USA & World Hip Hop Championships

June 5, 2007 at 12:17 am | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | 1 Comment

From July 25-29, 2007. Redondo Beach, California will be transformed into “the land of a 1000 dancers” as hip-hop crews from throughout the United States and around the world compete in the 6th Annual United States and World Hip Hop Championships, World Battle – b-boy Championship and first-ever World Poppin’ & Lockin’ Battles. As proof of the growing popularity of hip hop worldwide, crews from some thirty nations including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA and other nations are expected to compete. 

The week will begin with the USA Hip Hop Championship where American crews (5 to 8 dancers) battle for the chance to represent the United States at the World Hip Hop Championship with preliminary rounds conducted at the Torrance Marriott (3635 Fashion Way, Torrance) on Wednesday, July 25 and the Finals set to take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach) on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 pm.  America’s crews will serve up the best “old school” and most original “new school” moves in two-minute performances to impress a highly qualified panel of eight judges.  The winners of the USA Hip Hop Championship advance to compete at the World Hip Hop Championship in preliminary heats Saturday, July 28 at the Torrance Marriott, setting the stage for the Finals to take place on Sunday, July 29 in the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 8:oo pm.  The top dance crews in Youth (ages 7-12), Varsity (12-17)  and Adult (18+) divisions will battle for world titles in an evening hosted by Chris Spencer (NBC/Bravo’s “Significant Others”, “Soul Food” and host of  late night talk show “Vibe”).    The event will be further highlighted by the presentation of the 2007 Living Legends of Hip Hop Award to DJ Kool Herc, considered the founding father of hip hop.    

Randy Jackson (of American Idol) will take the stage to award the champions.  Jackson is also Executive Producer of the upcoming “World Moves,” an NBC TV competition series, along with Howard and Karen Schwartz (founders of the U.S. and World Hip Hop Championships).  The series, which will debut on NBC in late fall, is an international search to find who American and international TV audiences will select as the world’s best dance crew.  Dedicated fans of authentic street dance won’t want to miss the 2nd annual USA & World Battles at the Torrance Marriott, a challenging “can you top this” competition of solo “b-boys  (break dancers) going head-to-head. The USA Battle takes place at 7:00pm on Friday, July 27, with the winners advancing to the World Battle on Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 noon.  Also set for Sunday is the debut of the World Poppin’ & Lockin’ Battles, which will include a special appearance by icons Boogaloo Sam (creator of Poppin’ and the Electric Boogaloo) and Don “Campbellock” Campbell (creator of Lockin’).   

2006 events attracted a sold out crowd of 5000, prompting a huge demand for tickets to this year’s Championship.   Tickets may be purchased in advance for all events by calling 800.669.5867 or at the door the day of each event.    Pepsi and John Paul Mitchell Systems sponsor the 2007 USA & World Hip Hop Championships. For more information please visit, email,  or call 1(800)-NOW-JUMP (669-5867).   The Championships are produced and organized by Los Angeles’ Hip Hop International, a live event and television production company with affiliates in 25 countries.

USA Hip-Hop Championship Schedule

Event                                                                  Date/Time                                          Location

Preliminaries (Junior & Varsity) Wednesday, 7/25 @ 1:00 p.m. Torrance Marriott
Preliminaries (Adult) Wednesday, 7/25 @ 7:00 p.m. Torrance Marriott

World Hip-Hop Championship Schedule

Event                                                                  Date/Time                                          Location

Delegation Welcome Saturday, 7/28 @ 9:00 a.m. Torrance Marriott
Preliminaries (Junior & Varsity) Saturday, 7/28 @ noon Torrance Marriott
Preliminaries (Adult) Saturday, 7/28 @ 7:00 p.m. Torrance Marriott
Finals (All Divisions) Sunday, 7/29 @ 8:00 p.m. Redondo Beach

USA & World Battle/Poppin’ and Lockin’

Event                                                                   Date/Time                                          Location

Battle (Bboy)
Friday, 7/27 @7:00pm Torrance Marriott
World Battles (Bboy/Pop/Lock) Sunday, 7/29 @ 12:00 noon Torrance Marriott
Urban Moves4: Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
Urban Moves Friday, 7/27, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Torrance Marriott

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  1. Nice to see the elements of Hip-Hop still being celebrated and going strong. For all hardcore battle djs, Yaris is having a Dj vs Dj battle thats currently running. This week’s battle is going down in ATL on June 14th. The Grand finale is going to be in Chi-town and winner of the battle gets to their own one hr guest spot on their local Radio One station. For more info on this battle, check out I know this coz i work with Yaris.

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