Monday, February 27, 2006

R.I.P. Buck Four

Rest In Peace:
Buck Four (Rock Steady Crew)



Real Name: Gabriel Marcano
Hailing From: Puerto Rico
Born: February 23 1964
Died: May 1991
Cause of Death: Tortured and then murdered execution style in his garage.

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Murdering scum bags. What a way for the turtle master to end

BEDROK said...

I DON'T FORGET OUR PIONEERS BIG BRAH...I HOPE U RESTING IN PEACE. ONE!

Anonymous said...

Buck 4 was my closest friend. Thanks for honoring him.
Crazy Legs

Anonymous said...

He was my cousin and I never saw him, bus he talked with me when my dad called to my uncle. He was nice guy. Gany

Anonymous said...

Was my frist boyfriend and my best friend. miss him:(

Anonymous said...

i didnt know him. but i knew his son. hes amazinq. he always stood up for me and i couldnt thank him more, he was also very respectful (: r.i.p to his dad buck4.

Anonymous said...

murdering scum bags is right, I lived not far from where that happened. after they had him tortured they cut and then shoves his "member in his mouth" I hope the bastards responsible pay for their crime.

Derren In the UK said...

RIP Buck 4. You are honoured and remembered world wide and the Hip Hop family is greateful for all you have done for it.

Derren H in the UK

Anonymous said...

Love u for beat street

Anonymous said...

I just watched beat street last night and was listening to hey you from on you tube I'm 40 yrs old and think I'll never stop listening to that.
R.I.P Buck 4 and may God bless your family.
redd

Anonymous said...

The Roxy battle from Beat Street made its mark in hip hop history, I never get tired of that historic scene, what a sad way for a legend to die a horrible death!

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Buck 4, you were the best, never forgotten..

Anonymous said...

I hope both Buck 4 & Kuriaki are able to see from heaven how b-boying re-emerged on a worldwide scale thanks to the hard work & dedication by Crazy Legs,surviving RSC members & the old & new generations of b-boys/girls that continue to push this amazing dance form into the future & keep it & their memories ALIVE....

Anonymous said...

R.I.P brother ... Gone but you'll never be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who killed Buck 4 & Kuriaki? Is the person or gang who did it, in jail?

Anonymous said...

I am 45 yrs old. RSC inspired breakers world wide. Buck 4 has serious floor skills. Watch his 5 pt shuffle in Hey you.. Straight arms all the time. We started a crew, Paragon Breakers in Phx AZ. We were featured in in several television programs nationally in the 80's. Our biggest battle was in Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fresh Fest. Our crew of 8 turned out the LA Breakers, including Boogaloo Shrimp.j There was at least 20 of them. Televised. Ice T and me laughed for the next 2 hours getting drunk. Bullet-

none ya said...

yeah they know his own fucking brother killed him buck 4 thats why his fucking run was cut short dirty mother fucker
and be sure the day he gets out they going to kill his ass too for all the dirty shit u did to your own people and yes he also killed kuriyaki fuck you flex real shit and will pay even for ray nobody talk cuz your name was big
but now it anew era where us lil one is going to rip your head off rip bucky

Anonymous said...

I heard he out. I hope he get it soon ,he had it long coming I hate you Gilbert ( flex) loser anyway rip Bucky & kuri had fun times in kuri basement practicing on Bronx park park south I would practice night & day me munchin kuri brother ,Richie Miguel Rodney (Stan) tick Steven Rene .pupi cujo lil Alex came later. ( all star rockers )

Anonymous said...

I miss you kuri and buck4 im old school and i will never stop watching my boys RSC! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Buck4 is and always will be the king of that turtle move dam!!!! You kicked ass in roxys! Restcin power my brother! Kuri was my biggest crush rip baby.

Anonymous said...

So flex really killed his own brother or sent someone that's a shock

TCB BD said...

Lik tis commnt I remember those great days miss em Anonymous9:14 PM, August 18, 2015
I heard he out. I hope he get it soon ,he had it long coming I hate you Gilbert ( flex) loser anyway rip Bucky & kuri had fun times in kuri basement practicing on Bronx park park south I would practice night & day me munchin kuri brother ,Richie Miguel Rodney (Stan) tick Steven Rene .pupi cujo lil Alex came later. ( all star rockers )

Guitarzan said...

