Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

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Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby 5 Grand » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:22 pm

Here's a video of Disco Wiz and Grandmaster Caz talking about the blackout of 1977. They say before the blackout there were only about 5 DJ crews in the Bronx and after the blackout there was a DJ on every corner. So the question remains; who were the DJ crews before the blackout? I can name a few but I'd like to see what ya'll think

1. Kool Herc and the Herculoids
2. Grandmaster Flash and the 3 MCs
3. Africa Bambaattaa and the Zulu Nation
4. Funky 4+1
5. Grandmaster Caz AKA Casanova Fly
6. Disco King Mario

^^^^Can you guys name any other crews that were definataly before the blackout?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2omq2XBrElM
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby Mike Barnes » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:45 am

5Grand afew crews from the Bronx that i remember before the blackout of 1977.

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1.Come-off Crew(Co-op City/Valley Park with Dj Kool Rock, Rocky-G, Timmy Hall and his man KBJ)
2.Young Sound Masters of Castle Hill(Featuring, Jus-Ice and Beatmaster from the oldschoolhiphop board).
3.Mercedes Ladies
4.L-Brothers
5.Fantastic Romantic 5
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby 5 Grand » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:11 pm

Good stuff Mike Barnes. I forgot about The L Brothers and I've seen interviews of Theodore saying he started around 1975. I'll have to take your word about the other crews.

Is there anybody else? I've heard the blackout was a turning point. Before the blackout you had X amount of crews and after the blackout you had Y amount of crews.
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby jdsmith007 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:28 pm

How about the Crash Crew? -- miss some of their songs.
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby albinos » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:35 pm

Disco King Mario!
Dj Kool Dee!
oldschoolerscrew.blogspot.com
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby troylsmith21 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:10 pm

Smokey and The Smokeatrons of the Bronx and D.J. Divine out of Queens.
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby albinos » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:33 am

there you have short part by Dj Flash gig from 1977!


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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby albinos » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:34 am

oldschoolerscrew.blogspot.com
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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby TheAbstrakt » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:38 pm

here legendary L Brothers vs. Herculoids 1978 :) EARGASM

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Re: Who were the crews before the blackout of 77?

Postby DJ Twigt » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:42 pm

There where not many or no groups before 1977, some toasters but the most of them where DJ's, influence by DJ Kool Herc like: The Herculoids, Coke La Rock (MC), Pebblee Poo (MC), DJ Whiz Kid, DJ Clarke Kent, DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Disco Wiz, Casanova Fly (DJ & Rap), Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizard Theodore, DJ Timmy Tim, Afrika Bambaataa, Disco King Mario , DJ Breakout, Kool DJ Dee, DJ Tex, Disco King Mario, DJ Hollywood (Rap), Grand Master Flowers, DJ Pete DJ Jones, L Brothers & Eddie Cheeba.
I'm not from the Bronx, but I still Boogie Down
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