Rennie Harris Hopes *NSYNC Won’t Define Hip Hop

By going back to its roots, choreographer Rennie Harris means to reclaim hip-hop. In essence, Harris tells the Portland Tribune, “we have to begin to become the gatekeepers so that *NSYNC doesn’t define hip-hop.” Some people, though, capitalize on the misinformation. “I mean, the guy who choreographs for *NSYNC and Britney Spears teaches master classes pushed as ‘hip-hop,’ even though he knows that’s not hip-hop,” he says, referring to choreographer Darren Henson. “He’s selling all the dance videos, and he’s the number one guy who is not telling the truth. The Electric Boogaloo crew trained him and he’s teaching all these moves, but he’s not mentioning the legends that came before.”

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