Was their murders connected? Did his brother really kill him? Why? So sad

MADNEW YORKER said...

Was "Flex" with the RSC, also??? And what was his deal??? A lot of negative talk is directed at him, he sounds like a messed up dude. But, I had heard that Buck and Kuriaki was into to some negative stuff around the time when B-boying fell off in the late 80's.

MADNEW YORKER said...

Was "Flex" with the RSC, also??? And what was his deal??? A lot of negative talk is directed at him, he sounds like a messed up dude. But, I had heard that Buck and Kuriaki was into to some negative stuff around the time when B-boying fell off in the late 80's.

MADNEW YORKER said...

Was "Flex" with the RSC, also??? And what was his deal??? A lot of negative talk is directed at him, he sounds like a messed up dude. But, I had heard that Buck and Kuriaki was into to some negative stuff around the time when B-boying fell off in the late 80's.

Anonymous said...

Geez, all ya'll cats just full of speculations... I know the story since I was the one whom lived it... Flex (for the asshole he is) did not kill his own brother. Anybody, I mean anybody that knew them from Crotona, Prospect, 182nd, 183rd and Beaumont knew this. Flex did not become an asshole until he got into the drug game and that's where it all went left and yes, he had Kuri killed, that's a fact... Oh and that loser mother fucker Crazy Legs showed the killers where Kk lived in Mt. Vernon and his ass should be locked the fuck up as well, bet you didn't know that; ask him? He was one of Flex's runners back when Flex was making tons of doe, but that's a whole different story for another day... Bucky aka Buck 4 had his enemies as well and though to this day his killers have not been caught, but that's not to say, we don't know who they are. Going back to Flex; Flex had Kuri killed because in some sick way he thought Kk had Buck killed which is so far from the truth. If you knew K, you knew violence was not how he got down and something he never advocated even after his brother Angel got shot on 187th and Park Ave. Yeah nigga's I knew both families very well since I grew up in the neighborhood dating back to 1974. Stop the rumor spreading bullshit, if you don't know you don't know. Like I said, I lived it, I know. Having said that, before all the bullshit all them cats were cool, Flex, Buck and KK.

M said...

Well said my brother people want to be authors about shit they don't know nothing about nobody knows the facts like the deep Street dude at the end of the day them dirty doing dudes die a thousand lives every time they look in the Mirror A good dude does once those dirty bitches know who they are a coward grimy Motherfuck is and they can never look you in the face bitch made motherfuckers RIP Buck and K ur gone but not forgotten

Anonymous said...

I remember them all to we'll I actually saw kuri laying in the streets when he was killed and Bucky he was my forever crush. I remember the hookie parties in the basement RIP my old friends thank you for giving me some pretty great story about how I knew and hung out with the RSC!
Forever in our hearts!

DADDY LONG LEGGS LEGGS said...

What's up yall! Ive been following the careers of these guys for many many years, now I'm not a 70's generation Bboy, not even an 80s generation Bboy. Ive been in the scene for many years and have represented and paid my dues in ad out. Anyway, I'm from the 90s but I've known many of these guys personally for 20 years now, including C-Legs, Swift, Lil Crazy legs, Spider Chino, Frosty Freeze was my best friend and mentor for more than 15 years. I met all the guys going back and forth between prov, RI & NYC When I was a kid dancing and I still do dance and travel till this day. What I will say is huge respects to the Marcano & Soto family. There are a lot of evil people in this world. I didn't get the chance to meet these two partners before their unfortunate demise, but we should all be careful what info we put out there online. Its very sensitive and its very private, I know a lot of you gentleman speaking knew these guys personally. Lets all keep the faith. God does not sleep, or does not forget. God knows who is who and what is what. Leave it in his hands, He will avenge all that is needed to be avenged. Keep praying. Word. Peace!

Unknown said...

So is flex out?

Anonymous said...

