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 

Photos: Red Bull

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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