[PHOTO RECAP] WHO CAME 2 SERVE? 2011 + Review


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  • REVIEW by Roldare

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

AS LEGEND HAS IT, “WHO CAME 2 SERVE” HAS ALWAYS BEEN REGARDED AS AN EVENT THAT WOULD AND SHOULD TAKE YOU BACK TO A TIME WHEN CREWS WENT AT IT, THE BEST WENT AT IT AND THE CYPHERS WOULD COMBINE NAUGHTY AND NICE…AND SO BE IN 2011 WHEN TECK AND THE REST OF OF SELF-X FAMILY CELEBRTATED THEIR 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY BRINGING US “WHO CAME 2 SERVE”…

ITS AMAZING HOW THE CYPHERS ARE OFTEN THE MOST DISREGARDED PART OF MOST JAMS…IF THE BRACKETS ARE RUNNING LONG, THE CYPHERS GET CUT SHORT EVERYTIME…ITS RARE WHEN ITS THE OTHER WAY AROUND…ON THIS NIGHT, SELF-X MADE SURE THAT THE CYPHERS WERE FLOWING AND OOZING ALL NIGHT…BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE MOTOR CITY ROCKERZ FOR JUST ADDING KEROSENE TO THE FIRES…AT ONE POINT, AMS WAS LIKE “WHO IS THIS KID?” MAV 1 IS HIS NAME AND CYPHERS ARE HIS GAME…

AS THE NIGHT SEETHED THROUGH, IT CAME DOWN TO CJ THE BLACK ATTACK, FLOOR PHANTOM, KES AND LIL DEMON AS THE TOP CYPHERISTS OF THE NIGHT….AND WITH ONE LAST 5 MINUTE FLOW, LIL DEMON WAS CROWNED AND AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS “SEAS 1″ AWARD. THIS AWARD WAS CREATED IN HONOR OF BBOY SEAS 1, A MEMBER OF SELF-X WHO LIVED AND BREATHED IN THE CYPHERS. IN A BIG WAY, IT WAS A PASSING OF THE TORCH; LIL DEMON, PROVED THAT HE’S NOT JUST A YOUTUBE SENSATION, BUT HE’S A CYPHER SENSATION AS-WELL… A TRUE BBOY NOW AND FOREVER. SEAS 1 AWARD

THE ELITE 16 | Randomly selected duos for the night

  • 1. MARLON AND WAKA
  • 2. CJ AND BEBO
  • 3. PNUT AND MIJO
  • 4. LIL DEMON AND ROLAND
  • 5. BZ BROOKZ AND BRAVEMONK
  • 6. AIRSICK AND FLOOR PHANTOM
  • 7. SWEET LOU AND PARANOIA
  • 8. GRAVITY AND EVOL

EVOL IS CHICAGO’S HOPE FOR A REDBULL CHAMPIONSHIP.

PNUT IS THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP…THE HUMBLE WARRIOR WILL CUT YOUR HEAD OFF.

MIJO WINS EVERYTHING…1ON1, 2ON2, 1ON7, IT DOESN’T MATTER
GRAVITY IS NO LONGER A SECRETE, THE WORLD IS TRYING TO KEEP UP.

WITH A SPLIT VOTE, GRAVITY TAKES THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!

CREW BATTLE

AS IF LIFE ALL READY WASN’T GOOD ENUFF, THE EVENT STILL HAD DOPE CREW BATTLES…WITH SOME OF THE RAWEST PRELIMS IN RECENT MEMORY FINISHED, THE FINAL “5″ FEATURED GRAVITY BENDERS, BRICKHEADZ, GSK, A SUPER CREW AND “EXTRA STRENGTH” MOTION DISORDERZ…

3 THE HARD WAY

BRICKS VS. GRAVITY BENDERS VS. GSK: ROUTINES, COMMANDOS AND INDIVIDUALS HAD THE ON-LOOKERS JUST DROOLING WITH EXCITEMENT…GRAVITY BENDERS ARE SO PRO….THEY COMBINE RHYTHMIC GRACE WITH ROLLER COASTER GRAPHIX….GSK BRINGS OUT THE INNER-KILLER IN ALL OF THEIR MEMBERS, AND KILL THEY DID…AND THEN THERE ARE THE BRICKHEADZ: PULSATING BEASTS CHARGED UP LIKE A PRISON RIOT, EVEN YOURE PERFECT, YOU STILL CANT BEAT THEM: BRICKHEADZ WIN.

