Baauer, renowned for the song that started that gigantic Harlem Shake internet trend last year has remained relatively quiet in the two years since that single’s release.
It seems our beloved ‘Harlem Shake’ track isn’t quite off the hook yet! Reggae-ton artists Hector Delgado and Philadelphia rapper Jayson Musson are claiming that Baauer did not receive permission to sample their track for ‘Harlem Shake’.
As a result, both artists have now filed a lawsuit against Baauer and Mad Decent Records, owned by producer Diplo, asking for compensation and copyright claims for sampling the track without their consent.
As we all know ‘Harlem Shake’ has absolutely sky-rocketed over the past few weeks, when YouTube users began creating mock videos of the infectious dance track, it has now stood at number one in the Hot 100 for 3 weeks and going.
Granted it’s a few weeks too late but we forgive you Simpsons because we all know production, editing and proofing isn’t as simple as 1,2,3….also we just plain love Homer!
Looks like the producers of our most beloved family has jumped onto the band wagon and made their own “Homer Shake”; I don’t know about you but I especially love “Sexy mayor” even if I will probably be having nightmares for the rest of my life!!
Unfortunately, this Harlem Shake epidemic hasn’t been taken too lightly by the actual residents of Harlem. Since this style of dancing is recognised as an art form and a cultural expression recent YouTube responses have been posted by residents politely asking that the people no longer exploit this new fad.
“If you do that in Harlem, I promise y’all, you gonna get hurt.”
It seems the YouTube craze for uploading Harlem Shake video’s is still sky-rocketing beyond belief!
With more that 12 000 video uploads over the month, 4000 of which have been watched over 44 million times, and the ever increasing craziness of shaking incoherently with a group of inexplicably and oddly dressed individuals to a phat beat the world has seriously lost the nutters to boredom…but oohhh it is hilarious
What’s your favourite Harlem Shake video??
Sourced from: www.usatoday.com
Just weeks after Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” song became a viral meme, his popularity with digital sales have surely sky rocketed. The iTunes Store Top 10 Dance Songs now had Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” at the number 1 spot. Congratulations Baauer! If you haven’t purchased his song yet, grab it below on iTunes! If you haven’t already checked out the viral videos hitting the YouTube front best check again because you haven’t been surfing the net!
By now, I’m sure you have all heard the song by Baauer called Harlem Shake. If you haven’t already heard the official full song, I have linked it down below for you to check out. After this dance track went viral, many people around the world have created their own little clip dancing or should I say, going crazy, in the video! Some are good, and some are just bad! But I linked some videos below for you to check out, and yes they are the good ones. So far there’s over 12,000 Harlem Shake videos uploaded on YouTube.