The Dougie Reaches the White House, Cali Swag District Reacts

At President Barack Obama’s 50th Birthday celebration last week, daughters Malia and Sasha led the star-studded crowd through a tutorial of “the Dougie,” as Cali Swag District’s platinum-selling single, “Teach Me How to Dougie” played.

New York’s Daily News reported that even Tom Hanks was doing the dance.

XXLMag.com caught up with Cali Swag member C-Smoove, to find out his thoughts on his song playing in the White House.

“I wanna see the footage,” said the rapper, who’ll be celebrating his 21st birthday in a few days, “I wanna see if Obama could really do the dance.”

“Nothing against anybody else,” he added, “but it’s a Black President doing our dance. I mean that’s dope.”

When asked about the single’s success since its debut last year, Smoove replied, “We felt like it was going to be something that we did just for people we knew, and for a couple clicks online, but, it [became] much more than that.”

The group’s debut album, The Kickback, is in stores now. —Ralph Bristout

  • MikePlease

    Technically it’s Lil Will’s dance

    • Pandii

      Who cares who made it? Its there, it was played, people had fun. Unless ya’ll was there it really shouldnt matter. Your not famous or doing anything. Celebrities will always be doing them, and they don’t care about what people think unless they are making music. Handle your own and stop worring about everyone else

  • ItsBrittanyB*tch

    Cali Swag need to stop claimin that shit, Lil Will’s Version was 10 times better, by the time Cali came out wit teach me how to dougie (which they were asking because its not their dance) the shit was old…

  • Hyde

    Technically….shut the hell up…who cares..no one person made that dumb ass dance…so quit hating child

  • Jasmine

    SHUT THE FUCK UP MANE WHO GIVEZ A FUCK WHOS DANCE OR WHOS SONG IT IS OK YEAH LIL WILL MADE A SONG CALLED MY DOUGIE AND THEY MADE A SONG CALLED TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE MAYBE THEY ASKIN LIL WILL TO TEACH THEM HOW TO DA HIS DOUGIE BT STILL WHO GIVE A FLYING FUCK BOTH OF DA SNG R DOPE SO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN TO THEM AND STOP HATTIN…………