“Harlem Shake” Compensation: Baauer Gets Sued For Harlem Shake
Trap/bass producer and Mad Decent label artist Baauer (born Harry Rodrigues) has already experienced a lot of hype and diss from his YouTube phenomenon, ‘Harlem Shake’. Now there’s a chance that he and the Mad Decent might get sued due to disputes over sampling.
The dispute stems from reggaetron artist Hector ‘El Father’ Delgado, who’s voice is sampled in the track’s intro. Says Delgado, “It’s almost like they came on my land and built a house.” Delgado’s lawyer has also come out with a statement, voicing, “We can turn around and stop that song. That’s a clear breaking of intellectual property rights.” (Stoney Roads)