Chicagoan Lil’ Kemo Popularizes ‘Bop’ Dance






When Chicago artist Dreezy dropped her “Break a Band” official music video, the music wasn’t the only thing fans were captivated by.


There was a young man moving his body in a never before seen rhythmic motion to the beat of the song.


The young man, known as Lil’ Kemo, was performing a dance called the “Bop,” originally a form of ‘steppin.’


Some individuals may have even first caught glance off Lil’ Kemo in M.I.C. member Il Will’s “Go In” official music video shot by DGainz.


The “Bop” dance is clever, but Lil’ Kemo transformed it. This version, according to Lil’ Kemo, is called the “Kemo Walk.”


The “Bop” has undergone many transformations throughout several generations. Originally performed in the late 50s and early 60s, the “Bop” was a smooth, calm dance of striding, gliding, dipping and dabbing, according to steppersexpress.com.


In today’s generation amongst a younger, hip demographic, the “Bop” now is performed to Hip Hop music. It incorporates a “bounce” with slick footwork and various body movements.


Check out Lil’ Kemo “Boppin” in the music videos below. You can also head over to Lil Kemo’s YouTube profile to check out more “Boppin” videos by clicking here.


I.l Will “Go In”





Dreezy “Break a Band”





King Louie “My Niggaz”





Lil’ Kemo Boppin to Chief Keef’s “Kay Kay” song.




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29 Responses to Chicagoan Lil’ Kemo Popularizes ‘Bop’ Dance

  1. Kelisha says:

    lol he be gettin it doe

  2. Meghan says:

    He make it look so easy lol

  3. Nelly Boop says:

    That boy can dance his ass off lolz

  4. Kimmie says:

    Goes to show black ppl are naturally gifted. He can do all that probably without any formal training. S/O to him

  5. Fuck a name says:

    I aint even kno he was in dat Go In

  6. high az a kite says:

    this is so dope!

  7. eastsideboi says:

    i gotta learn that dance lol

  8. shanetta says:

    love it!!!!!!!!

  9. willie says:

    that shit swag. does he have any tutorial vidz?

  10. Erica says:

    get it boy

  11. destinee says:

    that break a band go hard as h3ll n ol boy was gettin it ;)

  12. leslie says:

    I was tryna 2 do this n school but looked hella dumb doin it. i need practice :P

  13. triflin j says:

    ok now kemo i c u gettin a lil fame. don’t forget about us lil people

  14. byron tee says:

    i’m literally tryna do this shyt lmao. the hoes gon love me

  15. bx ni66a says:

    I NEED TO LEARN THIS SHIT ON MY MAMA

  16. ILoveMyAphiA says:

    Broooooooooooo i been tryna figure out who this kid was for the longest. nice dance. thanks for the article

  17. abigail says:

    aww cut3 :)

  18. tito daddy says:

    #swag

  19. howard u says:

    get it!

  20. Ehhhh this shit sweet lol

  21. Whoever make a dopeass song dedicated to boppin gon blow up on my mama. I bet niggaz n da studio right now tryna a sumthin lol

  22. We aint had a big dance since that Dougie shit. This bop dance nice. I can see this getting big

  23. ready or not says:

    the kids gon be doin this dance soon. i aint flexible to do this :P

  24. Chi Town Folk says:

    This nigga Kemo boutta blow. He boutta have the world doin da Kemo walkk

  25. Candace says:

    that boy was getting it

  26. Moneisha says:

    I luv mi babi kemo :-)

  27. Kenny B says:

    there is nothin unique bout what he doing. it look lyke a fuckd up break dance freal

  28. nick says:

    haha shout out to that kid. dance go hard

  29. A Real Ass Nigga says:

    Buddy Be Makin That Shit Look Easy! I MUST Learn This Shit! I Can Do A Lil Bit But Nun Like Him Tho,When I Learn This These Bitches Gon Love Me…


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