In 1996, a small underground Hip Hop event was launched at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. It’s aim was to put a much needed spotlight on B-Boy culture by showing the art of battle between B-Boys. With a rare UK appearance from B-Boy icon Crazy Legs, live performances by the UK’s very own London Posse and one of Philly’s finest Schoolly D, a crowd of Hip Hop heads and old skoolers packed the venue to witness the birth of the UK B-Boy Championships. The vibe, combined with the genuine emotion of the almost forgotten heroes of the scene and the amazing spectacle, set in motion a tidal wave of breakin’ fever and B-Boying’s second coming!
The B-Boy Championships World Series has established itself as one of the world’s greatest live events. The Championships has national qualifiers across 5 continents. The event features the best solo B-Boys, Poppers, Lockers, Hip Hop Freestylers and the greatest B-Boy crews from across the planet. It also plays host to some of the most exciting Hip Hop artists to visit the UK.
The competition, which expanded to London’s Brixton Academy in 1998, is held over two days and watched by a capacity crowd of 5,000 people! 2013 and 2014 saw the World Finals take place outside of London at Birmingham’s incredible O2 Academy.
Official Name: UK BBoy Championships
Date: 9, 10 April 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Winner: Sunni – Soul Mavericks – UK