Massive Monkees are a Hip Hop crew that came together as a group of grade school friends who enjoyed dancing, playing and creating art together. 16 years later, the essence of our group remains the same. Most of our members are dancers but members also specialize in other elements of Hip Hop such as our…
Massive Monkees are a Hip Hop crew that came together as a group of grade school friends who enjoyed dancing, playing and creating art together. 16 years later, the essence of our group remains the same. Most of our members are dancers but members also specialize in other elements of Hip Hop such as our Grammy award winning DJ and official DJ for the Seattle Seahawks, DV One.
We are an organically grown group of artist friends who create as a collaborative effort. The diversity of our members is apparent in the diversity of the work that the crew creates and we pride ourselves in pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop art and the mediums used to express it. We have been involved in countless creative projects ranging from documentaries (“Souled Out”, “The Way of the B-Boy”), event organizing (“Massive Monkees Anniversary”, “Coosh Crash Test”), t-shirt design (UNDFTD), and other collaborations (Seattle Super Sonics, X-Box, BIC, Microsoft Windows, MTV and more).
Competitively Massive Monkees are known for dominating the national and international battle scene and are one of the longest standing crews currently competing. We started battling in 1999, won our 1st World Championship in 2004 and our 2nd in 2013.
We continue to compete at the highest level today where corporate sponsorships like Pepsi and Sony have transformed the underground battle scene into tournaments that resemble major sporting events.
One of our highest honors is the respect given to us by our peers for always competing as a “real crew” and winning in an era of “all star” teams created for the sole purpose of winning. We are recognized worldwide for innovating the use of choreography and routines in battles and we continue to innovate the dance form by incorporating stage choreography into battles and battle routines into shows.
A major part of our work is in performance. We began creating Hip Hop shows for theater early in our dance careers and were first inspired after watching “Jam on the Groove” (Moore Theater, 1996).
The work was choreographed by and featured many of our dance heroes and drastically influenced our creative direction moving forward. Independently, we have created two full-length theater shows that were featured throughout the U.S and abroad. We continue to develop theater performance and are currently working on our third theater production.
Massive Monkees have toured and shared stages with the likes of Macklemore, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Missy Elliott, Public Enemy, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Nas, Public Enemy, KRS-One, Missy Elliot, LL Cool J, Ludacris and 50 Cent among others
Because of its profound impact on us, Massive Monkees understand the importance of art instruction and mentorship of young artists. We have over 10 years of experience providing arts programs to the youth of our community in partnership with schools, non profits and government organizations.
In 2013 we opened doors to our community studio and now focus much of our energy into providing classes, youth outreach programs and events that give thousands of community members access to art at Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon.
“Massive Monkees have shown that they’re the best in the world and they’re sharing it with their community”(Greg Nickels). In 2004, an appreciative Greg Nickels, Mayor of Seattle, declared April 26th as annual “Massive Monkees Day”.
Three years later, The Seattle Arts Commission honored the group with The Mayor’s Arts Award, continuing to recognize Massive Monkees’ contribution to the arts.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Massive Monkees
World Champion Dance Crew Massive Monkees present Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon, dedicated to producing, performing, and teaching art with an emphasis on the positive art forms of Hip Hop Culture.
Massive Monkees Compilation
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