Evolution 6 NYC 2011, a set on Flickr.
First and foremost, I have to say that I am super duper proud of everyone in my crew who was part of the battle squad!
The L.O.Z. squad consisted of:
Fleg a.k.a. DJ Fleg a.k.a. Werewolf Torso
Kevin a.k.a. Apex
Isaiah a.k.a. ICY
Napalm (he wants y’all to stay calm)
and of course myself, Toyz.
Friday, Ghost and I took the Chinatown bus up to NYC early in the day to make sure Ghost was on time to judge the 3v3 battles for Evolution. I spent the day wandering around catching up with my student Illa Jams. I eventually linked up with Nemesis and went to a couple bars to drink. The rest of the crew arrived late, late, late, late that night (like 5am!). We checked into our hotel rooms and grabbed what little rest we could.
Saturday was the day for the crew vs crew battle prelims. I was catchin’ wreck in the cyphers with Gunjak and Fleg! It was fun being able to throw down in a real cypher. It’s been a while for me haha. So the MC was drawing crew names randomly from a hat and the very first battle of the night was X-Fienz VS Lionz Of Zion! The crowd got pretty hyped for the battle! We definitely ripped it and so did X-Fienz! After that, we could pretty much leave if we wanted to but a few of us wanted to stay to cypher. I saw Black Attack from Chicago gettin’ down in the cyphers and I remembered him and I had a score to settle. So I called him out! We went a few rounds but it ended pretty quickly. We talked and so I guess we’re cool now. Respect goes out to Black Attack and Crooks Crew. Not too long after, we left the jam to go out and chill.
Sunday was the main event. Top 16 crews from the prelims battle it out and the Seven-2-Smoke B-Girl battles were happening that day. We made it all the way to the finals but ultimately lost to Top Eastside Dogs. It was a pretty close battle. I feel like we should have won but then again maybe I’m being biased haha. Check out the footage below!
First Battle (Top16): LOZ vs Lab Rats/ Problems Crew
Second Battle (Top8): LOZ vs Stylistic Tribe (The tie breaker was hype as hell!)
Semi-Finals: LOZ vs 5 Crew Dynasty
Finals: LOZ vs Top Eastside Dogs
Anyways… Check out some of the pictures I took while I was in NYC. I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I wanted to…