How to Chicago: The Dap

47. White men, allow me to hip you up a bit. Learn a dap. A dap is a series of rhythmic hand slaps, bumps and or clasps exchanged between two people as a greeting. Now you can say hello just like the pilgrims and Native Americans did 2000 years ago

Here’s the most common one that’s sure to liven up your day.

1. Start with the soul brother.

2. Immediately come in for a chest hug with hands still clasped. Totally up to you what you do with you left hand.

3. As you pull back from the gentle chest hug, transition your soul brother clasp into the stereotypical white guy shake. Only 1 shake please.

4. Disengage.

Now, you’re going to have to actually plan this handshake out ahead of time with your white friends.

Fortunately this city is a great melting pot. Most nonwhite ethnicities are already cool enough to pick up what you’re laying down with this dap.

You are going to be nervous the first few times that you’re going to flub it up. Practice with your kid before you unleash your lit self on the world.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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