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‘Reemski’ Creator Reveals Origin of Popular NYC Dance | WATCH

The "Reemski" dance is featured in the video for rapper Cash Cobain's song "Fisherrr" / Photo: YouTube
The “Reemski” dance is featured in the video for rapper Cash Cobain’s song “Fisherrr” / Photo: YouTube

*As times continue being hard and folks are fed up with the way things are, a fun new dance is helping to lighten things up in New York City,

Known as the “Reemski,” the dance is making its viral presence known, with more than 1 million views and counting on TikTok and X (formerly known as Twitter). Although he could not have predicted how popular his creation would be, Kareem Gadson is happy for it to catch on in a big way.

Chatting with HipHopWired, Gadson detailed how the “Reemski” came to be. For him, it was a creative way to counter the dances that he got tired of doing in 2016.

“I just got tired of doing the dances that I was seeing out here. So I just decided to do my own,” explained the aspiring rapper, who named his dance the “Reemski” due to its leg movements being like the moves of downhill skiers.

“As you getting low you have to move sideways like you’re skiing.”

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As with any well-known dance, there’s a song that fits perfectly with it. For the “Reemski,” that tune is rapper Cash Cobain’s “Fisherrr,” a collaboration with Bay Swag that requires the dancer to get lower to the ground by bending their knees as the bass drop of the song comes in. All this while the dancer moves their chest and shoulders in unison.

“If you ever watch someone skiing and then you watch my dance, then you will go ‘OK, I see what story you’re talking about,’” Gadson stated about the “Reemski” process.

For those concerned with getting the dance exactly right, Eljah Hicks, the man who used the “Reemski” in a joke about Jesus walking out of the tomb, has simple advice. Don’t get too caught up with the technical parts of it. Just have fun and enjoy.

“You just roll your shoulders, but it’s about the drop,” Hicks told HipHopWired. “The drop is what makes it fun. It’s all in like one motion. Everybody can do it, because it’s so easy to do,” before adding, “Your grandmother and your grandfather could do it. All they gotta do is roll their shoulders.”

Since going viral, “Reemski” has caught on beyond NYC, with it being utilized as a joke on the performance of the MTA. The move has even been banned in the Russian republic of Chechnya as part of activities that are at too fast of a tempo, HipHopWired noted, adding that Kai Cenat has “picked up on it.”

No matter how it’s used, Gadson is glad the “Reemski” is not associated with any negativity. For Cash Cobain, the timing of the dance going viral is “perfect.”

“I like that it doesn’t have anything to do with violence,” Godson said in an interview. “It’s got a lot to do with just having fun and enjoying yourself.”

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