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What In the World Is the 'One Corner Dance' Craze and Why Is It Even a Thing?

The internet is a weird place.

In case you've missed it—probably for your own good—there's this new "dance craze" that's been taking over the internet in the past few weeks, and we're not really sure why.

The "One Corner" dance, which initially started in Ghana, has celebrities and other folks who must just be outright bored, posting videos of themselves basically just humping whatever corner they can find to various songs.

We're not making this madness up, unfortunately.

The trend has now reached Nigeria. Mega-producer Don Jazzy posted a video on Instagram earlier of his team flocking to various areas of a studio to caress it's corners with their pelvises.

Really wish we were making this up.

Why is this even a thing? Are there not enough problems in the world to keep us occupied? Why are people willingly violating inanimate objects for fun? Nothing makes sense.

We're lost. Maybe someone can explain this to us? Here are more examples:

 

Once again, WHY?

Music

Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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