Frosty Freeze

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Frosty Freeze
Born
Wayne Frost

(1963-12-04)December 4, 1963
DiedApril 3, 2008(2008-04-03) (aged 44)
NationalityAmerican
Known forB-boying
MovementHip hop

Wayne "Frosty Freeze" Frost (December 4, 1963 – April 3, 2008), also known as The Freeze To Please, was an American old school hip hop b-boy known as a member of the second generation of the hip hop/breakdancing group, Rock Steady Crew.[1]

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 was featured in movies such as Flashdance, Wild Style, Style Wars, and The Freshest Kids; he 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 and several other members of The Rock Steady Crew were honored at the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors.

Frosty Freeze resided in New York City. He regularly made appearances at many hip-hop events throughout the New York metropolitan area and elsewhere in the country.[1][2] [3] [4] [5]

Death[edit]

He was stricken with an undisclosed illness during early 2008, went on life support on March 27, and died on April 3, 2008.[1][6] [7] [8] [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bloom, Julie (4 April 2008). "Wayne Frost, Pioneering Break Dancer, Dies at 44". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Breakdance Pioneer Dies in NYC". MSN News.
  3. ^ "Breakdance pioneer 'Frosty Freeze' dies in NYC". USA Today. April 4, 2008.
  4. ^ "Breakdancer Frosty Freeze dies in NYC". Los Angeles Times. April 4, 2008.
  5. ^ "Rock Steady Crew Breakdancer Wayne 'Frosty Freeze' Frost Dies at Age 44". Fox News.
  6. ^ "Breakdance Pioneer Dies in NYC". MSN News.
  7. ^ "Breakdance pioneer 'Frosty Freeze' dies in NYC". USA Today. April 4, 2008.
  8. ^ "Breakdancer Frosty Freeze dies in NYC". Los Angeles Times. April 4, 2008.
  9. ^ "Rock Steady Crew Breakdancer Wayne 'Frosty Freeze' Frost Dies at Age 44". Fox News.