL GET INTO HEATED EXCHANGES DURING A BBOY CYPHER, K MEL STEPPED TO KENNY AND THE BATTLE KEPT STOPPIN AND GOING FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT.
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OVER ALL CONSENSUS, KEN SWIFT GOT THE BEST OF HIM .
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ALSO AN UNEXPECTED GRUDGE MATCH BETWEEN KEN SWIFT AND KMEL IN THE AFTER PARTY.
"WHO CAN ROAST THE MOST"
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JOJO, THE TWINS, CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, DJ KOOL HERC, AFRICA BAMBATTA, THE ZULU NATION, RSC, FAST BREAK, GM DST,GM FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE, COLD CRUSH FOUR, WHIPPER WHIP, COCO144, FABEL, THE ELCTRIC BOOGALOOS, SUGAR POP, PHASE 2, FROSTY FREEZE, MR FREEZE, LIL LEP, DON CAMPBELLOCK, GREG CAMPBELLOCK JR., PEE WEE DANCE, KUJO, ASIA ONE, CROSS ONE, EGO TRIPS BOOK OF RAP LISTS, JEFF CHANG'S DANCE HALL TIMEMACHINE ARTICLE IN VIBEDEC.


HIP HOP ELEMENTS AND TIMELINE

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KIPPY DEE, RAVI, KING KIETH, FROSTY FREEZE, CRAZY LEGS, RIP 7, KEN SWIFT, MR FREEZE,AND ALSO MR WIGGLES IN HIS FIRST

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KEN SWIFT AND CRAZY LEGS GET INTO AN ARGUMENT AT ROCK STEADY PARK, AND BATTLE IT OUT ON THE CONCRETE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
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"KEN SWIFT"(ROCK STEADY CREW) - BATTLES- "ACTION" (NYC BREAKERS) DURING THE BEAT STREET TOUR IN FRANCE.
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THE OUT COME: KEN
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INCREDIBLE BREAKERS TAKES IT TO KEN SWIFT AT THE ROXY, KENNY BEING BY HIM SELF THAT DAY, INCREDIBLE STARTS THROWIN THERE
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CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, BUCK 4, MR WIGGLES, AND FABEL DANCED ON THIS NIGHT.
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BAMBAATA,KRS ONE, DST,GRAND MASTER FLASH, GRAND WIZARD THE ADORE, KEN SWIFT, THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS, HENRY CHALFAUNT, CHUCK
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OVER ALL CONSENSUS, KEN SWIFT GOT THE BEST OF HIM .
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ALSO AN UNEXPECTED GRUDGE MATCH BETWEEN KEN SWIFT AND KMEL IN THE AFTER PARTY. "WHO CAN ROAST THE MOST"
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JOJO, THE TWINS, CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, DJ KOOL HERC, AFRICA BAMBATTA, THE ZULU NATION, RSC, FAST


HIP HOP HISTORY TIMELINE

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KIPPY DEE, RAVI, KING KIETH, FROSTY FREEZE, CRAZY LEGS, RIP 7, KEN SWIFT, MR FREEZE,AND ALSO MR WIGGLES IN HIS FIRST

