Boomshakalaka is a 90s slang term. It’s usually shouted during a competitive situation, when one player achieves a goal or performs some type of spectacular move against their opponents. It was commonly used during basketball after a slam dunk.
Term went mainstream with 90s kids when NBA JAM hit the arcades in 93. We yelled this for everything, even for no reason because it was so fun to say!
Don’t forget Tag Team’s Whoomp There it is! They say it in the final hook of the track!
Forever linked with NBA JAM. Playing against the neighborhood scrubs on Super Nintendo and dunking on everyone with Shawn Kemp. Boomshakalaka, Boomshakalaka, Boomshakalaka! It sounded like I was trying to summon something from another dimension!