Rock Steady Crew

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Rock Steady Crew is an American breakdancing and hip hop group which has become a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations. The group's 1983 international hit song "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew" (from the group's first studio album Ready For Battle) peaked at number six on its fourth week on the UK Singles Chart and reached the top 10 in many European countries.

History and description[edit]

The group was initially formed in The Bronx, New York City in 1977 by b-boys Jojo and Jimmy Dee. 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." 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]

Members[edit]

listed alphabetically
1977–1984
1991—

Former members[edit]

  • Artson
  • Brett The Threat
  • Denote
  • DJ Wobbles
  • Double T
  • Easy Roc
  • Flea Rock
  • Flowmaster
  • Forrest Getemgump
  • Heps Fury
  • Honey Rockwell
  • Jeskilz
  • Ken Swift
  • Koolski
  • Legacy
  • Luigi
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Rhettmatic
  • Servin Ervin
  • Shonn Boogz
  • Smerk
  • Smooth
  • Teknyc
  • T-Rock
  • Venum
  • Wenluv
  • O-SKI

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1983 - "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew"
  • 1983 - "Ready For Battle"
  • 1984 - "Up Rock" (#9 Australia)[2]
  • 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.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  • The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy (DVD), Image Entertainment, 2002.
  • Hip-Hop (Korean Comic) (Manhwa), IQ JUMP COMICS, 1998-2004.

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