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'A huge step forward': British breakers hail Olympic proposal

Prospective inclusion of breaking in Olympics goes down well among UK crews

It was the early 1970s and dancers couldn’t get enough of the instrumental “breaks” on a record. DJ Kool Herc, now widely hailed the father of hip-hop, was just a teen DJing at his sister’s parties in the Bronx when he extended these breaks and mixed them between different tracks. Some filled these instrumental breaks with raps, birthing a new form of music, while others, so-called B-boys and B-girls, began breaking, now better known as breakdancing.

More than four decades on from those hot, unassuming summer block parties in New York City, breaking could reach new heights: it has been put forward as a possible future official Olympic sport. The proposal has been warmly welcomed by British breaking crews.

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Source: The Guardian – 'A huge step forward': British breakers hail Olympic proposal

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