Yo Waiheke, wha d ye know
Hip Op Crew, dey ain’t slow
Vegas champs, it all go
Worldwide man, it THEIR show
Let’s get behind them Waiheke.
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The Hip-Op Crew fly to Vegas next week to strut their stuff at the World Hip-Hop Champs. The event is being broadcast to 43 countries. They will feature on those broadcasts and ‘Jo Dogg’ (my crew handle) wants to wish them well.
It's the culmination of an incredible journey.
I’ve supported Billie J Buzz, who dreamt all this up, since she started with the World’s Oldest Flash Mob. Sure my partner, DD Bugz, has been there from the beginning, as has Don McKenzie’s wife, Missy Ro Yo, but I would have been alongside them anyway.
Who wouldn’t be inspired by their mission to Respect and Honour Youth (RHY), to bridge the gap between old and young: two groups coming together to learn from each other and discover they have more in common than they could have ever thought possible.
The Hip-Oppers hosted Otara crew Krash yesterday, just as they had been guests at the Dziah Dance Academy in Otara a few months ago. They danced for each other; they shared a meal; they came together in mutual respect.
They’re putting Auckland and New Zealand on the world stage in Vegas. But to our own crew I want to say a special thank you for putting Waiheke on the map in the best possible way.I love you for it.
Your contribution to Waiheke, to our culture, to our economy, to our future, is an inspiration. RESPECT!