Rock Steady Crew

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Rock Steady Crew is an American b-boying crew and hip hop group which has become 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 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."[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]

1991—[edit]

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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