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Jim Jones Claims ‘Harlem Shake’ Was Actually His Record

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From ‘Ballin’ to the ‘Harlem Shake’? Jim Jones claims he actually had the latter track first.

During an interview with Hot 93.7′s Jenny Boom Boom, Jimmy shares that he recorded his lyrics over the ‘Harlem Shake’ beat as a song for ‘Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D’s album. However, the project ended up on the cutting room floor.

“Actually, that record was mine for a year, I had that record a year ago and I never was… It was supposed to be for Pauly D’s album and we never did nothing with it,” the Harlem, N.Y., native said. “When I started to hear the ‘Harlem Shake’ and heard the beat, I was like damn, I had the record for a year.”

He eventually released his version and shouted out Baauer too. Check out his take on the song below.

Listen to Jim Jones Discuss ‘Harlem Shake’

Listen to Jim Jones’ ‘Harlem Shake’

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