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Rock Steady Crew Celebrates 30th Anniversary
New York, New York -- Jun 29, 2007 -- ROCK STEADY CREW CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY Red Bull Present Rock Steady Crew Anniversary Event July 23rd - 29th; Events Taking Place In Manhattan, The Bronx With A Free Concert At Lincoln Park In Newark June 29th, 2007- It was announced today the Rock Steady Crew (RSC), the premier Hip Hop group, is celebrating 30 years of breaking. For the 30th, the legendary b-boy and RSC President Crazy Legs and crew are planning some special additions and surprises for their anniversary celebration. This will include the best b-boys and girls, DJ sets and training, art shows, panels, after parties and, of course, free concerts. Key events will be taking place in Manhattan, the Bronx and, as part of the 2nd Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, Newark (a partial event list follows). Additional information can be found at www.rocksteadycrew.com. "After 30 years we're proud to say that we're still going strong," said Crazy Legs. "For the Anniversaries we want to focus on all aspects that make Hip Hop the social force that it is. This is about education and entertainment. With crew battles, hot DJs, panels and live graffiti shows our 30th promises to showcase everything Hip Hop represents." As an official Red Bull Athlete, Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon has developed and produced enriching events that celebrate the B-Boy community and showcase the art form and lifestyle to a broader audience. Founded in 1977, the Rock Steady Crew's annual anniversaries symbolize the preservation of the history and the evolution of Hip Hop Culture. The annual events serve to celebrate breaking and Hip Hop and give back to the community. This year's anniversary will include appearances from such innovative artists as Sway "MTV", Rob Swift, RSC Founder Joe Joe, Large Professor, Mr. Wiggles, Keith Murray, EPMD and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Grandmaster Mele Mel. Event Schedule (additional events will be announced): Monday, July 23 Meet and greet: Where the early birds can unwind and hook up with others in attendance from around the world to kick off the week. Location: Adidas Originals, NYC-Shop Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Admission: Free by invite only and RSVP Tuesday, July 24 Panel Discussions Location: The Canal Chapter 343 Canal Street, 4th Floor NYC, NY 10013 www.thecanalchapternyc.com Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Admission: $5 3:30 PM Hip Hop Is Dead?: This will be an open panel discussion about the ongoing statement that has seem to become the phrase of the moment (like "keep it real") to see whether or not Hip Hop has truly passed away, also to discuss weather or not the 4 elements exist or can co-exist today without the stigma or being labeled "old school". This panel will bring together people of the hip hop and rap music communities to debate, compare and educate listeners on their own observations and experiences dealing with hip hop and rap music culture, how they saw it then, how they see it now, and their outlook on the future. Moderator: DJ Eclipse Panelist: Sway, Bobbito Garcia, Q-Unique, Mare 139, Monie Love and more TBA 5:15 PM "Jam On The Groove" (History Of Hip Hop Theater 101) Members of the off Broadway play discuss the Historical importance of "Jam" and "So What Happens Now" show piece's performed at Performance Space 122 during the late 80's and early 90's. We will take you through the facts about Hip Hop theatre and it's true origins. Moderator: Mr. Wiggles Panelist: Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles, Adesola, Doc, Quick Step and many more surprise guest from the theater world. Wednesday, July 25 RSC 30th Anniversary Art and Photo Exhibition Location: The Canal Chapter 343 Canal Street, 4th Floor (btw Greene and Wooster) NYC, NY 10013 Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 25 7:00 - 10:00 PM Writers (Graff) and Hip Hop Photographers exhibit will feature works by members of RSC past and present as well as RSC inspired art and photos by different artist. This Exhibition will run from July 25th - August 1st and works by artist can be purchased. Featured Artists: (Writers/Graff): Kase 2, Jose "Ease" Parla, East, Smerk (Photographers): Henry Chalfant, Joe Conzo, Ani Yapundzhyan, Ervin Arana, Lonestar, Ernie Panicoli Thursday, July 26 Celebrity Softball Game Location: Kennedy High School in the Bronx Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Against The Grain: Concrete B-boy / B-girl battle. Sign up: 11:00 AM Battle start time: 12 Noon Event: Master Classes and Funk Styles Party Location: 320 Studios 320 West 37th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues. 14th Floor www.thecanalchapternyc.com Admission: $20 Master Classes 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM B-Boy / B-girl: Crazy Legs, Servin' Bonita and Ynot. 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM Funk Styles: Mr. Wiggles, Suga Pop, Fable "For The Funk Of It" 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM Funk Styles Party hosted by Mr. Wiggles. DJ: Doc Admission: $10 Friday, July 27 Event: B-Girl Fight Club VS. Frienemies Time: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: 101 River Views Grand Hall 101 Sixth Avenue between, Grand and Watts. NYC Admission: $20 This event will bring 2 underground events together as one and crown 1 b-boy and 1 b-girl as champs for the jam. The final b-boy and b-girl will battle eachother to see who will represent the United states at the UK B-boy Championships solo battle. The winner will be flown out to London and get free flight and accomodations plus meals. B-Girl Fight Club Rules 1. YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT B-GIRL FIGHT CLUB 2. YOU DO NOT!! TALK ABOUT B-GIRL FIGHT CLUB!! 3. IF SOMEONE STOPS, RUNS OUT OF MOVES OR WALKS OUT OF THE CIRCLE THE BATTLE IS OVER. 4. 2 B-GIRLS PER BATTLE 5. ONE BATTLE AT A TIME 6. NO SHIRTS, NO SHOES "OPTIONAL" 7. BATTLE GO ON FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE TO 8. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME AT B-GIRL FIGHT CLUB YOU HAVE TO BATTLE ALL STYLES OF HIP HOP, HOUSE AND FUNK STYLES ARE DEFINITELY WELCOME TO JOIN THE CLUB. Frienemies Frienemies about representing in the ciphers. Every b-boy and b-girl is on their own! No preset battles. In the early to mid 80's, breaking was at an all time high throughout the world. Crews were rolling thick and a lot of them got along. The only time they didn't get along was when it was time to battle in the club. Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers were going to Places like Negril, The Roxy, Kennedy High School and other places where jams were going down. No one was worried about hurting any ones feelings or concerned with battling their own friends with a fierce will to win. We were all "FRIENEMIES". 'Frienemies" is the place to battle that person that you chill with on a regular basis and show him that he's not as good as he brags about all the time. Saturday, July 28 Spy Award being presented to Abstrak of Skill Methods 5 on 5Crew Battles Time: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: 101 River Views Grand Hall 101 Sixth Avenue between, Grand and Watts. NYC Hosted By: Crazy Legs Admission $25 Sunday, July 29 FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT!! Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Lincoln Park in Newark Broad Street and Clinton Ave, Newark 07102 Hosted by: End Of The Weak & Bobbito Garcia DJ's: Rob Swift, Q-Bert, Rich Medina, DJ Eclipse Em Cee's: EPMD, Keith Murray, Ras Kas, Large Professor, Grand Master Mele Mel, Biz Markie, Planet Asia, Polyrhythm Addicts and more Live Graff Exhibition feat. Toofly, QA, CES & more TBA Press Contact: Jeff Anderson Cornerstone 212-652-9323 janderson@cornerstonepromotion.com