Dancehall music and the style of dancing attributed to it can be thought of as being over sexualized and is often criticized by outsiders for its slackness. However, there is much more to the culture of the music and dance than meets the eye. Many female dancers and singers of the genre view their hyper-sexy lyrics and dance moves as a form of female empowerment, i.e., her body, her words, her choice.
Women's bodies are amazing and are capable of many things and when women embraces their bodies, anything is possible. An all female dance crew known as, Mom Crew, based out of Dallas, Texas, is amped to make that known. The crew looks to encourage women of all races, gender, size, sexuality and dance levels to continue to chase their dancing dreams and do what they're passionate about no matter the obstacles faced. The crew started with 5 and now has 60 active members, the oldest member in her 70s and consists of mothers, pregnant mothers and grandmothers, women of all professional levels and are sometimes joined by their kids on the dance floor. They can be spotted at special events, fundraisers and have been featured on television and radio shows across the nation. Most recently on the World Of Dance stage. Although they are based out of Texas, the crew may be branching out in the near future.
One of their more recent dance videos caught our attention over here at Kingston To LA, when the group bust di dance to Stefflon Don's dancehall tune, "16 Shots." The single was released back in 2016 off of Stefflon Don's mixtape, Real Ting. It's perfect for the mothers and their kids to dance along to since the song is about no one being able to mess or step up to your mother. The dance crew released this dance video as an ode to mothers on Mother's Day of this year. Watch it below.
Be on the look out for Stefflon Don, she may be putting in work with We The Best Music Ent., she is nominated for a BET award and has worked with many top names. The artist also has her own collection #ShesTheDon with online fashion retailer boohoo creating a 73 piece collection ranging from sizes 6-24. Listen to her new song, "Sensless," here on Kingston To LA.
Also, enjoy the hardworking dancehall momma queen, Spice's, new music video for, "Tick Tak." The video was directed by Spice and Xtreme Arts and the song was produced by H20 Records. It was featured on the Giggi Riddim earlier this year.
*Featured photo from @momcrewofficial via Instagram.