“Born into the culture, Lean Rock has become a key figure in the Breaking scene. He is one of my favorite DJs and an amazing breaker. He embodies the essence of a true hip-hop head while uplifting everyone around him. He has the right flavor, and is one of the most humble and credible contributors to the Breaking scene for many years.”

Menno (Hustle Kidz/Red Bull Dancer) – 3x Red Bull BC One Champion



“Lean Rock is one of the best DJs in the world and a true b-boy who understands the culture inside and out. He has influenced many people in both the breaking and DJ communities. I always enjoy hearing him spin because he gets the crowd hyped and knows exactly how to get me moving!”

Hong 10 (Flow XL/Red Bull Dancer) – 2x Red Bull BC One Champion



“DJ Lean Rock is a true student of the game, who knows how to rock a party and make b-boys and b-girls go off warrior style. He continuously blesses the Hip-Hop world with digital break tape-style mixes, in keeping with tradition. Lean has a great understanding of intros, outros, timing, crowd control through the groove, when to drop the needle, and how to properly blend funk grooves and melodies on top of a syncopated drum break. A young legend who is still in his prime, Steady making moves. Stay blessed Hermano! We keep going!”

Steffan “Mr Wiggles” Clemente (Rock Steady Crew/Electric Boogaloos) – Pioneer & Hip-Hop Legend


“DJ Lean Rock is one of the most diverse DJs I have ever met. I love listening to his live sets and mixes. Besides being an amazing DJ, Lean is also a talented b-boy who has proven himself over time. He has a genuine passion for helping others achieve their goals, whether in dance or music. Lean has earned his stripes and is one of the few who has shared his many talents on a global scale. Keep up the great work, my guy!”

Boogie Blind (The X-Ecutioners) – World Champion DJ


“We have been working with Lean Rock for many years, and it’s always a pleasure to work with him. He is a passionate hip-hop lover, DJ, producer, and much more, but most importantly, a great person. Lean always works professionally and reliably meets deadlines, even under pressure. We have collaborated with him for various events, such as Battle of the Year and Red Bull BC One, and we were thrilled to have him on board as a DJ and producer for the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 in Buenos Aires. His contribution was instrumental in getting Breaking recognized as an official Olympic sport in Paris 2024.”

Thomas Hergenröther (Founder of Battle of the Year/Six Step Productions) – Legendary Hip-Hop Organizer



“Lean Rock is one of the breaking world’s iconic DJs, globally known and respected for his incredible musical talent, innovation, and creativity, as well as for his awesome skills as a breaker. He is also a first-class human being, humble and respected not only for his great talent in creating original music and breakbeats but also for his care for others in the breaking community. Lean Rock grew up immersed in breaking culture as a crew member of Boston’s legendary Floorlords Crew, battling alongside his father Leanski and his cousin El Nino, both internationally known breakers. Lean Rock has performed at the highest level in the world as a breaks DJ, having been featured at the top professional and amateur competitions in breaking worldwide. He has also excelled as a competitive breaker at the world-class level. During the era of the Silverback Open, we were fortunate to have Lean Rock perform as a DJ, and if the event returns to the scene someday, it would be great to see Lean Rock involved.”

Steve Graham – (Silverback Open)


“I have booked Lean Rock more times than I can count. Lean is far more than just an exceptionally talented artist, producer, DJ, and dancer. He is also entirely professional, meticulous, collaborative, and a leader in the hip-hop space. Lean consistently exceeds expectations, going far beyond the contracted scope of any performing artist, as a partner, promoter, and curator. Furthermore, Lean has an innate ability to authentically mentor, uplift others, and support hip-hop culture in everything he does. He embodies my definition of positive intent. I would book him 100 times over, as many times as I have booked him before.”

Dani Lawrence (Red Bull USA) – Director of Booking Events



“I had heard the name Lean Rock through dozens and dozens of references before I ever met him. His reputation and respect in the scene are immaculate. Then I met his young, humble, and hard-working colleague, Lino. We began working together and I found a genuine professional in all approaches. Lino was open, kind, and always supportive of the person in front of him. It’s his human nature that speaks so loudly, and his likability that resonates. The talent is undeniable, the opportunities hard-earned, and growth is his song. It’s an easy call when you need somebody to..”

LeeJ Razalan (Kinjaz) – Co-Founder of the Kinjaz


“Lean Rock is a humble master of his craft, with an astonishing amount of experience for his age. From the battle floor to the club, the quality of his unique sets and productions never fails to light the venue on fire! His passion for music and the culture is deeply felt without words. His personal story of evolving into who he is today is incredibly inspiring for all emerging artists, and he’s only just getting started.”

Shivarasa  – DJ & Producer


“Lean Rock is truly a student of greatness, from his DJ skills to the dance floor. It’s always been awesome to watch him shine; he embodies the essence of hip-hop.”

