I wrote a short piece about the Jersey Club movement months ago when I shared the bad lil’ mama who killed it with her smokin’ hot moves back in February, but in case you forgot what that Jersey Club is all about, I’ll refresh your memory:
Club music was created in Baltimore, Maryland but traveled up the coast to Newark, New Jersey by way of the legendary Club king, DJ Tameil, in the late ’90s. Characterized by booming bass lines, looped sound effects, record scratches and chopped phrases from sources like hit tracks or cartoon theme songs, Club quickly became a major factor in Newark’s musical culture. (Once you heard that “boom-boom-boom-boo-boo-boom,” you knew it was on!) Over the years, Club music spread throughout the state of New Jersey and has become a major element of the Black party scene in the state. (Particularly at high school and college events.)
Eventually, the genre’s popularity in NJ led to the distinctive title of “Jersey Club” that umbrellas numerous DJs, producers, and dancers all over the state. Today, Jersey Club music is often coupled with dance moves that are called out over the tracks, like instructional dances tunes. This style of the genre has become increasingly popular over the past few years and Club heads all over Jersey take pride in showing off their dance moves whenever their favorite Club track comes on.
So, of course, with the rise of dance-orienting Club tracks, came the surge of Club dancers, most notably Team Lil Man; a group of talented teens and 20-somethings who get busy under the leadership of famed Jersey Club disk jockey, DJ Lil Man. These cats make videos-on-top-of-videos showcasing their dance skills, and truth is: they’re pretty dope!
Just check out the video below of this hot new routine two of its members recently put together and judge for yourself. #StraightFIYAH #Jersey #LoveMyPeople #LoveMyCulture