Bboysounds is the online source for Bboy Music from around the world and across time.

Our mission is the preservation, through music, of Hip-Hop and Bboy Culture and the proliferation of its most important elements as articulated by Godfather of Soul James Brown and Godfather of Universal Hip-Hop Culture Afrika Bambaataa:

Peace, Unity, Love, and Having Fun!

bboysounds cassette logoEvery day, Bboysounds selectors are digging in the crates and building on our library of Bboy Songs, Bboy Videos, and Bboy Mixes for our community of Bboys and Bgirls in over 150 countries around the world.

Publishing through our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Soundcloud, Instagram, Vine, and other channels, Bboysounds provides daily doses of Bboy Music and Culture in the form of music, videos, images, and more.

We welcome music submissions from DJs, Bands, Producers, Music fans, or anyone else with a Bboy Sound through our contact pageSoundcloud group, or our Facebook group “These Are the Breaks”.

Black Label Breaks

The freshest original Bboy Breaks from artists around the world come together on Black Label Breaks, a record label and Bboy Music clearing house for the global Hip-Hop community.

Radio Bboy

Radio Bboy is the Boombox destination for Bboys, Bgirls, Hip-hop fans, House heads, crate diggers, Rap fiends, and music lovers in general, where Bboy Music in many flavors is playing 247.

The Cassette

bboysounds cassette logo

The Cassette Tape holds a special significance in Hip-Hop and Bboy Culture, as one of the most recognizable symbols of the movement.

In his speech at the Zulu Nation Miami Chapter’s 20th Anniversary in 2013, Zulu Nation founder and Godfather of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa remarked that Cassette Tapes were the original medium through which early Hip-Hop culture was transmitted from one to another, as the underground movement wasn’t being pressed en masse, and the music couldn’t be found on the radio or in the record store.

Bambaataa Pax Miami 20th Zulu Anniversary
Afrika Bambaataa & Zulu Nation Miami Elders at Miami Chapter’s 20th Anniversary 2013

This meant that Hip-Hop Culture had to grow through direct connection to others involved in the movement, and as MCing, DJing, and Breakdancing (as the musical elements of the new culture) spread throughout New York and eventually the world, it was through Cassette Tapes that Bboys and Bgirls could share the experience with others.

Sway Beats Afrika Bambaataa
Bboysounds selector Sway Beats with Afrika Bambaataa

Throughout the 1970s, Hip-Hop pioneer DJs like Bambaataa, DJ Hollywood, Grandmaster FlashKool Herc, and others were known for selling Cassette Taped recordings of their party and club performances, as well as custom-made mixes at top dollar prices.

As recording equipment and ultimately, digital recording and mp3 technology made Cassette Tapes and their often bulky and lower-quality players all but obsolete, tapes were no longer a practical option for transmitting sounds.

However, the Cassette Tape, aka Mix Tape, serves as a living relic to the Hip-Hop movement, and we found that this would be the most sensible symbol of our mission at Bboysounds, which is the transmission of Hip-Hop and Bboy Music and Culture, and the preservation of the movement’s most primary goals:

Peace, Unity, Love, and Having Fun!

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