This "Harlem Shake" meme has consumed much of the internet underworld for the past few days. Tate Tucker though, was way ahead of the game.
This awesomely trippy party vid--something you may think is simply a response to the internet trend--actually dropped this past September. Call it luck, call it fate, or call it an insane exhibition of cultural tastemaking, but considering what's been going down lately this is certainly worth a look.
If there's anything to take away here, it's that Tucker, who initially gained cred by rapping in front of Lupe Fiasco two years ago in the middle of a "Sociology of Hip-Hop" lecture, isn't just a one-trick pony. Just judging between this and last summer's "Go It Alone," the dude has the rare ability to move effortlessly from smoother, more lyrically contemplative daze tracks to sh*t like this, which is essentially screaming "get on my level." Good stuff from the Georgetown junior, whose ceiling seems to be climbing with every new verse.
You can download Tucker's latest mixtape, 'Follow the Leader,' here.