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

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]