Stamina, determination and skill are important qualities if you want to be a successful break-dancer. However, for the really top performers, these are merely basic requirements, says DJ Tee, an experienced disc jockey for break-dancing events and host of the Red Bull BC One qualifier in Taipei. As dancers and backstage staff prepared for the contest, DJ Tee spent his down time after the rehearsals sharing his thoughts on break-dancing with Young Post. DJ Tee has been a DJ at break-dancing events since 1990; he was inspired by famous DJs including GM Yoshi, Jazzy Jeff and Cash Money. He also loves dancing. 'I love b-boying, too, and I also join in the sport,' he says. 'This helps me to choose the right music as I am also a b-boy: I know what a b-boy wants when he dances.' In his 21-year career, he has become the main music controller for many break-dancing battles and parties. He aims to see all the b-boys learn from hip hop culture. 'Break-dancing is pure hip hop culture, and less commercial than other branches of hip hop culture,' he says. 'To succeed in the sport, a b-boy must be proud of what he's doing. He needs to be certain that he represents the whole of hip hop culture and dance confidently. This is the goal of many b-boys and that is why they practise hard and repeat the same moves to achieve perfection.' DJ Tee says a b-boy needs a passion for break-dancing to overcome challenges. 'I was inspired by leading figures to become a break-dancing DJ,' he says. 'Being a b-boy is not easy; you need to really love the sport to continue. It's all about hard work - both physically and mentally.