DJ Webstar & Young B

 

Today, most of the latest viral dances start on Instagram thanks to the many talented people using the site. But before IG ever allowed its first post, there was a thing called YouTube.

Now granted, YouTube is still a major force in these social media streets. But back in 2006, it was one of the only sites to show off your new skills or popular moves from the neighborhood.

DJ Webstar and rapper Young B‘s “Chicken Noodle Soup” was one of the first examples of how a local song and dance from Harlem could reach the world. The youth of the Internet couldn’t wait to upload their own renditions of the Chicken Noodle Soup to YouTube, resulting in thousands, even millions of views. The South would soon compete with a few dance crazes of their own.

Black Legacy: Viral Dance Culture Would Be Nothing Without These Music Icons  was originally published on globalgrind.com

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