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From acclaimed producer/director Peter Spirer (Rhyme & Reason, Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel, BEEF 1-3) comes the first film to ever capture the energy and danger of hyphy, the Hip Hop youth movement exploding out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Experience pure "hyphy", the state of mind celebrated in the music, fashion, slang and dance of this culture that popularized ghost riding the whip - walking, running or dancing next to a moving car. With music by top Bay Area Hip Hop artists Mac Dre, E-40, Keak the Sneak, the Federation and more, GHOSTRIDE THE WHIP is about more than the street parties and sideshows of hyphy: "It's not just a word or a song... it's how we live out there".
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.72 Ounces
- Director : DJ Vlad
- Media Format : NTSC, Widescreen, Multiple Formats, Dolby, Color
- Run time : 1 hour and 22 minutes
- Release date : March 21, 2010
- Actors : Sway, Akon, Gary Archer, The Architeckz, Adisa Banjoko
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
- ASIN : B0017VG60O
- Writers : DJ Vlad, David Wilson, Lazlo
- Number of discs : 1
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Ghostride the Whip: The Hyphy Movement
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The first film to definitively capture the energy and danger of "Hyphy," the Hip Hop youth movement exploding out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Narrated by Oakland native and television/radio personality Sway, this film explores the political, social and musical history behind the culture that popularized ghostriding the whip - walking, running or dancing next to a moving car with no driver.
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"Tell Me When To Go" lyrics
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What is Ghost Riding the Whip?
In 2006, a rapper named E-40 released a song called "Tell Me When to Go," which included the first mainstream reference to a driving stunt called "ghost riding the whip." In hip-hop parlance, a car is also called a "whip," while "ghost riding" refers to a driverless car. This stunt involves putting a car in either neutral or drive and then dancing on the hood or around the vehicle as it slowly cruises down the street. Ideally, a driver will jump into the car before it becomes a hazard to others.
"Ghost riding the whip" actually began before the release of E-40's song. A subculture of hip-hop called hyphy , or hyphe, started in the San Francisco Bay area of California during the early 2000s, with rappers such as Mac Dre first suggesting the dangerous driving stunt in their lyrics. It became popular among fans who sought the greatest thrills in hyphy culture, namely a practice called "going dumb." Participants understand how risky the stunt can be, but the risk is also part of the thrill.
When the conditions are right, a driver will crank up the volume of his car's sound system to deafening levels and all the passengers exit the car quickly. The driver will then put the car in either neutral or drive and allow it to continue rolling down the street. The occupants begin to "ghost ride the whip" by dancing on the roof, hood, or area surrounding the car. Some participants will also videotape their experiences and upload the results to popular video-sharing websites. When either the music or the car comes to a sudden stop, the adventure is over.
Although the practice of "ghost riding the whip" is considered illegal in most cities, enforcement can be difficult. Participants are usually quite aware of their surroundings, so they tend to choose locations and times when local patrols are few and far between. The stunt is the modern equivalent of car surfing, a dangerous practice in which passengers stand on the roof of a moving car as if they were riding a wave. There is also an element of a old car stunt called a Chinese fire drill, in which passengers switch positions while the car is stopped at a traffic light. "Ghost riding the whip" is a much more dangerous practice, however, and should not be attempted under any circumstances.
A regular WikiMotors contributor, Michael enjoys doing research in order to satisfy his wide-ranging curiosity about a variety of arcane topics. Before becoming a professional writer, Michael worked as an English tutor, poet, voice-over artist, and DJ.
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@RoyalSpyder - It's not hard to imagine that people would attempt this. You'd be surprised at how many things can become fads in this day and age. I don't want to sound like I'm generalizing, but people have a habit of copying others. One event that starts off small immediately becomes the next big thing. Using fashion trends as an example, people always follow others. However, when that trend ends, people start copying others who have moved on to the latest fashions. Generally speaking, as people, we're always willing to take risks.
Before reading this article, I had never heard of "ghost riding the whip" before. It sounds like a somewhat interesting concept, if not also a little insane. It's amazing the things that people will come up with in this day and age. I like how the article says that it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances. Where do people get crazy ideas like these?
