Break the Chains focuses on the elements of hip-hop instead of the trappings

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Hip-hop events are easy to find – there’s one in an Orlando club every weekend. But finding a true hip-hop dance/cypher competition that’s not in a club or a bar? That’s a little harder to come by, which makes this event a good one for anybody who loves hip-hop dance battles and a good MC, but doesn’t love clubbing. Judges from Miami, Jacksonville and Orlando will preside over B-boy and B-girl battles (first place gets a $600 prize, plus a trophy and bragging rights), as well as expo battles: DJ YNot (Orlando) goes up against DJ Potter (New York/LA), and Radd Chadd (Orlando) faces off against Sweet Face (Tampa). DJs Felix Fusik and Java J are spinning, and don’t miss the cypher King and Queen battle. Bonus: open cypher competition. The events take place at event space Studio One, and kids are welcome to attend – in fact, 12 and under get in for free. Battle showcase starts at 7 p.m. sharp, so don’t be late. 

5 p.m. Saturday, July 18 | Studio One, 5263 International Drive, Suite H | 321-508-3655 | $10


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