M.I.K Family feat. IRIEDAILY Get Down Tracksuit
Facts about M.I.K. Family:
The M.I.K. stands for “Monsters in Krump” and is backed by a five-man dance group from Berlin. Since 2006 Prince Ofori, Isaac Kyere, Richie Milewsky and Dennis Kyere form a team. Recently Gifty Lartey, James Becker and Lennox have joined the family. Their dance direction can be defined somewhere between Hip-Hop and African Dance – Streetdance describes it most appropriately for them. They easily master basics like breakdance, popping and locking, but they specialize in Krump and Hip Hop Newstyle with a good sense of humor and power.. Krump describes an aggressive and expressive dance style, which has its origin in an Afro-American community in the US.
That explains the “Krump” in the name. But what does the “Monsters” stand for?
When you hear the word “monster” you immediately think of a frightening, ugly and strong creature. The M.I.K. Family interprets this as a creature that is supposed to point out social grievances and identifies themselves with it. The monster embodies an inner power that lives in every human being and that can grow surprisingly strong and frightening. With their dance art, the group wants to leave these inner forces free, move beyond the borders and move the world. They take off the human cover and let their inner monster out.
The M.I.K. Family sees themselves as role models and bearers of hope for young migrants in Germany and their special function in conveying culture and values. Whereby they stand for values based on respect, love and esteem. Their world view is characterised by a sense of responsibility, discipline, hard work, social responsibility, loyalty and modesty coupled with cheerfulness, courage and dynamism. (Source)