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Ghost Ride the Whip
– By Chris Wagner ©2006, The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
Last winter, CPYU reported on the dangers of teens and driving. Unfortunately, since that article was written, a new craze is sweeping through youth culture that brings further danger to inexperienced and impulsive teens with a set of car keys. The latest high-risk activity on four wheels is called “ghost riding the whip,” or just “ghost riding.” “Whip” is a slang term for car. The term ghost is used because nobody is behind the wheel of the car during the stunt, giving the appearance that a ghost is driving. To perform a ghost ride, a driver will put his car in neutral (or leave it in drive for higher-risk), open his door, exit the vehicle and begin dancing while the car is moving. To achieve a higher thrill, they will climb on the moving vehicle and dance on the hood, trunk or even roof of the car—all with nobody behind the wheel.
Some officials consider ghost riding the newest form of “car surfing,” which has been around for decades. However, “car surfing” usually involves a driver behind the wheel and a passenger “surfing” the car, often at high speeds. The term ghost riding is believed to have been coined by San Francisco Bay area rapper Mac Dre, who was influential in starting the Hyphy culture. Hyphy, which can also be used to describe the style of music associated with the movement, is a lifestyle embraced by many young people from the Bay Area. It’s characterized by high-energy dancing and partying, and a lack of inhibitions. Hyphy is considered similar to the Crunk culture popular in the South, though the musical style is said to be different. Though not condoned by everyone in the Hyphy culture, alcohol and drugs—especially ecstasy—often are involved. When a person has reached the hyper state from which the movement derives its name, they are said to be “going hyphy, ” “going dumb” or “getting stupid.”
Ghost riding the whip is considered one of the purest and highest forms of “going hyphy.” At first, this dangerous activity was confined mostly to the Bay Area. In fact, in the city of Stockton, Cal., ghost riding and related activities have led to at least eight deaths. Earlier this year, Bay Area rapper E-40 released the song and video “Tell Me When to Go” from his My Ghetto Report Card album. “Tell Me When to Go” is a song celebrating the hyphy lifestyle. It is E-40’s mention of the phrase “ghost ride the whip,” along with the visuals found in the music video, that has launched ghost riding from subculture experience to pop culture phenomenon.
The video features clips of people from the Bay Area ghost riding on crowded and busy streets. Imitators from across the country are now joining the ghost riding revolution. Helping create the buzz for this growing trend is none other than the popular viral video Web site YouTube. In case you’re not familiar, YouTube.com is currently one of the most popular destinations on the entire Internet. Not only can E-40’s music video be found on the site, but a search for “ghost riding” or “ghost ride the whip” will return thousands of results of home videos from users filming their own ghost riding experiences. Most of these videos feature “Tell Me When to Go” as background music. The song has been dubbed the official ghost-riding anthem. The majority of those participating in ghost-riding activities are teens, college students and young adults—and most of them are male. The videos showcase teens dancing outside their moving cars, jumping on their hoods, climbing through sunroofs, and then jumping back inside and hitting the brakes. As expected, sometimes the brakes do not get reached in time.
Taking the time to watch a few of these videos will be alarming and eye opening. CPYU recommends that you take the time to watch a few to more fully understand the trend and its dangers. Words do not give some of the videos justice. Here’s a little more of what CPYU has discovered about ghost riding after watching multiple videos and doing some research:
- Ghost riding is often done in groups. For teens, part of the excitement is the shared experience with friends. Dancing on top of your moving car by yourself may give you an adrenaline rush, but interviews with teens immersed in the trend reveal that ghost riding is more fun with lots of people. It creates a party atmosphere on wheels. Though ghost riding is considered spontaneous, these large group efforts are often detailed and choreographed.
- No place is off limits. Some videos show teens ghost riding in an empty parking lot or dead-end street where risk of injury is limited. However, busy city streets, highways, school parking lots and residential roads are also popular destinations for ghost riders. Several examples show cars going off the road, hitting utility poles, or coming dangerously close to oncoming vehicles or nearby pedestrians. A ghost rider from Arizona says “We don’t ghost ride on a dead end … If you ride where no one can see you, there’s no point in ghost riding.”
