Ladies and Gentlemen, B-Boy Godfather, Wayne “Frosty Freeze” Frost of the Rock Steady Crew, has passed at the young age of 44. His passing occurred Thursday April 4, 2008, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC due to suffering a long term undisclosed illness.
Frosty Freeze began B-Boyin’ with The Rock City Crew1 in The Bronx from 1978 – 1980. Around 1981, He later joined The Rock Steady Crew where He achieved international stardom along with: Ken Swift, Mr Freeze, Eazy Mike, Mr. Wiggles, Crazy Legs, Pop Master Fabel, Devious Doze, Baby Love, Jimmy D, Jo Jo, Lil Crazy Legs, Johnny Jay, Rip Ski, Lenny Len, Kuriaki, Buck 4, and Kippy D. He was credited as the inventor of the notorious signature move, “The Suicide.”
Due to an infamous “umbrella” dance scene in the movie Flashdance (1983), Frosty Freeze, Crazy Legs, Ken Swift, and Mr. Freeze introduced B-Boyin’ to the mainstream and then the world. Other film appearances by Frosty Freeze, noted by www.IMDB.com, are Style Wars (1983), Wild Style (1983), Beat Street (2004), The Freshest Kids (2002), 5 Sides of a Coin (2003), and Hip Hop Honors (2004).
We at Old School Scholar wish to give a special warm thank you and applause to Wayne Frost for being one of the Founding Fathers of Hip Hop culture. Let us all celebrate the memory of His life for being a B-Boy artist, pioneer, godfather, and legend to Hip Hop. Thank you, Frosty Freeze! May God the Father bless you and your family with peace and restoration.
1The Rock City Crew consisted of members: Butch Cassidy, Kid Sundance, TyFly, FlyTy, Lil Mel, Shane, Normski, Scotty, Fritz, LD, Charlie Roc, Wayne, Ron Dike, Kenny Flip [info credit: www.OldSchoolHipHop.com].
Frosty Freeze Tribute
B-Boy scene from the motion picture Flashdance; Frosty Freeze’s in black sweat top.
The Amphitheatre finale from Wild Style; Frosty Freeze is in a red hoodie.
The Freshest Kids