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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Crip Walk

[Media: Video]

Take a look at this Google video of three guys doing the Crip Walk. I don't know much about the dance style but this is a pretty impressive video showing off some fancy footwork. It's too bad that the video quality isn't better because these guys are moving really fast.

The Crip Walk, or C-Walk, is a dance that originated in the early 1990s in Compton, a poor suburb of Los Angeles, California (popularly referenced in rap lyrics). What began as a symbolic dance between street gangs of the area, soon became a staple of hip-hop dance in the late 1990s. Originally, members of the Crips gang would use nimble movements of their feet to spell out their names or other pro-Crips words (sometimes spelling out Bloods, their rival gang, and then crossing it out.

Just ignore their muscle posing at the end.

Link (via Fazed)