The legendary Rock Steady Crew president and Red Bull ambassador Crazy Legs welcomed Latina into the energy drink’s North America HQ where he shared his rags to riches experiences.

The b-boy pioneer was pop-locking at NYC jams before they were even considered hip-hop. His initial involvement with the culture was a means of freedom from his difficult surroundings of alcoholism, domestic violence and frequent evictions.

Today, Crazy Legs implements programs for the youth that encourage academic achievement and Latinx enlightenment, such as the annual Puerto Rock Steady Music Festival in Puerto Rico. He questions what Latinx celebs are doing to make us better as a people – crediting activists of the past like Roberto Clemente and Pedro Albizu Campo as motivation.  

Watch above as millennial Latinx b-boys express their gratitude for the Rock Steady Crew and windmill into the future of break dancing.

By Bianca Alysse Mercado for Latina.com 

Photos: Red Bull

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is an incurable music junkie, who lives for dance, art, and urban culture. She has worked alongside some of the most ingenious entertainment moguls. Her ink covered hands grabbed her BA in Journalism and ran to New York City.

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