Amazing kid dance video: 8-year-olds krumpin' hella tight


53 Responses to “Amazing kid dance video: 8-year-olds krumpin' hella tight”

  1. Anonymous says:

    get those kids on the ellen degeneres show. they could get hooked up with some cool stuff, even money. haha

  2. MrsBug says:

    Ya know, kids aren’t given enough credit for what they are capable of at their current age.

    Don’t ask me why this video made me think about this, but think back to when we were still hunter-gatherers or to even the nomadic tribes from the last 5-6,000 years. Kids were protected, but they were required to be productive members of the tribe/clan. Watch the younger babies, keep the sheep, etc, etc. In our day, we don’t seem to think that kids can keep their rooms picked up or do their own laundry.

  3. dolo54 says:

    Back when I was a boy we used to call that popping and locking. And we used to do it barefoot in 3 feet of snow, because we liked it! Now you little buggers better krump your butts off my lawn!

  4. KateZeGreat says:

    Very cool…but I find it sort of uncomfy to watch an 8-year-old grinding and grabbing his junk.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I find it sort of uncomfy to watch an 8-year-old grinding and grabbing his junk.

      I believe that he’s hiking up his pants to keep his heel from catching.

      • Anonymous says:

        That may be true but the whole thing is rather sexual, so I am definitely with Kate on this one. Nonetheless awesome body control and style.

  5. Godfree says:

    Imagine how cool it would be if they had actual music to dance –er, krump–to, instead of that industrial robot chicken-decapitating noise.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Those kids would be great at Shaolin Kung Fu or Tai Chi.

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  8. osmo says:

    MrsBug: I’d like to see the study on that one and if you have proof that you’ve kept from the anthropogical society then you should publish and make a killing since we still dont know exactly in what way people lived during the bronze age (and how it differed from region to region) more than a few details.

    So as interesting it is to hear about someones knowledge how children where raised back during the great migrations… its just nonsense to fit current opinion or at best speculation

    Ontopic: those kids are great dancers.

    • MrsBug says:

      Relax, friend. It’s speculation on my part. But look at even recent nomadic tribes where kids were put in responsible positions for animals, young children, etc.

      All I was trying to say is that kids can do more than we give them credit for.

    • Anonymous says:

      Our knowledge of how children were raised within the last 2,000 years and how children are raised even in modern 3rd-world countries would seem to indicate a pattern of increased responsibilities at younger ages as required by their family unit or tribe (Yes! Small tribal societies still exist! Amazing!). Your derision of MrsBug doesn’t make any sense.

  9. tsukiii says:

    These kids are amazing! I love how each of them have their own style going on. If the 9-year-olds I teach ballet to had anywhere close to this much coordination, I’d be ecstatic…

  10. Anonymous says:

    @Zac: they taught themselves. This generation’s inventin’ that shit.

    Dance, as it is with music, is hybridizing, borrowing from different styles. This is always in a state of morph, of flux, of combine-and-recreate.

  11. Anonymous says:

    .. 4 years younger than me. Dang, I still feel old. Dx Little kids have so much energy.

  12. Quiet Wyatt says:

    Can anyone tell me what genre of music they’re krumping to, so that I never accidentally listen to more like it?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Freakin great. Are you SURE these kidz are only 8? Where will they be in 10 years?

  14. Anonymous says:

    yeah yeah its impressive and all… but does anyone do any other dance than krumping/body popping anymore?

  15. MollyMaguire says:

    wow, never actually seen krumping before. It’s kind of intimidating. Those kids scare me. geez I feel old.

    • Rick. says:

      Check out a documentary called Rize, all about krumping. What these kids are doing seem to be more controlled, like a cross between krumping and up-rocking (a part of breaking). Either way, these kids rock.

      • Nicky G says:

        i agree — my brother has spent years teaching funk-dance to youths, and this is def. up-rock, with some popping and locking and such. Isn’t krumping much more — flailing?

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  17. chgoliz says:

    Excellent. Those boys are putting a lot of adults to shame. Imagine how good they’ll be when they’re fully grown.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Tight. And indeed, kids are QUITE capable. And hella flexible. If you can add coordination(which they have TONS of) to the mix, you get potent ‘ishhh like this.

    Seen many kids rock before, and they’re up in that upper level with ‘it’. Loves it.

