Today In Hip-Hop: Frosty Freeze Of Rock Steady Crew Dies

On this day, April 3rd, in hip-hop history…


2008: Revolutionary break dancer Frosty Freeze passed away. Born Wayne Frost in 1963, Forsty Freeze was a member of the world famous Rock Steady Crew. During the later 1970′s and early 1980′s, Frost gained notoriety for his acrobatic and humorous dance style. He is also credited with creating what is called the “dead man drop,” in which a dancer lands flat on his back during a backflip. During his career, Frost appear in a number of films, including Flashdance, Wild Style, Style Wars and The Freshest Kids.

In 2008, Frost passed away at the age of 44 in Manhattan, New York, reportedly from complications from an AIDS-related disease.

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