The dance craze that's sweeping myspace
I've seen old videos of people doing the Twist, the Harlem shuffle, and the Mashed Potato, but I'm not sure I thought I'd ever live to see a similar 'sensation' take off in the 21st century. Thanks to Lafayette, LA R&B artist Cupid and his dance hit "Cupid Shuffle," I now feel like I know what it must have been like when the hula hoop first happened.
Cupid is currently in the midst of a career take-off, one that was happening on a grassroots level even before he signed with Atlantic records earlier this year -- it wasn't uncommon to see entire families doing the 'Cupid shuffle' on their front porch as someone blasted the tune from a car stereo -- and maybe Atlantic will figure out a way to capitalize on his myspace page, where thousands of fans of all sizes and colors have submitted videos of themselves doing the shuffle. It's hard to imagine how corporate backing could improve on this one, though.
Check out more videos here.
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