Statik Selektah (ShowOff Radio) – Legendary DJ and Hip-Hop Producer


“Lean Rock is a triple threat, one of the illest b-boys, DJs, and beat creators I know. He carries the torch for our culture, and I can rest easy knowing that we are in good hands!”

Dj D-Styles (Invisible Skratch Picklez/Beat Junkies) – DJ Legend


“DJ Lean Rock is one of my all-time favorite b-boy DJs and party rockers. Not only are his mixing skills on point, but his selection is also fire! He could easily play the b-boy anthems, but he digs for rare funky breaks. Moreover, he’s extremely professional and cool. I truly appreciate everything he brings to the table. He can party rock at my jams or spin at my DJ battles anytime!”

Christie Z (DMC USA/Tools of War) – DJ Battle/Park Jam Organizer



“This is B-boy Kmel, also known as B-boy Intrigue, from the Bronx (New York City) and a member of Boogie Brats Crew, Floor Lords, Phaze II, Full Circle, and all that and more, slam like a door, dirty like the floor. Shout out to one of my family members, one of my crew members, one of my teachers, one of my people who I have always been influenced by, and one of my nephews, Lil Lean aka DJ Lean Rock. I’ve known him since he was seven.

The first thing I noticed in his dance was his flexibility. He was loose, like Crazy Legs. Second, was his creativity of being able to create on the spot, off the top of his head. He was definitely the best person who could just create whatever he wanted to create on the spot right then and there. I’ve seen him do that since he was little. Out of anybody who represented Boogie Brats in Boston, Lean had the Origami style the best, guaranteed. He understood Origami. That’s what made him truly his own, being a Boogie Brat, because he had that Origami down.

I remember ciphering in the living room with him in small spaces inside his father’s house. He was my partner. We would go into that little living room spot and just get busy. Honestly, I’m just proud of Lean for staying in the game, becoming a DJ, and being all over the place. He’s still hip to the game, never missing a beat on what Hip Hop is and the new culture of it. I just want to say thank you. It’s all glory to the Lord because of the people that I met through my time coming up. I wouldn’t be who I am without them. Lean is one of those people that I’ve been blessed to be around to learn from and to rock with.

So, I’m just giving Lean his flowers right here. I’m so proud of him for making a real B-boy book that you’re going to be reading. He’s a real one that was really down with the dopest dudes. If there’s anybody I respect in this game, it’s definitely Lean.”

Kmel – (Boogie Brats) – Bboy Legend


“Lean Rock is a rarity in hip-hop culture. In a time when practitioners have typically dedicated themselves to one element, Lean has won championships in breaking and then influenced the sound of breaking as a DJ, shaping it into what it is today. A true student of his crafts with a rich history in the culture, Lean has embodied the legacies that his elders passed down. He is the Bboy-DJ, the legacy of Lean Rock.”

Rox Rite (Renegade Rockers/Squadron) – World Champion B-Boy


“DJ Lean Rock is my brother, friend, and family. He is a b-boy at heart who has expanded to other elements of hip-hop. He set his vision as a DJ to bring music to the Breaking culture. I’ve seen him grow through hard work and dedication to become one of the top DJs at major Breaking events. He also creates mixes to keep the culture going, providing B-boys/B-girls with music for practice and constant inspiration to help us grow. Thank you for contributing not only to Breaking but also to hip-hop culture as a whole.”

Lego (Flipside Kingz) – World Champion B-Boy



“It is one thing to be a practitioner of a craft and another to be a student, teacher, or torchbearer of a lineage or bloodline that holds the truth. How one chooses to partake in the culture of Hip Hop can vary. One can take up one of the four staples and become one of the greats by perfecting the practice they’ve chosen to hone. One can explore the foundation of its world, study the history of each element, and create roadmaps within them to use towards their own contributions to our story. One can even watch from the sidelines and boast, imitate, and pretend, but those never last long in the memories of the truly dedicated—lifers. Lean Rock, a lifer, is one of the few whom we, the community, like to call ‘The Truth.’

A committed practitioner and enthusiast of the art forms and their origins within the Hip Hop culture, the truth, as I know it, is something one can’t deny or argue with. It’s like how humans need air to breathe, fish need water to swim, and how to live is to die. Similarly, one cannot deny the authenticity and love shared when Lean spins his records. The formula, skill, and teachings he has acquired throughout time are present in every downbeat. Any craftsperson can tell that those records have been carefully curated for their specific energy, purpose, and the needs of a crowd, event, and/or dancers. It’s not that Lean is different from most DJs; in my opinion, most DJs are indifferent these days. They lack the hunger to learn about the DJ’s beginnings, to dig up the bones, to indulge in other Hip Hop art forms to further inform their own. Lean Rock, not only a DJ but also an acclaimed B-Boy and organizer, has done that work for decades and now stands on the shoulders of his elders and the pillars he has built, continuing to carry a torch for our community.”

