4 Most Awesome Hip Hop Dance Songs from the 2000s to Groove to
You thought Drake did something with #ToosieSlide and #InMyFeelings? Well, you clearly haven’t heard popular hip hop numbers from the 2000s. Although Drake did spark a viral dance craze on TikTok – along with other musicians like Megan Thee Stallion and K Camp – hip hop music has been contributing to a dance revolution since the 1980s. But it was in the early aughts when it went on a crazy overdrive.
If you were to walk into a club in the 2000s, you would hardly find any people holding up the walls. That’s because everyone was on the dance floor, showing off their moves. 20 years ago, hip hop artists created songs that kept you movin’ and groovin’ to their beats. No matter if you liked the song or knew the lyrics, you were guaranteed to know the hook steps. During that time, the internet was in its nascent stages and rappers often used
Here are some awesome hip hop dance songs from the 2000s that will always get you dancing like nobody is watching:
“Salt Shaker” (2003) by Ying Yang Twins Featuring Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz
“Stanky Legg” (2008) by GS Boyz
“Lean Back” (2004) by Terror Squad Featuring Fat Joe and Remy Ma
“Let’s Get It” (2001) by G. Dep
This song came out at a time when crunk, a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged in the early 90s, was at its peak. This song has the singers asking women to dance provocatively in a club and the dance is simple – all you need to do is shake your booty. In fact, some might say that it was this Ying Yang Twins anthem that ushered in the era of twerking.
The year is 2008 and “Stanky Legg”, a runaway hit by the GS Boyz has taken the nation by storm. This song and the accompanying dance are all about having fun. It mainly involves moving your leg in a circular motion, alternating between each leg. This dance became so popular that even now you will find people doing the “Stanky Leg” on social media.
If you have ever while listening to a song or dancing in the club, found yourself crossing your arms and swaying side to side while leaning back, you have got this dance anthem to blame. The summer of 2004 got even hotter when “Lean Back” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks in August.
If you were on the internet even for a few brief moments in the early 2010s, chances are you must have seen at least one iteration of the Harlem Shake. Harlem Shake was first made famous in 2001 by former Bad Boys Records rapper G. Dep in the “Let’s Get It” visual where he got a couple of teenagers to perform the now-iconic dance moves. These moves would later inspire the “Chicken Noodle Soup” dance in 2006 in DJ Webstar and Young B’s number of the same name.
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