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KEN SWIFT AND CRAZY LEGS GET INTO AN ARGUMENT AT ROCK STEADY PARK, AND BATTLE IT OUT ON THE CONCRETE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
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"KEN SWIFT"(ROCK STEADY CREW) - BATTLES- "ACTION" (NYC BREAKERS) DURING THE BEAT STREET TOUR IN FRANCE.THE OUT COME: KEN SWIFT STARTS TO PUT IT ON ACTION, AND ACTION GOES IN HIS BAG AND PULLS OUT A MOTORCYCLE HELMIT AND DOES HEAD SPINS.THIS MARKS THE FIRST TIME "HELMIT" WERE USED IN A BATTLE.THE BATTLE EVENTUALLY TURNS INTO A CREW SCENERIOAND ENDS IN A DEBATE ABOUT THE HELMIT. INCREDIBLE BREAKERS TAKES IT TO KEN SWIFT AT THE ROXY, KENNY BEING BY HIM SELF THAT DAY, INCREDIBLE STARTS THROWIN THERE
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CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, BUCK 4, MR WIGGLES, AND FABEL DANCED ON THIS NIGHT.IT WOULD BE BUCK 4'S LAST PERFORMANCE THE TURTLE MASTER BBOY "BUCK 4" PASSES AWAY THE AWARD WINNING DANCE DOCUMENTARY 'EVERYBODY DANCE NOW" AIRS NATION WIDE ON PBSFEATURING "CRAZY LEGS AND MR WIGGLES" OF THE ROCK STEADY CREW.HELPING TO TRIGGER THE RE EMERGENCE OF ORIGINAL HIP HOP DANCE. THE "ROCK STEADY CREW" AND THE " RHYTHM TECHNICIANS" PERFORM THE PLAY TITLED"SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?"AT PERFORMANCE SPACE 122
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BAMBAATA,KRS ONE, DST,GRAND MASTER FLASH, GRAND WIZARD THE ADORE, KEN SWIFT, THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS, HENRY CHALFAUNT, CHUCK
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ZULU ANNIVERSARY, KENS SWIFT AND K MEL GET INTO HEATED EXCHANGES DURING A BBOY CYPHER, K MEL STEPPED TO KENNY AND THE BATTLE KEPT STOPPIN AND GOING FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT.OVER ALL CONSENSUS, KEN SWIFT GOT THE BEST OF HIM . THE FIRST "FUNK STYLES" EVENT WAS THROWN BY THE " ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS" TO FOCUS ON POPPIN AND LOCKIN.THE TWO MAIN COMPONENTS
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ALSO AN UNEXPECTED GRUDGE MATCH BETWEEN KEN SWIFT AND KMEL IN THE AFTER PARTY. "WHO CAN ROAST THE MOST"
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JOJO, THE TWINS, CRAZY LEGS, KEN SWIFT, DJ KOOL HERC, AFRICA BAMBATTA, THE ZULU NATION, RSC, FAST


B.E.A.T. NYC People ยป B.E.A.T. NYC

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Ken Swift

BEAT Breakers Instructor
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Ken Swift Ken Swift is one of the greatest influences the dance of Bboying (otherwise known as Breaking or Breakdancing) has known.
Considered "The Epitome of a Bboy", Bboys and Bgirls worldwide have emulated Ken's image and style throughout the years. Ken is credited with establishing movements critical to the dances' foundation with his personal style and techniques. He is a true pioneer recognized worldwide for his continued contributions throughout the last 30 years of promoting, educating, and preserving the art form. He continues to be a driving force in its current global culture and is continually invited to attend, judge, and compete in competitions around the world.
Separate from Ken Swift's successful individual career, he has collaborated with and is one of the original members of the world renowned Rock Steady Crew (RSC); the first group of Bboys to receive professional recognition from the media and their peers. They also appeared in television and film including Graffiti Rock (1983), Style Wars (1982), Wild Style (1982), Flashdance (1983), The David Letterman Show (1983), and Beat Street (1982).
In 1999, Hip Hop Culture was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for which Ken was asked to produce an installation. His career led him to open the Ken Swift School of Hip Hop Fundamentals at Breaklife Studios in Brooklyn in 2005.
Ken started VII Gems as a dance company in 1996, a company dedicated to the preservation of New York City traditional dances: Breaking and Rocking. He directed and choreographed the first ever Rock Dance theater piece entitled "Rockin It" that toured 8 cities throughout the UK in May of 2009 sponsored by the Breaking Convention, a Sadler Wells Project. The company is involved in numerous dance classes, lectures, demonstrations, performances, panels, film screenings, competitions, and workshops throughout the world.
In 2010, the Hip Hop Theater Festival has named Ken Swift an Official Honoree for his historic contributions to Hip Hop Theater. Most recently, Ken was awarded the National Endowment of the Arts' American Masterpieces: Dance Award to reconstruct his choreography with Olive Dance Theater in a show entitled "Swift Solos," which began touring in March of 2010.
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After touring the UK with legendary Bboy icon, Ken Swift and the VII Gems Rock Division in 2009, James began to recognize the void of hip hop in the educational system.


Lake Country School of Dance

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His training has continued for the last decade with the Electric Boogaloos' Poppin Pete and Suga Pop, 7Gemz/Rock Steady Crew's Ken Swift, Ill Kosby, Caleaf Sellars, Don Campbell, Greg Pope, Licorice Lloyd, Luther Brown and many more.

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