|Birth name||Willie Perry Jr.|
May 31, 1971 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Genres||Dance, electronica, Pop-rap|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter and DJ|
|Labels||Island Def Jam, Universal Records|
Perry Jr. was raised in Englewood, Chicago, and is known as Casper because he almost always wears white clothing on stage. He is also known as Mr. C – The Slide Man. Casper's first hit record, "Casper Slide Pt. 1"—also known as "Cha Cha Slide"—was created by Casper for his nephew, who worked as a personal trainer at a Bally Total Fitness in 1998. After the song grew in popularity as an aerobic exercise at fitness clubs and PE in schools, Casper created a second song in 2000, titled "Casper Slide Pt. 2", which was picked up by Elroy Smith at Chicago's WGCI-FM radio station. The song became a hit in Chicago in 2004, when the city's M.O.B. Records record label became involved as well, helping Casper create a whole compilation album with other Chicago-based artists to promote the dance. "Cha Cha Slide" was later picked up by Universal Records.
- Out Champ (1999)
- Casper (2001)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Cha Cha Slide"||2000||83||24||83||3||12||86||1||Cha-Cha Slide: The Original Slide Album|
|"Oops Upside Your Head"||2004||-||-||-||25||-||-||16||Non-Album Single|
- CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Business
- "Benefit for Casper/Cancer Meds by Willie Casper Perry - GoFundMe". GoFundMe. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "'Cha Cha Slide' Creator DJ Casper Fighting Cancer - JetMag.com". Jet Magazine. 2016-05-20. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
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