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Marquese Scott (born November 5, 1981), is an American Pop dancer. His work has been seen in music videos that he creates, TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, advertisements, and live performances at award shows. He has signed with XCel Talent Agency and is part of the dance crew Dragon House. His YouTube channel is WHZGUD2, which includes many dances. His dance videos include Higher, Set Fire To The Rain, Wake Me Up, Fresh, Hanging On, and his most popular, Pumped Up Kicks.
Life and career
Marquese Scott was in Englewood, California. He was first exposed to dancing when he noticed a dance contest happening at a local roller skating rink. Scott began to take dancing seriously while in high school in Indianapolis, Indiana, joining friends in his school dance club. After high school he joined the military and continued to dance whenever he got the opportunity. After contributing in the Navy, Scott moved to Atlanta, Georgia to be with his family. Atlanta is where he met other dancers and learned the technique of animation, and began uploading YouTube videos of himself dancing. Scott worked at a local Wal-Mart, while he appeared on So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent with his dance crew Remote Kontrol. After Scott's rise to popularity he wanted to dedicate himself to traveling the world. Another dancer in the dance family DragonHouse who goes by the name BluPrint, replaced Scott's position in Remote Kontrol. Scott wanted to help Bluprint follow his dreams and that's exactly what he did for him. The three current members of Remote Kontrol are BluPrint (Dorian Hector), Iglide (Julius Chisolm) and Chibi (Bryan Gaynor). Scott has been a huge influence on people of all ages that have started dancing .Scott's 53rd YouTube upload, a video of himself dancing to a Butch Clancy remix of Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks in 2011 is what propelled Mr.Scott to stardom. The Pumped Up Kicks dubstep remix of Scott dancing went viral, gaining 1.5 million views in four days and over 5 million in one week.
The uber viral video currently has over 114 million views. All his videos on his WHZGUD2 channel currently have a combined viewing total of over 280 million with 1.5 million YouTube subscribers.
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