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 Lee 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.
List of members
- listed alphabetically
- 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
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