Dabbing has taken over the Internets, so of course everyone in their own way wants to be the one known for being early on the viral trend.
Now it seems “The Dab” isn’t even an Atlanta thing. At least that's what members of a St. Louis dance crew are laying claim to, and they have the video to prove it! The Shade Room recently points out that a group called Phantastik created a dance called the "Studda Step" and posted it on YouTube all the way back in 2009. And if you watch the video, you can clearly see the similarities between what Migos, Future and Cam Newton have been doing and what they may have pioneered.
No shade to Migos though. It’s unlikely that they nor anyone popular starting up the dance in Atlanta knew about this group.
If you remember, it was Bow Wow who initially thought he had all the answers as to where the Dab came from. He was quickly shut down by Rich the Kid, who refuted his claim that dabbing was a ritualistic expression passed down from generations or related to smoking concentrated forms of marijuana.
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