The event with the 2nd round of representation from honoring a legend and having a hip-hop legend perform on stage. The McDonald’s Tri-State organization honored the trailblazing breakdancing icon Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colon. For 40 years he’s been able to capture an audience by being an innovator and teacher. His work as a dance has channeled his passion for helping others. Serving his community domestically and abroad, he’s been able to spearhead a movement called Puerto Rock Steady, which he created to unify the world w/ music and dance to revitalize Puerto Rico’s economy and education system. Congratulations to Crazy Legs for his dedication and hard work for all.
After the great presentation for Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colon, we had a special performance from co-host of the show, MC Jin. He took the mic and let the energy of the audience take his mood over. The crowd participation made it fun for all those involved. He performed one song from his most recent album “XIV: LIX” entitled ‘Welcome to the Club’. Perfect song for the event as it made all those who were fans of hip-hop and dance being a cohesive mixture for all. Then, he took a Busta Rhymes song and spun it into another phenomenal song. One of the best characteristics about Jin is his humbling attitude towards the fans, he had one of the people join him on stage to dance and sing with him. “I had you come up on-stage because your energy was amazing”. That’s why no matter what anyone says about the man he’s one legendary artist that has a firm following to appreciate his career as an artist, comedian, actor, and a man.
Coming off the heels of honoring a legendary figure in the breaking scene and a performance by a legendary hip hop artist it has come to the finals. The last remaining crews for this 6-minute final dance battle are ‘Team Entrée vs. Beast Coast’. Both crews throughout the night have shown three keys factors to get them here which are: unity, creativity, and intensity. For six minutes the action was definitely non-stop and for this battle, it seemed like Beast Coast took their best maneuvers and left it all on the stage. Team Entrée took the teamwork route to capturing the win, but the judges decided on Beast Coast to win it all and be the champions of the 2nd annual McDonald’s B-Boy Royale.
What we took from this was that these crews are nothing more than individuals taking their passions and creating the magic seen that night. It’s something that you can see over and over, but the creativity can be taken to a new level for the audience’s enjoyment and the crew members’ dedication to making themselves great. We would like to thank McDonald’s Tri-State organization for inviting us to this event. We also congratulate not only Beast Coast for an amazing ride of intensity, unity, and creativity but all the crews who came out wanting to be the best at what they do. Taking this NYC competition to a new height w/ those who have been on the scene for more than 5 to 15+ years. Only some can say it, but in this scenario, all of them can say they are great at what they do.
Again we would love to personally thank IW Group Inc., McDonald’s, MC Jin, and all the talent we had the opportunity to talk to. It truly felt like a once in a lifetime experience. So thank you for the wonderful experience, we can’t wait until next year! Don’t forget to like & follow us on: Facebook & Twitter. Like, share, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Also, follow us on Instagram to see the venture we go through. Photo credit to our amazing photographer; Andrew Kao, video recording by our Co-COO; Donald Watson, interviewer/networker/co-COO; Aysha Goodridge aka Sha Sparx and interviewer/organizer/CEO; DeShawn J. Ellis.