Breaks, Battles, and Beefs: 20 Years of Memories from the Furious Styles Crew

On Thursday night, one of the Furious Styles Crew's biggest prodigal sons made his return. And he did it in honor of the long-running b-boy/urban arts crew's 20th anniversary this weekend. Local DJ kingpin Z-Trip paid a surprise visit to the Blunt Club at Tempe's Yucca Tap Room (the event also served as one of the many celebrations in honor of the FSC's birthday) and spent upwards of four hours scratching and spinning to a packed house.

It was a bit like back in the day when Z-Trip, a longtime member of the crew, would perform at bygone Tempe joints like Nita's with the Bombshelter DJs and his fellow Furious Styles members in the house. It marked the latest chapter in the lengthy history of the FSC, which was originally founded back in 1993.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.