It's no exaggeration to say that last weekend could go down as the most memorable few days in Boston hip-hop history (especially if you count the cherry-topping Public Enemy shebang at House of Blues last night). On Friday, Slaine shot the video for "99 Bottles" at a sold-out show at Church; on Saturday, M-Dot and Wiz Khalifa rocked for thousands on Government Center; and for three straight days and nights b-boys and b-girls from across the planet battled in the Floorlords-hosted United Styles 6, and celebrated the hometown crew's 29th anniversary.
For me, the crowing moment of it all came on Friday afternoon, when I got to interview Crazy Legs at Fourth Wall after screening the truly remarkable documentary "Bouncing Cats." The film is about his trip to Africa, where, along with Ugandan b-boy and humanitarian Abramz (who is now down with Rock Steady), he brings hope to thousands of young people through breaking. To say that "Bouncing Cats" was powerful and tear-provoking is an understatement; I honestly still can't scrub some of the images from my mind.
If you missed the screening, then be sure to catch the film when it hits theaters and/or DVD. Until then, I hope you enjoy this half-hour Q&A with Crazy Legs. Just be prepared for some real talk; like he says: "Life is not an episode of Beat Street."
DOWNLOAD: Crazy Legs on "Bouncing Cats" [MP3]