In the beginning, membership in the crew was only granted by battling with another rock steady member. Rock rubber 45s is available for download and purchase. Their release hey you, the rock steady crew went gold and was a. Released theatrically in 1983 by first run features and later rereleased for home video by rhino home video, it is regarded as the first hip hop motion picture. The single hey you the rock steady crew hit number 38 on the dance chart in the u. Members ken swift, crazy legs, frosty freeze, and mr. Rock steady crew how is rock steady crew abbreviated.
The film has an emphasis on graffiti, although bboying and rapping are covered to a lesser extent. All of double ks mixes in the film were created, mastered. Although breakdancing has since become a wellknown subculture, in the late 1970s it. When the tension mounts and the groupies wont let up, theres only one thing left to do. Rumor is her father bought her the crew for her birthday. This is as of 2017, hence the 40th anniversary was. Also check this page for a great read of a reprinted magazine article about the rsc in 1984. Complete list of the rock steady crew music featured in tv shows and movies. The rocksteady crew in a documentary called style wars on pbs in the 1980s.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. To follow what ervin is up to, check out his blog or follow him on twitter. The two man team of jo jo and jimmy d were the original founders. Period and js1 from the rock steady crew team up for this boom bap era mix focusing on bass heavy rap classics mixed up proper like by real djs using actual vinyl, this is raw and uncut hip hop seamlessly blended together by professionals. Buffalo gals 1982, takin it to the streets 2010 and dance black america 1983. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Released in 1983, the song from the groups 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. The groups 1983 international hit song hey you the rock steady crew from the groups first studio album ready for battle peaked at no. Style wars is an american 1983 documentary film on hip hop culture and its american roots, directed by tony silver and produced in collaboration with henry chalfant. The rock steady crew as the rocksteady crew hide show self 3 credits 2012 sample this documentary 2010 takin it to the streets documentary themselves 1983 dance black america documentary themselves getting started contributor zone. Hey, you, the rock steady crew show what you do, make a break, make a move hey, you, the rock steady crew bboys, breakers, electric boogaloo hey. The new york times called the rock steady crew the foremost breakdancing group in the world today. Explore releases from the rock steady crew at discogs.
The rsc saw little of the proceeds however, due to their lack of understanding of the music industry and their poor contract negotiations. Hey you the rock steady crewi have the movie beat street i see tha bboy. The new york times calls the rock steady crew the foremost breakdancing group in the world today. Yeah, it has singing in the verses by the other members of the group which most certainly contains a high level of cheese but thats what gives it its charm. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Although breakdancing has since become a wellknown subculture, in the late 1970s it was little known outside of new york, as such their early rivals were from the. Stream funky boogie brothers sax on the rocks by balder from desktop or your. The rock steady crew which crazy legs has been president of since 1981 also gained more notoriety, performing in new york hot spots such as negril, danceteria and the roxy. Wild style is a 1983 hip hop film produced by charlie ahearn. Rock steady a 1982 documentary by anthony ralph on the rock steady crew.
I heard he sold the crew name to a mexican bgirl who comes from a well off family. The first ever cd issue of the classic debut album by arguably the most recognizable bboy break dancing acts ever. The rocksteady crew in the documentary style wars youtube. Rock steady crew rsc trampolining is a national level trampoline club for boys and girls based at royal russell school, croydon. Dec 06, 2017 singer daisy castro baby love and dancer vendetta from the rock steady crew tell the story behind hey you rock steady crew.
The rsc alleges they were taken advantage of by charisma records who would not allow them any creative input. Fan comments for lorenzo soto turner classic movies. Note that the white journalist who goes uptown to get her story listens to and looks like the lead singer of blondie. You can watch more media on the rock steady crew here in the history of breakdance, a videoseries by arte creative. Beyond beats and rhymes filmmaker byron hurts documentary production company includes links and information on past films. The legendary rock steady crew rsc will celebrate their anniversary this july with a host of events and parties taking place in manhattan, the bronx and new jersey. By 1982, the dance took crazy legs and the rock steady crew to paris and london and in 1983 the crew performed for the queen of england. They did a where are they now feature and interview baby love.
In 1984, a film called beat street hit cinemas across the us, earnt a screening at cannes, and made groups such as the new york city breakers and rock steady crew household names. Puerto rock steady prs is an annual multigenre music, dance and arts festival in puerto rico. Hey you the rock steady crew is the first and most popular single by the american breakdancing and hip hop group rock steady crew. Stretch started a blog in 2007 where he posted things about hiphop to attract. August of 2010, the inaugural event cleared over 23,000 attendees at the mgm grand garden arena and was covered and televised by espn. The rock steady crew hey you rock steady crew the story.
Singer daisy castro baby love and dancer vendetta from the rock steady crew tell the story behind hey you rock steady crew. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from the rock steady crew at the discogs marketplace. He was featured in the earliest stories on hip hop dancing to appear in mainstream press, and as president of the rock steady crew brought the. Sort by a z z a by date view 20 per page 40 per page 60 per page 80 per page. Licensed to youtube by umg on behalf of emi records limited. Style wars 1983, public art films tony silver henry chalfant. Wayne frosty freeze frost, a hiphop pioneer whose acrobatic performance with the legendary rock steady crew in the 1983 movie flashdance helped set off a. Hes been a rock steady crew bboy, a top street ball player and coach. The film was originally aired on pbs television on january 18th, 1984, and was subsequently shown in several film festivals to much. Spoken word collective the last poets release their debut recording. Undoubtedly the most highly recognized name in the bboy world, the rock steady crew was first formed in 1977 in the bronx, new york. Rock steady a 1982 documentary by anthony ralph on the. First announcement about puerto rock steady music festival has been made. The home page of the rock steady crew, established in 1977 by bronx bboys jojo.
