EXCLUSIVE: Crazy Legs Talks Dancing For Queen Elizabeth, Attempted Robbery With Rock Steady Crew + MORE (VIDEO)
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(AllHipHop News) Crazy Legs has stories no one . In PART TWO of our EXCLUSIVE interview with the epochal B-Boy Crazy Legs, he breaks down the dangers taking the B-Boy culture back to its earlier days, dancing for Queen Elizabeth at the age of 17 and more.
Back in 1983, Rock Steady Crew released their first single, "(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew", which subsequently entered the top 10 charts in a variety of European countries. After being a B-Boy for only six years and a member of the Rock Steady Crew for four, Crazy Legs and his Rock Steady partners were invited by Queen Elizabeth II herself to perform in London. According to Crazy Legs, he had other interests in the Queen when he first met her:
We were more interested in what we saw in each other, because we weren't sure if the crowd knew what the hell we were doing or not. I think it was more we didn't care. Meeting the Queen, I mean I was still basically wilding out, we were performing, but coming back to the Bronx we were still wilding out. I can't front, when I met her I was looking at her jewels like 'Hmmmm. What can I do with THAT?' [Laughs]
Rock Steady Crew member Mari Koda is featured in the upcoming sixth installment of Step Up as the character Kiddo. Crazy Legs welcomes the commercialization of B-Boying in movies such as Step Up and You Got Served, because "people would not have heard of Hip Hop if it wasn't covered in The Daily News,The New York Times, National Geographic, Life Magazine, Flashdance or Style Wars or Wild Style." He also
Taking it back to how it used to be may also mean you had to take the chance of getting stuck up, getting beat down, all of these things. Let's be careful when we talk about taking it back, because it wasn't that dope. It wasn't that safe. Most of the dudes that I knew that were When I first met people from Rock Steady, they bought me to rob a purse, Unsuccessful, but that was what it was. It was, we were poor and being hungry was always an issue and sometimes getting that money meant getting that pizza too.
Check out the SECOND PART of Crazy Leg's interview with AllHipHop below: