Run, man, Run

by alphamonkey on April 9, 2008 · 3 comments

in Music Videos,Short Film

Kanye West gives up the secret origin of the Running Man.


just to clarify, I realize it’s not a Kanye West tune. The reference comes from the fact that West posted it on his Vimeo blog.

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    Kanye West?

  • Just Plain Bob


    …The running man originated with breakdancing in the ’70s in the Bronx. The moves were all mimed representations of parts of essential urban culture of the time; the running man literally represented getting-the-F-out of somewhere when the cops showed up (or someone else similarly flight-inducing). The dancers were challenged to hold a pose (a “lock”) through a pause (or “break”) in the music.

    So I was one of 3 white kids in a class on HipHop Culture at my suburban college. What of it?

  • .alphamonkey.

    I <3 you for that, JPB.

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