Over the past few years, yet another completely original art-form has arisen from African-American culture. Just like gospel, blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, rap, hip-hop, breakdancing, Vogueing, and so much more before it, Footwork — originating straight outta the corners, clubs, and community centers of the south side of Chicago — is poised to shake the world, and is starting to show up in discotheques in London, Paris, and Sydney.
A completely new, original, and electrifying art-form — organically created by the most unemployed, underserved, marginalized, demonized, victimized, incarcerated, forgotten, and reviled amongst us. The world will, of course, co-opt their art, absorb it, dilute it, sanitize it, and exploit the shit out of it for profit. Isn’t that just how it always is? When we see the artificially sassy, wholesome, wide-eyed, button-nosed white kids doing it on the latest Disney Channel original series, the theft will be complete. But for now? THE MOTHERFUCKER IS STILL ALL THEIRS.
These kids are GODS DANCING THE EARTH.