Dancing is not one of my strong suits. I have rhythm, yes, but I’m assuming that is just one of the things that come from being born Black next to possessing immaculate hair that many envy and attempt to duplicate but always want to touch. However, dancing? Not at all. This is partially why I’ve pursued deejaying as a hobby; I would rather create the mood to inspire others to shuffle their feet and groove to the beat.
I never pictured Joey Bada$$ as a dancer either. Granted, his Caribbean roots pretty much mean that he can dutty wine with the best of them, but that’s just an off-brand assumption. With his latest video, “Teach Me” featuring Kiesza, he celebrates life in the best way possible: with people moving their bodies Happy Feet-style. While I would say that it could inspire me to get my boogie on, my awkward soft shoe suggests otherwise.
Joey’s B4.Da.$$ is out now.