|i don't think they're thinking about dancing...|
|classic bboy stance|
for the rest of us, i think as the culture makes its reemergence, in order to correct the insane amount of fuckery that exists in the mainstream, that we understand and uphold these terms in the way that were meant. its important to me because these self definitions were formed organically. no amount of marketing made us this. it seems that these days, adherents to the culture are grouped into a category called backpackers. now, as a Lo-Life, thats fine with me, our nappy's used to stay full of goodies. as a graff writer, thats cool with me too... i used to dip in the clubs back in the day, backpack full of Krylon and Rustoleum, to smoke a blunt, bag a shorty, and go back on route while the club hoppers was goin home. but as an adherent to the truest core of this culture, i find exception to the term that gives the connotation that the actual pioneers of the culture have somehow turned into a niche group that has minimal value and no market share. i take exception because WE are the builders of the construct that has produced wealth and opportunity for the rest of these people that somehow want to make us a sideline constituency. so don't call me no backpacker. im a stone cold bboy.
always have been. always will be.
now air it out...