Miniature music stars of the Hot Cheetos and Takis fame aren't making money from their wildly popular snack jam from summer 2012. Watch video on YouTube. Well Baauer's Harlem Shake actually came out last year, but it's only now that it's truly gone viral.
The dancing seems to vary from video to video however, so feel free to twerk or whatever when you make your own tonight.
It's had people wondering if it will be the point at which trap music — a kind of souped-up version of Southern crunk — goes mainstream. Reuse this content. Watch on YouTube. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.
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Harlem Shake is the latest dance craze shaking its stuff across Twitter timelines with an army of imitators trailing in its wake. Just make sure you wear a mask, which seems to be part of it, although by the time we've figured it out completely there'll probably a new thing to learn.
Order by newest oldest recommendations. It's proving to be a harsh lesson for the grade-school rappers and their parents, who are working with a local production company to help resolve the YMCA dispute as the kids prepare to sign a national recording contract as Kids. Loading comments… Trouble loading?
Show 25 25 50 100 All. Having said that, it's not an entirely new thing. Reddit user harry-bergeron: Not only is Baauer getting fame and money for the sample and clipped together Trap track, some say that by dominating search results he's overriding the cultural cache previously associated with the Harlem Shake , a dance popularized many years earlier.
As for the song? According to Billboard , more than 4,000 Harlem Shake-related videos have been claimed by the content ID system which makes for more than 30m views as of last week. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Order by newest oldest recommendations.