Teach Me How to Dougie

Album: The Kickback (2010)
Charted: 28
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Songfacts®:

  • California Swag District comprises rappers Smoov, Jayare, Yung, and dancer M-Bone. This song about the Dougie Dance is their first entry on the Hot 100.
  • Smoov told Chicks With Guns Magazine the story of the song: "A friend of ours graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood and went to Texas Southern, he saw people doin' it out in Texas and came back doing the dance. He told us we should make a song about the Dougie, he gave us the hook he told us to do the song, we went to the studio put together a beat, and made it happen we wrote our verses and made the song go, we put a female on the hook, made it sound right and it just went."
  • One reason Cali Swag District recorded this song was to distance themselves from the LA Jerk movement. Smoov explained to Chicks With Guns Magazine: "This song we picked because it separated us from the Jerk movement, if you watch the video, nobody's jerkin in it, nobody has on skinny jeans and all that stuff, there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not us, it's doesn't fit our personalities or where we came from. Our music can be described more like 'fun' but on the other hand if you listen to our other music, we have real songs, songs you can feel, some songs you can party to, you can ride in your car with the top down to, vacuum your living room to, just all around fun music."
    (See "You're a Jerk" by New Boyz for more on the Jerk movement)

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