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Medicine Crew (Germany)(2006)

 

Medicine Crew

 

Cine e Medicine Crew?

First of all, medic!ne is more than just a group of dancers. we are good friends an feel like a big family, we are trying to support each other in every aspect of life – not just in b-boying. medic!ne is a concept, an idea, it is a red line trough our lives that connects us. Up to date medic!ne crew consits of: Remo, Seba, Gabfunk, Mark78 – The Toprock Terrorist, Deny La Rock, Leo Da Vinci & JohnJey99.

Ce v-a determinat sa va apucati de bboying?

Each of us has his own story to tell about that. Some of the members are quiet new to the b-boy scene, some are more old school – so for everybody it was a different way how we got into it. Remo or Mark78 who are dancing for nearly 12 years now and have definetly completly other reasons than Deny who is in it for about 3 years now. Leo, Seba, Gabfunk & JohnJey are dancing for about 9 or 10 years now and also had different inspirations. In General the love and exitement for something different, something underground, something creatve and positive started a fire in all of us. Remo: “To most of us it was just the love for the movement itself, the love for Hip Hop Culture and his basic ideas of connecting people and bringing them together.” Mark: “B-Boying to us, is the highest evolved artform. There is nothing thats even coming close to it, there are no limits, you are free to express yourself with your mind, body & soul.”

La ce eventuri ati luat parte? Cu cine v-ati “luptat”?

Battle of the South (1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005), B-Boy Unit 8 (2006) Korea, South German Championships (2000 &2001), Battle of the Year Germany (2003, 2004, 2005) Battle of the Year International (2004, 2005), Battle of the Month (1998, 2000 – 2006), Battle of the East 2000, Get Fresh Romania 2005, Bring it on the Floor Romania 2005, Manchaster B-Boy Battle 2005, Starbattle Karlsruhe 2003, Swiss Championships 1998, Ultimate B-Boy Session 2001, UK B-Boy Championships 2004 London, Freestyle Session Germany 2005, Junior Battle 1999, X-Mas Battle 2005 Austria, we have been on some many battles over the last 10 years – too many to name even 10% of them. We were in Switzerland, Romania, England, France, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Turkey, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Korea, the Netherlands and all over Germany. We appeared in several music videos (Va:See, Kool Savas, Lumidee etc.), acted on stage in various theater shows, are making a lot of performances and are giving workshops.

As you can see it is nearly impossible to name all the crew we battled agaist. Some of the most known are: Pokemon, Extreme Crew, Funkstylerz, Battle Rock Maniax, Assassins, Stuttguards, Rocking Attack, Battle Squad, Battle Toys, Spartanic Rockers, Ghost Rockz, RuffNX, 7Eleven, Dirty Mamas, Rockin till Death, Jumani, Footwork Pioneers, Breakaholix, Style Crax, Toys ‘n Effect, Arad Breakers, & Big Bounce (salut!)

The hardest Battles?

Remo: “Man, versus Mouse (Funkstylerz, UK) in Manchaster 2005. That was the sickest thing that ever happened to me & the same time it brought me back to the essence of myself and opened a different view on dancing for me. “

Mark: “Versus Oski of Zürich Allstars, I don’t even know if he is still dancing but back then he completly ripped me apart! “

Gabfunk: “Seven-to-smoke in Mössingen versus the other guys of my crew. It was hell!”

Seba: “At B-Boy Unit 8 versus Extreme Crew – they killed us! And versus Pokemon at UK B-Boy Championships, we didn’t sleep for 24 hours and I couldnt even stand on my feet!”

JohnJey99: “In 2000 versus Battle Toys Crew in Nürtingen, it was crazy because Siggi back then was moving so tuff and I was just in my beginning years. It was a great inspiration and gave me the will to continue and improve my moves.”

Leo da Vinci: “At Battle of the Month this year versus V-San of Stuttguards/Style Crax. It was hard it was a 32 B-Boys 1 vs. 1 and it was the Quarterfinals.”

In momentul de fata care este tzinta voastra?

When we were younger I guess we had the same targets that every other crew has, to be @ the Battle of the Year and battle up on stage. But know things for us have completly changed, today our main objective is to live and represent original B-Boying and give our experiences to the younger generation. It is about expressing ourselfs and evolving our own styles and ways of dancing.

Descrieti style-ul abordat de Medicine Crew.

Raw & Original B-Boying. Nothing more nothing less!

Ati avut pe cineva care sa va invete,sa va indrume?

We had nobody, we learned all by ourselfs. We helped each other and what we didn’t know we learned from the rare videos that were available back then. It was different in the early 90s, there was no internet or DVDs. The only chance to get B-Boying Videotapes was on jams for a lot of money.

Majoritatea ati fost in Romania.Cum vedeti scena de bboying din Romania?

We think it is great to see the Hip Hop Scene is spreading all over Romania and to see it improve and grow, but it is strange to us that the people had no chance to actually live Hip Hop from the beginning and had to collect most of their information through the internet. So we are really glad right now the scene is coming up with Battles, Jams & Events so that everybody can be an active part in Hip Hop and make thier own impressions and experiences and can define their own point of view about this subculture.

Dar scena de HipHop in general?

The Hip Hop of today is not the Hip Hop most of us grew up with. Today things have changed, for us the feelings that we had back in the days are gone. We don’t consider ourselfs to be “real hip hop” anymore. We consider ourselfs to be Original B-Boys, and that’s what we are representing. We are representing B-Boy Lifestyle. Even though some people find it strange that we think you don’t necessarily have to listen to Hip Hop Music or wear Hip Hop clothes to represent Hip Hop Culture. It is hard to discribe because we have been here for a long time and it wasn’t easy to finally get to this point of view. Hip Hop as a culture got divided into its’ ingriediants. Graffiti & B-Boying are staying completly underground while MCs & Djs are full face in the media. This is not bad but it is delivering a wrong perspective of the original essence of this culture. People can’t separate Hip Hop & Rap – to them it is both the same, the music – all the cultural aspects have been forgotten.

Daca mai vreti sa ziceti ceva,acum este momentul…

Okay, never give B-Boys the opportunity to make some shout outs!!! you got some space left?? okay let’s start…

First of all to the originators of Hip Hop, all the people who inspired us – Storm, Swift & Speedy – the almighty Battle Squad, Rocksteady Crew, Actuel Force, Crazy Force Crew & Style Elements. Peace out to Moonwalkers Crew, our families & friends and all the people that believed in us and in what we do and supported us since way back!! Peace!

 

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May 7, 2007 - Posted by | interviews

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  1. Word Up!!!

    Comment by Thomas | May 10, 2007 | Reply


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