Learn How the Bronx Brought Breakdancing to the World

A fundamental component of hip-hop.

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The popular dancing style of breakdancing was first conceived in the New York City borough of The Bronx. Having reached its popularity in the mid-1980s, breaking is considered as a fundamental part of hip-hop, along with deejaying, emceeing, and graffiti art. Breakdancing today incorporates everything from popping and locking to cultural sources such as African-American and Afro-Caribbean music to even kung fu and capoeira. Starting out as a medium for self-expression, decades later breaking has transformed in its style and movements. Documented by Vox, take a look at how breakdancing has evolved since its beginnings.

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