In 1978 in the South Bronx, New York City, a group named the Cold Crush Brothers were pioneers in Hip-Hop. The group’s founding members were the Original DJ Tony Tone, and Easy A.D. The first version of the Cold Crush Brothers consisted of the Original DJ Tony Tone, Easy A.D, DJ Charlie Chase, Mr. Tee, Whipper Whip, and Dot-A-Rock. This configuration of the group was short-lived. In 1979 the structure of the group was changed, resulting in a new vision and new members. This powerhouse version of the Cold Crush Brothers rose to the forefront of the hip hop industry. The members consisted of DJ Tony Tone, Easy A.D., Charlie Chase, J.D.L., and Grandmaster Caz. This variation of the Cold Crush Brothers set the standard for live stage performances, and invented a hard-rhyming harmony style which combined classic pop melodies,and hard hip hop beats. One of the group’s founding members, Easy A.D., sat down with Sway and Rich Nice to talk about the rise of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers in our first ever episode of Living Legendz.
Living Legendz is a new Sway’s Universe original series dedicated to paying homage to the icons that have built this thing we call Hip-Hop. And we have partnered with the popular snack brand Cheez-It and Pandora alongside the launch of their exclusive Aged By Audio box of Cheez-its. Check out the full interview below.