Bronx breakdance icon raises money for Puerto Rico

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Breakdancing icon Crazy Legs is raising money for hurricane devastated Puerto Rico.

Richard Colon, better known as 'Crazy Legs,' is credited for being one of the pioneers who put breakdancing on the map during the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx.

As the son of a Puerto Rican immigrant, Colon recently visited the island to deliver 300 water filtration systems that help convert dirty river water into drinkable water.

On his trip he re-visited a destroyed venue that in 2013 hosted a dance festival to raise funds to help settle the island's debt. Colon says everywhere he went, residents are still in need of basic essentials like water, food and hygiene products.

Colon says in just 11 days he and his team with the sponsorship of Red Bull have raised $63,000 for the island.

Colon says he plans to return to the island again and vows to help Puerto Rico in any way he can.  

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