January 17, 2012 | b-boy, b-boying, bboy, break dancing, breaking, castor, dance, funk, funky, jimmy, jimmy castor, music
The FlyPaper gives much respect to Jimmy Castor, a musician that created the anthem that epitomizes the B-boy battle “It’s Just Begun”. “What we’re gonna do right here is go back” The early development of Hip Hop Breakbeat music utilized his great beats and funky horns. Besides making every B-boy/B-girl feel the beat on the dance floor Jimmy Castor generated a large radio flowing with Calypso Funk hits like “Hey Leroy” in the 60s. His music has been extensively sampled, in particular the saxophone hook from “It’s Just Begun” and the spoken word intro from “Troglodyte” “What we’re gonna do right here is go back.” Hip Hop kulture, music and B-boys will alway owe part of it’s rich history to his music and will always be a respected creator of dance beats in the B-boy scene. The Fly Paper, B-boys, B-girls and Hiphopper will forever play his music. R.I.P. Jimmy Castor.
2 videos below show Jimmy live and from Flashdance.