Outside the Lyrics

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How This West Coast Dance Style Took Over America - “Krump” is a unique West Coast dance style that emerged in the late 90s and early 2000s. Originally performed in dance battles in parking lots, it grew to the stage with major musical acts. Host Dr. Taj Frazier meets with dance legend and fellow Krump founder, Marquisa "Miss Prissy" McCray the Queen of Krump, to discuss how a few young adults transformed a South LA dance into a global culture.

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About Outside the Lyrics

Hip-hop is more than just music, it’s a cultural movement. Outside the Lyrics explores its sub-cultures through the stories of artistic pioneers who helped shape and remix hip-hop’s history. In this three-part digital short series, artists share with host Dr. Taj Frazier how they navigate their craft, where they draw their inspiration, and the people and neighborhoods that influenced them.