We at Verve are overwhelmed by the support and love the Buffalo community has shown us in the past week!
First, our thanks go out to Buffalo Spree Magazine for the dope article on Verve and Battle @ Buffalo in the May issue! Spree touched on the history and elements of breaking, and focused on the community aspect of the school, the importance of education about Hip Hop and B-boy culture, and breaking’s growth in Buffalo. Some great shots from Feb’s B @ B too. Pick up a copy if you get a chance or check it out online!
Second, we were happily surprised today when we saw Artvoice’s Best of Buffalo list of finalists. Our own Bboy Depree, founder and owner of Verve, is a finalist for Buffalo’s Best Dancer, and Battle @ Buffalo’s man behind the decks, DJ Simple, is a finalist for Best DJ! Shout outs also go out to the many other talented people in Buffalo’s Hip Hop scene who are up for an award: Clark Dever – Best Photographer, DJ Cutler – Best DJ, and everyone nominated in Best Hip Hop Acts – Chae Hawk, Fresh Guac, Type Relevant, Billy Drease Williams and Bloodthirsty Vegans.
Check out the full list of finalists here: http://artvoice.com/best2010. Winners are announced Monday, April 26 at the Best of Buffalo Bash from 6-9 at the Town Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public, so come out and show love for all the people reppin our city!
Got a feeling Battle @ Buffalo’s gonna be off the charts this month!!! All made possible by the amazing support in Buffalo and the dancers who come out to the jam from other cities!!! Many, many thanks!!!!! Hope to see yall there!