Every time I see a ‘Harlem Shake’ video appear in my Facebook newsfeed, I get the sudden urge to head-butt the nearest human being. Viral, in the Latin sense, means poison and the ‘Harlem Shake’ can be associated as such. Psy‘s ‘Gangnam Style’ also falls in the category of sensual poison.
However, upon hearing Baauer‘s ‘Harlem Shake’ as a backing track for rapping shit-talk via Harlem native and dance-rap queen Azealia Banks, I find it less offensive.
Experience Azealia Bank‘s remix of ‘Harlem Shake’ below: