Ghost Riding / Ghost Ride The Whip

Ghost Riding / Ghost Ride The Whip

Updated May 11, 2016 at 05:12PM EDT by Dreamworks.

Added Aug 25, 2010 at 02:33PM EDT by Don.

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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" first became popular with E-40's 2005 hit "Tell Me When To Go"(shown below, right) , and Mistah FAB's "Ghost Ride It", released in 2008 (shown below, left).

Ghost Riding may have first been inspired by the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy Teen Wolf, in which a character does various tricks on top of a van with no driver.


There have been many ghost riding parodies on YouTube, generally used with the "Ghost Ride It" Mistah Fab audio track.A video of a group of people ghost riding a school bus titled "GHOST RIDE IT" was uploaded to YouTube on December 18th, 2006. The video has since gained over 3 million views in under ten years.

On July 15th, 2007, a video of two elderly people Ghost Riding titled "Ghost Ridin' Grandma" was uploaded to YouTube (shown below, left). In under 9 years the video has gained over 3 million views. The video was later posted to the Reddit subreddit /r/videos where it gained 1,339 points (80% upvoted) before being archived.[1]

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