Saturday, August 18, 2007
Ghost Ridin' the Whip
Ok, so we know we may be a little late with this development in hip-hop, however we do not have TV and did not know this even existed. Yes, we do have You Tube but we only watch "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday, ok? Now, WTF is "Ghost-riding" and why is it so ridiculous and awesome at
the same time (notice I did not say ridiculously awesome)? We have learned that Mistah F.A.B. is the genius responsible for this wild and theatrical behavior taking hold of our urban community as of late. For our fellow late bloomers, this is how Wikipedia describes "Ghost Riding":
To ghost ride, frequently used in the context of "ghost riding the whip" (a "whip" being a vehicle) or simply ghostin', is when a person puts the car in neutral or allows it to idle and then the driver (and passengers) of a vehicle exit while it is still rolling and dance beside it or on the
hood or roof.
The hip-hop subculture "hyphy" has this technique on lock and we wish it had stayed in the Bay area where we could just laugh from afar. THE best part of this is that it is also called "going Swayze" (a reference to Patrick Swayze in the movie, "Ghost").
***Kids, DO NOT try this at home. It is very dangerous for this reason
If ANYONE puts their kicks on the hood or roof of the Jetta I will "go Swayze" on them...and I'm talkin' "Roadhouse" Swayze and not the scene where he's pummeling the girl from behind in the bathroom but the one where's kicking major ass. Got it?***