Song: Dem Franchize Boyz "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" (2006)
Atlanta is used to being a major player when it comes to party hits and dance crazes, but when a group of four former high school buddies from the west side of the city dropped "Lean Wit It Rock Wit It," the game changed. Though the Snap Dance was already popular in Bankhead, Atlanta, and other groups like D4L had popularity with the dance prior to "Lean" with the hit song "Laffy Taffy" (which caused beef between both crews over who started the phenomenon first) there's no question that "Lean" brought the simple but swagtastic dance move to the mainstream.
The dance took on a life of it's own when Dem Franchize Boyz incorporated the dance in videos for songs like "I Think They Like Me" which featured Bow Wow, Da Brat, and ATL dance guru Jermaine Dupri, who also appeared in the "Lean Wit It" video. Like most simple dances, the entertainment of it all is in adding your own moves, personality and finales to it. If you were stiff, this wasn't the dance for you.