Anyway, I was contemplating this topic because I read a LOT of blogs and I usually lose interest after the first few posts because 1) the content sucks OR 2) there's no eye candy OR 3) the posts are WAY too long. This last one's a kicker, because even if the content is good and there are a few pictures, my attention span is so short (thanks, internet) that I tend to stop reading pretty quickly.
So maybe that means multiple posts for multiple topics...
That being said, I'd like to confess that I am OBSESSED with Korean B-Boys. B-Boys are boys who dance, but they're actually so much more than that. What they do is passionate and funny and entertaining and more than a little hot. These guys have got style for days. The best part of a Friday night dance party is when the B-Boy entourage strides into the bar. They're cool and confident and, of course, totally aloof. There's usually one guy with a video camera, so he can record all the dope B-Boy action. These boys usually have a few drinks, then the show begins -- a dance-off! Yeah, it sounds cheesy, but I often forget myself and become completely entranced by their moves. They're just so cool. And I love how they totally cop American hip-hop style in a distinctly Korean way...
Korean B-Boys have only really been doing their thang since 2000. Before that they were virtually off the map. But like everything else in modern Korean society, its popularity has exploded and now the Koreans are among the best in the world. This is a really good article charting the rise of breakdancing in Korea.
I've been searching like mad for vids that truly capture Korean B-Boys, but none really do them justice...
My personal favorite. Note the use of my K-pop favorites, the Wonder Girls.
The music is bad, but the moves are amazing.
A little Japan vs. Korea
Okay, one more. Physicz. This guy is sick.
Also, I think the documentary Planet B-Boy is totally worth checking out.http://planetbboy.com/