Rudi Goblen (Flipside Kingz) – B-boy Legend



“I remember meeting Lean Rock when he was 11 years old. I knew right away he was more focused than the other kids, just by the look in his eyes. Even though he was young, I knew he had an old soul. He was always serious about what he wanted to do. Fast forward 7 years later, he moved to Miami to attend FIU. We come from low-income neighborhoods, and it’s rare to see people from this environment make it to college, let alone finish high school. We could see that Lean Rock was on a mission and not following the negative path that heavily influences our neighborhoods. During all of this, Lean was breaking and studying music as a hip-hop entrepreneur. A few years after college, he moved to Los Angeles to become one of the most respected and requested DJs in the hip-hop scene. The man is multi-talented, handsome, and still so young. Can you imagine what is to come in his life? It’s only going up for him because he is a true warrior and, most importantly, a leader! I’m happy to call him a soul brother and a friend. Rock on, Lean Rock! One love!”

Flea Rock – (Skill Methodz) – B-boy Legend


“As a young member of the Hip-hop scene, and being part of the global breaking community as a Bgirl, I have come across many people within this world who have had an impact on my journey. My first encounter with Lean Rock’s work was at local California jams, where he would DJ and never fail to get the dancers hyped. He instantly became one of my favorite DJs, and I would blast a lot of his popular SoundCloud mixes during practice. There were parts in his music that motivated me as a B-girl in ways that other music couldn’t. I had his Bruce Lee tribute SBR mini mix on repeat when I was about 14, just before I started winning events internationally. Alongside being one of the most prominent DJs in the global breakin’ scene, he has been an advocate for mental health and a voice in the fight for a new age of equality in many areas. I have witnessed his empowering and insightful posts on IG, spoken alongside him on panels, and have been able to look up to him as a role model for people in Hip-hop, in hopes of continuing to pave a brighter future. I am really grateful to have Lean Rock as not only a dancer and DJ in the scene but also as a big brother and voice to build the future!”

Logan “Logistx” Edra (Underground Flow) – World Champion B-girl


“It is rare to find legacy artists in Hip Hop Culture who are dancers, DJs, and music producers, and also navigate the Cultural Diplomacy space. From his work as a dancer with The Floor Lords and The Squadron to his global reach, providing the soundtrack for artistic paths internationally, Lean Rock elevates himself, proving to be Hip Hop Culture’s past, present, and future.”

Junious L. Brickhouse – (Director of Next Level USA)


“Lean’s body of work is amazing! He has carved out his lane and shown that this culture has no limitations. He pushes himself to the limits with dancing, producing, and DJing. He earned my respect from the first time I saw and heard him, and I said to Christie, “This guy is a beast!” He lays down his tracks perfectly for the dancers because he is one, and his production skills are crazy! He is truly an awesome DJ! So please don’t stop what you’re doing because you inspire future generations of breakers, producers, and DJs!”

Grandwizzard Theodore – (Creator of the Scratch and Needle Drop) – Pioneer & Hip-Hop Legend


“Lean Rock pays tribute and homage to those who paved the way. Pay attention to this younger roller mover, shaker, b-boy, breaker, motivator, and producer. When I would say, ‘Turn my mic up,’ he would respond with, ‘Yo, that sounds good. I’m going to come in right here, and we’re going to do some dance theater. Let’s put it together real quick. When I say this, you do that. When I bring this in, you say that.’ I was like, ‘Word, let’s go.’ Chemistry is one of those things that rarely exists between the DJ and the competitor. When the battalion jumps on set, you expect nothing but the best, and Lean Rock delivers every time. Let the moment do the rest, and don’t second-guess. From the Floor Lords to The Squadron, it’s a beautiful thing. Yours truly, Lino Delgado, aka Lean Rock, the official break DJ worldwide.”

Ivan the Urban Action Figure – B-boy Legend



“Lean Rock isn’t only a DJ; he also produces sick beats to get down to. Born from the roots of the culture, he understands what it takes to be a bboy because he breaks himself and brings the beats that make the bboys and bgirls bring out their best. He’s constantly pushing boundaries on the music front for our dance, which is essential to what we do.”

Felix Huang (Radikal Forze) – Organizer of Radikal Forze Jam & B-boy


“Lean Rock in the place to be, one of the illest b-boys ever. He is always fresh with his moves on the floor, but I was amazed at how much he was into DJing. Lean knows his music well. I appreciate his passion for the culture and his ambition to take himself and the culture to the next level. He’s always in the mix of anything b-boy and b-girl related! Overall, he is an amazing human being. I’m really proud to know this brother, and I wish him continued success in his life. Again, he’s an amazing individual to know and work with. My brother Lean Rock, I appreciate you, love you, and wish you continued blessings and success in the future.”

