"Ghost riding the whip" and "hyphy"

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A very dumb new word (consider for 2006 WOTY)....The Wikipedia was recently
changed on this entry.

Hip-hop's dangerous dance

By Garance  Burke
Associated Press
Published December 30, 2006

MODESTO, Calif. -- An increasingly popular car stunt has killed  at least two
people, led to numerous injuries and alarmed police on the West  Coast and

"Ghost riding the whip" is a stunt in which the driver  gets out of his car
and dances around and on top of the slowly moving vehicle to  a hip-hop beat.

A fad among devotees of a West Coast strain of hip-hop music called  "hyphy,"
the stunt has been celebrated in song and performed in numerous  homemade
videos posted on YouTube.


To ghost ride, frequently used in the context of "ghost riding  the whip" (a
"whip" being a vehicle) or simply ghostin', is when the  driver and/or
passengers of a vehicle exit while it is still rolling and dance  beside it or _on
the hood or roof_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_surfing) ._[1]_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostriding#_note-0)  Ghost  riding is one of the latest
trends to be popularized by _Hyphy culture_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphy)
, which originated in  the _Bay Area_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay_Area)  of  California. The act is one of the highest forms of "going
dumb" and a  representation of the style of _Hyphy_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphy) . The term "ghost ride the  whip" was given nationwide exposure in
_E-40_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-40) 's _2006_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006)  song _Tell Me When to  Go_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tell_Me_When_to_Go) . However, E-40 was not the first to use this term, as it was coined
 much earlier by other Bay Area rappers such as _Mac Dre_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Dre) .[_citation needed_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources) ]
Ghost riding as a term also has a history in motorcross and stunt cycling.
The rider typically jumps off the back of the bike then runs after it and jumps
 back on.[

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