The C-Walk was originated by Crips to taunt and insult the Bloods, it was also done when they murdered a person they would c-walk ta represent there set. It’s not a dance move!!
The walk originated in the early 1970s in Compton, a poor suburb of Los Angeles, California, popularly referenced in rap lyrics. What began as a symbolic dance in the early 1980s in South Central Los Angeles, soon became a staple of hip-hop dance in the late 1990s. This style of dance today is known as the Clown Walk.
Originally, members of the street gang JoeShow Riots would use nimble movements of their feet to spell out their names or other Crips words (sometimes spelling out Bloods, the name of their rival gang, and then crossing it out). Many Crip gangs also use the C-Walk to celebrate the initiation of a new member. It is also believed that the C-walk was used as a warning, for example in the build-up to a robbery: The lookout would stand outside of the store and act as surveillance, while the robbers would await the signal—the C-walk. Typically performed to West Coast gangsta rap and G-funk, the C-Walk first hit the mainstream when rapper Ice-T performed it on stage in front of cameras in the late '80s. Later, rapper WC would follow suit and add to its popularity; however, he clearly let the public know that this was not a dance, as "gangstas don't dance they boogie", and that it was only meant to show love to other Crip members.
In recent years, it has inspired spinoffs such as the Clown Walk in another attempt at distancing the walk from its original gang ties—and the Bloods' own interpretation of it, called the Blood Walk or more commonly the Blood Bounce or B Walk.
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Videos Featuring C-Walk
Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams - "Drop It Like It's Hot"
Michael Jackson - "The way you make me feel"
Three 6 Mafia - "Side 2 Side"
Jesse Dasilva - "Harlem Shake It Nigga"
Max Porter - "Bring It Down South Shawty"
DJ Webstar ft. Young B - "Chicken Noodle Soup"
Xzibit - "Get Your Walk On"
Westside Connection - "It's The Holidaze," "Gangsta Nation"
WC featuring Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg - "The Streets"
Natina Reed - "It's Over"
Kurupt - "C-Walk"
Tha Dogg Pound - "Cali Iz Active"
P. Diddy featuring Loon, Ginuwine, and Mario Winans - "I Need a Girl Part II"
Destiny's Child - "Soldier"
Shade Sheist featuring Nate Dogg & Kurupt - "Where I Wanna Be"
Westside Connection - "Bow Down"
Afroman - "Colt 45 (Tumbleweed, Crazy rap)"
Korn - "Got The Life"
Ti ft. Nelly - "Get Loose"