Had the honor of meeting Legendary dancer Damon Frost years ago by a good friend Bas1 of Style Elements when he was back in the Bay Area visiting his fam. I’ve always heard stories of his work in the Bay and from the moment we met he was kicking legendary tales of what he witnessed early in the 80s. A humble, soft spoken but extremely Powerful individual upon first meeting him. You could tell off the bat he’s been around and the flyest part about it, he never stopped dancing and consistently gave back to keep the movement alive -especially in Europe. His history from the Bay to across the planet is respected and if youre lucky enough to get a chance to build with him you wont be dissapointed. The man also gets down on a serious level with his music so he’s definitely an all around artist and True student to the game.
A few years later I had caught up with him in Slovakia as we were both on the judges panel and I finally got a chance to pick his brain behind the camera.
I wanted to grasp his thoughts on when the Crack epidemic had hit the Bay Area in the 80s and the effect that it had on street dancing / Hip Hop. I felt that this question was extremely important on a social level as most outside of the USA dont really understand how rough those times were and the effect it had on these street cultural art forms. He also kicks in some interesting gems on when Breaking first came to the Bay Area prior before crack hit.
Damon’s thoughts on the San Francisco Bay Area street dance scene:
Damon’s final thoughts to the global scene touches the soul right here as he breaks down the importance of individuality as a dancer while still respecting the foundation you are inspired by. In these times its quick for people to follow and clone movements but fail to realize that finding the Truth is within themselves and what they can bring to the table -rather than copy. All around the world it saddens me to see a lot of people get lost in the issues he kicks here, but I guess finding you comes in due time -if it even does.
Aspire to Master Culture,