"It was a big year for the “Whip/Nae Nae” rapper, Silento. Not only did his single take over pop culture, including making cameos on Dancing with the Stars and on Instagram with Riley Curry adorably mimicking the dance, but it also earned him $100,000. And now that payday is going to get a lot sweeter as the 17-year-old has just signed a contract with Capitol Records."
This is what I like to see. People are always complaining about how "kids can learn these dances but can't *insert some nonsense here*" but songs like these with no cursing, no violence, no boasting is what the kids need. It's what I loved growing up with the Harlem Shake, the Dougie, and the Soulja Boy, and what our parents & grandparents loved with the Twist, the Hustle & the Jerk, and look how that dance has changed and resurfaced. These cultural phenomenons have existed forever and brought families and friends together to release all of their cares and even taught them how to dance.
All in all, I am proud of the success Silento has received from the hot track and applaud people like him and Dlow who are getting our babies off the couch and promoting "positive" music in our troubling society.