Pop Master Fabel | Interview
Pop Master Fabel is a b-boy, choreographer, activist, and historian from Harlem, NY. At an early age, he developed his dance and choreography career at hip hop jams and clubs around the city. He is now SVP of the Rock Steady Crew, President of the Hierophysics crew, member of Magnificent Force, and honorary member of the Electric Boogaloos. Fabel co-founded GhettOriginal Productions Inc and co-directed the first two hip hop musicals ever, So! What Happens Now? and Jam On The Groove, which was nominated for best choreography at the Drama Desk Awards in 1996. Fabel was also featured in the classic film Beat Street and an honoree at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors. Along with members of the Rhythm Technicians and Rock Steady Crew, he won the 1991 Bessie Award for choreography, and has taught dance workshops at various New York City institutions. In 1999, Fabel was a moderator and writer for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s museum exhibit, The Hip Hop Nation: Roots, Rhyme & Rage. He was invited to lecture, as his vintage outfits were placed on display in the Brooklyn Museum Of Art and Experience Music Project in Seattle. Fabel co-founded Tools Of War, alongside Christie Z-Pabon, which is a grassroots hip hop company covering publicity, events, promotion, activism, and consultation.