Rock Steady Crew

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Rock Steady Crew is an American b-boying crew and hip hop group which has became a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations.

History and description[edit]

The group was initially formed in the Bronx, New York City in 1977 by b-boys Jimmy D and JoJo. The Manhattan branch was created by Crazy Legs and B-Boy Fresh. The New York Times called the Rock Steady Crew "the foremost breakdancing group in the world today."[this quote needs a citation]

A related group exists in Japan. Rock Steady Crew Japan is led by a dancer named Crazy-A, who was one of the original Japanese breakers. His group of dancers was originally known as the Tokyo B-Boys. Now, Crazy-A leaves the younger members of Rock Steady Crew Japan to do the dancing. Many of the new members of Rock Steady Crew Japan come from Soka Daigaku, a University which has a breakdancing team called D-Crew.[1]

List of members[edit]

listed alphabetically

1977–1984[edit]

  • A1
  • Baby Love
  • B-Boy Fresh
  • Big Balls
  • Buck Four (was killed in 1991, rumors are drug related
  • ChinaDoll (vice president) RSC Girls
  • Crazy Legs
  • Devious Doze
  • Easy Mike
  • Frosty Freeze (December 8, 1963 – April 3, 2008)
  • JB Fresh
  • Jimmy D
  • Jimmy Lee
  • Johnny J
  • JoJo
  • King Keith
  • Kippy Dee a.k.a. Rasean (b. June 13, 1967 - d. May 26, 1990)
  • Kuriaki (was killed in 1991, rumors are drug related)
  • Lenny Len
  • Lil Crazy Legs
  • Lucan Rock (1980 - 1986)
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Normski
  • Prince Ken Swift
  • Ravi
  • Rip7
  • Spider Chino
  • Swoooshh
  • Take One
  • Toxic
  • True (May 7, 1967 – July 4, 2011)
  • Ty Fly
  • Wandee

EastSide Rock Steady Frankie Jask Tony Rome Scooter aka Carlos swift Funky Frank Chriswift Raschid .....Shop one ...RIP .... Lase aka punk Rock Pete Bom5 Kevin aka NAC143 Tall Danny aka strings Moe aka Sare one

1991—[edit]

  • Abramz
  • Armani
  • Artson (former member)
  • ATS
  • Bboy BailRok
  • Bonita
  • Bonz Malone
  • Brett The Threat (former member)
  • Case One
  • Crazy Legs
  • Cucumber Slice
  • D.J.P
  • Denote (former member)
  • DJ Apollo (inactive)
  • DJ Charlie Rock
  • DJ Eclipse
  • DJ JS-1
  • DJ Presto One
  • DJ Q-Bert
  • DJ Wobbles (former member)
  • Double T (former member)
  • Doze Green
  • DV One
  • East3
  • Easy Roc (former member)
  • Evil Dee
  • EZ Mike
  • Fast Feet (inactive)
  • Feenx
  • Fever One
  • Flea Rock (former member)
  • Floor Rock
  • Flowmaster (former member)
  • Flowmaster Fields MC
  • Forrest Getemgump (former member)
  • Funky Frank
  • Heps Fury (former member)
  • Honey Rockwell (former member)
  • Jeromeskee
  • Jeskilz (former member)
  • Kel Roc
  • Ken Swift (former member)
  • Koolski (former member)
  • Legacy (former member)
  • Lord TomTom 'Club' Gaskin
  • Luigi (former member)
  • Madchild
  • Mari
  • Masami
  • Maurizio (The Next One) (former member)
  • Maynard (Hardnard) (former member)
  • Mega
  • Mix Master Mike (inactive)
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Mr. Wiggles
  • Muter (original member)
  • MyVerse (female Emcee)
  • Pop Master Fabel (Vice President)
  • Quiet Riot
  • Q-Unique
  • Rahzel
  • Rama Pratama (Malang)
  • Rama Stunt
  • Renegade
  • Rhettmatic (former member)
  • Richie Rieotch
  • Rock Steady Straus
  • Servin Ervin (former member)
  • Shadoe
  • Shonn Boogz (former member)
  • Skeme Richards
  • Skillroy
  • Smerk (former member)
  • Smooth (former member)
  • Sugar Pop
  • Sweepy
  • Swoooshh
  • Teknyc (former member)
  • Tony Touch
  • T-Rock (former member)
  • Tuff Tim Twist
  • Unico
  • Venum (former member)
  • Ynot

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1983 - "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"
  • 1983 - "Ready For Battle"
  • 1984 - "Uprock"
  • 1984 - "She's Fresh"
  • 2000 - "Used To Wish I Could Break With Rock Steady"

Appearances in feature films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Condry, Ian. Hip-Hop Japan, Duke University Press, 2006.
  • The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy (DVD), Image Entertainment, 2002.

External links[edit]