From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Electric boogaloo may refer to: Boogaloo funk dance , an adapted form of the street dance originating in Oakland, CA in the s The Electric Boogaloos , a dance crew founded by Boogaloo Sam in Fresno, California in Electric boogaloo dance , a dance popularized by The Electric Boogaloos Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo , the breakdancing film; the origin of the meme " Scratch Electric Boogaloo", track by The Roots from Things Fall Apart See also [ edit ] Boogaloo disambiguation Electric Boogie Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term. Categories : Disambiguation pages. Hidden categories: Disambiguation pages with short descriptions Short description is different from Wikidata All article disambiguation pages All disambiguation pages. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.
How ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’ Became a Movie and Then a Meme
Where does electric boogaloo come from?
For the slang term describing an uprising against the government, refer to Boogaloo. As of March , the film has been given 4. In the early s, the phrase was used offline in titles of works by Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy  and indie rock band Minus the Bear. As of March , there are nearly 20 other sites  that use "Electric Boogaloo" in their titles. In November , "Electric Boogaloo" was first used in this manner by a journalist on the Huffington Post  , regarding election reform in Ohio. In July , the New York Times  used the term in reference to the sequel to the viral video " I've Got a Crush on Obama ", marking one of the first times it was used in a negative fashion. In August of that year, a blog post on the Oxford University Press  examined the titling structure and defined it as a snowclone that is used to denote any sequel production, which later became supported through its documentation on the Snowclone Database  in
Beyond that … well, who knows? Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, had a boogaloo song. James Brown had a boogaloo song. Breakdance was on the precipice of a cinematic moment. They hired writers, recruited young dancers from East L. This was all despite the fact that someone had claimed this territory. With a title and no script, Globus and Golan set out to make Electric Boogaloo in their traditional mode: quickly, modestly, and ridiculously.
Electric Boogaloo was released seven months after its predecessor by TriStar Pictures. In some international locations the film was released under the title Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo. Another sequel, Rappin' also known as Breakdance 3: Electric Boogalee was made but had an unconnected plot and different lead characters — only Ice-T features in all three films. Though most critics rated the film poorly,   New York Press film critic Armond White considered it to be "superb"  and Roger Ebert gave the film a three-star rating. Brown and Jerry Knight. On April 21, , Shout! Factory released the film, along with Breakin' , as a double feature Blu-ray.