On Saturday, New York/Philadelphia-based dance crew The Supreme Clique claimed top prize at the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, the company’s inaugural breakdance competition. Held at NYU Skirball Center, the event featured eight of the nation’s leading dance crews battling it out across seven rounds for a chance to win $3,000 and the honor of being named the first-ever McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Champion. Hosted by YouTube hip hop sensation Dumbfoundead, the competition helped to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA), which provides support and resources to local families and children in need.
Formed in Philadelphia with a mission “to celebrate and honor true breaking culture”, the Supreme Clique is a trio of award-winning “b-boys” comprised of New Yorkers Kenneth “Ken Fury” Marez and Frankie Perez and Philadelphian Brian “Hannibal” Newby. The McDonald’s B-Boy Royale victory is the latest in the Clique’s growing list of championship titles, which also includes last year’s “Top Notch Dance Competition” in Washington, D.C. and “The Ruthless 2 Competition” in New Jersey.
The runner-up was United Outkast from Bridgeport, Connecticut who took home $1,000. The group was showcased in the 2010 film Step Up 3D and the music video for Jay-Z’s “Show Me What You Got”. Other competitors included New York’s Floor Obsession and X-Fenz, New Jersey’s True Aggressions, Washington D.C.’s Lionz of Zion, Boston’s Del Fuego and Los Angeles’ Suicide Kings.
Other highlights at the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale included special guest, Hip Hop Hall of Fame Founder J.T. Thompson, who presented McDonald’s New York Tri-State with a Corporate Appreciation Award in recognition of the company’s community outreach and support for the Hip Hop Generation. Additionally, the evening also featured special performances by Dumbfoundead, rapper Izzy, beatboxer Sung Lee and youth dance crew The Edge Project.
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