The Third of the four original elements of hip-hop,
Breakdance-aka B-Boying, is said to have originated in the South Bronx in the mid to late 70’s.
Breakdancing was derived from special dancers that would specifically dance to the “breaks” in the records/beats that the DJs played. Hence forth, those dancers would be called “B-boys” (Break-boys) and breakdancing would become the official/ultimate dance style of hip-hop culture.
As more ex gang members became more involved in break dancing creating crews and changeling others to 'battle's.