The Cold Crush Brothers formed in 1978 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. They're known for their memorable routines which included harmonies, melodies and stage-stomping performances. They set the standard for emceeing and became known as "the Rolling Stones of hip hop". Because of the attention they began to attract, many groups would try to battle them to gain street credibility and for Hip Hop supremacy. This would lead to a fierce and well known rivalry with The Fantastic Five,culminating in a lyrical battle between the groups on July 3, 1981. The grand prize was $1000 cash. The Fantastic Romantic (as they later came to be known due to popularity with female audiences) Five won the battle but, as said by Grandmaster Caz, the Cold Crush Brothers "won the war. After tapes of their battle began to circulate in the street, the people clearly thought that the Cold Crush Brothers won the battle. This established the Cold Crush Brothers as one of the strongest underground Hip Hop crews of all time. The Cold Crush Brothers were featured in the 1982 movie Wild Style 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 October 2002, member Money Ray died.
In 2008, "At the Dixie" from Wild Style was ranked at number 77 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. #hiphopclassic#hiphop#hiphopblog#hiphoplegend#hiphopnation#hiphopnews#hiphopculture#hiphopmusic#oldschoolhiphop#hiphopvinyl#hiphopradio#coldcrushbrothers