Baauer and Mad Decent being sued for “Harlem Shake” samples

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Baauer and Mad Decent being sued for “Harlem Shake” samples

Baauers “Harlem Shake” may have hit a hurdle to stop its rumbling ascension through the iTunes charts and across the internet due to sampling issues.

The samples in question stem from reggaetron artist Hector “El Father” Delgado who’s voice don’s the intro who feels as if “It’s almost like they came on my land and built a house,” with stronger words being dished out to Baauer via Delgado’s manager voicing “We can turn around and stop that song. That’s a clear breaking of intellectual property rights.” – something we thought had already happened when Pitbull rapped over it.

“Harlem Shake” was originally released for free through Diplo’s Mad Decent sub imprint Jeferees over 12 months ago but recently found wide viral fame for it’s crazy dance interpretations.

Watch: How to do the Harlem Shake (properly)

Outside of the words comes news that the the parties are indeed negotiating and will hopefully resolve things.

Have a watch of El Fathers track “Maldades” below to hear the sample.


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