I wish to know more please. Did flex had connections with George 'boy george' rivera? That that means they both dealt drugs and boy george was the biggest king pin in the bronx during that time.

Anonymous said...

Also why was the feud about?

Anonymous said...

So flex was also a bboy and a boxer and he had his own crew called the hot feet rockers. And they were mean. They were bboy thugs. And later became drug dealers. Buck4 also became a drug dealer. Somehow things got bad.

Anonymous said...

First off i would like to say rip to buck and kk. Just to set the record straight yeah flex did get kk murdered and the beef all stemmed from a damn squirrel monkey he asked kk to hold for him that some how went missing. Yeah a fucking monkey. For those that were in that circle know thats where it started from. No sugar coating shit the drug game was the devil in this whole game. Flex thought he was god he let that street game get to his head thinking he was untouchable forgetting the code of the streets and what loyalty meant. Not realizing he lasted as long as he did because of the real ass motherfuckers that kept it 100%. Karma is a motherfucker because hes paying for his ignores now. Sad to say he got the easy way out. And crazy legs, brah, really, u make me laugh when ever i c or hear u speak about kk. Ur ass should b sharing a cell with flex so u can really suck his dick because u was sucking it hard when he was out and u damn well know u put kks location out there for flex to send to murder him. That straight up sounds like conspiracy to me if u ask me. As for buck i know kk did not have him killled them two were still hanging together behind flexs back all though kk was doing some dirty ass shit fucking his baby mama. Truth b told. Facts! But hey its not like buck was never told about it either. But for legs cut ur shit My dude with this pioneer shit because murder doesnt have a statue of limitations. Legs u should just stay in ur lane and nigga and stop riding on others names. U straight up r so fake in so many ways and the real definition of a snake.

barry said...

Buck 4 and Kuriaki were great dancers that inspired me, as well as other B-Boys from the 70s/80s. The details of their passing is not my business, only the memory of their skills. I'm thankful for that.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Buck got murdered off Kurs family and vice versa in relation to some sort of messed up drug deal?

Anonymous said...

The plot thickens...

Just like Big L was murdered, his killer was offed 16 years later. And all those who have done fuck shit, will get theirs..

Anonymous said...

This shit is bugged. The streets been watching. Crazy Legs from all the years i remember never mentions Kuri only Buck. Its like he has disdain for Kuri or maybe guilt for giving up Kuri's location as stated above. Not surprising though, I heard he used to do Frosty Freeze RIP dirty. RSC's legacy been tarnished. Shit is sad

Anonymous said...

know I know why Crazy legs never mentions Kuriakis name pretty sad

Anonymous said...

Yo-yo yo what up it's what it was all about the Benjamin's back in the days you know buck Reston peas but I know about what crazy next to it I was hanging out with Spock and yell flexors motherfucker you know he's shit but KK was murdered and buck knew it I mean like otherwise house of crazy Lex know about it he went to the place you showed the place to flex you know what I mean? And all you Niggas who say shit about crazy legs fuck yourself because I know the truth crazy Lex wasn't with me that day and he didn't show the way he just told flex I know where he lives where he's at but I won't tell you and shit so don't keep crazy legs and shit I mean like flexes out of control KK as shit and back at school so all you speculations and speculators out there you should keep quiet don't talk shit if you don't know I mean I was there I was hanging with them I was in that time you know what I mean? There's only one truth and the truth is crazy legs is innocent motherfuckers his fucking innocent I know that rest in peace park Reston peas KK I mean like back in the days when we were breaking it was all cool and now a days if I see those breakers like they fucking top rock and shit and they don't even go on the ground and they call the top rock how many what the fuck is wrong with them back in the days I was breaking with box and KK crazy legs Frosty freeze can't Swift I mean that was awesome it was cool

Peace out
Storm

Anonymous said...

Dam snitch

Anonymous said...

So much sadness, and harsh words. Back in 1983, in California, we were the crew on our block. We had fun, but we never got really good. I use to wish I lived in New York to hang out with the real bboys and learn from them. But after reading all this, I'm glad I wasn't there. I would like to wish everyone a peaceful day, and please stay away from drugs.

Crotona 183 said...

