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Ghost riding is term used in “hyphy” culture that refers to the practice of dancing alongside, or on top of, a moving automobile. The car will usually be coasting in neutral gear while the participants are outside and loud music is playing from the moving vehicle.
Ghost-riding, or “Ghost-riding the whip” became popular with E-40’s 2005 hit “Tell Me When To Go”, and Mistah FAB’s “Ghost Ride It”. The original ghost riders were participants in the San Francisco Bay Area’s “sydeshows”.
Ghost riding may have been inspired by the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy Teen Wolf:
Ghost riding appears to have been in its peak during February of 2007, and has since gradually fallen in popularity.
There have been many ghost riding parodies on YouTube, generally used with the “Ghost Ride It” Mistah Fab audio track.