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The Harlem Shake is an urban dance that has become the nation’s newest Youtube sensation. Despite what its name may lead you to believe, the dance originated in Rochester, New York sometime between the years 2008 and 2011. The creator, Jason “Tizzle” T., discovered the Shake, also known as the Rochester shuffle, while in an unstable state he prefers to call his “rare form” or more simply put, grossly intoxicated. The dance inexplicably disappeared for over a year as Tizzle, or “Tizz”, the name his loyal followers prefer to revere him with, moved to North Carolina. Unsurprisingly, given the cultural appeal of the shuffle, the dance reappeared in the fall of 2012 sometime between the hours of 1 and 630 am as Tizz orchestrated an unruly event known as “Project Mayhem”. Hundreds of videos have been made in an attempt to emulate Tizzle’s ghetto, yet refined moves but none have been able to match Tizzle’s genius.
Fred-I can't decide whether I want to do the Harlem Shakedown or continue to watch WoW videos online.

Levine-Bish do somethin!.

Tizzle-I'm in rare form. *puke* *Harlem Shakedown*
by McCrumb February 12, 2013
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Shrugging your shoulders in a way that its like dancing.
Did you see Nick pull the Harlem shakedown at footlocker he got the evil eye from all the workers.
by NickStallsworth December 24, 2006

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