Crazy Legs Talks Rock Steady Crew's 33rd Aniniversary
By Gentle Jones
B-Boy Pioneer Crazy Legs is prepping for the upcoming Rock Steady Crew 33rd Anniversary with a weekend full of star studded events.
“Friday (July 30th) we will kick off the anniversary at Libations, then Saturday (July 31st 3pm-9pm) we will have the annual battle,” Crazy Legs told AllHipHop.com. “The crew and soloist winners will be flown to London to represent North America at the Sony Ericsson UK B-Boy Championship World Finals.”
The battle, which takes place at the Altman Building in Manhattan, will be followed that evening by a Funk Styles party hosted by Crazy Legs and presentation of the SPY Award to this year's honoree, MOY.
Though B-Boy culture is now an international phenomenon, Crazy Legs feels that overseas, there is a broader public support for the art form.
“This year I am funding the Anniversary events out of my own pocket. But in Korea they have grants just for B-Boys, they even have training facilities set up for them.”
Sunday, August 1st from 12pm – 9pm will be the Rock Steady Anniversary concert which will feature performances by Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Kurtis Blow, Artifacts, Lakim Shabazz, Black Sheep, 9th Wonder, and numerous surprise guests.
The free concert is taking place in Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey.
Crazy Legs plans to give back to the community by promoting the Rock Steady for Life concert as a charity event.
“I want every one to know that Sunday's event is also a food drive and I encourage everybody to bring canned foods which we can distribute to needy families.”
A B-Boy since 1977, Crazy Legs has gone on to be featured in major motion pictures over the years.
Currently, he is the DJ and host for his own cooking show called “Lunch Breaks,” which airs daily from 2pm to 4pm Monday through Friday, streamed live on www.crazylegsworkshop.com.
The show features guests like Grand Wizzard Theodore, Pop Master Fabel, Kenny Dope, and others who cook delightful dishes during the program.
“The best meal so far was with ATS (Rock Steady Crew member) who is a Japanese B-Boy but also a chef,” Crazy Legs told AllHipHop.com. “He made some traditional Japanese food that was amazing. It was so good we got all quiet for a minute just eating, it was delicious!”
The world famous Rock Steady Crew continues to be highly visible in film and television appearing in America's Got Talent, Step Up in 3D, and Bouncing Cats most recently.