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Neil Duncan of Riverdale is the grill master each year at Litnic.
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DJ Tre performs his set at Litnic.
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Footwork pioneer and Teklife cofounder DJ Spinn starts his set at Litnic.
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Footwork pioneer and Teklife cofounder DJ Spinn starts his set at Litnic.
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Beatdown House’s DJ Jay-R enjoying DJ Spinn’s set.
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Footwork pioneer DJ Spinn
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Beatdown House’s DJ Jay-R
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Neil Duncan of Riverdale is the grill master each year at Litnic.
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Kevin Teedom (L) with DJ Larry Hott (R)
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Jazmine Hill (L) is the daughter of Beatdown House founder DJ Clent, and Cierra Lewis (R) is his cousin.
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Brothers DJ J-ROC (L) and DJ Wicked (R) of Ghetto House Bangaz
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From left to right: DJ Roc, DJ Jay-R, DJ Puncho, DJ Deeon, and DJ Clent
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Three generations of DJs: DJ Clent with his 14-year-old son, DJ Corey, and his mother, Natalie Hill, who started it all in the 70s as DJ Chocolate Star
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DJ Clent with his 14-year-old son, DJ Corey
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People enjoy the food and music on a beautiful Sunday in Dolton Park, celebrating Beatdown’s 22nd anniversary (and the third Litnic).
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Beatdown House founder DJ Clent performing his set
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Beatdown House founder DJ Clent performing his set
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There was no shortage of speakers.
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The crowd enjoying the music while different dance groups start to arrive
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A new footwork dancer in the making
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A new footwork dancer in the making
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Prince Jron of the FootworKINGz shows off his moves, which have earned him a gig on tour with Madonna and a spot on America’s Got Talent.
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Members of different dance crews start forming dance circles.
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Members of different dance crews start forming dance circles.
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Members of different dance crews start forming dance circles.
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Tight dance circles form around the speakers—you can literally feel the music.
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People bring tents and grills to enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Dolton Park.
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People enjoying the amazing food and music to celebrate Beatdown’s 22nd anniversary.
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Members of different dance crews take turns showcasing their amazing moves.
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Members of different dance crews take turns showcasing their amazing moves.
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Members of different dance crews take turns showcasing their amazing moves.
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Kavain Wayne Space, aka RP Boo, is a Chicago-based electronic musician, producer, and DJ known as one of the originators of the footwork genre.
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DJ Clent’s son, DJ Corey, starts his set with a proud crew behind him.
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DJ Clent’s son, DJ Corey, keeps the day rolling with his set.
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The barbecue kept coming all day.
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Melissa Blackmon
Neil Duncan of Riverdale is the grill master each year at Litnic.