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Video: Lil Buck and Memphis Jookin

Lil Buck, a performer known for a style of street dance called “Jookin,” practices a few of his moves on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Buck has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and will be performing in Los Angeles with a cellist, marrying classical music

How Memphis Jookin Dancer Lil Buck Made His Hometown Dance Scene Go Viral

When Michael Jackson turned into a bunny in the "Speed Demon" video—that's what did it for me. My older sister and I spent hours watching his tapes, trying to learn the choreography. I...

Jookin in Memphis, Celebrated

HOW’S this for a surprising success story? In 2007 Katie Smythe, a ballet teacher working out of her native Memphis, was driving her most remarkable student, Charles Riley, across the Mississippi to a...

Bucking Gravity

“How would you describe your relationship with gravity?” It’s not a standard interview question, or, for that matter, one I’d ask just about anyone else in just about any other circumstance.

Lil Buck’s Top 5 Memphis Jookin YouTube Videos

Memphis Jookin (also known as Gangsta Walking, Buckin and Choppin) is a unique art form characterized by freestyle movements and hip hop swag. Born out of the late 80s Memphis, Tennessee “gangsta” club...

Lil Buck Featured on BET Style

You've probably seen him before, but as with viral fame, it's easier for people to identify someone as "that guy who..." instead of by name. Well, Lil Buck is "that guy who" can...

Lil Buck Featured In Stuart Weitzman Fall 2019 Campaign With Kendall Jenner

Lil Buck has risen to be one of the dance industry’s biggest disruptors. Known for his signature Memphis jookin dance style, he shot to fame in 2011

Lil Buck Brings ‘Memphis Jookin’ to Tribeca Film Festival

Alongside Louis Wellecan, the director of the new documentary "Lil Buck: Real Swan," Charles 'Lil Buck' Riley said he wants the new film ー premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival ー to bring attention to the dance form, Memphis Jookin, as well as the city from which it has sprung.

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Bucking Gravity

“How would you describe your relationship with gravity?” It’s not a standard interview question, or, for that matter, one I’d ask just...

WATCH: Bluff City’s Jookin Scene Takes Center Stage in ‘Memphis Majic’

Many aspects of Memphis, Tennessee’s public image—crunk, soul, blues, anti-racist organizing—originated with the Black residents who make up more than 60 percent of its population. Filmmaker Eddie Bailey highlights the community’s history and present through the story of its jookin subculture in “Memphis Majic,” his new documentary currently screening at film festivals and other regional events.

Nike’s Two-Toned Air Force 1 Reveals New Tongue Logo

Despite many surfacing trends, the Air Force 1 remains at the peak as one of Nike’s greatest accomplishments, with their recent endeavors pushing to...

Lil Buck Featured In Stuart Weitzman Fall 2019 Campaign With Kendall Jenner

Lil Buck has risen to be one of the dance industry’s biggest disruptors. Known for his signature Memphis jookin dance style, he shot to fame in 2011

Jookin Is A Style Of Dance And Music That Originated in Memphis At The Crystal Palace

Jookin is a style of dance that evolved from styles like Gangsta Walking, Buckin, Ticking, Bovan Dance has been in the culture...