A television show, produced by Randy Jackson on MTV, that showcases American Hip Hop Dance TEAMS. The reason I highlight TEAM is because a team is a group of colleagues who get together purely for dancing. Being a dance CREW implies that there is close-knit group of friends who just so happen to dance.
A major problem with the show is that it misrepresents hip hop (Along with movies such as You Got Served, Step Up, Stomp the Yard, etc). Such shows give misconceptions that the unknowing public believe to be true.
These misconceptions can include but are not limited to:
1. ABDC teams are the best
2. ABDC teams are very original and innovative
3. ABDC is good cause it helps unknown dance crews become famous
4. The judges on ABDC are very knowledgable of dancing
The truth is that although ABDC dancers are talented, they are far from being the best. There are many more talented dance crews out there just in America (not including France, Japan, and South Korea which are considered much better "dancing countries") The only difference is that the better crews want to keep their dignity and don't want to be misrepresented in the media.
Also, much of the choreography on ABDC is stolen from other dance crews without any credit given to the makers. Quest Crew especially is known for stealing moves.
Also, the dance teams on ABDC were famous prior to the show and did not need it to boost their career. Jabbawockeez, Super Crew, and Quest were all famous before winning. The only difference now is that they are beccoming FADS, getting GROUPIES, and are being EXPLOITED by the media.
FINALLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL. The judges on ABDC have no idea of what they are talking about. One judge was a SINGER on NSYNC, Shane Sparx doesnt know how to dance, and Lil Mama is a rapper not a dancer)
SHANE SPARX KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT HIP HOP. WHO THE HELL KNEW OF SHANE SPARX BEFORE ABDC. WHO THE HELL STILL KNOWS WHO HE IS? SHANE SPARX, CLIMB BACK THE HOLE YOU CAME FROM AND STOP KILLING HIP HOP!!
AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW
Randy Jackson: DOG IM RANDY JACKSON! DOG! YO DOG! RANDY JACKSON! DOGGGGG...DOGGGGGG