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The Crash Crew

In 1977 a group of friends began rapping and giving performances at the neighborhood playgrounds. Mike C worked in a recording studio and was able to get the crew there to record. On their way to the studio they wrote the lyrics to the song that turned into the hip hop classic "High Powered Rap." They pressed the records themselves and sold them out of their trunks right to their fans. Unfortunately. someone at Sugar Hill Records heard the song and gave it to Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five to perform. Read more on

The Crash Crew was featured in the movie Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti.


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