Mr. Choc (Beat Junkies) – DJ Legend


DJ Lean Rock comes from a rich heritage and upbringing as a member of the Floor Lords from Boston. He is both the son and student of the legendary Leanski and a student of the one of the greatest bboys of all time, Float. Through his music, he brings the essence needed in today’s Breaking and Hip-Hop culture. Having learned from the best of the best, he preserves the culture and brings authenticity to breaking through his music. He is currently working on a book and is passionate about the past, history, and traditions of breaking and Hip-Hop culture. Our community is fortunate to have him as a community leader who organizes events with influential names that inspire people around the world, not only breakers but also organizers like myself. I am proud of Lean and what he has accomplished. His music, personality, and friendship have had a significant impact on me. He is a true friend. In a community where not everyone cares to learn the history or has first-hand Hip-Hop knowledge, it is crucial to have people like Lean who were born into the cypher and have that knowledge. He knows what is cool and current. I hope he continues on his path and continues to inspire the world. Thank you for inspiring me, brother. Keep it up and be an inspiration to the entire Hip-Hop world.

MG (The Legits Blast) – Event Organizer & B-boy


“The first few times I watched Lean Rock dance, I could see his unique connection to the music, which is extremely important for a b-boy. I could tell that he was taught well and understood the dance, as well as how to battle in the circle. These exceptional skills have led him to win championships worldwide, some of which I have judged front and center. When I saw his interest in getting on the turntables, I was excited to be there for his first event playing music for battles at “Raiders of The Lost Art” in Boston MA back in 2005. From that event, he progressed and started DJ’ing many events while keeping within the tradition of spinning raw breaks for jams and battles. Making the transition from spinning vinyl to music production in Hip-Hop Culture is challenging, but Lean has proven to be well-balanced in both and has expanded the genre of Breaking music worldwide. The positive and professional energy that Lean Rock brings is an inspiration for all future practitioners of dance and music in Hip-Hop Culture.”

Ken Swift (7 Gems) – Pioneer & Hip-Hop Legend


“Lean Rock is one of those special gems that was birthed into the culture, surrounded by some of the illest in the game. I started working with Lean Rock more than a decade ago, as he worked his way into the Freestyle Session DJ lineup as a cypher DJ, eventually becoming one of the main attractions in the main battles. He not only supplies classic beats but also creates masterpieces himself on the production tip. He is not one to cut himself short and continues the legacy of his crew Floor Lords by curating events that provide the scene with something to do and make meaningful contributions to charitable organizations that will be felt for years to come. I have witnessed a lot of DJ Lean Rock’s career, and he is definitely a true representative of hip-hop and has become an irreplaceable figure in the scene worldwide.”

Cros 1 (Freestyle Session) – Legendary Hip-Hop Organizer


“Lean Rock is not only a reputable b-boy and excellent DJ for the breaking community, but he is also a great positive role model for the youth. His hard work ethic and diligence in connecting the community across the board are very commendable. Los Angeles and the world are lucky to have such an incredible individual.”

Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies) – World Champion DJ Legend


“Lean Rock was in Portugal spinning at my event, Porto World Battle. He brought the fire to the dance floor for the battles and the party vibes. As we say in Portuguese, “casa cai,” which means “the house falls,” or “crashed,” literally. Everybody went crazy for Lean Rock’s set at Porto World Battle. Personally, I’ve been inspired all my life by people like him – the real soldiers in the Hip-Hop community. He’s a true b-boy and a real DJ, doing amazing work that inspires many generations. So big up to him and keep up the great job.”

Max (Momentum Crew) – Event Organizer


“If a case study were done on the connection between music and breaking in Hip Hop, Lean Rock would have to be mentioned. He is a great balance of both worlds. Dancing to music is one thing, but being a DJ/producer and knowing exactly what makes other dancers react on the floor is another. Mastering two fields requires skill, time, and practice, but taste is one of the most important ingredients needed. There’s no doubt that Lean Rock has tons of flavor, which can be seen in his moves, his breaks, and the attention to detail with both is remarkable. Anytime I see his name pop up, I always take a moment to check in and see what he’s been working on.”

Z-Trip (LL Cool J’s Official DJ) – DJ Legend


“Lean and I had the special opportunity to work together on a big endorsement deal with ‘Braun’ over 10 years ago in Austria. Since then, we’ve traveled the world together. Beyond Lean’s outstanding accolades, I’ve always appreciated his friendship and family upbringing. It’s rare to meet people born into the Hip-Hop culture who continue to break new ground. His dedication and longevity in the scene have been a true inspiration.”

Bboy Ronnie (Super Crew/Jabbawockeez/Red Bull Dancer) – World Champion B-boy


“Lean Rock is someone who is near and dear to my heart. I have seen him grow up in his family crew, the Floor Lords, where he was exposed to the knowledge and skills of the original Hip-Hop culture by elders who mentored him along the way and gave him the tools of the trade to create a livelihood and career out of both the dance and music of Hip-Hop, as well as community organizing. Watching Lean grow and mature through all his accomplishments and the trials of life, and channeling it all into his art, whether on the floor or on the wheels, or creating something to offer the community, reminds me of the power of Hip-Hop and how much he embodies it.”

