October 7th, 2009

Hit Dat ___

Not sure what to make of the casual misogyny (metaphor?) at the heart of this — a generalizing of hoe — but, that aside (if I may), I gotta say that I can’t get enough of dudes dancing lithely on their front lawns (wait for 1:10 in the video below). Apparently, this joint’s on some Dallas Boogie ish (h/t) —

After watching the following montage of “Hit Dat” clips there’s no denying that it’s a bonefide D-Town “movement” (the opening brass band bit, per yesterday, was the clincher in convincing me to post this) —

iNdustry2.0 is herrrrrrrrrrrrrr–

5 Comments

  • 1. nina  |  October 7th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    OMG

    I was sending a friend a link to the Wikipedia page on gestures and laughing at them because I just think kids think up some cool stuff. I mentioned a gesture they did when I was in JR high in Georgia. It was almost the same as the move above. To dismiss someone for being just NOTHING, you’d wipe your hand under the nose like wiping snot, then FLICK it. Style points were awarded for having the most flair and adding flourishes or incorporating it into dance moves.

    The drum majors were all the most popular boys in school, and YES there was a LOT of dancing in yards. I mean some SERIOUS dancing. In fact, a jerk drum major I cant stand was famous for doing both the snot thing and the drum line thing. This took me back 25 years!

    The big game is this weekend, I have a feeling you would get a MAJOR (no pun intended) kick out of coming down this way to see the sights. All the kids down here, it seems, want to go to a black college and be in the band so ALL you hear in the fall is kids playing drums or some brass instrument on the front porches. (My poor daughter is distraught because she plays violin). It was even worse when I visited the creole side of the family in Lousiana and Texas because they were even more into the brassy jazz sound.

    Step shows, jazz, drumlines, front yard dancing- the dirty south is CRUNKIAO! I almost want to go to the game just to send you some audio/video.

  • 2. taliesin  |  October 9th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Stanky leg is still getting major radio play down here in Baton Rouge.. but havnt heard Mr Hit Dat on the radio yet….

  • 3. wayneandwax  |  October 9th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    word. “stanky legg” has been a major thing for d-town’s national profile. i even hear it on the underground caribbean radio station here in boston.

  • 4. SLOfella  |  October 10th, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Can’t say I’ve seen this yet on the west coast, but it’s got me jumping right now. But is it really a “snot wipe”? Who wipes their snot like that? Nobody, that’s who. Who smells a cigar like that? People, that’s who. Give it a little Clinton vibe and I think you know what they’re “smelling”. Typical, but the beat is acceptable. heheh

  • 5. Nina  |  October 10th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Hey, maybe it isn’t a snot wipe now. But the same move 25 years ago WAS a snot wipe. It all comes around again in different forms.I saw some new dance they do in the Caribbean that was the same as The Nasty Girl, that they did when I was in Jr High.

    Thats part of what makes it fun, seeing the same thing given new meaning and new life.

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