Do The Stanky Legg!

Yeah, yeah, I know the latest dance craze is silly. But you know what? I don’t care.


As simplistic as the song and dance are, it’s not that far a cry from hit songs of years past. “Shake your booty, your mighty booty, your lovely booty, your pretty booty.” As gifted a songwriter as Michael Jackson is, “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)” was not his finest hour lyrically.

Oh, and before you beat me over the head with this point, I agree that radio should embrace music that’s a little more substantive. But, “The Stanky Legg” isn’t the problem, lack of balance is. Let some smart, socially conscious rappers come up with good dances, and then people can have options. For now, let the kids—and the rest of us who can’t help ourselves—have some fun.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to go do the stanky legg. After that, I’ll be hitting up YouTube to learn how to do the Ricky Bobby and the Halle Berry.

Michael Arceneaux is a regular contributor to The Root.