​​STRYDER AKA THE HIP HOP TROOPER IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED COSPLAY PERSONALITY/ENTERTAINER THAT BRINGS AN EXCITING COMBINATION OF HIP HOP CULTURE AND STAR WARS. HE INSTANTLY BECAME A HUGE FAN FAVORITE THE FIRST TIME HE CRANKED UP THE VOLUME ON HIS BOOMBOX AT DRAGONCON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. STRYDER HAS BEEN DOING COSPLAY NOW FOR OVER TEN YEARS, SHOWCASING SEVERAL SCREEN ACCURATE KITS THAT ARE FREQUENTLY CALLED UPON FOR FAN FILMS, ART WORK MODELING, PRODUCT ADVERTISEMENTS, LARGE VENUE CELEBRATIONS, CELEBRITY ENTOURAGE ADDITIONS AND MORE. 

SEVEN YEARS AGO HE CREATED THE HIPHOPTROOPER AND MADE HIS DEBUT AT DRAGONCON. 

SINCE THEN THE HIP HOP TROOPER BECOME THE MOST VIRAL STORMTROOPER ON THE INTERNET, AND EVEN GOT INVITED TO JOIN HIP HOP GODS RUN DMC ON STAGE FOR A CONCERT. FROM A TV SHOW HOST TO A PRESENTER AT THE GEEKIE AWARDS. THE HIP HOP TROOPER SPENDS EVERY YEAR ATTENDING AS MANY CONS AS POSSIBLE AND IN BETWEEN DOES COUNTLESS FUND RAISERS FOR CHARITY INCLUDING A YEARLY 10 MILE HIKE IN HIS SANDTROOPER GEAR RASING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. IN ADDITION, HIP HOP TROOPER AND HIS CREW DO A YEARLY CHARITY FOR THE HOMELESS AND TRAVEL TO SOME OF THE MOST IMPOVERISHED AREAS OF LOS ANGELES TO GIVE NECESSITIES TO THE HOMELESS. 

HIP HOP TROOPER MERCHANDISE & ACTION FIGURES HAVE NOW BECAME EVEN MORE VALUABLE AMOST COLLECTORS THEN VINTAGE STAR WARS TOYS. FUNKO ALSO JUST RELEASED AN OFFICIAL TOY IN HIS LIKENESS. 

BACKING UP MASCOTS AT NBA GAMES AND ONLINE VIDEOS WITH OVER 100 MILLION HITS. 
DJ, DANCER, INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER AND POP CULTURE ICON. 

JUST A FEW OF THE APPEARANCES INCLUDE THE CHRIS HARDWICK SHOW AND FESTIVAL, MUSIC VIDEOS WITH THE MARTIN BROTHERS, CORY DEE WILLIAMS AND EVEN THE BLACK EYED PEAS. ONE OF HIS FAVORITE EXPERIENCES WAS APPEARING ON BROWN BAG WINE TASTING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER NO TO LONG AGO, AND THAT WAS FOLLOWED UP SHORTLY BY PERFORMING ON STAGE WITH VANILLA ICE DURING HIS 80’S TOUR AND CO HOSTING AN EVENT WITH SIR MIX-A-LOT. 

ALSO FEATURED IN EMPIRE MAGAZINE, 2011 GQ MAN OF THE YEAR ISSUE, AND EVEN MADE THE FRONT COVER OF WWD. 

RECENTLY, THE HIP HOP TROOPER CREW WAS FORMED. THIS DEDICATED CREW OF DANCERS, AND HYPE-MEN ARE THE PERSONAL ENTOURAGE THAT CONSISTS OF MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND PROVIDE ALL THE BACKGROUND ASSISTANCE TO MAKE EACH APPEARANCE AS MEMORABLE AS POSSIBLE FOR THE FANS. 

JUST ONE LOOK AT THE VIDEOS ON THE HIP HOP TROOPER WEBSITE AND YOU’LL SEE A DRASTIC DIFFERENCE IN WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE COSPLAY COMMUNITY. HIP HOP TROOPER 

AND HIS CREW WON’T JUST SIT AT A BOOTH AND HOPE TO SELL PRINTS, THEY WOULD ACTUALLY PREFER NOT TO HAVE A BOOTH AT ALL! THEIR TURF IS OUT IN THE CROWD WHERE HE KEEPS EVERYONE SMILING AND HYPED UP.

HENCE THE REASON HE TRULY IS….THE PEOPLES COSPLAY CHAMPION!

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Biography

 
The Hip Hop trooper grew up on the DEF STAR listening to RUN DMC, LL COOL J , BEASTIE BOYS, KURTIS BLOW, GRANDMASTER FLASH & MANY MORE.

TRADING HIS BLASTER FOR A FRESH PAIR OF KICKS AND A BOOMBOX HE THEN FLEW DOWN TO EARTH! TO SAVE HIP HOP!