Since I've been banned from using Facebook at my 9 to 5 gig (more like 6 to 6 but that's another story), I have taken to using my blog to promote Hip Hop History Month. This morning some of my coworkers and I were have a conversation about Micheal Jackson.
I mentioned to them that Micheal Jackson's name is listed in The Gospel of Hip Hop as popularizing one of the 9 elements called Breakin. Breakin is the study and application of street dance forms. The style of Breakin that the King of Pop used was primarily a technique called Lockin.
Here is the Michael gettin' down in one of my favorite videos, "Smooth Criminal".
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