“The Pop Don’t Stop” ~ DJ Hazze
I’m a huge fan of dancing…pop-locking in particular. I’m always up for a battle, ha! So I was ecstatic to meet the Westcoast Poppers last year at Hot 92.3’s Ultimate Old School Jam. I kept in touch with the crew and learned that they’re starring in an upcoming documentary titled, “West Coast Poppers,” produced and directed by Jerry Sanchez. Click here to watch the trailer. Popping is a street dance and one of the original funk styles that came from California during the 1960s-70s. The West Coast poppers have danced on Soul Train, movies, concerts, and with popular music artist’.
I had a great conversation with CoCo who has worked with Michael Jackson, Van Halen and David Lee Roth and was in the movie, Breakin’. He opened up about how the movie has helped him to stay in a positive direction and not be influenced by his negative surroundings. I also spoke with DJ Hazze who was an original mixer on 1580 KDay and a popular pop-locker. He opened up the Hazze Hip Hop Culture Center to encourage young people ages 8 to 22 years to stay off the streets. The youth center offers career resources, tutoring and of course dance sessions! Make sure you listen in as the fellas let me know what they’re up to now, breakdown the nine elements of hip hop, their thoughts on the evolution of dance and who they think is the best dancer out of Omarion, Usher, and Chris Brown.
Tune in to the conversation.