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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ghost Ridin: Gettin Hyphy in the Streets

Funny that the thing to take Hyphy from the underground to the mainstream looks like it will be Ghost Riding The Whip, also known as jumping around like a fool in, on and in front of your driverless moving car.

To ghost ride, frequently used in the context of "ghost riding the whip" (a "whip" being a vehicle) or simply ghostin is one of the latest trends to be popularized by the "Hyphy Movement", which originated in the Bay Area of California. This act involves the driver and/or passengers of any given vehicle exiting while it is still rolling and dancing beside it or on the hood or roof. It is one of the highest forms of "going dumb" and a representation of the style of hyphy. The term "ghost ride the whip" was given nationwide exposure in E-40's song Tell Me When to Go. However, E-40 was not the first to use this term, as it was coined much earlier by other Bay Area rappers such as Mac Dre. (Wikipedia)

Boing boing has it covered:

Ghost ride da whip

Here is a great post with tons of videos links to kids Ghost Ridin all over the place:

"Ghost riding" becomes "dangerous teen car craze"

They don't call it "Gettin Stoopid" for nothing.

UPDATE - Here's the latest soundtrack for your stupid driving needs: The first single off Mistah FAB's new album, Yellow Bus Rydah, due out in September. It's called Ghost Ride It, and I assure you that you really don't want to miss out on Mistah FAB in fine form, rapping over Ray Parker Jr.'s classic Ghostbusters theme. Hear it courtesy of our friends over at Hellatight.com.

- Jacob Z.


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