02

Pockemon
near misses
the BOTY,
but becomes a
respected name

2002 is a turning point for Lilou and his crew: while the legendary Rock Steady Crew celebrates its 25th anniversary in NY, the Pokemon Crew ends up second at the BOTY France, and launches its first ever nationwide tour. With them, a new generation of bboys rises from all around the country and gets ready to take over the scene from legendary crews like Aktuel Force or the Family.

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Year 2002

Battle of
The Year
France

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Pokémon loses against the Vagabond Crew in the finale of the BOTY France, and sees its opponent fly for the International BOTY.

Lilou

That year, we didn’t go to the BOTY BOTYBOTYbut we had a lot of fun

Vagabond Crew
wins the
International BOTY

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The Parisian Bboys lose in the final against the Koreans of Expression Crew, but are the first French to win the Best Show at the Battle of the Year.

The "Juste Debout"
event is born

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Created by Bruce Ykanji, it's the most famous french battle, a yearly meeting for the best standing-up dancers in the world.

2002, the highs and the lows

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  • Hip-Hop US
  • Nelly — Hot In Herre
  • Eminem — Lose Yourself
  • Cam'Ron ft. Juelz Santana — Oh Boy
  • Clipse — Grindin'
  • Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz — Get Low
  • Khia — My Neck My Back
  • 50 Cent — Wanksta
  • Beanie Sigel feat Freeway — Roc Da Mic
  • Nas — Made You Look
  • N.O.R.E. ' — Nothin
  • Hip-Hop FR
  • Booba — Repose en paix
  • DJ Mehdi, Diam's — Partir
  • Nakk — La tour 20
  • Psy 4 de la Rime — Le son des bandits
  • Don Choa — Dr. Hannibal
  • Factor X — Boom Boom
  • TTC, La Caution — Pollutions
  • Ärsenik — Regarde le monde
  • 113, Daft Punk — 113 fout la merde
  • Rocé — On s'habitue