By now, I’m sure you’ve all noticed the “Harlem Shake” videos popping up all over the internet, right? So what exactly IS it?
According to it’s Wikipedia page, “The Harlem shake is a dance that originally began in Harlem, New York, in 1981. Since its beginnings it has spread to other urban areas and became popular in music videos. The self-purported inventor of the dance was “Al B”, a Harlem resident. Because of its founder, the dance was originally called the “albee” in Rucker and Harlem, but then later became known as the Harlem shake.”
So, why is it popular all of a sudden?
Basically it’s a dance that went viral on YouTube where one person is dancing until the beat drops, and then when the song says “do the harlem shake” everybody starts dancing in a weird way or sometimes in a costume. Got it? lol
To see the first viral “Harlem Shake”, click HERE!
Watch below to see the NBA Mascots and friends do the shake at this year’s NBA All Star Jam Session here in Houston!