Crash Crew

Crash Crew
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1977–present
Labels Sugar Hill
Members
G. Man
La Shubee
Barry Bistro
Ek Mike C.
Reggie RegDJ Lord Yoda X
Past members
DJ Daryll C (deceased)

Crash Crew was an early hip-hop group who recorded for Sugar Hill Records. The group, based in New York City, consisted of members DJ Daryll C. (who died in 1999 due to diabetes), G. Man, La Shubee, Barry Bistro, Ek Mike C., and Reggie Reg. According to JayQuan.com, the six met at a talent show sometime in 1977. In 1980, they recorded their first single under the moniker "Disco Dave and the Force of the 5 MC's".[1] The single, "High Powered Rap", was released on Mike & Dave Records. That same year, the group signed to Sugar Hill Records and released several classic singles like "We Wanna Rock", "Breaking Bells", and "On the Radio".

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Career

(DJ Darryl C (R.I.P.), Reggie Reg, Barry B-Stro, G-Man, La Shubee & EK Mike C),Mike and Dave,Buzzy Buzz. Disco 45, Mace Gee, Fly Guy, Kenny Yoda,LSD,Apache,Stan Da Man and Female MC Tracey Tee, Debbie Deb rock the House"


In the Summer of 1977, Hip Hop was just starting to take off throughout the urban communities of New York City. Beginning in the Bronx in 1973 and slowly saturating its way to Harlem , the Crash Crew was one of the first Harlem groups from that area to put their legacy on Hip Hop. Beginning as party promoters, along with Mike & Dave Productions, the Crash Crew held events at the local Police Athletic League (PAL),Celebrity Club,I.S. 201,Randy's Place 125st and Harlem World and various neighborhood venues. These hip hop legends pressed, promoted and sold their first single, High Powered Rap” from the back of a car trunk. “High Powered Rap” put the Crash Crew on the charts. Yet due to it being an independent record (at that time they were called bootlegs) and not registering the record properly, tax id and all that. The Crash Crew was not able to claim the Certified Gold Status. Yet This smashing single also got the attention of Sugarhill Records, who at the time was the only considered major recording label for Hip Hop in 1979. The Crash Crew signed to Sugarhill Records in 1980 and released “We Want to Rock.” And, even after signing with Sugarhill Records, the Crash Crew stayed true to Harlem and Uptown. They continued to promote parties throughout the five boroughs at venues like Broadway International, The Original Harlem World and Harlem’s own Celebrity Club while booking acts with The Treacherous 3, The Magnificent 7,Biz Markie, Rob Base, Kool DJ AJ and Busy Bee Starski, the Fearless Four. Dougie Fresh, Master Don and The Death Committee In 1980 DJ Afrika Bambaata and Kool DJ AJ introduced the Crash Crew to perform in the Bronx alongside the Zulu Nation at the T-Connection, the Ecstasy Garage and the Disco Fever. In 1982, another Crash Crew hit “Breaking Bells” was released. Touring with The Sugarhill Gang along with Grand Master Flash & the Furious 5, in 1983, the Crash Crew released “On the Radio.” Harmony and hot lyrical skills put the Crash Crew in the No. 1 position for 48 weeks on New York City Urban Radio in 1983-84. The Crash Crew’s career spans over 30 years. The Crash Crew is currently on the upcoming soon to be released Tru Skool compilation MixTape, and is working with On Track Productions running the city-wide Safe Night Party Series. Watch for the Crash Crew / TRuSkool Rep$ at a Event near you.

As original member of the Crash Crew, Reggie Reg aka Rap -One", born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Growing up, Reggie Reg’s early music influences were 70’s R&B and Funk groups like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, BT Express, Lakeside, The Isley Brothers, and the BarKays, just to name a few. Reggie Reg got his inspiration to emcee from early Hip Hop groups like Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, and the Funky Four. At 16 years old, Reggie Reg joined Mike & Dave Productions, helping to promote neighborhood parties, deejaying and emceeing. And like most Hip Hop Pioneers at the time, Reggie Reg had no idea that the group he was a prime member of contribution to this new culture would soon turn the world upside down. Reggie Reg was instrumental in coming up with the name of the group after realizing they were constantly using the sound effect of a car crashing in the mix tapes that the Crash Crew sold. Adding the acronym to the Crash Crew , Cool, Romantic, Amazing Super Heros Crew”. He was also the brainchild behind the hit songs, “Breaking Bells,” “On the Radio,” and “We are Known as Emcees.” Today, Reggie Reg is the President of Tru Skool Rep$ Entertainment, an entertainment company that promotes and provides multi-services for up and coming artists and involved in independent projects. Reggie Reg has been a Mentor ,Adviser and Planning Consultant on Independent projects produced with Noble Drew Entertainment with the release of several jams on Threat Records in 1998-99. Reggie Reg also works closely with On Track Productions running the New York City wide Safe Night Party Series. Reggie Reg has been featured on various works with Grand Master Caz, Rahiem of the Furious 5, DJ Run of Run DMC and DMC’S New upcoming Album, and an Old Skool Compilation with CL Smooth. Dr. Ice(UTFO) Sketta Ranks” And has work with other legendary entertainers such as Teddy Riley and Kool D.J. Red Alert and Kurtis Blow”and the Sugarhill Gang” Reggie Reg also continues to contribute to Hip Hop culture as a veteran activist and Hip Hop Legend, working with The Universal Federation in Preserving Hip Hop Culture.

