Is “Chicken Noodle Soup” really all that bad?

Being the lover of dance and therefore dance crazes that I am, I found it quite entertaining to learn and perfect the chicken noodle soup, the latest dance craze to hit the hiphop dance scene. The song Chicken Noodle Soup and its accompanied dance by Young B is hitting all media forms by storm including BET. However in the midst of my excitement, I was posed with a “I should post this on blackademics.org” moment while showing it to a few of my friends, one of whom became disturbed by it. Noting that the song and its dance are an “embarrassment” to greater hiphop culture. This is shocking for me, being from the 305 Dade County (FYI: that’s Miami) where you weren’t somebody unless you could Peanut Butter Jelly (the dancing doesn’t start until about 1:15, so skip to there).

The noodle song’s lyrics are simple and, in my opinion, harmless:

Let it rain, clear it out (repeat 4X). Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup with soda on the side

Repeat the above for about 3-5 min depending on the club, add a couple variations to the above here and there and there you have it ladies and gents, “The Chicken Noodle Soup“.

Now, the other argument that was posed was that not only is it an embarrassment, but that it’s going to stir up a whole new level of east coast/west coast drama only this time its regarding north vs. the dirty dirty. Whose dance will be the best? And is it possible that this could lead to episodes of violence between the communities?

Clearly, I missed the sociological implications of the chicken noodle soup while eagerly learning how to chicken noodle soup. So I turn to my Blackademics community to aid me in seeing the light. Am I and my fellow chicken noodlers perpetuating a poor or even degrading image of the black community? What are some of the positive aspects of having dance forms such as this, snapping fingers, and leaning with it?

**Shaking head** Could we really be on the verge of secession because of the chicken noodle soup? Hell … it would be a better reason than the first time round, no?

Until next time… let it rain, clear it out.

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Published on September 28, 2006 at 10:57 am. 20 Comments.
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