The words 'Break Boy and Break Girl' originated from the Bronx of New York. In the early 70's Dj Kool Herc would play the 'breaks' of songs. Meaning, he would only play parts of the songs where it was beat only, no lyrics. This would excite the people to dance. So in turn girls and guys who danced to these 'breaks' were called 'Break Boy and Break Girl' or 'B-Boy; B-Girl' in short.
B-boying started with the James Brown's 1969 "Get on the Good Foot". When on stage James Brown would dance around with such energy and almost acrobatic moves, many people began mimicking his moves, so they called it the "Good Foot". The 'Good Foot' was mainly dancing around that involved drops or spins on the floor. Thus, the beginning evolution of breaking.
During the 1970's martial arts were also very popular, so B-Boys (for the most part) incorporated martial art stunts to 'wow' the crowds. And today b-boying has evolved into a highly demanding dance physically and mentally. With massive b-boy dance competitions being held around the world, such as BOTY (Battle of the Year) in Germany and the FreeStyle Sessions.

It is important to know that the term b-boy cannot be used for an emcee, DJ or rapper. Only breakers can be called b-boys.

Also b-boys do not like to be called "Break-dancers", as this was a term coined by the media in the 80's, and is not a 'true' hip-hop' phrase. Break-dancers are dancers who have no style and show their powermoves to get props from people who have no idea about breaking.
B-boy Cloud has the Dopest Top-rock ever.

B-boy Benji has the illest powermove combos.
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a noun for a boy who has an erection but tries to hide it and pretends he doesn't have one.
girl: what are you doing?
boy: nothing (turns around)
girl: b-boy
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In contrast to popular belief, the TRUE definition of a b-boy is not simply just a male breakdancer. The main difference between a breakdancer and a b-boy is that a breakdancer is one who uses the hip-hop art form known as breakdancing to get chicks and/or to show off to his friends that do not know shit about breakdancing or perhaps anything about hip-hop in general; in contrast, a b-boy is one who expresses himself through breakbeats (beats that b-boys can break to) using various combinations or sets of breakdance moves such as:
-toprock
-uprock
-downrock (e.g. 6 step)
-freezes (e.g. single hand baby-freeze)
-power (e.g. flares)
-airtracks (e.g. UFO)

A true b-boy will add his own style to these various sets. These sets are innovated by b-boys through rigorous dedication and practice during "session" or breakdance practice. Any set that is “taken” or “copied” from one b-boy by watching another b-boy/b-girl is called a “biter”.

A real b-boy will break anytime, anywhere, and any day, when challenged or "called out" by another dancer or b-boy/b-girl in a "battle". In many cases, a b-boy will encounter a dancer or another "b-boy/b-girl" that is "straight up whack" or simply disrespectful, in which case a b-boy will wish to "serve his ass". But in many cases, a battle between a b-boy and another dancer or b-boy, will have both sides showin' much peace, love, respect and even props.

Simply put, a b-boy is one who encompasses the essence of hip-hop through “the dance” or "b-boying". Thus, most b-boys think that krumpers are just plain whack.
B-Boy Hong 10 has created a monopoly on all power moves the involve the use of one's head. ~B-Boy Jason Ko
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n. (bee-boi)

In contrast to popular belief, the TRUE definition of a b-boy is not simply just a male breakdancer. The main difference between a breakdancer and a b-boy is that a breakdancer is one who uses the hip-hop art form known as breakdancing to get chicks and/or to show off to his friends that do not know shit about breakdancing or perhaps anything about hip-hop in general; in contrast, a b-boy is one who expresses himself through breakbeats (beats that b-boys can break to) using various combinations or sets of breakdance moves such as:
-toprock
-uprock
-downrock (e.g. 6 step)
-freezes (e.g. single hand baby-freeze)
-power (e.g. flares)
-airtracks (e.g. UFO)

A true b-boy will add his own style to these various sets. These sets are innovated by b-boys through rigorous dedication and practice during "session" or breakdance practice. Any set that is “taken” or “copied” from one b-boy by watching another b-boy/b-girl is called a “biter”.

A real b-boy will break anytime, anywhere, and any day, when challenged or "called out" by another dancer or b-boy/b-girl in a "battle". In many cases, a b-boy will encounter a dancer or another "b-boy/b-girl" that is "straight up whack" or simply disrespectful, in which case a b-boy will wish to "serve his/her ass". But in many cases, a battle between a b-boy and another dancer or b-boy/b-girl, will have both sides showin' much peace, love, respect and even props.

Simply put, a b-boy is one who encompasses the essence of hip-hop through “the dance” or "b-boying". Thus, most b-boys think that krumpers are just plain whack.
B-Boy Hong 10 has created a monopoly on all power moves the involve the use of one's head. ~B-Boy Jason Ko
Source: B-Boy Pono, Madison, Wisconsin
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B-Boy to me sums up a male (female is a b girl) that lives to the full extent of the Hip Hop culture encompasing the 4 B-boying elements, Breaking,DJing,Emceeing,and Graffiti art..but jsut beacuse you dont emcompas all 4 elements doesnt mean you arent a B Boy,It is mainly a mindstate..if you're a b boy, you know it
Just a B-Boy standin in my b boy stance
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The meaning of this title is often debated and described incorrectly. The true title is 'break-boy.' And it's true meaning is 'one that breaks.' Breakin' is an old street term to describe the action of getting on someone's case (e.g. My mom's is breakin' on me, the postman reached his breaking point, and snapped). The hip hop dancers of the mid to late 70s just used the exaggeration of this term to their dancing. The source of this information would be none other than DJ Kool Herc from the movie "The Freshest Kids."
My uprock is, is straight up B-boy uprock - Spy, The Man with a Thousand Moves.
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