Me, Flex and Peter Paul in Salt & Pepa video Let’s talk about sex, I have a Flat Top Fade hairstyle.
Loose Joint is pulling out Joint’s. Me and Keith Williams (Shades) on the set. Check my Hip Hop (Brooklyn Bounce) 2:19 MopTops member in Da House again, Str8t like dat!! and Keith was rockin that early style that resembles today’s commercial style dance. He also worked with Salt & Pepa and Janet Jackson.
I AM HIP HOP!! Here with Gangstarr Guru (R.I.P), DJ. Premier, H.L Rock, Peter Paul and Me. MopTops AGAIN!! I know all of you remember this!! The people talking was watching this video too. Don’t ever front on US like we didn’t put in that much work!! This didn’t get paid for some of this work. This is the road we was paving too so that this dance style we call Hip Hop would gain the respect it was coming to deserve. We fought for this! This is even before we created ELITE FORCE. Ya’ll gotta understand the significance of the 3 of us, Buddha Stretch, Henry Link, and my individual accomplishments as dancers in our own rights and style. Then bringing it all together to created that Force. Wrecking shop and Remember The Time.
Rocking with Native Tongue!! Back in ’90. Check me with Asia another hip hop and house dancer that many dancers don’t know about. Peter Paul and (Me) Flat Top Fade wearing a burgundy Vest. Recognize MopTop members in the house again.
Me, Peter Paul, Mike Swift (I.O.U) at the time my partner and Phil Pabone.
Shannon performs “Sweet Somebody” live on the Dance Show while The Fantastic Duo get down with some poppin in the background.
Check the video here: http://youtu.be/IecOBEGO2hM
This is the complete historical performance remastered from the original VHS recordings it was taped to. It’s over 21 minutes of ground breaking live footage featuring 1983 B-Boy crews, the Magnificent Force, Uptown Express, the Fantastic Duo, the Flash Dancers, Larry Watson and Jason Twigg, the Heartbreakers, and the Dynamic Breakers. This B-Boy contest was hosted by Leslie Uggams, co-hosted by Carlos De Jesus, and includes celebrity judges Anita Morris, football great Hershel Walker, All My Childrens’ Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams, Earl ‘the Pearl’ Monroe, Disco Fever Owner Sal Abbatiello, WABC News Anchor John Johnson, Saturday Night Fever and Beat Street Choreographer Lester Wilson, and artist Lillo Thomas. Also features a short introductory documentary on the early Hip Hop culture featuring interviews with Afrika Bambaataa and other members of the Zulu Nation. On top of all that it includes a 1983 Burger King Hip Hop commercial from the airing, which was purposefully included to complete the throw-back vibe. The winners of the contest received $2500, an appearance on New York Hot Tracks, and a key roll in the movie Beat Street. If you know the movie, you know who won the contest! Enjoy!
Yo, I’m going way back to the days I did Beat Street with my partner Robert Steele (The Fantastic Duo) 1984. The float Committee knew me as Jamel A.K.A Young God Allah a member of the 5% Nation Of Islam.