I think it is safe to say that in 2011 Changubis (formerly known as Vicious Victor) made a massive splash in the bboying ocean. I first saw 17 year old Victor on the footage of the ‘Red Bull BC One: USA Qualifier’ where he fought his way to the final battle against El Nino, taking out several well renowned veterans of the US bboying scene in the process. After this Victor started popping up everywhere and doing really well at some of the biggest events in the world including ‘Battle of the Year’ and ‘The Notorious IBE’ Victor is a breath of fresh air to the scene as he seemed to come up relatively unknown and is now known and respected by dancers all over the world.
Victor came to the UK in March to do a few battles and teach workshops, we caught up with Victor at an iLL Sessions workshop in Cambridge and here is what he had to say
Please introduce yourself:
Victor, a.k.a Bboy Changubis, my new name, family name because I don’t wanna call myself Vicious Victor anymore, there’s a lot of Vicious’
Whereabouts are you from?
From Orlando Florida
What first got you into bboying?
My Dad, he has a twin and they used to break back in the days in Mexico so he started getting me to break, he taught me like backspins and stuff
What music do you listen to?
Whatever, whatever makes me jump and shit
Favourite hiphop artists?
A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, lotta people
Ham and cheese, toasted
Favourite childhood cartoon?
Have you ever tried or are you interested in graff?
Never tried it but I like it, it looks hard
What’s been your most memorable battle to date?
Me Vs. Gravity at Red Bull BC One Qualifiers
What events and countries have you got lined up this year?
I’m going to Belgium for Unbreakables, I think I’m going to Japan this month and then I think IBE and some other battle in Madagascar
What’s the hiphop scene like where you live?
It’s good, lotta dancers, lotta bboys
Shout outs to my crew MF Kids, Backyard Funk and shout out to y’all, Wordplay Hiphop Magazine