About Puerto Rock Steady
Puerto Rock Steady (PRS) is an annual multi-genre music, dance and arts festival in Isabela, Puerto Rico. Presented by Hip Hop pioneer, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón of the legendary Rock Steady Crew, the unique 3-day vacation experience is held on the beautiful northwest side of Puerto Rico, and includes nightly concerts and live performances, daily beach parties with all-day live DJ sets, dance and wellness workshops, dance competitions, and educational and mentoring programs—all amid a picturesque, tropical-island setting.
Now in its 6th year, PRS continues to be committed to fostering economic development throughout Puerto Rico by generating tourism, promoting local businesses and raising awareness about the current state of the island. The event actively supports the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico through volunteer work, specially-designed programs that empower children through mentoring, education and dance/fitness/wellness workshops, and through donations.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Colón has also established a non-profit fund dedicated to helping the people in the devastating aftermath of Maria, as well as to help create immediate and long-term relief and sustainability in communities across the island.
PRS 2018 will further support hurricane relief efforts by facilitating volunteer work for guests with non-profit relief organizations, and by incorporating discussion groups, demonstrations and educational materials throughout the weekend.
ABOUT RICHARD “CRAZY LEGS” COLÓN
Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón is a Bronx-born, Puerto Rican dancer, educator and pioneer recognized and respected globally for his Hip Hop and humanitarian contributions. Described as the most iconic Latino figure in Hip Hop history, Colón is the longtime President of legendary dance group, Rock Steady Crew and founder of Backspin Productions, which produces the annual Rock Steady Crew Anniversaries in New York City, as well as Rock Steady For Life, a non-profit organization created in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria and committed to providing relief to the people of Puerto Rico. Since September 2017, Colón’s relief efforts have:
Provided 195,000+ people all over the island with access to clean drinking water, in partnership with Waves For Water and Red Bull
Provided 3000 solar lamps to inland areas and the deaf community on the island, in partnership with MPOWERD
Provided hygienic supplies, basic meds and antibiotics to families on the island
Raised funds for the purchase of solar power for the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico, in partnership with The 86 Company
Donated funds to El Departameto de la Comida and Visit Rico to support sustainable local agriculture and food sovereignty
Facilitated over 900,000 lbs of relief good and supplies to the island
Provided 650+ new toys and games used for rehabilitation to children with disabilities and autism at SER de Puerto Rico, whose toys were destroyed due to flooding after the hurricane
- Been featured on CNN, ABC World News Now, NBC New York, Fox 5 New York, Fox News, Fox Business, Good Day New York, NPR, Huffington Post, Cheddar TV, Red Bull TV and many more
Colón has been honored with countless awards throughout his career, including VH1’s Hip Hop Honors Award, Ronald McDonald House Charities Lifetime Achievement Award and Comite Noviembre’s Puerto Rican Heritage Award. He is a distinguished member of the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection Advisory Board and is featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Recently, Colón was one of eight chosen pioneers in Google Doodle’s celebrated global interactive experience in honor of the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop. He was also featured on CNN’s United Shades of America to speak about the economic state of Puerto Rico—and how he’s using his name and influence to bring money and exposure to the island by way of Puerto Rock Steady.
In 2018 Colón will be honored as an Ambassador of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade and will sit on the coveted panel of judges for the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.