You probably heard or seen a bunch of videos online of people dancing in the weirdest places doing the weirdest moves and runs about 32 seconds?!
No you haven’t, well here are some highlights:
The full song that spurred this mayham:
Being a social media specialist” which I have to add is the best job in the world” I was at work one day and my whole news feed was drowning, with these videos, so I ran to my best friend Google, to find out What the F was going on.
Here is what I found:
The Harlem shake, originally called the alpha in Harlem, it is a dance that started in 1981. The dance became mainstream in 2001 when G. Dep featured the Harlem shake in his music video Let’s Get It. It has its history from a Northeast African dance called “Eskista” and was allegedly started in Harlem by a man named Al B. The Harlem Shake is a dance that originally began in Harlem, New York. Since its beginnings it has spread to other urban areas and became popular in music videos. The announcers at the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic at Rucker Park claim that the modern day Harlem Shake was started by a man by the name of “Al B” (nickname Sisqo or Cisco). Al B was an alcoholic who would perform the dance upon request. Because of its founder, the dance was originally called the “albee” in Rucker and Harlem, but then later became known as the Harlem Shake.
Al B is quoted saying that the dance is “a drunken shake anyway, it’s an alcoholic shake, but it’s fantastic, everybody appreciates it.” He said it comes from the Ancient Egyptians and describes it as what the mummies used to do. Because they were all wrapped up they couldn’t really move, all they could do was shake. Harlem Shake is based on an Ethiopian dance called the Eskista.
We said this: Egyptians may have started it, but it doesn’t mean we approve it! This new fad needs to disappear faster than GANGNAM Style