Asia One (No Easy Props/Mighty Zulu Kweenz) – B-girl Legend and Organizer


“Lean is one of the most creative, progressive, and hard-working DJs in the scene. He always brings a fresh perspective to his beats and maintains a high level of professionalism, making it a genuine pleasure to work with him.”

Fouad (Red Bull) – Global Head of Dance Marketing


​​”What can I say about my brother, Lean Rock? He is one of the most soulful and musically gifted people I know. Not only is he an incredible B-Boy, but he is also a monster on the decks. He is a master of his crafts and one of the best in the biz.”

Dj Day – Legendary DJ & Producer


​​”When I first met Lean Rock, he was Lil Lean, but even then, he had a true passion for obscure records and a serious dedication to the essence and foundation of what we do. I’ve known this man’s father, Lino, since the mid-80s, so you know that authenticity and love run in the family. It’s no surprise to see Lean grow into the man he is today. Much love!”

Kon (Kon & Amir) – Legendary DJ & Producer



“I have known Lino, also known as DJ Lean Rock, for quite some time. He is the first person who comes to mind when I think about breaking. He is also one of my top 3 favorite DJs. His ear for good music is versatile and undeniable! Additionally, he is a man who is always willing to build with the community. Lean Rock has been one of the few real and genuine people I have met in this music industry, and I will always be grateful and proud to know him. Go Lean!”

Kronika (Soulection) – Legendary DJ


“I first met Lean Rock when he was a young teen, eagerly absorbing knowledge from different DJs. My initial impression of him was that he possessed an old soul. Ever since those early days of DJing, he has displayed a natural talent and has consistently impressed me with his achievements, sharing his unique style of music around the world. Lean has always had his own sound and a keen ear for funk, which is evident in his performances at jams. His soulfulness is an intrinsic part of his personality, as he has also assisted numerous other DJs and musicians in joining him on various projects. He is not only preserving a legacy but also forging his path.”

Dj Celskii (Founder of Skratchpad) – Bay Area DJ Legend


“Lean Rock is an exceptional artist who was born into a family with deep roots in hip-hop culture. Growing up surrounded by music, art, and creativity, he has become a multi-talented performer, music producer, and DJ who seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. His unique perspective and expertise have inspired countless artists and creatives worldwide, and his contributions to our festival have been instrumental in its success.” 

Tyrone van der Meer (The Notorious IBE) – Legendary Hip-Hop Organizer


“The generosity that Lean Rock has to offer is inspiring. He has helped the average dancer think bigger about what they can move to. Lean’s approach and openness to different genres of music is evident when he plays. This man has inspired me to think bigger myself in terms of movement and feeling while listening to music. Being grateful for his existence doesn’t come close to the respect, love, admiration, and inspiration I have for him. Lean, thank you my G for holding it down and being a man of your word 100%. They say dancers make better DJs, but honestly, you have set a bar that I don’t think anyone will be able to reach unless you create a monster of your own. Good luck! haha I know the future of what is to come will be guided in the right direction, knowing that you are leading the way. My homie always and forever, fooker!”

Boogie Frantick (Mighty Zulu Kings) – World Champion Popper


“The word culture is often misused or not fully understood. To be a part of culture requires years of contribution and involvement. For me, Lean Rock encompasses this ideal and has been a constant figure in keeping DJing and breaking culture alive.”

Dan Natola (Co-Founder of Bodega Store)


“Lean Rock is Hip-Hop. Raw and original. A tastemaker and true trendsetter. As one of the most authentic voices of his generation, Lean Rock continues to prove he is one of the best and most versatile DJs in the world. Dance is a conversation with the music and the DJ. There is no one else I would rather “talk” to. I’m proud to call him family.”

Kid David (Renegade Rockers/Squadron) – World Champion B-Boy


“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Lean Rock since he was a young B-Boy with the Floor Lords Crew, and now he’s evolved all the way to being a world-class Hip Hop artist on the stage as a B-boy and as a DJ. A multitalented cat. I just want to say you got my support, you got Hip Hop’s support, and of course, you got Boston support. One Love.”

Akrobatik – Boston Rap Legend/Professor at Umass Boston


“My man DJ Lean Rock is the perfect conduit between the traditional old school Hip Hop DJs, and new generation Hip Hop DJs. DJ Lean Rock is the truth, and of course, UBB approved.”

Breakbeat Lou (Ultimate Breaks & Beats) – Hip-Hop Legend and Pioneer


“I’ve known Lean Rock forever, from way back when he was just known as a B-Boy. He then became a DJ and producer and is now one of the most well-known B-Boy DJs in the world. You can see him everywhere, all over the globe. I would even say that he is the most known DJ in the breaking world, and he’s my favorite breakbeat DJ. We have fun hanging out together, and he always plays the best jams, which motivates me. I don’t know how many of his mixtapes I have at my house, but I always play them when I practice.”

