Henry is the creator aka dj west side
I am the creator
mix master engineer
"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
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 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."
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
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.