Singled Out: J. Dash's The Wop
The Wop started as a dance my friends and I did in the club to other people's music. The Wop itself is very simple and we would do so many different things in-between, like the stand-still, kill the roach, hold the trophy...the dance could go on for hours and there would be a crowd of people at the club watching us.
It was so organic, we had so much swag when we were doing it that people HAD to watch to see what we were gonna do next. They wanted to hate but couldn't! The dance looks so much better in numbers so it would start as the three of us, then we'd teach some girls, then some guys would learn and next thing you know the whole place would be doin' the Wop.
One night my friends told me I HAD to make a song that we could do the dance to. I produce my own beats as well so I went back to my dorm room at UF and made the track. Honestly, since we had been doing the dance so much thebeat came very naturally, it was already in my head. I did that, wrote the lyrics, recorded it and mixed it all in one day. We took the rough version to the club and had the DJ spin it, immediately the people started reacting to it.
The song started as something for me and my friends, I had no idea it would become how huge it is today. Between my video and fan videos we have 25 MILLION YouTube views, which is just crazy! You should all be on the look out for my album Tabloid Truth, hitting iTunes early next year and make sure to make some videos of you and your friends doing the WOP!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and check out the hit video right here!