SONG SPOTLIGHT: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE BY CALI SWAG DISTRICT
by petercortle | July 12, 2010
Okay, this is a bit of a throwback from last summer, but I couldn’t resist. The hip-hop dance craze didn’t end with the Stanky Leg, believe it or not. Straight out of the coolest part of the Golden State, Cali Swag District wants the whole nation to learn their “dougie.”
What the “dougie” is isn’t very clear, even from the video. It looks like a median between the Harlem Shake and just plain leaning and bopping to music. But, the Cali Swag District keep things entertaining, introducing their obese friend “Bubba” who can dougie like no other, and maintaining a bubble-gum snap beat to the entire video.
People say this kind of thing is what’s killing hip-hop, but I personally find it just a product of the Youtube age. “Teach Me How to Dougie” isn’t something you’re going to play if you’re just chilling out to good hip-hop, nor is it much of a party jam. Take it for what it is: a poppy slice of culture from the coolest demographic in the world, California urban teenagers.