Event: FUA BBoy BBQ – Rochester
We caught up with Bones for this 12oz exclusive interview on this weekend’s FUA BBoy BBQ event, Saturday, August 24th in Rochester, NY. A true hip hop and graffiti event, this year will have their largest lineup of writers live painting all day.
What is your history with FUA?
“I was put down with FUA in 2008, but the crew was established in ’89. Since I’ve become a part of the crew I look at them as my family.”
How long has FUA been doing the BBoy BBQ, and how did it get started?
“This will be the 8th annual in Rochester. In 2003 some of the crew linked up with Pose2 in Philly, where he was hosting the BBQ and decided to expand the event to other cities. Our brother Juse has since expanded the BBQ to Copenhagen, Denmark and made it an international event.”
What sets the BBQ apart from other mural projects?
“It’s hosted by writers for writers. It’s a peaceful event in a rough neighborhood, but every year everyone comes together to celebrate hip hop and have a good time.”
How many walls are being painted?
“Well we have the main event which includes 8 walls alone. This year we’ve added over 7 more throughout Clinton Ave.”
What are some previous themes you have painted?
“Some of the walls we have done are FUA vs BP (British Petroleum aka Big Problems), we did Pan’s Labyrinth, Afro Samurai, some space type fantasy shit etc… Check out fua-krew.org and also bboybbq.org for more past walls.”
Is there a theme this year?
Who will be painting this year’s event?
“We got a ton of people coming. FUA, BT, HI, MSG, FX, YNN, AK, ISM, CA, HFK, MIH, + more.”
There are a lot of crews painting this year, will this be your largest event so far?
“Definitely, and continuing to grow.”
What BBoys, MCs, and DJs will be there this year?
“Tim Tones, Triumph, The Symph, Lucky Luciano, Hassaan, Bird, Times Change, Rigz, Sham Sincere…”
Where is the event located, and what can people expect to see?
“The event will be held at 914 North Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY. There’ll be live painting, BBoys, DJs, and MCs. Real hip hop.”
What are you grilling?
“We’ll be cookin walls! But there’ll also be hotdogs, hamburgers, etc”
Favorite BBQ sauce?
“Gimme that Boss sauce son!”