December 4, 1963
Bronx, New York
|Died||April 8, 2008
Manhattan, New York
Wayne "Frosty Freeze" Frost (December 4, 1963 – April 3, 2008), also known as The Freeze To Please, was an old school hip hop b-boy known as a member of the second generation of the hip hop/breakdancing group, Rock Steady Crew.
As a member of The Rock Steady Crew, he was known for his comedic, acrobatic and inventive style. 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).
His talents with The Rock Steady Crew were featured in movies such as Flashdance, Wild Style, Style Wars and The Freshest Kids and also appeared on the cover of The Village Voice in 1981. He was featured in early hip hop music videos such as Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" and Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Gals".
In 2004, he along with several other members of The Rock Steady Crew were honored at the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors.
Frosty Freeze resided in New York City, regularly making appearances at many hip-hop events throughout the New York metropolitan area and elsewhere in the country. He was stricken with an undisclosed illness during early 2008, went on life support on March 27, and died on April 8, 2008 (later reported as from an AIDS-related illness).
- Julie Bloom (4 April 2008). "Wayne Frost, Pioneering Break Dancer, Dies at 44". New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2011.