Breakdancing, Dance

Keep On Dancing: USA Prequalifiers

The Keep On Dancing: USA Prequalifiers have just ended! KOD is an international battle that has a preliminary round in multiple countries — the winner is then flown out for the World Championships representing their country. It has four categories: Popping, Locking, Breaking, and Hip Hop. The contest is a 4 vs. 4 format, and each […]

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Breakdancing, Dance, Video

Subway Strutting

Marie Poppins, Dassy and Sophie Create, three of the dopest female poppers in the US right now, dropped a new concept video filmed in the subways of Brooklyn, New York. Having been in the freestyle scene for years, each of these women have earned their stripes winning countless battles nationwide. They’ve headlined with major artists, […]

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Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Graffiti Arts, Issues, Lifestyle, Lookbook, Streetwear

The 5th Element Magazine Presents: “Woman Good, Lady Better” (Spring/Summer 2015 Issue)

To all our readers, we proudly present to  you our Spring/Summer issue for 2015, which gives a unique and crucial highlight to many of the dynamic and outstanding females that help shape hip-hop culture and lifestyle through their various gifts and talents. This issue is entitled, “Woman Good, Lady Better”, and is our special shout out […]

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Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Streetwear

“Fresh Dressed”: Fashion of Hip-Hop on Display at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Hip-hop is about style; always has been and always will be. Exemplified in Mass Appeal editorial director Sacha Jenkins’s documentary, “Fresh Dressed” unfolds the one element of hip-hop’s story that often remains overlooked and discounted, even by hip-hop’s own elders: fashion. The film, co-produced by Nas and in partnership with CNN, takes a look at […]

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