Cabbage patch dance

The cabbage patch dance is a dance involving putting the hands together in the form of fists and moving them in a horizontal, circular motion.[1][2] The Gucci Crew II had a song describing the dance,[3] as well as Dr. Dre and DJ Yella (of the rap group N.W.A.) in 1987.[4] The dance they made was featured in the song "The Cabbage Patch." It soon became very popular, showing up in many dance clubs in America. The dance's name is derived from the popular line of dolls "The Cabbage Patch Kids" or the use of "cabbage" as slang for paper money. There are many on-line videos showing how to do the dance.[5][6] The dance was originally celebratory and often associated with being super cool and rad.[7]


  1. Tom L. Nelson (January 2009). One Thousand Novelty and Fad Dances. AuthorHouse. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-1-4389-2638-4.
  2. Cheryl Ladd; Bob Hellman (5 April 2006). Token Chick: A Woman's Guide to Golfing with the Boys. Miamax. pp. 38–. ISBN 978-1-4013-5997-3.
  3. Vibe Media Group (December 2004). Vibe. Vibe Media Group. pp. 224–.
  4. Peter Shapiro (January 2005). The Rough Guide to Hip-hop. Rough Guides. pp. 1987–. ISBN 978-1-84353-263-7.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  6. "How to Do the Cabbage Patch Hip-Hop Dance | Howcast - The best how-to videos on the web". Howcast. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  7. Huntington, Carla Stalling (207). Hip Hop Dance: Meanings and Messages, p.43-4. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-2991-2.

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