Flex is legendary...one of yhe great ones..everybody talks shit but was scared to death of him...he wasnt only nice with his hands...he had a mean crew..trust me i was there..he wasnt the type to roll up on you..he would send his goons...but when he did come expect the worst beating of ur life..he was making close to a million a week..and to make sure of that..he lock down his own zipcode...meaning you couldnt sell heroin from crotona to 180...or from crotona to park ave..if you did...it wouldnt be a promblem to buy one of his hit men a new bmw...to off ur head..and he had like a 50 man crew ready to earn there strips and to prove them selfs...flex made his money ..buy paying his workers 100$ a day...while he made 100k a 8 hr shift..out of all yhe bronx legends flex was the coldest..and in that era...you had to be to stay on top...i seen flex break allot of faces..and put in that. Gun work...after buck got murder he went crazy...who wouldnt if ur brother got murdered..they should be a Hollywood flim about flex and the rock steady crew...everybody screaming boy jeroge..but flex had more money and respect..then any other bx lengend including chicky...he bought his squad cars bmw Mercedes..jeeps lotus..just for putting in that gun play..and he gotta arrested...for the rats who feared him..he was the john gotti..of 183-187...and ask anybody from my hood..you either got down or layed down..so half of your talking shit..on this blog..you know he had you working for him..making a 100$ a day..thats why everybody hated him...they wanted wat he had...heavy the head that wears the crown...and no he aint home yet..hes not a 🐀 that runs his mouth he does his time like a man...26 yrs on and counting...






Crotona 183 said...

Flex is legendary...one of yhe great ones..everybody talks shit but was scared to death of him...he wasnt only nice with his hands...he had a mean crew..trust me i was there..he wasnt the type to roll up on you..he would send his goons...but when he did come expect the worst beating of ur life..he was making close to a million a week..and to make sure of that..he lock down his own zipcode...meaning you couldnt sell heroin from crotona to 180...or from crotona to park ave..if you did...it wouldnt be a promblem to buy one of his hit men a new bmw...to off ur head..and he had like a 50 man crew ready to earn there strips and to prove them selfs...flex made his money ..buy paying his workers 100$ a day...while he made 100k a 8 hr shift..out of all yhe bronx legends flex was the coldest..and in that era...you had to be to stay on top...i seen flex break allot of faces..and put in that. Gun work...after buck got murder he went crazy...who wouldnt if ur brother got murdered..they should be a Hollywood flim about flex and the rock steady crew...everybody screaming boy jeroge..but flex had more money and respect..then any other bx lengend including chicky...he bought his squad cars bmw Mercedes..jeeps lotus..just for putting in that gun play..and he gotta arrested...for the rats who feared him..he was the john gotti..of 183-187...and ask anybody from my hood..you either got down or layed down..so half of your talking shit..on this blog..you know he had you working for him..making a 100$ a day..thats why everybody hated him...they wanted wat he had...heavy the head that wears the crown...and no he aint home yet..hes not a 🐀 that runs his mouth he does his time like a man...26 yrs on and counting...






Anonymous said...

Flex was on top back then and had lots of goons plus he had that Bitch Crazy Legs also But there was one guy around the way Flex had lots of respect for his name was Victor

Anonymous said...

so was it true did Legs give out Kuriakis location? did Flex have Buck killed?

Anonymous said...

Kuriaki I mean?^^^^^

Anonymous said...

So NO to drugs kids

Nonemia said...

Do you have an address where we can correspond with each other....

Twin said...

Who killed kippy dee

Kane79 said...

That's cool but I remember summer 1985 and going to a party with Flex, Buck 4, Kuriaki, Spanky and saw you hiding from us as Flex wanted to beat the shit out of you. You left immediately. BTW Flex was about 5'5 and a boxer.So I guess you didn't want to get embarrassed being linked by someone half your size

Kane79 said...

