Harlem Shake Video Creator Helps Shake Fans Create Instant Video
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Group Hopes to Help Black-Owned Businesses Stay in HarlemMany “Harlem Shake” fans who’ve watched the highly-popular YouTube videos are not familiar with its origins. The original “Harlem Shake” went mainstream in 2001 when the historic neighborhood’s own G-Dep and Diddy featured the dance in the “Let’s Get It” video. (Its roots go even further to the ‘80s with Harlem’s Al B, but we’ll skip the history lesson.)

Whether you’re a fan of the new-age “Harlem Shake” or not, it’s gained enormous traction with more than 200,000 YouTube results, and now there’s an app helping those who want to get in on the dance craze create their own video.

Harlem Shake Video Creator, a new Android app, is helping Harlem Shake enthusiasts create their own video clip and upload it directly to YouTube. You can download the Lite version for free; those willing to pay for the tool can shell out $1 for the Pro version. The Pro account removes the ads and allows you to save the completed video to your smartphone’s library.


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With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.   Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.

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