Returning to the landmark Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint this year, Hip Hop and dance fanatics from all over the country gathered for the 2018 Red BullBC One South Africa Cypher for the ultimate breaking showdown. Sixteen of the country’s most talented and competitive B-Boys took to the floor to lay down their skills at the country’s top breakdancing championship.
On the judging panel this year were two of South Africa’s most respected B-Boys – Cape Town born B-Boy Vouks, and B-Boy Benny who has represented South Africa at the event’s World Finals on multiple occasions, and flying all the way from South Korea, international Red Bull BC All Star Hong 10 scored the contestants based on their agility, skills and showmanship.
In the final, the atmosphere was electric and the vibe intense as B-Boy Meaty and B-Boy Bax both from Cape Town went one-on-one, break by break to fight for their chance at taking the coveted trophy and most of all the Red Bull BC One South Africa 2018 winner title. Heat after heat, it was B-Boy Meaty who reigned supreme and instilled pride in his hometown of Eersterivier in the Cape.
Commenting on Meaty’s win, Hong 10 said: “Comparing him to the other contestants, it was obvious he was going to win – Meaty doesn’t show any weak points, he’s a smart competitor.”
B-Boy Meaty will head to Zurich, Switzerland in November where he has a chance at winning a spot in the Red Bull BC One World Final. After accepting the trophy, Meaty said: “Winning the competition twice, back to back, is a big achievement – I’ve lost more than I’ve won but it helped me grow into the competitor I am today. To win something like this is a privilege and an honour, it’s given me more confidence but I’m still humble.”
This year’s 2018 Red Bull BC One South Africa Cypher was the epitome of entertainment sports and world class live talent, all with the aim to nurture and support local breaking talent.