Turns Out Baauer Didn’t Pay for His ‘Harlem Shake’ Samples

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Today in “Harlem Shake” legal news: The artists behind two samples on Baauer’s viral hit — Jayson Musson, the Plastic Little rapper who yells “Do the Harlem Shake,” and Hector Delgado, who sings “con los terroristas” — say that their voices were used without permission, and both are in negotiations with his label (Diplo’s Mad Decent) for compensation. But Musson (a.k.a. Hennessy Youngman) is at least amused: He tells the Times that he thanked Baauer “for doing something useful with our annoying music.” Useful, you say.