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Henry is the creator aka dj west side

I am the creator

husband

father

ceo

business man

manager

dj

producer

mix master engineer

bboy

instructor

choreographer

graffiti artist

director

photographer

videographer

video editor

stylist

my empire

 

 

"I was born Premature

I was an alter boy 

My older brother Jose was fighting leukemia

 He was all about art

his vision was to be an architect

 he was Very Creative, very smart, and loved by many

 I was inspired by him

I would watch him dance with friends at gatherings

 He was a smooth breakdancer and pop locker

He gave me MY VISION IN LIFE

IF YOU CAN ASK ME WHO IS MY ROLE MODEL THATS MY brother

my hero

At the age of 10, December 18

I tried to save my brothers life

I gave him the bone marrow transplant

 Unfortunately the day after New Years he passed away  

I lost my brother to Cancer

I lost my mind"

"I fell in love

I got married to my queen.

I changed my life

I became a parent

I was blessed with 6 KIDS"

"Then I became into WE 

We became Homeless

We became one

We worried a lot

We had no one but each other again 

We became a Breakdance HipHop Family

We became untouchable 

We became unstoppable

We became noticeable

We became a stronger family

We became not just a brand but an EMPIRE

We battled the world

We traveled

We inspired

We motivated

We set trends

We won countless awards

We were on countless Famous TV shows

We moved to LA

In Chicago the warehouse where my wife and I worked was majorly impacted when the recession hit. We both lost our jobs. We had no one but each other. We became homeless living in the street of Chicago,

 Sleeping under the stars. My wife and I would go to shelters asking for help we needed a roof over our children heads, we needed a home. Shelters wanted to separate the boys with me and the girls with my wife. There was no way I was going to let them separate us. We stayed together and lived in our vehicle for 8 months.

With the blessings of god Catholic Charities put us in a home.

 my wife was able to save some of our valuables

the kids stumbled across my V.H.S tape of me breakdancing.

 

 Once they saw that tape they wanted to learn. 

But my wife and I said if you want to learn how to breakdance keep your grades up then I'll teach you.

 So MY 4 OLDEST CHILDREN were serious

They started coming home with all good grades and they convinced me… This is where the journey started

 

 

 

this is the VHS Tape that got it all started

It started in our living room. 

We turned it into our studio. 

From there I started teaching  my kids how to breakdance

Starting with the basic moves, which lead to power moves, choreography, transitions, stunts, then to rountines

 

Then they started to get invited to breakdance competitions

Competing and defeating older crews 

To starting to get recognition in the hip hop scene

THIS is me breakdancing in 1995

Our next goal was to start teaching kids how to breakdance in our park district 

We wanted to continue to give back to all the kids even though we didn’t have much

I would be the instructor to the class and my kids would help me demonstrate the moves

"BY THE WAY I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING ABOUT ME IN THIS VIDEO I HAD NO GUIDANCE THIS WAS JUST ME LEARNING ON MY OWN."

"I SUCKED"

When we were teaching in Chicago

We brought in over 10 thousand students 

From kids, to grown adults who wanted to learn how to breakdance from my family

we were creating so much traffic to our community

the news media started to become curious on what was going on

They were so surprised to see my family actually teaching so many kids

Creating an positive atmosphere for our community

I have always been creative in my life 

God gave me 7 beautiful blessingS who wants to make my vision a reality

Throughout the career of Chi Town Finest Breakers aka The Monster Kids I passed down a legacy that can go beyond us

To teaching my kids THE ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP

  to teaching

DJ Precious, DJ E- Fresh, and DJ Livia how to Dj.

I have been able to take

 DJ Livia and The Monster Kids  to a whole new level to where they became Youtube, FaceBook, and Viral Internet SensationS AND to being young entrepreneurS.

-Henry-