Lil Wayne’s #UproarChallenge is Bringing Back the (Original) Harlem Shake

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Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Young Money Records

Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Young Money Records

Is the real Harlem Shake finally back?

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V is finally out. And it’s glorious.

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Uproar,” which was produced by Swizz Beatz. The song samples G. Dep’s 2001 street classic “Special Delivery.”

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Over the weekend Swizz Beats uploaded a video where he was dancing to the song. In the video, Swizz is doing the Harlem Shake, a dance that G. Dep and DiddyΒ popularized in the early 2000s. (We’re not talking about the “Harlem Shake”Β BaauerΒ came up with in 2013. We’re talking about the dance where you shake your shoulders.)

Swizz added the hashtag #UproarChallenge to the video.


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5:20am recapπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #uproarchallenge #poison #harlemshake Zoneeeeeeee my shoulders were not working wellπŸ˜‚

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Shiggy, the man who made the #InMyFeelingsChallangeΒ pop, got in on some of the action:

Eventually, the challengeΒ got on the radarΒ of Lil Wayne himself. And he sent out a video cosigning the #UproarChallenge:

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As soon as Lil Wayne co-signed the challenge, a bunch of submissions came flooding in on Twitter and Instagram. Here are some of the best ones we dug up:


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My Girl Joined The Wave 🀰 🌊 #UpRoarChallenge πŸ’― β €β €β €β €She’s Overdue πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸΏ W/ @_Indhira πŸ”₯πŸ˜‚ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € I Still Got It With My Shoe Tricks πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ @Puma πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Song : #UpRoar By @LilTuneChi @TheRealSwizzz πŸ’ͺ🏼 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Sunday Mood πŸ’‘ #TeamBabyWiz πŸ’™πŸ‘ΆπŸ½ #TeamKidTheWiz πŸ‡©πŸ‡΄πŸ₯‡β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #PositiveVibes ONLY 😏 #MakeTheWorldSmile 🌍 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €@WorldStar @Daquan @Relationships.USA @PregnantAndPerfect @Daquan @TheShadeRoom @Complex @9Gag @EllenTube β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € #Pregnant #Complex #GodsPlan #HipHop #Goals #Dance #TheEllenShow #Wshh #BabyReveal #CardiB #Viral #NewYork #NYC #Daquan #WillSmith #HipHop #BabyBump #GivingBirth #Drake #RelationshipGoals #JimmyFallon #AD #NewBorn #Pregnancy #ThankGod πŸ™πŸΌ

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Even rappers like Casanova got in on some of the fun.

Is the real Harlem Shake finally back?

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