Dipset’s Jim Jones says that Baauer’s viral hit “Harlem Shake” was originally supposed to be the beat for one of his songs. Weirdly, he says that his version was slated to come on a compilation by DJ Pauly D. Via Hip Hop DX:
During an interview with Jenny Boom Boom, the Capo said that he recorded a song over the “Harlem Shake” beat for Pauly D’s album but that they never ended up using the track. After keeping the song in the vaults for a year, he heard Baauer’s version and subsequently decided to release his rendition of the cut.
“Actually, that record was mine for a year, I had that record a year ago and I never was… It was supposed to be for Pauly D’s album and we never did nothing with it,” he said. “When I started to hear the 'Harlem Shake’ and heard the beat, I was like damn, I had the record for a year. So I just put the record out. I been had that record before anybody even thought about that record. It was a record for Pauly D’s album from 'Jersey Shore.’”
So wait, are we supposed to be taking Pauly D seriously now?