The group, based in New York City, consisted of members DJ Daryll C. (who died in 1999 due to diabetes), G. Man, La Shubee, Barry Bistro, Ek Mike C., and Reggie Reg.
According to JayQuan.com, the six met at a talent show sometime in 1977.
In 1980, they recorded their first single under the moniker “Disco Dave and the Force of the 5 MC’s“.
The single, “High Powered Rap“, was released on Mike & Dave Records.
That same year, the group signed to Sugar Hill Records and released several classic singles like “We Wanna Rock“, “Breaking Bells“, and “On the Radio“.
E.K. Mike C
DJ Darryl C (d. late 1990′s)
Mike C worked in a recording studio and invited the crew down there.
They wrote rhymes on the way there and the song 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.
Someone of Sugar Hill Records heard the song and gave it to Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five to perform.
This caused a bit of a feud between the two groups for a time.
Eventually the Crash Crew signed on to Sugar Hill Records and recorded several tracks.
EK Mike C lives in NY and drives transit buses.
Barry works as a security guard at the Nation’s Capitol.
La Shubee is the assistant director at NYU food services.
A new release of their singles was released this in 2000.
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