The Rock Steady Crew
Aug12

The Rock Steady Crew

Undoubtedly the most highly recognized name in the b-boy world, the Rock Steady Crew was first formed in 1977 in the Bronx, New York.  The two man team of Jo Jo and Jimmy D were the original founders.  It was an important time for the dance movement.  Disco was killing the artform and many b-boys had given up and gone on to other things.  Jo Jo was a one time hustler that learned he could gain more notoriety on the dance floor.  He is...

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The Salsoul Crew

While not one of the most well known crews these days, The Salsoul Crew were truly pioneers in the b-boy world. During the years 1974-1976 they were the most feared crew in the Bronx. Back to B-Boys Biographies

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Fabel

JORGE “FABEL” PABON was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC where, at an early age, he developed his dance and choreography career at Hip Hop jams and clubs throughout the city. His pioneering individuality has been showcased internationally since 1982. President of the Hierophysics crew, Senior Vice President of the Rock Steady Crew, member of Magnificent Force, and an honorary member of the Electric Boogaloos, Fabel...

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The Rock City Crew

This crew was a big one from 1978-1980.  Frosty Freeze went on to join up with the Rock Steady Crew. Members included: Val Albert, Paps, Welfred, Jesus, Papo, Johnny Hat, Bobby Radio, Cano, Charlie Chase, Indio, Richie Rich, Chino, Lil Gee, Waking, David Martinez, Speedy Ed, Snoopy, Moonie, Brown, Burt Valle and Negro. Additional names submitted by Van Albert Back to B-Boys...

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The New York City Breakers

This group was inspired by the Lincoln Center battle between The Rock Steady Crew and The Dynamic Rockers that received so much media attention.  They realized that they could actually make something of the b-boy scene. Their first real exposure came in 1982 with an offer to battle Rock Steady in NYC at a club called Negril which was run by Michael Holman (later of “Graffiti Rock” fame).  Holman was tired of having just...

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