The GoGo Brothers Legacy ”A REAL STREET LEGEND” from Watts, California and Verbum Dei High School to around the world
The GoGo brothers on Soul Train second season 1972
The first seen Is Greg Cambellock Jr who danced with the GoGo brothers at watts writers workshop and then with the Lockers then the camera switches to Tony GoGo from the Verb class of 73, he is briefly followed by soul train legend lil Joe chasm, Then the camera switches to line one where Buddy GoGo in the gold with the stripped sox ,class of 73 does early locking moves. the camera briefly switches to like two, and then back to line one where Skeeter Rabbit with the (class of 73) with the white crossed suspenders, doing kick splits ...later in the video can be seen Kevin YoYo from the Verbum Dei Class of 74... this is what made up
The GoGo & YoYo brothers Group
- Handshake of Brotherhood
Every now and then there are legends of street culture who can transcend street into the commercial or organize the world of sport & entertainment.
If you go into any basketball gym in this country you can find rumors & stories of legends who never made it but should have, remarkable recounts of remarkable feats of talent.
They are immortalized under colorful street names, with multiple stories of everything from drug addiction to racial in opportunities as to the reason of a non transition from street to an inclusion of fame & wealth, And the same holds true for the legends of streetdance They faced the same, the stories of these legends are locked in the gyms of nightclubs & house-parties, on street corners & parks with remarkable feats of creativity, surrounded by remarkable odds of survival.
Just as in other social street activities these legends face the daily disappointment of watching those of lessor talent ,who learned , copied and replicated from them succeed in a world of nepotism & politics , where success is based not on the ability but rather on the accessibility of the lucky or privileged ! Even Verbum Dei High School does not know the influence it has had on the world from the U.S. to Japan
Tony GoGo carried on the GoGo brothers tradition in Japan
The term Go-Go Brothers have been connected to the Art form of Locking since 1971
Grand Master Locker Tony Go-Go , Co founding member of the original Go Go Brothers group has preserved and developed the Go-Go legacy for over three decades. After leaving the Original Lockers Group in the early 1980s Tony has taught and developed not only The Original Art of Locking in Japan for the past two decades but he recognized, created and developed a style of Locking in Japan which combined other styles along with a Locking Foundation to form a style known as “Lock Fusion” when we asked Tony how this came about , He said he noticed some tendencies in many of his students to change the angles of the locks along with combining moves, often this was done with-out finishing the previous move..Tonys’’ background immediately said uh-oh “Slop Locking” Then he realized that what had happened was many of these students were not fundamentally sound with old school locking principals.. The Student which were solid in the Old school original style fundamentals could also perform his Lock-fusion style with-out the Slop locking effect.. Well we have watched it develop over the years and it is unique to the Asian style of Locking . Tony is now considered the innovator of the Japanese style of Lock-Fusion.. “That sure fit’s the saying educate before you recreate”
Letter from Tony
What up to all who respect dance and the true history That goes with it I would like to give Big Props To OGSkeeter Rabbit of the Original GoGo brothers. Thank you for opening the Locker legends web site Of information and for bringing as many lockers and dancers together giving us The real truth of how this Movement in our culture Came about and what it stands for. Once we had a dream in Watts California and Now a beautiful memory Of a dream fulfilled thanks To your diligence and the friendship of our brother In Russia Vovan. We luv you Always Thanks Mr Higgins and Always love and Respect. Your Brother always Tony Gogo.