About Puerto Rock Steady

Puerto Rock Steady (PRS) is an annual, boutique music and dance festival held in Isabela, Puerto Rico. Founded and presented by Hip-Hop pioneer, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón of the legendary Rock Steady Crew, the 3-day event brings together dance, music, art, wellness and culture, all amid a picturesque, tropical-island setting.

PRS is committed to fostering economic development throughout Puerto Rico by driving tourism, promoting local businesses and generating awareness about the island. The event also partners with Child Of This Culture Foundation—a non-for-profit-corporation for charitable and educational purposes, dedicated to fostering a positive image of Hip Hop through cultural education and research—to actively support local schools and community outreach programs, including the Boys & Girls Club, that empower children through mentoring, education and dance/fitness/wellness workshops.

Colón created Puerto Rock Steady in 2013 as a personal effort to help Puerto Rico’s economy. “My goal was, and still is, to create a better situation for my people—even if it’s just by making a small contribution.” Consequently, he invited 100+ industry leaders/friends—DJs, dancers, producers, recording artists—from around the world to Isabela for what could almost be described as a giant group vacation. “Puerto Rock Steady shows people a great time, lets guests experience the culture, the people and the beauty of the island—and at the same time, brings money and leaves it there.”

 

ABOUT RICHARD “CRAZY LEGS” COLÓN

Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón is a world-renowned b-boy (breakdancer), responsible for putting the dance on the international map, starting in 1981. He is an original member and the current president of the legendary Rock Steady Crew. A pioneer of Hip Hop culture, he is recognized and highly respected around the globe for his cultural and humanitarian contributions, as well as his educational outreach.

Colón is a distinguished member of the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection Advisory Board, was voted one of the 15 most influential Latinos in Hip Hop history, has been honored with countless awards, receives regular press coverage and is featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is the 2016 recipient of Comité Noviembre’s prestigious Puerto Rican Heritage Month Award and will be honored in New York City at the organization’s 30th Anniversary Gala.