Dem Franchize Boyz
Before Soulja Boy had us “Superman that h*” or Yung Joc had us bumping side to side with “It’s Goin’ Down,” Dem Franchize Boyz were one of the first groups out of Atlanta to recognize the value in a simple dance. In 2004 and 2005, they already had hits on their hands with “White Tee” and “I Think They Like Me.” But by 2006, they struck gold with a simple lean and snap.
“Lean wit it, Rock wit it” would spread to school dances and college parties across the country.
I dare you to play the song now and not tilt your body at a 45-degree angle.
Black Legacy: Viral Dance Culture Would Be Nothing Without These Music Icons was originally published on globalgrind.com