- The Hyphy movement is also known for sideshows (or sydeshows) in which crowds of people gather to showcase their ghost riding abilities and other car-related stunts. Other stunts include figure eights, peel-outs, and “gas-brake dippin’” or “yokin’,” which Wikipedia defines as “driving while quickly alternating between stomping on the gas and the brake.”
- Though ghost riders are predominantly male, females are often on the “sidelines” cheering and offering encouragement. Guys see this as a way to show off and impress girls. Unfortunately, for girls seeking guys who take high risks, it works.
- The most common reported injury related to ghost riding is head trauma. Obviously, it doesn’t take much to lose your balance, slip off the trunk, hood or roof of your car, and hit your head on the ground. Many other injuries can also occur.
- Fines, citations and punishments for this activity vary from state to state, but can be justifiably harsh. However, police and other officials are still very unaware of this movement. Police departments that are aware of ghost riding are beginning to train their officers to look for this kind of activity.
- In October, the Intelligence Group’s Trendcentral newsletter reported on the sweeping popularity of ghost riding and how the viral video world feeds the growing hazard. “In addition to the participants’ obvious penchant for risk-taking, the trend also speaks to the Internet ‘one-upmanship’ phenomenon: people are watching ‘ghost riding’ videos and thinking they can do it better, so they then go out and film their own (and post it online), thus breeding a pattern for dangerous behavior in a way that was not previously possible.” Teens may be tempted to out-do their friends and counterparts they watch online, leading to more and more dangerous ghost riding stunts.
This should serve as a call to parents to be more diligent in modeling good driving habits and actively monitoring teen drivers. Even parents of teens without a license should be concerned as they may be tempted to participate when receiving a ride from other teens. Pay close attention to the music your teen is listening to. Browse their CD collection or MP3 files with your eyes open for E-40. It appears the likelihood of your teen being involved in ghost riding is significantly higher if they regularly listen to E-40’s song “Tell Me When to Go.”
The ideals of the Hyphy movement must also be spoken against. Hyphy culture celebrates a reckless abandon free from the cares of what the world thinks. It also celebrates the use of drugs and alcohol. God has clearly set standards of right and wrong. Parents must instill the truth to their teens that moral behavior does not depend on the situation, nor does it change with attitudes and emotions. God’s Word and his expectations of us are unchanging.
Sit with your teen and watch a few ghost riding videos on YouTube.com or another online video site. Use the time to discuss the risks involved. Some videos, including one titled “Ghost Riding Gone Wrong,” will clearly show the inherent dangers. Make sure your teen understands all the parties at risk, including themselves and their friends, but also innocent bystanders and other drivers and passengers as well. A realistic understanding of the risks will help discourage them from participating.
The adrenaline rush and excitement of ghost riding is what draws teens to this activity. The risk-assessment portion of their brains has not yet been fully developed. For this reason teens fail to see the danger they put themselves in. They also are neglecting to see the harm they could cause to others. Due to their nature, teens still will be enticed by high-risk activities. That is why it is so important they find other interests and hobbies to safely express their infatuation with extreme behavior. Team sports, outdoor adventure and other high-energy activities are great ways to fulfill a teen’s fondness for thrills in a safe environment.
God has provided teens with the precious gift of life. Helping our teens understand the value God places on human life will discourage them from putting themselves and others at risk. Now is the time to warn our teens about the dangers of ghost riding.
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding grants permission for this article to be copied in its entirety, provided the copies are distributed free of charge and the copies indicate the source as the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding.
For more information on resources to help you understand today’s rapidly changing youth culture, contact the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding.
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From acclaimed executive producer Peter Spirer comes A DJ Vlad film. The first film to definitively capture the energy and danger of "Hyphy," the Hip Hop youth movement exploding out of the ... Read all From acclaimed executive producer Peter Spirer comes A DJ Vlad film. The first film to definitively capture the energy and danger of "Hyphy," the Hip Hop youth movement exploding out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Narrated by Oakland native and television/radio personality Sway, ... Read all From acclaimed executive producer Peter Spirer comes A DJ Vlad film. The first film to definitively capture the energy and danger of "Hyphy," the Hip Hop youth movement exploding out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Narrated by Oakland native and television/radio personality Sway, this film explores the political, social and musical history behind the culture that popul... Read all
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