Once every few months comes song or a music video that baffles all of us fanatics, but yet becomes a number one worldwide sensation and a crave. Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” song and music video belongs to this category. It isn’t essentially a bad thing. The 17 year old Ricky Lamar Hawk AKA Silentó, had gained worldwide popularity due to this song.
Before we get into any review, watch the hip music video below. Warning: If you are a hiphop dancer, this music video could be contagious.
There isn’t much of a review left to write after watching the music video. It is what it is. Silentó shows us some of his dance moves and the lyrics have been designed to a hip beat. Kudos on the music.
By going through “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” music video, you are guaranteed to learn some hip hop dance moves. Obviously, you will learn to ‘whip’ and to ‘nae nae.’ Then you will learn the ‘stanky leg’, although I doubt it will come in handy to win your dance partner. Then there’s the classic “break your legs” move. And do the ‘bop’ to cap it all. Wait, there’s the ‘yule’ and the ‘superman’ and the ‘duff.’ By the 2 minute 30 second mark of the music video/song, you are educated of 8 different dance moves, which isn’t very bad. The remaining 30 seconds of the music video is a wrap up of the same dance moves you have learnt before.
Despite heavy criticisms on the song, the artist and the music video, the song stays strong at number 4 position on Billboard Hot 100 chart. The music video has gained over 220 million views on YouTube. In that regard, we can consider “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) a pretty successful song.
The song also earned Silentó nominations on Teen Choice Awards (R&B/Hip Hop Song) and MTV Video Music Awards (Song of the Summer) categories.
Congratulations to Silento for his first breakthrough single…