I had the honor of staying with him for a week in the summer of 1985 at the end of breakdancing popularity.it was an awesome experience, i was only 15 they took me everywhere. During this time I held a gun for Flex for the first time as he beat down an Italian guy from up the block. Saw someone get shot for the first time, saw 2 rumbles, saw graffiti filled trains, and almost go in Latin Quarters, but was too young. Went to outside jams, one at the water and power parking lot, illegal hook up of electricity, and one at a baseball field for WBLS radio station His family took me in and fed me during my time there and got to talk to his beautiful sister, but I was too young. I'll always remember that summer kept in touch for a while, but once the crack era came into play it was over and shortly thereafter his and Kuriaki's deaths.

Daughter of Flex said...

He is NOT out and why speak on anything you don’t know anything about ?? Don’t talk with out facts

Daughter of Flex said...

His Brother did not kill him ! Don’t believe the hype!!

Daughter of Flex said...

Thanks for clearing that up!!

Daughter of Flex said...

No why is this important to you? Who are you?

Daughter of Flex said...

I would like to know the answer to that

Anonymous said...

You talking about Diana she is still beautiful she married my step brother.

Anonymous said...

Crotona183 don't know what hes talking bout. Flex wasnt making no Mill a week knocking off 200-300 bundles(20-30gs) a day.Flex Had some side deals and Biz that added to pockets but no mil a week and not more than Boy George. Never. Although the crew was the meanest. Buck had coke biz, flex the D biz. Up in the air about who offed Bucky but did see Flex pull out joint at Bucks dome over money shit when they started the hustle but dont belief he could do that. He went crazy when buck was murdered that was his downfall. Flex Def murked Kuri and Legs played part cause he thought Kuri did off his best friend. Plus never had much love for K. Legs was in the game as was Doze and other RSC members getting paid. Money was too good. This is the other side of story everyone speculates on but I was there and know.

Anonymous said...

i read a book called random family that briefly talks about the kk incident. kk and dealer boy george had the same baby mama. the female met kk at one of the hooky parties thats been talked about in this post several times. george had a baby with her much later on but she kept in contact with kk behind his back. the book says he did get murdered in mount vernon by some people that were considered friends at one point.

Anonymous said...

Too much info, but thanks anyway. It's sad to see Puerto Ricans men lose their lives over BS. I was there, trust me. looking back at all the lost friends and wondering what would they have been if it was not for the drug game? What do their kids think when they read BS about their dad? How are their family doing?. I am from 183 Prospect, so I know the truth, but damn that is a lot of info!! Their is a price to pay for everything. The greater the game, the higher the price. Everybody gets into the game with good intentions never believing it will change their soul. The good, the bad, and the ugly... Everyone will shed a tear..

Pete Tanner said...

Shit is sad RIP to these two legends..I really hope Legs didnt sell his former crew mate down the rivef giving up his location. All of these years Legs never talks about Kuri only Buck.

Unknown said...

wow didnt know Legs was bitch made that way..all these years and i too wondered why he never mentions Kk, only Buck

Kid Kool-Aid RSC said...

I always knew Legs had something to do with this. I'm sad now.

DJ Leggs said...

This is very true concerning Frosty Freeze. Frosty and I were very good friends he was actually my mentor. He was not treated very fairly in pockets of years at different times. Including being kicked out of the crew, snubbed, and talked about, cast down and shoved away.

DJ Leggs said...

The reason being is because it is in actuality a demonic game the devil is involved.

DJ Leggs said...
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DJ Leggs said...

