No more themed weeks on The Spiders Lair :(

I recently began experimenting with the idea of doing a theme week for my content keeping all videos in the same theme. This worked for a couple weeks with Christmas videos, Pet Week, and then it began to fizzle out as my creativity was stifled as I had to try to make videos fit into the theme. It quickly became daunting to come up with a central theme each week so that also became an issue.

The central videos I produce on the channel are 5 for 5 Likes/Dislikes and This or That. I used to try to do What’s Streaming pretty regularly but I have since ran out of ideas for that and it felt too much like work. I do intend to bring it back, but with a single focus each week, one channel, one video or one creator I want to show case, as I originally did it. Not this TV Guide crap I dabbled in the past few weeks. I couldn’t make it work within the context of the individual theme for each week which is a major contributing factor to why I put the series on temporary hiatus. I DO expect to get back to producing them THIS week. I have a specific creator in mind I want to show case. Be sure to check back often and please like, share and subscribe to any content you find I produce you enjoy. Stay Cool.

Yo! The Spiders Lair introduces B-Boy Week fools!

It’s B-Boy Week on The Spiders Lair, Where Chaos Resides.

This week THE RAT is talking all about different B-boy related, hip-hop elements. Specifically I tackle the conundrum of which is more fulfilling b-boy expression break dancing and pop locking or rapping and DJ’ing?

On Five for Five I talk about the five B boy tracks I like breaking to and the five I am tired of hearing.

There isn’t a What’s Streaming this week so I apologize for that, just no time and nothing worth mentioning, especially thematically.

 

What does it mean to be a B-Boy? Well simply put the term means break dancer. It also means someone who is an active member of the hip-hop community. In a general sense when using the term bboy or b-boy the meaning refers to the entirely of hip-hop culture not just dancing.

I grew up in the hip-hop community as a big fan of the culture. I wrote rap lyrics and recorded rap tracks. I was a DJ and turntablist who produced tracks for myself and others. I was also an avid breaker and pop locker. I preferred popping and locking to getting down on the ground, but I could bust out a worm 6-step then backspin combo if I was properly motivated.

What drew me into the hip-hop culture was plain and simple the people. As someone who was shunned quite often as being too much of a nerd, I wasn’t even that smart, I figured out the b-boys and b-girls didn’t seem to care. As a group they were largely all inclusive. Sure we were broken into crews or sets but the truth is we had a ton of mutual respect for each other, even our chief rivals.