Anthony Phung aka LBA8XP
from Sheffield (Great Britain)
at present in Manchester (Great Britain)
active since 2003
Manchester based, Anton Phung, known as B-Boy ‘LB’ is the first ever winner of a Red Bull BC One UK Cypher. LB’s style is all about fluidity and smooth patterns and rather than having signature moves, he considers himself to have a ‘signature flow’.
LB’s first experience of breaking was ten years ago in Sheffield, when he was taught by old school B-Boy B-Boy Nige from Street Crew. He then joined Street Vibes Crew in Sheffield before moving to Manchester and teaming up with Floor Riderz. LB is currently going solo without a crew.
The dancers that have had the biggest influence on him are B-Boys that have a distinctive flow and the ability to really connect to the audience like B-Boy Abstrakt, Cloud, Luigi, Hong-10 and Physicx. It’s not about what they do, but how they do it that really inspires LB.
How LB’s B-Boy name came about is quite an amusing story. When he was first starting out, he had a tendency to have quite distinctive floppy wrists during top-rock so his crew started to joke about his feminine style calling him ‘Ladyboy’. This then stuck and he started entering competitions as ‘Ladyboy’ until he started to get into teaching and felt it may be slightly unprofessional and so changed it to B-Boy LB!
Having completed a degree in dance, LB is currently working as a freelance dancer alongside teaching and dealing Poker in a casino. He hope’s to become a businessman in the future but continue dancing for as long as possible. He will never lose his connection to Hip Hop culture. He also enjoys playing the piano, Ukele and guitar in his spare time.
To LB, if you can connect with a B-Boy’s passion when they are performing, they are a great dancer.