All in all we all have to remember one thing gang, drugs are always one of the major factors that turns friends, family members, colleagues, whatever against each other; because in actuality, it is all crucially a demonic tool of the enemy. Drugs have always been in a spiritual sense demonizing and wicked not to mention its physical, emotional and environmental destructions. satan uses the drug culture to cripple mankind. Not only for the fact that it tears families apart and kills people, but what I'm saying is to even want to sell drugs in the first place the devil has to enter your mind and heart. And the wicked intents of men's Hearts boils over continuously. The money and the materialism is only a lure by The devil to appeal to our lusts. These two gentlemen along with thousands and thousands of other people who were involved in the crack boom of the 1980s played the devils game and of course lost.. We need to take inventory and think about what is really on the other side of Eternity? our souls, and where does "the real you" go after you leave this world. There is a real heaven and hell ladies and gentlemen.It's never a good idea to buy, sell or use drugs no matter what the premiums that are involved. Look at that, two guys dead, and a brother who served 26 years in jail for conspiracy murder.. I actually know the sister of Bucky and Flex.. she's my homegirl and dear sister In Christ. awesome charming young lady. As far as Crazy Legs goes. I have known him myself for 20-something years. Yes legs can be a shifty character in some aspects, but I'm not about to drag any ones names in the mud. Thats not me.. Because I respect people. One great thing I will say about Crazy Legs, is He did me a solid when my own little brother passed away in 2001 at the age of only 17 shot and killed violently in the streets of Prov. RI minding his own business. When he heard about it, he quickly honored his name and Legacy and threw a Bboy jam for my family and all of us, in Hunts Point in the Bronx.. and I greatly respected and appreciated that. Anyway,all of this is neither here nor there.. be careful of negative comments and so forth esp. A lot of sensitive information was divulged here, Publically. These gentlemen have family members, brothers and sisters, kids that must deal with this continuously their entire lives. Let me tell you something the hole in the hearts of those who lose family members especially to violent crimes never fully gets filled. Only the Lord can help with that. At the end of the day God knows exactly what happened and there is retribution, and there is repayment of punishment that is involved. Sin and wickedness cannot go unquenched. God deals exclusively and justly with things like murder, but not limited.

P.s. why Kippy D, Frosty Freeze, take one, shy 147, lil Edgar, few others memories are not celebrated.. I don't know. But I plan on starting to celebrate Frosty Freeze's Life and Legacy with a B-boy jam every year, exclusively for him on his bday, because he was one of my best friends and my personal Mentor. Peace yall.

DJ Leggs said...

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Anonymous said...

That aint the real Kid Kool Aid that posted above. Mad imposters on the internet. But yeah yo let these brothers also Bboy legends rest in peace. No need to post shit if you werent there. Peace to Legs and RSC.

Kelo said...

RIP Wayne aka Frosty Freeze Ta Please..Legs used to shun you and try to diss you , but you was the realest and nicest nigga I ever met on that Bboy shit..We wont even get started on how Legs treated Take One RIP, Rasean RIP and how he shunned all the black members of RSC..to be honest the Upper West Side cats like Doze, Ken, Chino Chan ( who was from the east side), Lucan were the cool dudes...Legs was always fake.

Anonymous said...

Rasean aka Kippy Dee alledgedly was killed out in Brooklyn for his coat. Kippy wasnt no punk dude but Brooklyn was a whole other ball game back then and a dangerous place

Anonymous said...

This isnt the real Kid KoolAid, stop faking jacks nigga

Fetchen Stepit said...

Is it true Crazy Legs doesnt even own Rock Steady Crew anymore? I heard he sold the crew name to a mexican “B-Girl” who comes from a well off family. Rumor is her father bought her the crew for her birthday. This is as of 2017, Hence the 40th anniversary was the last RSC anniversary.

Anonymous said...

You arent the only one

Tee said...

He use come to my block on 192nd Valentine Ave to see his baby’s mom. I remember he knew I was a break dancer and was going to dance for him to join rock steady.. RIP BUCK 4

Tee said...

Word up

Tee said...

Wow

Jumping Junito said...

I also heard Legs is at odds with former crew members like Easy Roc, Mr. Freeze, Ken Swift and he stripped Fabel of the Vice Presidency

Jay Rock said...

What about your cousin Lenny Len? Why do you diss him the way you do?

Anonymous said...

Legs did more than just them bad. He is a snake

Anonymous said...

What did he do to Baby Love?

Anonymous said...

I’m Flex daughter and I’m tired of hearing all these fake stories already I wanna know the truth ..

Anonymous said...

What did they call you? I see you put up BD. Did you write? Most BD members are dead.

Anonymous said...

An you believe him cos he's your father right?

Anonymous said...

Legs a snitch smh

Anonymous said...

I've watched Legs over the years through interviews and he comes across as one arrogant MF

Anonymous said...

Legs jealous over Kenny

Anonymous said...

just an arrogant MF you are Legs