  19. Anonymous says:

    three stars and a sun.. that boy’s pinoy. :) yeah! awesome!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that’s awesome! seems like a really positive outlet for lil-dude energy

  21. xian says:

    That sounded a bit like MIA watching Psycho while getting run over by a donkey that’s getting run over by an elephant!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Krump shmump, face it they are just doing the robot

    • Anonymous says:

      no no no. this is not the robot. this is insane dancing that takes A LOT of determination and practice (let alone natural talent) to perfect. and thats exactly what they just did.

  23. DJBudSonic says:

    Ahh.. the future of our civilization. I’m torn between offended and impressed. I like dancing and music and am a big supporter of the arts, and I think this almost counts in those categories.

    I would like to get a look at the crowd on the other side of the camera who are yellin’ “Yeah Boyz!!”

    I think what we are witnessing is a downward compression of youth culture. This kind of dancing used to be reserved for clubs, where you had to be at least 18 to get in. Now, I bet some of the parents of these 8-year old kids are not too far removed from that scene or age- young parents, and they are exposing their children to this “music” and dance scene; along with the exposure to the seemingly endless proliferation of dance and talent contest shows on television. Are they being shown any other aspects of the nightclub culture, the drinking, the dope smoking, the misogynist behavior? What will be the result of this? Are childhoods being lost, ala Michael Jackson? (speaking of junk-grabbing) … oh well, as long as they can get and keep jobs and keep putting into Social Security (yeah right) so I can retire someday with my nice lawn.

    • Anonymous says:

      A small thought, but perhaps worth a mention…

      Perhaps it’s a good thing that they CAN dance like this, without it having to be associated with nightclubs, drug and alcohol abuse etc?

      It might even be possible(though admittedly chances are slim), that they will grow in their love for what they are doing… and when they realize there is another darker culture surrounding dancing a certain way, or listening to particular types of music, that they will be able to separate themselves from it.

      Like I said, just a thought.

  24. Boondocker says:

    That was almost hypnotic. Very cool.

  25. MelSkunk says:

    Oh for the love of mike…
    Let me summarize half the comments
    “Kids they days with their music, it sounds like noise to me”

    I think a LOT of the issue on how bad it sounds is the fact the audio is coming from some inexpensive speakers into a loud, non-acoustically exceptional room.

    It’s like whining about how kids these days don’t turn their damn lights up right because of how dark the video is.

    (I like it anyways)

  26. Anonymous says:

    Sick moves, sick tune
    What is the track they are dancing to?

  27. frankieboy says:

    Awesome! Kid’s bringin’ it. Nice choreography with all taking a part. The last kid looked like he was just hanging out until this time came around. Very dramatic for a bunch of young guys.

  28. Murisan says:

    I like that the kids appear to actually hear the beat (yes there is one, even if the rest is screechy and bad), and not just be emulating their peers 100%.

    But the best part is the very last second, where you can hear the kids break down and laugh like kids, as they should, and not trying to be hard gangstas.

  29. Nicky G says:

    Kind of surprised electronic-infused hip-hop incites so many negative comments on Boing Boing of all places. Bah, sometimes I wish this was still a paper ‘zine that only cool people read…

  30. kmoser says:

    That was totally buck.

    (That’s what the kids they say these days, isn’t it?)

  31. pAULbOWEN says:

    Well, now we know what Madonna’s next video will look like.

  32. Anonymous says:

    You go little dudes!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Did a little digging and found out that this group calls themselves “The ART of TEKNIQUE” and they’re from Sacramento. They are: Gavin (9 years), Kris (9 years) and Kida 8 (years). Here’s their Facebook page:

  34. mellowknees says:

    These kids are truly amazing dancers! Such athletic moves and coordination! Nice choreography, too. I also really enjoyed seeing some glimpses of old school breakdance in there, too – nice to know it’s had its influence. I used to love watching kids break at school dances back in the day.

  35. luftmensch says:

    Get ON my lawn! – what is that song? Anyone know the artist? It’s rather good.

  36. The Mudshark says:

    Shit yeah!

  37. Zac says:

    Wow! As a physical actor who has spent a lot of time trying to get kids to use their bodies properly . . . shit, these little guys are amazing. They know their bodies, and are totally grounded. Who taught them? I want to take a class!

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