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written by owen on 2008-Mar-30.

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People often ask what is going on in dancehall; whats up with the "hump dance"?; who comes up with these things? Its a lot less organic than you think, it more like back in the 80's Micheal Jaskson "Bad". When guys would pill out knives, form a circle and try to dance each other to death. Each trying to "out-do" the other. It kinda like that but less sexually prejudice. The humpdance brings women into the picture. There is alot of substance to it and it changes quickly and slowly at the same time without reason.

The randomness of it can be a little jaring to foreigners (and normal jamaicans) but the creativity of the Jamaican people is endless even when not under the influence of controlled substance. It could all stop next year and we could bring back the "cent-5cent-10cent-dalla" dance. But in dancehall culture nothing "makes a comeback", nowadays everything must have a new riddim, dance, slang and handshake. Its a fact of life; some people dance, some stand on the sidelines and others wait until the PG version gets released to the public. It may not catch on in the USA but who cares the chinese dig it.

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  1. Sometimes i wonder if these women are double jointed or something. As the humping and jooking seems so hard between the legs. How do they walk afterwards?
    Anyways after my degree i'm gonna become a dancehall queen. watch it!

    by Tami 2008-Mar-31 

  2. I just can't get these dances, like the one depicted in the picture! Too me it looks pretty dangerous and more like some suicide sexual activity! Tammi worried about the women, but I wonder how the men do it! Getting hit down there if you are a man nuh nice! But it seems to be the latest thing in the Dancehall!

    by Stunner 2008-Mar-31 

  3. I think its just damned foolishness and its in poor taste, but then maybe thats my prudish, Roman Catholic, up-town upbringing poking up its head, who knows.

    by mad bull 2008-Apr-05 

  4. yeah...who knows


    by irie diva 2008-Apr-05 

  5. Wild,totally outrageous,and extremely suggestive simulation of sex is the hump dance!! Yes,indeed,and remarkably so,whether you like it or not, Dancehall is constantly pushing the envelope.Aesthetically,artistically, and physically,this art form is definitely and categorically not for the pious and the righteous,because it is totally irreverent.

    by ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID 2008-May-03 

  6. as they say its not art if its not irreverent

    by owen 2008-May-04