My roots in digital content started on Strife TV. When I felt my creativity being hindered at my 9-5 job, I took the initiative to create a Youtube channel with my friends that would document the Breakdancing and Hip Hop culture. Today, it has over 156k subscribers and a global following, and has allowed me to work with top brands, travel the world, and teach for Google. I’m grateful for the community that’s been built around Strife over the past 11 years. I’ve seen children grow up watching our videos to now become world renowned competitors, and dancers I admire become close friends. Strife allowed me to fully express myself through video without the limitations of brands, companies, or outside authorities. That freedom has given me opportunities to explore innovative camera and editing techniques, and access to the best camera and lighting equipment on the market today. I always go back to Strife whenever I feel I need a creative fix and freedom to create what’s on my mind, while being able to fully engross myself into the Hip Hop culture.
This past Spring, I teamed up with my friends at the School of Breaking and University of Rock to create a collaborative video for Strife TV that combines Dance and Live Musical Performance with the genres Hip Hop, Rock, Funk, and Breaks.
Earlier this year, I had a fun time filming and documenting artist and dancer, Ladie One, as she painting a mural in North Hollywood for her NoHo Art Walls project. A collaboration between my brands LA STREET ART GALLERY and STRIFE TV, I was able to capture a dancer and artist at work. Ladie is not only an incredible bgirl (breakdancer) but also a skilled artist that has meshed her graffiti background with her new found appreciation for street art. She is also a contestant on the Oxygen Network reality TV show, STREET ART THROWDOWN, which is now airing. It's great to see artists live their passions unfettered by obstacles or constraints that some self-employed people face. Much respect for her art as well as her dancing - she's quite the beast in the cypher.