While the first generation of breakers who started in the early 1970s aged out within five years, newer generations in their early teens were coming up and seeking out others who kept the dance alive on their own blocks in New York City.—Imani Kai Johnson
The 62-yard run was representative of the big plays that have been back breakers this season.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 Friday’s list of activities featured ice breakers, table talks, and opportunities to write down our feelings, thoughts and ideas in our high-quality journals provided by BLK.—Okla Jones, Essence, 20 Sep. 2023 Another breaker of records, Peso Pluma, became the first regional Mexican act to take the stage at any VMAs in history.—Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Every awards season, pundits leave themselves open to late-year breakers.—Clayton Davis, Variety, 11 Sep. 2023 Clark Edgeware is an archaeologist in disgrace, Riley Rhodes is a curse breaker on the rise, and the infamous Scottish castle they’ve both been hired to investigate is the battleground.—Olivia Waite, New York Times, 31 Oct. 2023 Fashion, as an ice breaker, is fashion in its highest form (this coming from the woman who bought the Pigeon purse…naturally).—Jenny Walton, Vogue, 25 Oct. 2023 Iconic breakers and rising talent came together at The Fillmore Philadelphia, where competitors showcased unparalleled footwork, freezes, and power moves to win over a judging panel of respected breakers and claim the coveted national b-boy and b-girl championship titles.—Okla Jones, Essence, 12 Sep. 2023 Mortensen helped pioneer the role of a news breaker who contributed to multiple broadcasts and platforms with both reporting and analysis.—Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 See More
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