Rock Steady Crew – Break’n The World
Founded in 1977, the crew’s original name was the “Untouchable Four B.Boys”. It consisted of four members, Joe-Joe, Easy-Mike, Jimmy-Dee, and P.Body 170th. A meeting was held in Echo Place Bronx, NY, at the residence of Jimmy-Dee. It was there that the ROCK STEADY name was born.
The Manhattan chapter
Richie Colón, known as Crazy Legs approached Joe and Dee asking for the expansion of a Manhattan chapter of the crew. Permission was granted therefore, Joe-Joe and Jimmy-Dee supervised the chapter into the battle against the Dynamic Rockers from Queens, NY. “We toasted them!” accordingly, Joe Joe’s statement. The Bronx chapter gradually diminished due to each individual member’s circumstances. For instance, Jimmy-Dee disappeared off the face of the earth. Others members relocated, some passed away and Joe-Joe was sent to mandatory job corps for two years”. However, in that time frame, the Manhattan chapter thrived under Crazy Legs’ direction and supervision. Rock Steady Crew then became an international B.Boy sensation. “Who would have thought what little Richie Colon would achieve through so much potential and self-determination”.
Frosty Freeze b-boy known for his comedic, acrobatic, and inventive style. However, his trademark move is known as “dead man drop”. A move that he created accidentally by attempting a poorly executed backflip and landing on his back. He featured in early hip hop movies movies such as Flashdance, Wild Style, Style Wars, and The Freshest Kids. Also, Music videos such as Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force’s “Planet Rock” and Malcolm McLaren’s “Buffalo Gals”.
In 1982, Rock Steady Crew became members of Zulu Nation. Later, took Kool Lady Blue as their manager. They were part of a European tour that included Afrika Bambaataa, , various graffiti artists among others. RSC recorded a record called “Hey You Rock Steady Crew” The record is the RSC anthem that reach the top of the British charts. Also, released a single called “Uprock”. Both songs appeared on their album “Ready For Battle”. Rock Steady Crew preformed in 1991 Source Awards as the first annual Rock Steady Anniversary Celebration which continues today. The RSC anniversary symbolizes the preservation of the history and the evolution of Hip-Hop Culture. There are now chapters in Las Vegas, Orlando and Los Angels, as well as members in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Rock Steady Crew impacted the hip hop world forever.
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