Uprocking stabbing the air if you wanna battle cos the beats all there uprock sureshot never stop the body rock. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from the rock steady crew at the discogs. He is a member of the rock steady crew, the electric boogaloos, tribal click, zulu nation, and tc5, also known as the cool five or the crazy five. Crazy legs richard colon, baby love daisy castro, prince ken swift ken gabbert, buck 4 gabriel marcano, kuriaki. The rock steady crew music, videos, stats, and photos. The film featured seminal figures within the given period, such as fab five freddy, lee quinones, lady pink, the rock steady crew, the cold crush brothers, queen lisa lee. Aug 12, 2010 undoubtedly the most highly recognized name in the bboy world, the rock steady crew was first formed in 1977 in the bronx, new york. Hollywood amoebite ervin arana on bboying, teaching, djing, the.
It is a voluntary club and competes at local, regional and national level competitions. Other perspectives include that of new york city mayor ed koch, onearmed graffiti writer casekase 2, a graffiti writers mother, and world renowned breakdancer crazy legs of the rock steady crew. Freeze briefly appeared in flashdance in 1983, and by 1984, the rock steady crew had a recording contract with virgin. Currently ervin is on hiatus from the rock steady crew, focusing his. This year, the free music series will present more than. Wiggles has been active as a dancer, actor, choreographer, dance instructor, music producer and graffiti artist. The rock steady crew s 30th anniversary cd puts these baby rappers of today to pure shame buy this cd old school and real old school hip hop is the way to go at least you can dance and have a good time to it.
Produced by harry belafonte, it follows a young, innovative hip hop crew from the bronx. Presented by hip hop pioneer, richard crazy legs colon of the legendary breakdance group, rock steady crew, this unique 3day vacation experience brings together the best of music and dance, for a meaningful purpose. The film provides a peek into the subculture of urban new york city kids from the 1980s and reveals some of the workings behind the start of what. We will be welcoming louie vega as our headlining dj.
An air of romance certainly but describes very well what happened in the 80s. History the original founders were jimmy d and jojo, two early popularizers of breakdancing. The rock steady crew hey you the rock steady crew official music video. Wiggles clemente is a street dancer, noted for his popping skills. Le rock steady crew appartient a ces pionniers du breaking et du bboing. Rock steady crew 40th anniversary, summerstage, red bull bc one battle, preparty featuring large professor. Rock steady a 1982 documentary on the rock steady crew from the. In terms of local marketability, the presence of rock steady crew and the universal. Beat streets story focuses on a hip hop crew from the bronx in the early 80s. Crazy legs took the dance from the floor to film, making appearances in flashdance, beat street, wild style, style wars, and the freshest kids which he coproduced. Mar, 2007 rock steady crew is a breakdancing crew and hip hop group that was established in the bronx borough of new york city in 1977. Amazon music stream millions of songs amazon advertising find, attract. Rock steady crew is a breakdancing crew and hip hop group that was established in the bronx borough of new york city in 1977. Although breakdancing has since become a wellknown subculture, in.
The rock steady crew ready for battle releases discogs. In addition, severe and vendetta from atlantas burn unit crew was also interviewed and featured featured in this piece about the song. I dont care what you think, i still reckon hey you the rock steady crew is dope. An american breaking and hiphop group which has become a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations. Beat street features some of the best performers of the time, from dj kool herc, bambaataa, melle mel, doug e fresh and sha rock to the legendary breakers rock steady crew and new york city breakers. Rock steady crew professor oconnells music history. Beat street remains for me to this day one of the most beautiful homages of the scene hip hop described in a film. In early 1984, the pbs network premiered style wars, a documentary that chronicled new york citys youthful street culture, focusing in on two of its most exciting and polarizing facets break dancing and graffiti from its earliest days in the 70s onward through what was then the present day, the early 80s. Mixing politically conscious poetry with music, it later is lauded as an early progenitor of hiphop. Note that there is also a new documentary, bouncing cats, on this topic and. Rock steady crew pictures and photos bed rock l and tactik r battle it out during the finals of the rock steady crew s 28th anniversary celebrationconcrete classic at the cage in the west village july 28, 2005 in new york city. Blue and stephen hague known for his work for pet shop boys, omd or erasure. Rock steady crew is an american breaking and hip hop group which has become a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations.
Rock steady crew 30th anniversary official mixtape by. Hiphop moments that shook the world the independent. Is it true crazy legs doesnt even own rock steady crew anymore. Rock steady crew is an actor, known for malcolm mclaren. January 28, 2020 sara roque blog help us fight back. The rocksteady crew in the documentary style wars shake city rockers. For my part, i had the happiness to see the rock steady crew in brussels in 1984. Freeze of the rock steady crew has his hands in his largest venture to date, the ubc the ultimate b. Mar 18, 2007 their release hey you, the rock steady crew went gold and was a top ten chart hit in great britain.
Kurtis blow releases his bestselling album the breaks and is the first rapper to appear on national tv, performing on soul train. The rock steady crew hey you the rock steady crew genius. Disco was killing the artform and many bboys had given up and gone on to other things. Posts about rock steady crew written by oconnellmusic101. Associated press, at this gym boxers fight more than people. The rock steady crew was one of the most influencial breakdance crews out there at their time. The original founders were jimmy d and jojo, two early popularizers of breakdancing. This proof of video does exist showing clips of it in the trailers.610 928 1625 1571 309 391 1464 472 241 374 1260 435 1306 524 370 289 1525 153 483 1358 1085 965 1415 194 502 902 1521 1150 1206 917 1229 1277 1240 309 869 1166 824 245 934 1401 739 432 709 1437 988