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DJ’s Breakout and Baron
and their Funky MC’s
Troy- Alright my brothers I appreciate your time, first things first Breakout where were you born and raised?
Breakout- Well I was born in Medical Center in Manhattan but raised in Georgia for four or five years then I came back to New York when I was about 6 years old.
Baron- I am originally from Harlem, I was born in Harlem Hospital. I lived right on 129th street between Madison and Park Avenue over by All Saints Church. They made that movie Cotton Comes to Harlem over there.
Sha-Rock (Sharon Green)
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Rodney Cee (Rodney Stone)
KK Rockwell (Kevin Smith)
These two were originally members of the group Funky 4 +1. KK Rockwell was an original member and Rodney Cee joined after another member left.
These two never recorded any studio tracks but are featured several times in the film Wild Style. Both appear at the amphitheater show. Rodney Cee battles Busy Bee near the beginning of the movie. KK Rockwell also lends a hand to some of the DJ tracks.
They released a 12 inch single on Capitol records as well as a handful of tracks for Enjoy none of which captured the energy they had in Wild Style or with the Funky 4+1.
They later recorded under the name of “The Deuce” and had a minor hit using same lyrics from the stoop scene in Wild Style.
In the early 2000′s one of their more famous routines was used by the group Black Star.
The majority of “Stoop Rap” from Wild Style was sampled by Fat Boy Slim aka Norman Cook for his Beats International project on their record “Dub Be Good To Me” (Go beat 1990) which was a cover of the S.O.S. Band’s “Just Be Good To Me” . It was a massive hit in Europe.
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