SUPER 2

THIS SEMI-FINAL FEATURED A CONGLOMERATE MADE UP OF BBOYS FROM TEXAS, FLORIDA AND THE 3RD MOON FROM JUPITER: FLIPS, TRIX AND ALL THAT FILTH THAT MAKES GOOD GIRLS GO BAD VS. “EXTRA STRENGTH” MOTION D… WHILE THE CONGLOMERATE HAD ALL THE MAKINGS OF A BARNSTORMING CHAMP WITH BEBO AND PHANTOM, MOTION D INJECTED STEROIDS INTO THEIR VEINS WITH THE LIKES OF SWEET LOU AND GRAVITY. AFTER SOME SERIOUS SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP, “EXTRA STRENGTH” MOTION D WINS!!!!!!!!

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME

BUT IN THE END, WAKA, STOOD TALL ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM AND BROUGHT THE VICTORY HOME WITH AN INDESCRIBABLE MOVE…IT WAS LIKE A FREEZE-INTO CORKSCREW-INTO-HEAD-CHAIR-FREEZE TYPE THING: BOOM, IT’S OVER, BRICKHEADZ WIN.

LADY CHAMP

THE PRESENTATION OF LADY CHAMP’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WAS QUITE THE MOMENT. IT WAS PUT TOGETHER WITH A MONTAGE OF DEDICATIONS AND THEN SHE WAS GIVEN THE FLOOR…EYE-WATERING MOMENT FOR THOSE THAT KNOW BOTH HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS WELL AS THE OBSTACLES SHE HAS OVERCOME…AN AWARD THAT WAS DEFINITELY DESERVED AND A MOMENT THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD HOPE TO ACHIEVE.

MC BATTLE

AMS IS A HUMBLE INDIVIDUAL WITH LOADS OF TALENT…HOWEVER, HE TOOK IT TO THE STREETS ON THIS NIGHT AS HE RETURNED TO HIS DISSING ROOTS AND ROCKED THE MIC AS AN MC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS…NORMALLY A GENTLE GIANT, HE SHOOK THE WALLS WITH HIS VERBAL TIRADE AGAINST HIS FOES…HE MIGHT BE THE KING OF THE NERDS, BUT ON THIS NIGHT HE BECAME KING OF THE MIC…

REMEMBER THE NAME

  • * BLESS ONE: FREAKIN CYPHER KILLER
  • * ORKO: ORIGINAL SALSA FLAVA
  • * MARLON: SALSA KING
  • * MAV 1: DOIN’ IT DREADED STYLE

SICKNESS

  • * 90′S POP MUSIC CYPHER: A.S.K. AND DETROIT JUST DOING IT
  • * BEBO: WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • * PNUT/MIJO VS. ROLAND/LIL DEMON: THE MOST ANTICIPATED BATTLE OF THE NIGHT WAS ALL THAT AND THEN SOME…HISTORIC MATCH-UP.
  • * GRAVITY: BBOY OF THE NIGHT

LAST CALL

WHEN YOU PUT TOGETHER AN ENSEMBLE OF TALENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE, ITS UNDENIABLY A PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT. MAD PROPS TO TECK FOR HOLDING IT TRUE TO FORM…HE KNOWS TALENT AND HE BROUGHT IT… I RECALL SPEAKING WITH TECK AS HE BEGAN PREPARING FOR THIS EVENT…HIS FOCUS AND PHILOSOPHY WERE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS ESCAPADE. HE SPOKE ABOUT PRESERVING BBOY PURITY AND HOPING TO INJECT IT BACK INTO THE SCENE…HE SPOKE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION…HE SPOKE ABOUT DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL…TECK DID JUST THAT…IT WASNT JUST ABOUT BATTLING AND PRIZES…IT WAS ABOUT JAMMIN’ OUT AND PROSPERING TOGETHER. WAKA PUT IT BEST WHEN HE SAID IT USED TO BE ABOUT EARNING RESPECT AND HONOR, NOW ITS ABOUT LOVE AND UNITY. TECK MORE THAN ACHIEVED ALL FOUR LAST NIGHT. CONGRATS TO SELF-X AND THEIR BBOY COTILLION OF SORTS. THEY ARE A TRUE CREW BECAUSE THEY ARE FAMILY. WIN OR LOSE, RETIRED OR ACTIVE, THEY WILL ALWAYS BE SELF-X AND THATS TRUE LOVE ALWAYS. SELF-X ALWAYS PREACHES AND TEACHES THE PRESERVATION OF BBOY HISTORY, TONIGHT THEY MADE HISTORY.

– ROLDARE NATION

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