Toppa Top 10: Caribbean Hip-Hop Pioneers

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September 20, 2011

5. Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon

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The most visible member of the Rock Steady Crew and the world’s best known B-boy, this Puerto Rican Bronx native helped turn breakdancing into a national and international phenomenon with his appearances (alongside the rest of Rock Steady) in Wild Style, Style Wars, Flashdance and Beat Streetโ€”not to mention “(Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew,” the Jerry Lewis Telethon and 1982’s “New York City Rap Tour,” the first major exportation of hip-hop culture.