Posts tagged "Harlem Shake"

The Lonely Island and Robyn Mock Dance Crazes in Faux-Viral ‘Go Kindergarten’ Video

“So raise your glass / Then break the glass / Then stomp your bare feet on the glass,” Swedish pop queen Robyn gamely sings o…
Marc Hogan / May 29, 2013

After Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’ Goes Viral, Two Sampled Artists Go Unpaid

The rise of Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” began innocently (albeit annoyingly) enough, but the consequences of a gazillion plebes going totally ham to that trap-rave track…
Chris Martins / March 12, 2013

‘Harlem Shake’ Miners Fired After Underground Video Surfaces

All right, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” is getting out of hand now. After gentrifying trap-rave, topping the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, getting a 17-year-old arrested, fueling…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

‘Harlem Shake’ Like an Egyptian: Viral Craze Ruffles Authorities Worldwide

Freedom, it’s easy to forget, includes being able to act really silly for no good reason. The Beatles, for instance, were still in their innocent,…
Marc Hogan / March 1, 2013

‘Harlem Shake’ High Schooler Arrested for Starting Flash Mob

The “Harlem Shake” viral video phenomenon almost had its first martyr in a 17-year-old high school senior from Queens. Forest Hills student Arnis Mehmetaj was arrested…
Chris Martins / February 22, 2013

Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’: Gentrification Goes Viral

Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” that squeaky, wubby trap-dance instrumental that has, over the past few weeks, gone full-on viral thanks to endless videos of people dancing…
Brandon Soderberg / February 19, 2013