In his latest blog post, 2011 Red Bull BC One champion Roxrite reports back from the Asia-Pacific Qualifier in Auckland, New Zealand, which was won by South Korean b-boy Shorty Force…
Touring the world, taking in seven countries and multiple cities, has been an amazing experience. Arriving in Holland after the longest flying day of my career, I had some time to think about the Red Bull BC One Asia-Pacific Qualifier in New Zealand. During the week we spent there I got to see how the hip-hop and b-boy scene is in New Zealand and they've definitely been representing in all parts of hip-hop culture.
On one of our days off, Pelezhino and I stopped in Christchurch. It was interesting to see how the city has started to rebuild after the earthquakes of the last year and a half. All of the downtown buildings are gone after collapsing.
The vibe is not what it once was, but spirits were still high when we led our workshops and having a lot of b-boys show up was pleasing. They showed us a lot of support and we all had a great time in the class. So a big thank you, Christchurch.
"New Zealand has definitely been representing in all parts of hip-hop culture"
We headed back to Auckland halfway through the week and did more workshops and interviews for news stations. Some funny, some more serious, but everyone asked good questions, which helped make the interviews fun.
But the trip was all leading up to the Red Bull BC One Asia-Pacific Qualifier at the Vector Arena. It was good to see all the b-boys that made it this far going at it in the battle. I was impressed by many of the guys. In the end, Shorty Force took his chance and dominated in the final battle.
Overall, New Zealand was a lot of fun and I would love to go back again and see more cities.
Thank you New Zealand!
- Red Bull BC ONE.
- Roxrite's Road To The Top
- Results from the Asia-Pacific Qualifier
- Video highlights from Auckland