Albums:

The Crash Crew: 1. Breaking Bells 2. On the Radio 3. We Are Known As Emcees (We Turn Party's Out) 4. We Want To Rock 5. Scratching (Sugar Hill Records - 1984)

High Powered Rappers: 1. On the Radio 2. High Power Rap (1986 Remix) 3. Crash Crew is Back – Produced by Teddy Riley 4. 2468 Here We Are 5. On the Radio (Instrumental) 6. High Power Rap (1986 Remix- Instrumental) 7. Crash Crew is Back (Instrumental) 8. 2468 Here We Are (Instrumental) (Tuff City - 1996)


Back To the Old School 2 - We Are Emcees: 1. Breaking Bells (Take Me To the Mardi Gras) 2. We Are Known As MC's (We Turn Party's Out) 3. On the Radio 4. We Want To Rock 5. 2-4-6-8 (Here We Are Waiting For You) 6. MC Wars 7. We Want You To Dance 8. Scratching (Instrumental) 9. Ice Cream 10. Reggae Scratch 11. Charlie Brown 12. High Powered Rap (Demo) 13. On The Radio (Instrumental) 14. 2-4-6-8 (Here We Are Waiting For You - Instr.) 15. All Alone (Sequel Records - 2000)



Singles:

High Power Rap: 1. High Power Rap (Mike & Dave Records - 1980)

We Want To Rock: 1. We Want To Rock 2. We Want To Rock (Instrumental) (Sugar Hill Records - 1981)

Breaking Bells (Take Me To the Mardi Gras): 1. Breaking Bells (Take Me To the Mardi Gras) 2. Breaking Bells (Take Me To the Mardi Gras - Instrumental) (Sugar Hill Records - 1982) On the Radio: 1. On the Radio 2. On the Radio (Instrumental) (Bay City Records - 1983)

Reggie Reg

Reggie Reg, an original member of the Crash Crew, was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Growing up, Reggie Reg’s early music influences were 70’s R&B and Funk groups like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, BT Express, Lakeside, The Isley Brothers, and the BarKays, just to name a few. Reggie Reg got his inspiration to emcee from early hip hop groups like Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, and the Funky Four. At 16 years old, Reggie Reg joined Mike & Dave Productions, helping to promote neighborhood parties, deejaying and emceeing. And like most hip hop pioneers at the time, Reggie Reg had no idea that his contribution to this new culture would soon turn the world upside down. Reggie Reg was instrumental in coming up with the name of his group after realizing they were constantly using the sound effect of a car crashing in the mix tapes that the Crash Crew sold. He was also the brainchild behind the hit songs, “Breaking Bells,” “On the Radio,” and “We are Known as Emcees.”

Today, Reggie Reg is the President of Tru Skool Rep Entertainment, an entertainment company that promotes and provides venues for up and coming artists.

Independent projects have been produced with Noble Drew Entertainment with several releases on Threat Records. Reggie Reg also works closely with On Track Productions running the New York City wide Safe Night Party Series.

Reggie Reg has been featured on various works with Grand Master Caz, Rahiem of the Furious 5, DJ Run of Run DMC, and CL Smooth.

Discography

Albums

  • The Crash Crew (1984)
  • High Powered Rappers (1996)
  • Back to the Old School 2 - We Are Emcees (2001)

Singles

  • High Power Rap (as Disco Dave and the Force of 5 MC's) (1980)
  • We Want To Rock (1981)
  • Breaking Bells (Take Me To the Mardi Gras) (1982)
  • On the Radio (1983)
  • We Are Known As Emcees (We Turn Party's Out) (1983)
  • Here We Are (Waiting For You) (1984)
  • 2-4-6-8/Here We Are (1985)
  • The Crash Crew Is Back/Summer Fun (1995)
  • The Real Hip Hop/Champagne Flights (1996)
  • High Powered Rappers (1998)

External links

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Disco+Dave+And+The+Force+Of+The+5+MCs Disco Dave and the Force of 5 MC's at Discogs.com

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