posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:47 PM
I\'ll try to be concise with this intro because there is a lot I can say. Feel free to ask questions, and I\'ll answer if they are not
Get my Perspective:
I\'m 20 years old, in the prime of my life, in college. Straight up BBOY. LA ALL DAY.
I was a science boy growing up, and that has given a solid base of knowledge and interest in chemistry, physics, and astronomy; however, my passion
for dance (you may know as breakdancing, or bboying) has directed my study toward Hip Hop culture, sociology and HISTORY. I am now a History major and
Civic Engagement minor ;]. About to graduate next year with a stinkin\' pile of financial debt *ahem* I mean "aid" to pay off.
I try to be as news-conscious as possible just to see what the MSM is feeding the general population, and I turn to ATS for more reliable news
(although there\'s bogus stuff all over these boards as well) and rational discussion of the issues and their relation to society.
I notice most ATS members have a TERRIBLE and LAUGHABLE misunderstanding of Hip Hop culture, probably due to the media propagation of misogyny,
materialism, and just bad music and dancing, labeled as "hip hop." I do not blame you.
I'll tell you right now, real hip hop culture goes deep, back to civil rights, back to Harlem Renaissance, back to Blues culture, and even back to
Africa! Hip Hop is a philosophical, spiritual, and intellectual movement, it\'s a behavioral evolution, and it\'s the FUTURE. It\'s a globalized
culture unlike any other. If you don\'t believe me, I can tell you about it.
Anyway, I went on longer than I wanted, and this is definitely not as concise as I would have liked. Basically, I\'m here to contribute a fresh
perspective. Given my duties and priorities as a student, dancer, and community leader (tryin\' to be!), I\'ll not post too often, but I will
provide insight when I can.
I keep my eye on the sky,
watch the moon go by.
As a bboy I train to fly,
and make history on the side.
I tend to ask WHY,
and HOW, focus on the now,
and live my own style.
PEACE, BE BLESSED
TO THE ABOVE AND BTS.
(normally my rhymes are way better HAHA)
**Edit cuz the server is adding blackslashes to my apostrophes!
[edit on 16-4-2009 by orion the bboy]