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Memphis Jookin With Lil Buck

Last night’s episode of The Colbert Report featured former street performer Lil Buck demonstrating a dance called Memphis jookin, which originated in the city about 30 years ago. He explained that the dance grew out of a line dance called the gangsta walk, basically an exaggerated swagger done by kids from urban neighborhoods at the local skating rink. Lil Buck toured with Madonna last year and performed at her Superbowl halftime show and now he’s been in China dancing “Swan Lake” with Yo Yo Ma.

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