Rock Steady Crew
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History and description
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.
List of members
- listed alphabetically
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
- 1984 - Ready For Battle
- 2007 - 30 Years To The Day
- 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
- 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.
- Official website
- The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy at the Internet Movie Database
- Rock Steady Crew 35th Anniversary - (2012)
- Breakdancing Lessons: Windmills 3SF - Application to learn Windmills by World-Class B-Boy Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees / Rock Steady)
- "Rock Steady Crew Celebrates 30th Anniversary" at XXLmag.com
- Doze Green's art
- Current member list
- Official biography
- Biography & Original member list by Joe-Joe
- Crazy Legs "Rock Steady Crew 32nd Anniversary" Interview, 07/09/09