The Cold Crush Brothers
Cold Crush Brothers


The Bronx, New York, United States


Hip hop, old school hip hop

Years active


Associated acts

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Grandwizard Theodore & the Fantastic Five


Tuff City, B-Boy, Westside


  • Almighty Kay Gee
  • Charlie Chase
  • DJ Toney Tone
  • Easy A.D.
  • Grandmaster Caz
  • JDL

Past members

  • Dot-A-Rock (deceased)
  • Money Ray (deceased)
  • Mr. T
  • Whipper Whip

The Cold Crush Brothers is an American hip hop group from the Bronx, New York. Formed in 1978, the group were one of the most important in old school hip hop, and set the standard for live hip hop shows of the time with their flashy costumes and synchronised routines.

The Cold Crush Brothers began to release records commercially in the 1980s, debuting in 1982 with the single "Weekend". Their second single, "Punk Rock Rap", marked the first time an independent hip hop label and a major record company worked together when it was released on Tuff City and distributed by CBS Records. Their most successful single was "Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold", released in 1984, which sold 16,000 copies in its first week. In 1988, The Cold Crush Brothers released their debut and only studio album, Troopers.

The Cold Crush Brothers still perform together and make appearances at lectures, where they detail their history. 


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