List few famous personalities associated with hip hop?
Hip, a combination of urban dances including locking, popping and break dance has emerged out from the underground hip hop clubs and backstreet dancing to become a popular dance form that displays emotions of the dancer through expressive body movements.
A few famous personalities that gave new dimensions to this form of dance are-
Michael Jackson: King of pop, was famous for his break dance style of hip hop.
Run DMC: ultimate hip hop group of the 80’s well versed with all groovy moves.
Aaliyah: considered to be one of the best 25 dancers of all time in the 90’s, she had received acclamation for her unique and fluid style of dancing.
Paula Abdul: has won several best dance awards, has been the top name for organizing dance routines of personalities like Janet Jackson and The Jackson’s. Extremely talented and recognized for her choreography, she stands a world apart in hip hop.
Doctor Ice: part of the Untouchable Force Organization, a hip-hop group in the 1980’s he began his career as a dancer for the rap group Whotini and took up the stage name Doctor Ice, real name being Fred Reeves.
James Brown: Not a traditional hip-hop dancer, he was the brain and heart behind the invention of the Mashed Potato dance move, a craze in the 1960’s.
MC Hammer: One of the most famous hip-hop artists and dancers of all time in the 80’s and 90’s he is the founder of the culture ‘Hyphy’ and has also created a following of the Hammer Dance, The Running Man and The Butterfly.
Ciara: known for her hip-hop and pop infused style of music and dance, She has won the Best Dance Performance at the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards.
Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo: currently residential choreographers for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, they organized dance performances for Michael Jackson. also worked with top names like Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Madonna.
Les Twins: identical brothers recognized internationally for their new style hip-hop have won several hip-hop awards including the World of Dance in 2010.
Shane Sparks: a world-renowned hip-hop dancer and choreographer. He has worked with names such as Aaliyah, Monica and Lindsay Lohan.
Beyonce: one of the most powerful female vocalists and dancers of modern times her famous moves have become staples in many hip-hop dances.
Soulja Boy: Best Hip Hop Dancer award of 2007 is famous for his Crank That dance song and video.