Meet Carlos Almonte—a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic who moved to the Bronx when he was 12. Almonte's both a serious student (with an impressive 3.75 GPA at the Bronx Lighthouse Charter School) and a budding rap star. NBD.
Since 2010, Almonte—who also goes by BB Bronx—has been posting freestyle videos to YouTube for exposure. And just last week, he released a new smash single, "Bronx Whine," featuring Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Farruko.
The associated dance is inspired by the Jamaican dancehall move, the Dutty Wine, in which you wind your knees, hips and neck.
Almonte hopes that the new song's viral support (the video had almost 70,000 views just four days after being posted to YouTube) will spread the Bronx Whine well beyond his borough, perhaps even gaining an international fan base.
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It's predictions time: Do you think the Bronx Whine could become 2014's dance meme?