Clever video merges Crip walking with Irish music
Traditional Irish music is one of Ireland’s great gifts to the world. The sweet sound of the flute and the energetic fiddle can just get hold of you and make you want to get up and dance.
One creative YouTuber has taken that natural rhythm and given it a whole new lease of life as the soundtrack to a video of a group of Los Angeles Crip walkers.
For those of you who don’t know, Crip walking is a cool, bouncy type of dance movement made popular by members of the Californian gang the Crips in the 1970s. It was often used as a way of spelling out the word ‘Crips’, and also as a celebration of the gang or a signal to other members.
It was initially exclusively a Crip move, but by the early 1990s it had become a regular feature in hip hop performances, and later even moved into the mainstream.
It generally involves quick intricate pieces of footwork, and clever, unpredictable shifts of balance from one foot to the other.
Not too dissimilar to traditional Irish dancing then.
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That is what one creative YouTuber thought, and made the video of Crip walkers performing with traditional Irish song Rare Old Mountain Dew as the soundtrack.
The result is both entertaining and comical, as the talented performers from both genres collide and actually merge to create a great show.
The view count on the video has gone well past two million since it was posted in February 2014.
Take a look for yourself.
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