The story of the terroristas sample is expectedly convoluted. In a since-deleted blog post, DJ Apt One, of the Philly DJ duo Philadelphyinz, explained his “small role” in the song’s creation. The sample first emerged in 2010, employed as part of a Philadelphyinz remix of Gregor Salto, DJ Gregory and Solo’s track “Con Alegria.” In 2011, that vocal sample was made available, a cappella, as part of T&A Breaks 3: Moombahton Loops & Samples, a compilation put together by DJ Ayres and Tittsworth. Baauer, who spent time living in Philly while working under the name Cap’nHarry and DJed at least once with Philadelphyinz, used the sample (presumably pulled from the T&A collection) and sent DJ Apt One the track in 2012. “We all appreciated the local incestuousness of [“Harlem Shake“‘s] creation,” wrote Apt One. “I can’t be happier for Philly and for Baauer getting some shine!” On a February 18th Reddit AMA, Baauer dodged a question about the sample, saying only: “found it on the innerweb.”
So ignoring all this bullshit
what’s important is the fact that this baauer asswound sampled a lyric from a black artist’s song without permission
and then get mad that another black rapper spit over his song and tried to have it removed from the internet
Baauer is a gigantic fucking white baby and I hope he dies
I hope he gets hit by a truck and then makes a list of all his bad deeds and has to amend them one by one, with the help of his lovable dimwit brother and a hilarious cast of folksy eccentrics.
And here I thought the Baltimore DJ scene had some dumb-looking, oblivious hipster dudes. This one is next level.
And videos of mostly white folks dancing to “con los terroristas” will be forever funny.