Harlem Reacts to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake”

If you haven’t been keeping up, there’s a new dance craze taking over the Internet.

Baauer’s “Harem Shake” has shot all the way to No. 1 on the iTunes chart. There have been countless YouTube videos of people uploading themselves going crazy that last about 30 seconds. Now, filmmaker Chris McGuire decided it was time to see what Harlem actually thought about the song.

In the clip above, McGuire posted up near 125th street—considered the heart of Harlem—and asked various people their reactions to seeing the “Harlem Shake” for the first time. To their dismay, many of these people agreed, “That’s definitely not the Harlem Shake.”

Just for fun, check out Fat Joe’s version below. What are your thoughts on the new “Harlem Shake?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonflowers82 Leon Flowers

    lol he said harlem came up with hip hop

  • Lyle

    Thats sooo not the Harlem shake, and I’m not even from Harlem.