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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 Lee and Jimmy Dee. The Manhattan branch was created by Crazy Legs and B-Boy Fresh. called the Rock Steady Crew "the foremost breakdancing group in the world today." The New York Times
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 ]
1977–1984 [ edit ]
(killed in 1991, rumors are drug related)
ChinaDoll (vice president) RSC Girls
Crazy Legs Devious Doze
Frosty Freeze (December 8, 1963 – April 3, 2008)
Kippy Dee a.k.a. Rasean
(June 13, 1967 – May 26, 1990) Kuriaki
(killed in 1991, rumors are drug related) Lenny Len
Lil Crazy Legs
(1980 – 1986) Mr. Freeze
Prince Ken Swift
(May 7, 1967 – July 4, 2011) Ty Fly
Artson (former member)
Brett The Threat (former member)
Denote (former member)
DJ Apollo (inactive)
DJ Charlie Rock
DJ Presto One
DJ Q-Bert DJ Wobbles (former member)
Double T (former member)
Easy Roc (former member)
Fast Feet (inactive)
Fever One Flea Rock (former member)
Flowmaster (former member)
Flowmaster Fields MC
Forrest Getemgump (former member)
Heps Fury (former member)
Honey Rockwell (former member)
Jeskilz (former member)
Ken Swift (former member) Koolski (former member)
Legacy (former member)
Lord TomTom 'Club' Gaskin
Luigi (former member)
Maurizio (The Next One) (former member)
Maynard (Hardnard) (former member)
Mix Master Mike (inactive) Mr. Freeze (former member)
Muter (original member)
MyVerse (female Emcee)
Pop Master Fabel
Rahzel Rama Pratama (Malang)
Rhettmatic (former member)
Richie Rieotch Rock Steady Straus
Servin Ervin (former member)
Shonn Boogz (former member)
Smerk (former member)
Smooth (former member)
Teknyc (former member)
Tony Touch T-Rock (former member)
Tuff Tim Twist
Venum (former member)
Ynot (new vice president)
Discography [ 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 ]
^ Condry, Ian. Hip-Hop Japan, Duke University Press, 2006.
The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy ( DVD), Image Entertainment, 2002.
Hip-Hop (Korean Comic) ( Manhwa), IQ JUMP COMICS, 1998-2004.
External links [ edit ]