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 was 10 years old, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, and whenever the music came on, I was moving.

I remember the first time I saw Memphis jookin in its true form. It was at the Crystal Palace skating rink in Memphis, and I saw a dancer named Bobo—he was incredible.

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