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it's a dance. the harlem shake started by a homeless crack head dude that would dance in between periods of those and1 games at rucker park. it caught on (15 years later), because trap music. to enjoy trap music you have to be on drugs, hence, why some folks harlem shake to it. kids and some grown folks think crackheads are funny, so, they mimic them and post it on youtube.
is he doing the harlem shake or did he get shot?
by getsh_itstraight February 16, 2013
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A new stupid dance crass on YouTube, and people just making idiots of themselves. Usely only about 30-45 seconds long, where it starts out as one person dancing and everyone not noticing. Til about half way and then everyone in the room dances and shakes usely masked to hide their shame.
Did you see Jimmy Fallon on YouTube doing the Harlem Shake?

Yeah they all looked retarted!
by McLovinUrMom951 February 08, 2013
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An eccentric upper body dance move that involves the shaking of the upper torso and shoulders. The Harlem Shake originated on 125th and Lexington where gang bangers would shoot unsuspecting cripples with crutches. The staggering fall of these cripples created a signature move, adapted by gang-affiliates and introduced at local parties. Upon witnessing the newly created “Harlem Shake,” a corporate thug under the Bad Boy Entertainment payroll reenacted and sold this dance to famous choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson who introduced this dance with the video premier “Let’s Get It” by P. Diddy featuring G-Dep and Black Rob. The phenomenon sweeping white neighborhoods and Italian nightclubs across the country was born… the Harlem Shake.
Daddy, Sarah and I want to go to Abyss and do the Harlem Shake.
by The Geet March 10, 2008
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A dance created to distract rich white folk so the thugs of Harlem could easily rob homes.
Johnathan: Did you see the Harlem shake videos?
William: Why yes I spent my entire day watching the dance online.
by CrypticCraig February 10, 2013
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to get loose and shake the upper bodyusing more of the waist.
look at the kids in Eve and G-dep videos they do it they just put more action and role play into it to make it look good especially the freezes.
by Harl-em-sha-keh April 18, 2003
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A dance most popular on YouTube that is worse than Gangnam Style. At the video beginning one person is dancing. Anyone else in the room are either still/simply not paying attention to the masked dancing.When the bass drops, everyone else joins in on the dancing.
"Have you seen the new Harlem Shakes on YouTube?"

"No the Harlem Shake is for idiots!"
by Crazy Motherfucker February 13, 2013
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fuck the harlem shake its the thizzle dance
thizz or die
east side san jose
all about the bay
by east side blaza May 28, 2005
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Pop Lock routine. Using your hips, popping your shoulders.
"That fine ass nig was doin' the harlem shake on the dance floor!"
by Krystal. April 10, 2003
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