Storm (Battle Squad) – European B-Boy Pioneer & Legend


“Looking back over my career as an artist and an entrepreneur, I’ve had the chance to meet some really incredible people on this planet – some really talented individuals. One of those people is Lean Rock. Lean is one of the few individuals I know who has truly pushed the creative envelope for our culture and our scene, both as a DJ and as a producer. In fact, when I think about some of my favorite moments as a b-boy and hip hopper, they’ve been in venues where Lean is DJing and creating those moments. There are very few DJs I’ve ever come across in my entire career that know how to read a room and manufacture the environment from behind the turntables the way Lean does – he’s just world-class. That comes from Lean being steeped in so much history inside the culture of hip hop, as well as putting so much work into his craft as an artist. Not only has he studied the history, but he has also applied those lessons and found ways to be creative and push the envelope within the unwritten rules of hip hop, inside of the codes that some of us older folks don’t even talk about anymore. He lives by them and has really pushed the creative envelope.

Additionally, Lean has been one of the very few people who has really carried the breaking culture on his back when producing original music – music that we want to dance to, music that is creating a legacy for all the young dancers in the world. When I came up, we would listen to the classic breaks like “Apache” and “It’s Just Begun,” or whatever the case may be. But as you know, we’ve matured, and things have gone online with copyright issues. We can’t play those tracks all the time at jams anymore. Lean has created a whole library of original music that bangs, that hits, that is meticulous and well thought out, crafted for our scene but modernized in a way that makes you want to catch wreck and creates the same vibes as some of the original music we all loved and came up on. Now, we can do that at jams all over the world. Lean is just one of the few people on the planet who has the skill, talent, and drive to do that.

So, in addition to him just being an incredible artist, he’s also a leader off the dance floor and in real life, setting an example for everyone around him, his crew, the community, and our scene – for young people and even for OG’s. Lean has been a bright shining light. I can’t say enough good things about him. If you’re thinking about working with Lean, I can’t recommend an artist with more talent and integrity in this game than Lean Rock. I hope you get a chance to partner with him as I have many, many times over the years and create something magical. Be great today.”

Jo Rawk (Massive Monkees/Tractionology Group) – World Champion Bboy & Entrepreneur



“The first time I witnessed Lean Rock, I was completely blown away. It was like watching an original Hip Hop DJ from the early 70s reborn into this young soul who understood the spirit of cutting up rare funky breaks. This all happened when I booked him for his first club gig at the intimate APT venue in the Meatpacking District (NYC) with DJ Forrest Getemgump. At that time, New York was lacking this kind of energy, and his set reminded me of why I fell in love with DJ Culture and Hip-Hop in the first place. I knew at that moment that he was destined for greatness.”

Dj Spinna – Legendary Hip-Hop/House DJ & Producer


“Lino Delgado, better known to the world as DJ Lean Rock, is more than just a DJ. He is a culturalist with a knack for researching the history of Breaking and music from a young age. Lean started as a b-boy, but when he decided to pursue another element of Hip Hop in the form of DJing, I knew he would be great at it. He spent a lot of time scouring the internet and record shops for new music to share with the world. Lean Rock believes in high standards for the art he puts out, whether through breakin’ or DJing. I’ve had the pleasure of traveling the world with my cousin Lean Rock, sharing ideas, winning championship events, and performing at our highest level. The years of research and accomplishments have shaped him into who he is today. Lean is a leader, teacher, and practitioner, not just a great B-boy or DJ.”

El Nino (Floorlords/Squadron) – World Champion B-boy


“I don’t think I’ve rocked a single breaking session within the last few years without a Lean Rock mixtape. Whenever I catch him spinning on travels, I can be sure to have unforgettable moments ahead. One of the greats of our culture and the most accomplished of his generation.”

Focus (Flow Mo/Saiffa Studio/B-Boy & B-Girl Dojo) – World Champion B-boy



“Lean Rock is a DJ, breaker, event organizer, and music producer who knows good ramen! Not only is he into Hip-Hop and has great taste, but he’s also one of the best b-boys and DJs in the world. He’s too much! With a great personality like his, it’s no wonder we trust him. We love you, brother!”

Taisuke (The Flooriorz/Red Bulll BC One Allstar) – World Champion B-boy


“The ones who keep their heads down and do the work are the most important in any industry. Lean Rock does the work. The right things, for the right reasons. I’m proud to know him.”

House Shoes (Street Corner Music) – Legendary DJ & Producer


“Lean Rock is a dope b-boy, but I also deeply respect him as a DJ because he’s one of the few who has truly pushed the music in the breaking scene to the next level. When I heard Lean spinning at the Red Bull BC One World Finals in 2013 and 2014, he played some incredible tracks that eventually became b-boy anthems, especially for the younger generation. Without Lean and his contributions, I don’t think the music in the breaking scene would have reached the same level of success. Therefore, I have the utmost respect for him and wish him all the success in the world.”

