Status Quo

Dance crew adjusts to life after MTV fame

When Ernest "E-Knock" Phillips, leader of the local dance crew Status Quo, returned to Boston after competing on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," he was confident that a second-place finish would bring him and his boys the fame that they always dreamed of. But three months later, a second season of the dance competition has hit the television waves, the winning Jabbawockeez dance crew is on tour with MTV, and Phillips is back in Dorchester, wondering when his dancing will start to pay off in dollars.  Read more

MTV run ends for Status Quo dancers

Dorchester's Ernest "E-Knock" Phillips and five other members of Status Quo are back in town after narrowly losing a contest for $100,000 and the "America's Best Dance Crew" title - promoted by MTV's show of the same name.

A crowd of friends, family, fans and other members of the 14-strong crew greeted the six fallen warriors at Logan Airport Friday night, and by Monday, Phillips and others were already imparting what they learned to the rest of the crew down at English High School in Jamaica Plain.  Read more