IkohausMusicGroup @BlackCaesarX & Vlado’s @BigSoul on the “Jerk Movement”
“Kid Soul” (of Vlado Footwear) and Carlos Romero @BlackCaesarX have talked at length from time to time and even though they may not have seen eye to eye in every conversation, the positive impact that Kid Soul brings to the Jerk Movement is undoubtedly the heart that keeps the “Jerkin” non-violent, non-negative hip hop movement alive.
Kid Soul (from his Facebook Page)
If you don’t remember breakin’ or lockin’, perhaps you remember
You see back in the day about 2009 or so after the “Krunk” period of Tommy The Clown kind of subsided the youth still looked for a means of expression and with the advent of the New Boyz “Your a Jerk” with the dancing of the Power Rangers, Jerkin’ was born.
The Jerk Movement: non-violent hip hop
The Jerk movement started as a loosely knit gathering of like-minded youth, tired of the Hip Hop violent Rapper image, after all the youth just wanted to have fun and enjoy life, before any Rodney King type episodes might befall them in the then ever present state of an unequal justice America. But, they had no organization, and only the one group New Boyz and the Power Rangers dance group to express this new artistic dance form.
“Enter Kid Soul a former group member of a rap group, I’m not sure which one he’s kind of humble about his beginnings. Someone had to take the lead in keeping this art form alive, so Kid Soul was already entrenched in the movement, realizing the nascent art form needed dance gear and aligned himself with Vlado Footwear and came up with a functional design for the demands of Jerk dancing.” (Carlos Romero)
Carlos AKA “BlackCaesarX” vs Kid Soul – on seeing eye-to-eye, a thing to aspire to
So there you have it an authoritative glimpse into who “Kid Soul” really is and what he means to the Jerk movement. Now “Kid Soul” is the pragmatist / Carlos Romero @BlackCaesarX is more the artistic purist and traditional in terms as the Jerk Movement as an art form. “Maybe one day we can collaborate on a more functional Jerk Dance shoe, because I believe it is more “quality than quantity” and meet somewhere in the middle pushing the Jerk movement to all new heights.”
As for our place in the movement, Carlos and I see the kids having their videos lifted, mashed up, and sold on multiple sharing networks. We aim to empower the “Jerks” with tactics and technology that will help them retain the rights – and the profits – from the stuff they make.
!kohausMusicGroup: Grassroots Social Action
More on Carlos, !kohausMusicGroup, and far more videos from the Jerk Movement can be found here.