Miss this guy? Me too! It just hasn’t been the same these past three decades without Shabba Doo around. Many times, AWD has pined for the days when break dancing (the original break dancing, dammit!) was found all over the streets of America. And leading us all was Shabba Doo and his trusty sidekick The Boogaloo Shrimp!
I can remember hanging out with my homies on the street corner practicing our popping, moon dancing and the robot all hours of the night. AWD was the best on his street doing the robot! In da house!! My gang always beat the guys from the other high schools in dance offs and got all the best-looking girls! And many of my moves came from….you guessed it…Shabba Doo himself! We were so cool!
Just last week RedStater called up and challenged AWD to a dance off at Dude-a-Palooza to prove just who is the sexiest break dancing blogger on the blogosphere. I readily accepted even though I know Red is a huge fan of the Boogaloo Shrimp and is widely known as a worthy opponent for his moon walking skills. RedStater can be found most weekends in Time Square entertaining tourists with his street-sexy break dancing skills. So AWD dusted off my Betamax copies of “Breakin'” and “Breakdance-The Movie” and have been practicing up on my poppin’ and even some new moves awaiting Red. Let’s just say everyone around this here blog will know just who is the sexiest poppin’ blogger in a few weeks!
For all you crackas who ain’t down wit da original break dancing, learn at the feet of the masters….Shabba Doo and the Boogaloo Shrimp!
Couldn’t you just feel the emotion and passion!? Those kids just wanted to dance, man! That’s some acting! They don’t make movies like that anymore!
I now declare tonight Sunday Night Open Post. I hope you’ll all share your favorite break dancing movies. It’s so difficult! Or, you can talk about boring old politics if you must…I know you’re going to anyway!
One last thing…if any of y’all see Red around after Dude-a-Palooza, don’t bring up the beat down he took from AWD in our break dancing competition. In fact, I bet he’s poppin’ right about now getting ready for a rematch at Dude-a-Palooza II.
Can’t get enough of Shabba Doo and the Boogaloo Shrimp? Me neither! For Music That Doesn’t Suck tonight, here’s Chaka Khan’s version of Prince’s “I Feel For You.”
AWD’s been listening to the Hollisters lately. Goodern’ hell Texas music! Ain’t sh*t to break dance to, though. Here’s East Texas Pines:
And here’s another’n from The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash called Texas Sun. This has long been an AWD fave-o-rite!