Friday, September 9, 2011
ORIGINAL BRONX BBOY'S COME TOGETHER FINALLY!!!! by JoJo co-founder of Rock Steady Crew
At first I was a one man b-boy show, I did things by myself as far as b-boying went. So, one day this DJ named Sisco came by to tell me that there was this crew up the block by the name the CC Crew. So I asked my brother b-boy Easy Mike to come with me to meet them. As soon as we got there, there was this black kid sitting there in the hall way. I went up to him and asked him, "where is b-boy Spy and Shorty rock" and he asked me "why". I told him "I am here to take him out" and the black kid ran upstairs and came back down with the whole crew. At first Easy Mike and I were like damn, but then we looked at each other and said "lets do this". So, we battled for a while and the battle ended in a tie. Spy then asked Easy Mike and I if we wanted to get down with his crew.
In mid-1979, When Bboy Easy Mike( My brother )and I both part of The C.C.Crew at that time stop hanging out with Spy and Shorty Rock and started reppin for ourselves.Shortly after is when i met Jimmy Dee at my boy Ricky D's crib,Jimmy and I became real close Friends,and when Jimmy Dee found out that I was a Bboy he asked me to show him how to dance. I started teaching him and later became a good Bboy. At a jam in J.H.S 82 where Dj Whitehead was Djing is where I met Jimmy Lee. Jimmy saw me and asked if I could show him how to get down,I told him to meet me at my crib the following day so we could get started and he did. Soon after between the four of us started a Crew called the Untouchable Four Bboys. One day Jimmy Dee and I were at his crib came up with the idea of starting a New Crew because of other Bboys wanting to get down,so we came up with a new name The Rock Steady Crew. I remember The Rock Steady Crew being formed in 1977 the same year as the famous New York City blackout, but after speaking with Bboy Easy Mike(My brother)and Bboy Spiderweb(Ex-Bboy partner) recently both reminded me of The Rock Steady Crew being founded in 1979. In 1981 a chapter was given to Crazy Legs to take to manhattan and by the time of the Lincon Center Battle against Dynamic Rockers Jimmy Dee and I were the last remaining Original Rock Steady Crew members and the rest is HISTORY. I want to take this time to show love and respect to the other crews reppin the Bronx, The Bronx Boys Rocking Crew, C.C.Crew,and StarChild La Rock.
Sorry for my misinterpreting the years and crew members.
JoJo Co-Founder of The Original Rock Steady Crew and Original 1976 Bronx Bboy 4 LIFE.