Just Blaze Defends Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’
VIBE.com was granted a sneak peak at Just Blaze’s exclusive interview from the upcoming episode of MTV2’s “The Week In Jams.” Hosts Angela Yee, Damien Lemon and DJ Envy talked to the producer/DJ about the success and the backlash of Bauuer’s “Harlem Shake.” Just has been working and touring with the producer, and gave his take on the record.
“It’s no disrespect towards Harlem, but it’s like times change, things evolve. This is the entertainment industry.” Just Blaze tells Angela Yee. ” So it’s not like the record was made to disrespect the original “Harlem Shake.” It was a vocal sample from a record, chopped up, and made the title of the song. It’s like people sometimes over think it. “
As Bauuer has said before, JB also agrees that the name is strictly coincidental and was not meant to take aim at Harlem’s beloved dance.
“But when’s the last time you saw anyone in the club doing it?,” Just joked.
Catch the full interview on “The Week In Jams” this Sundays at 11/10c on MTV2.