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Hip-Hop Pioneers – The Cold Crush Brothers

The Cold Crush Brothers, pioneering hip-hop performers, formed as a group in the Bronx, New York City, New York in 1978.  Along with founder DJ Tony Tone, the group originally consisted of Supreme Easy A.D., DJ Charlie Chase, Mister Tee, Whipper Whip, and Dot-A-Rock.  As Hip - Hop stood poised to break out of New York, The Cold Crush Brothers were considered one of the top crews/group in the city. Then two of the group’s original members, Whipper Whip and Dot-A-Rock, left to join the Fantastic Five, who would come to be considered to be The Cold Crush Brothers’ top rival.

Hip-Hop Pioneers – The Cold Crush Brothers (Know Your History Podcast)

Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Let’s start off today’s show with a lyric from Jay-Z and then dive back in to past to look at one of the first hip-hop crews ever.

“Industry is shady, it needs to be taken over / Label owners hate me, I’m raising the status quo up / I’m overcharging n*ggas for what they did to the Cold Crush / Pay us like you owe us for all the years that you hoed us / We can talk, but money talks, so talk more bucks”

That was a short verse from “IZZO” by Jay-Z. That was a huge hit but not a lot of people understand what he was doing with that short lyric. It leaves us with a lot of questions. Who or what are the Cold Crush? What happened to them? And why does Jay-Z feel so bitter towards the entire situation?

Easy A.D., a Pioneer of Hip-Hop, Is Now Using His Music to Teach Kids How to Live Healthy Lives

By Cheryl Wills New York City

PUBLISHED 10:29 PM ET Feb. 14, 2020

As we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop in 2023, and in response to the ridiculous unsubstantiated allegation that Hip Hop culture’s founding legends are all dusty and irrelevant, it was a MUST that I hook up with one of the undisputed forefathers of the culture who is still alive and well and performing to this day and continues to contribute to the fabric of the culture. Tony takes us back to the beginning as he remembers it, names names, and describes situations that are essential in understanding the creation and development of this globally impactful community we call Hip Hop.

 Easy A.D.  founding member of The Cold Crush Brothers On How This Iconic Group Impacted The Culture | LIVING LEGENDZ To celebrate the Cheez-It x Pandora Aged by Audio product drop, we're also launching the first episode of LivingLegendz, a new series bringing never before heard stories from the originators of hip-hop culture. These are the pioneers who have catapulted the genre to what it is today. Our first guest is Easy AD of one of the most iconic groups in hip-hop history: the Cold Crush Brothers.

Legendary Grandmaster Caz  of The Cold Crush Brothers joins N.O.R.E and DJ EFN to discuss having his lyrics stolen on `Rapper's Delight', if he thought hip hop would go this far, and explains where the term hip hop came from.

Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Let’s start off today’s show with a lyric from Jay-Z Hip-hop was a thrilling new way of life, a philosophy of creative destruction. But, in the early days, it wasn’t exactly a way to make a steady living. By the mid-eighties, pioneers such as Afrika Bambaataa or the Cold Crush Brothers were being joined—and sometimes usurped—by younger acts. 

The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers

Members: Almighty Kay Gee,  DJ Tony Tone, Supreme Easy A.D., Grandmaster Caz, Jerry Dee Lewis
Past members: Dot-A-Rock, Money Ray   DJ OutLaw (deceased), Whipper Whip, Mr.Tee Bone , D.J.Charlie Chase
Years active: 1978 – present

The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers
The First Hip Hop Movie 
The Cold Crush Brothers were featured in the 1982 movie Wild Style, the seminal work depicting Hip Hop Culture. In the movie, the Cold Crush Brothers featured in a number of scenes, the most notable being the Cold Crush Brothers' face off against their nemesis, the Fantastic Five in the classic basketball court scene.

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