Bobby Shmurda’s song “Hot N*gga” not only scored over two million views on YouTube, but it also landed him a nice deal with Epic Records. But what was the fuel that set the song on fire? The most popular vine of Shmurda’s scene in the music video where he busts out with a simple move, now dubbed “The Shmoney Dance.”
But this isn’t the first time an artist has capitalized off their dance moves. We’ve seen it all from “Kid-N-Play” to jerking. There have even been dances that spawned from hip-hop tracks like “Toot It & Boot It,” “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” and the family-party classic “Cupid Shuffle.” Then there are moves that just get the party started like “wu-tanging,” the “heel toe and” of course my favorite, “twerking.”
From “The Shmoney Dance” to the “Cabbage Patch,” take a look at 23 dance moves that were birthed by hip-hop. But first, let’s watch Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith break down some of the most classic moves ever.