DJ Tee (7 Gems) – Legendary Japanese DJ


“Working with Lean Rock has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in the arts. Not only does his knowledge of music and breaking make him an invaluable collaborator, but his deep passion and personal commitment to both also mean that every project we work on pushes the boundaries of what’s been done before in the name of elevating the sport to new heights. Over the years, I’ve also been lucky to see Lean grow into a community leader. He doesn’t only focus on his personal growth like most people do; instead, his true goals are bigger than that. Through his events and mixes, Lean truly highlights the essence of breaking, bringing the scene back to its roots while pushing it to grow into the future. The man is a gem, and I’m proud to call him a friend and ally in the culture.”

Bryan Davila (Red Bull USA) – Culture Marketing Manager


“I want to give a shout-out to my homeboy, Lean Rock, out there doing his thing on the ones and twos, getting busy with the zigga ziggas. I’ve known this cat since he was a little kid, like 13-14 years old. He’s always holding it down, whether on the floor or on the turntables. Coming from me, it’s a big one because I’m a killer with the can. Just wanted to give you a shout-out and say, ‘Get busy!”

Mr. Totem (TATS crew, Burn Unit, Foundnation Japan, and Flipside Kings) – Writing Legend



“Lean Rock is one of the best to ever do it, a true blessing to the breaking scene. He is a DJ who can make you give a stank face and also put a smile on your face. He sets the vibe and makes every jam or battle a dope experience. He loves what he does and motivates and inspires b-boys and b-girls from all over the world. For many years, he has been providing the Hip-Hop culture with quality sounds that just keep getting crazier every time I attend a jam where he is spinning on the ones and twos. There are levels on levels with him.”

Lee (The Ruggeds) – The Future



“When thinking about what “carrying on traditions” means, Lean Rock automatically comes to mind. He was born in Hip Hop among legends, but he is always humble and determined to create his own lane through dance and music. Lean Rock has been the young OG whose hard work and dedication have led him to become one of the best dancers and DJs in the scene. His passion for music always shines through, whether he spins at a grassroots event, a club, or a huge competition. He adapts and never holds back, making sure he is fully connected with the crowd. What also sets him apart is his willingness to get out of his comfort zone while never being afraid to innovate, always preserving the essence of our culture. His work as a community leader has been a major asset and inspiration, not only for me and many others, but particularly for the youth who witness how one can positively impact people and the world as a Hip Hop practitioner.”


Jeskilz (Cypher Adikts) – B-girl Legend



“My brother, Lean Rock, always represents the authentic Hip-Hop culture. His whole family, The Floor Lords, are part of Hip Hop. His DJ crew, Horsepower, is the greatest Break DJ crew of all time. My brother’s b-boy mentality stems from starting as a b-boy, and he never forgets his roots. He even reps on the floor while DJing. Whenever we enter jams randomly, we have a good time, not focused on winning or losing, but representing the style and flavor of breaking. In terms of breaking, he has a super unique style that I have never seen before. It’s a blend of traditional b-boy approaches with something brand new, which I consider a true gift. He is one of my favorite b-boys of all time. I appreciate that he introduces new ideas to the culture through his events, jams, mixtapes, and interviews with some of the greatest Hip-Hop heads. He is always doing his thing for the culture and sharing knowledge, and I have great respect for him.”


Born (Rivers Crew/Mighty Zulu Kings) – World Champion B-boy


“I want to give a shoutout to my boy Lean Rock. I met him at Freestyle Session in Long Beach back in 2004, and we became homies. He used to come over to my place, dance on the floor, and give me a ton of breaks. I would use all of those breaks on my records, break records, albums, and all the music I made. At the time, he didn’t have a DJ mixer, so I gave him one for free. I had plenty of mixers, so I said, ‘Yo, take this one.’ He really should put it in a glass case because it’s such a beautiful piece. It’s amazing to see how he’s grown and become a master of the breaks since then. Yo Lean Rock, we love you, my brother!”


Q-bert (Invisible Skratch Picklez) – World Champion DJ Legend



“Lean Rock is truly a gem of the last few generations in hip-hop, and the world knows it. He has always been a DJ I look forward to witnessing at any event. His lineage in the culture stems way back, and it shows in the quality he puts forth and the versatility he displays. There are no corners cut. Not only is he an incredible DJ, but he is also an amazing bboy and producer, which all come hand in hand in solidifying his rightful place in the global hip-hop community. His humility and professionalism also leave a long-lasting impression in a world of many egos. If you’re looking for one of the best to do it in our time, he’s up there 1000%. I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t stand behind my belief that Lean Rock is truly a young legend and a continual force to be reckoned with.”


