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Bboy Crazy Legs - Rock Steady

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Richard Colón, better known by his stage name Crazy Legs, is an American b-boy from the Bronx New York City, USA. He featured in the earliest stories on hip hop dancing to appear in mainstream press, and as president of the Rock Steady Crew brought the form to London and Paris in 1983.
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Chapters

00:00 | Trailer
01:55 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
04:23 Brian’s introduction
05:16 First European Hip hop tour in 1982
08:26 Youthful misappreciation of the opportunity fame offered
12:35 An emerging talent from his tough, but fun life, growing up in The Bronx
16:47 Why he went out bombing and writing
18:19 How the windmill came about
24:04 Seeking out more people to battle in early 1980s Upper West Side
26:36 What led to the explosion of hip hop downtown
32:07 How did the different backgrounds and cultures intermingle
35:17 Be yourself and respond to the music soulfully
38:17 Practising hard to be the best and gaining respect by proving it in a battle
42:28 Frustration at failing to benefit from their talent which was used by others to benefit themselves
49:59 That’s not B-boying it’s Break Dancing with no funk to it: we’re going to reclaim it
56:56 Too many hip hop movies are corny
58:06 Appraisal of Netflix TV film ‘The Get Down’
1:01:12 The essence of being a Bboy
Founding Puerto Rock Steady to benefit others
1:06:20 Lack of UK Government support for a sport now going into Youth Olympics
1:11:51 Why he battled Bboy Storm and the battle with Ken Swift didn’t take place
1:20:59 Bboy Crazy Legs views on the Bboys who came out of Germany, France and Japan
1:22:26 What he looks for when he judges Bboy battles
1:24:36 A visiting scholar at Cornell University
1:30:59 His hopes for the benefits to the worldwide community in future development of Bboying
1:35:39 Success secrets
1:36:35 What Crazy Legs changed his mind about in the last few months
1:38:20 What we would be surprised to learn about Crazy Legs
1:38:41 What keeps Crazy Legs awake at night
1:40:23 What will Crazy Legs’ obituary say
1:41:02 Phone call to the 20 year old Crazy Legs
1:42:25 Best advice ever received
1:43:50 Advice to the young person listening who wants to succeed in hip hop
1:45:28 Brian’s summing up.

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