The Harlem Shake Is a Online Phenomenon 10 Years Later2 Comments You can help but notice that people are Harlem Shaking every where online, 10 years after G-Dep and Bad Boy made it popular. It never fails, what we as people call played out white hipsters call it cool years down the line. But their is a huge difference between what we called the “Harlem Shake” and what they are doing in these videos.. They look like their just spazzing out. I guess the Stanky Leg or the A-Town stomp dance is going to be the next viral phenom. Ryan Sims’ “Harlem Shake (TL;DR Edition)” sti*ches together 49 of the most popular Harlem Shake video into a single seizure-inducing medley of memetic madness.