Cha Cha Malone aka Bboy Chacha (AOMG / H1GHR Music Records/Art of Movement Crew) – Multi-Platinum Producer and B-boy



“Lean Rock is a gem and a voice to his and future generations in the legacy of breaking, DJing, and hip-hop culture. Some grow up in and around legendary crews but only sustain the shadow of it; Lean Rock forged his own great name and sustained the brightness of the legacy he came from. One thing I can truly say about Lean Rock is that, regardless of his pillar status, he remains humble, and the love for sharing great music is always a driving force in his life. I am grateful for the vantage point that I’ve been given to see Lean Rock grow from a little kid in hip-hop to the great and well-respected figure he is today on a global scale. What a remarkable individual we have among us in hip-hop!”

Nate aka Gadget (Boogie Brats/Sweet Technique) – B-boy Legend



“There’s noise, and then there’s music. Only a few are gifted with the ability to distinguish between the two, and Lean Rock is undoubtedly one of those people. He has been the driving force behind so many crucial moments that have defined Breaking. More importantly, he has bridged the gap for people all around the world to connect with each other. Even if they don’t speak the same language, Lean’s music speaks to us all and allows us to understand each other.”

Palmer (Havikoro) – World Champion B-boy



“Lean Rock is someone I think has it all. Experience. Contribution. Relevance. Work rate. I’m very happy to see him at the forefront of the movement of our culture. He has proven himself in multiple domains and is a worthy testament to the past, present, and future. Knowing and working with him for over a decade has shown me that he is more than capable at whatever he chooses to focus on.”

DJ Renegade (Soul Mavericks) – DJ Legend



“Joe Conzo here, the man who captured Hip-Hop’s baby pictures, giving a big shout out to one of the illest DJs around, with the fanciest footwork, DJ Lean Rock. Congratulations on all your endeavors. You and I traveled the world together. You represent the culture like no other DJ and B-boy there is! Sending you much love from the Bronx.”

Joe Conzo – Legendary Hip-Hop Photographer



“I met Lean as a child in the 90s, during the “golden age of Hip-Hop,” and very few kids had his level of dance skills and understanding of music. His style and level of dancing were already ahead of his time. Lean Rock was a “Hip-Hop child prodigy.” He has been in the Hip-Hop scene from an early age, and his maturity and multidisciplinary talents are evident in our community today. His humility has always convinced me of his sincerity to represent this art before personal interests. I saw him grow and flourish in this community, always maintaining high standards, which sets him apart and earns him respect not only in the USA but also in France and Europe.

Because of his family’s affiliation in the Hip-Hop community, Lean Rock has acquired knowledge and expertise in the different elements. This is why “Just4rockers,” which represents the authentic Hip-Hop culture school in Europe, has chosen to work with him. He has shared and blessed the turntables with renowned French DJs such as Deenasty, Cléon, and Suspect at our “Jam J4R” in Paris. Lean Rock is a complete, passionate, professional, and knowledgeable artist who represents the authentic Hip-Hop culture. He keeps the values and codes of Hip-Hop while managing to inspire different generations in Europe and around the world.”

Nacera aka B-Girl Hurricane (Just 4 Rockers) – European B-girl Legend



“DJ Lean Rock has been one of the main pillars in our community as a Break DJ for more than a decade, and it’s safe to say that his contribution to breaking has had a massive impact to this day and still going on. Year after year, he has provided iconic tracks and music production that are now known as “breaking classics,” keeping the most prestigious competitions, whether global or local, at their highest level. Representing Floor Lords and the Squadron, Lean Rock is mainly known for his outstanding DJ skills, but he is also a b-boy and has been since he started his journey. He embodies the essence of breaking entirely and has no intention of slowing down, hosting events, fundraising, all-scale competitions, mixtapes, teaching, or helping the next generation prosper. And last but not least, he is a humble guy that is down to earth. Thank you for everything you have done, and thank you for everything you will do in the future..”


Rico aka Zoopreme (The Ruggeds) – World Champion B-boy



“When I think of Lean Rock, three words come to mind: multi-talented, contributor, and Kanye West (excluding all the controversial aspects of Kanye’s personality). Let me elaborate. Lean is multi-talented because he knows more about hip-hop than most people and holds himself to a high standard. He has developed his talents in order to help others, always looking for ways to give opportunities to other dancers and fans of hip-hop. Lean revolutionized what a DJ can do by adding “producer” to his title. He’s like Kanye… However, he never seeks glory for himself; instead, he lets his work speak for itself.”




“Trust a DJ who knows how to dance” is a particular saying in street dance culture. I believe it aims at the importance of understanding the needs of a dancefloor. I met Lean Rock for the first time in Paris, and we were both booked as DJs for the Juste Debout finals held at the Bercy arena. Whether at a twenty thousand attended venue or an afterparty in a nightclub, Lean Rock always kept cool & focused on tasks: to create opportunities for dancers to express their art, discipline & passion. He definitely knows how to make his mark through his selection of curated sounds, featuring his own creations & collaborations to classic jams!”

Shash’U – (Joy Ride Records) – Producer/DJ