Okay Camp’s Manager Joined ‘Renegade’ Dance Creator Jalaliah Harmon’s Team

by Jeremy Spirogis
K Camp pointing to his left on stage wearing sunglasses

TikTok, the video dance platform that has taken the world by storm, is answerable for launching an entire new era of social media stars. In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, new content material creators are flocking to the platform, in hopes of pushing out movies that encourage, delight, and entertain individuals everywhere in the world. One of the most well-liked dances on TikTok is the “Renegade” dance, which has been carried out by social media stars like Charli D’Amelio in addition to music superstars like Lizzo. Still, few know the story behind the dance and the stunning manner that the creator of the dance ended up discovering the highlight in any case. 

K Camp pointing to his left on stage wearing sunglasses
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Who is Okay Camp?

All of the very best TikTok dances are carried out to songs, from rousing hip-hop jams to basic rock beats. The “Renegade” dance is not any exception. Set to the hit tune “Lottery” by the rapper Okay Camp, the tune probably helped propel the unique video to reputation. Released in 2019, “Lottery” is Okay Camp’s greatest tune thus far, though he’s additionally answerable for songs resembling “Cut Her Off” and “Money Baby.”

Okay Camp started making music in highschool and launched his debut EP in 2014. “Cut Her Off” was the hit single from the EP, and it helped Okay Camp garner early reputation with artists resembling Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross. Although Okay Camp has loved some average success within the years since “Cut Her Off” was launched, it wasn’t till “Lottery” hit the airwaves in 2019 that he actually began making waves within the music business. Surprisingly sufficient, a lot of that success in latest months will be attributed to a younger woman named Jalaliah Harmon.

Who is Jalaliah Harmon?

Jalaliah Harmon is a fourteen-year-old woman from Georgia, who had a keenness for Instagram and a aptitude for dance. In late 2019, she uploaded a video to her Instagram web page that featured her dancing to the tune “Lottery.” Her choreography caught on like wildfire, and inside a matter of weeks, social media stars have been recording and importing their very own variations of what grew to become referred to as the “Renegade” dance. 

Unfortunately, Harmon’s title was misplaced within the combine, and at the same time as her choreography was turning into wildly fashionable, nobody realized that she was, the truth is, the unique creator of the viral dance. Harmon discovered that her dance was being copied, and tried to make her story identified, however to no avail. As she not too long ago admitted, she was “excited and frustrated because they weren’t tagging me or giving me credit.”

Jalaliah Harmon lastly obtained recognition 

After weeks of reaching out, Harmon made contact with a reporter from the New York Times. The reporter wrote a profile piece on Harmon and the dance she created, leading to a media firestorm. Soon, everybody needed to speak to the younger woman who was answerable for such a robust piece of viral content material. Harmon appeared on daytime discuss reveals, carried out at an NBA All-Star Game, and even teamed up with Okay Camp himself to file a brief video.

These days, Harmon is properly on her solution to stardom. She signed with a expertise company and has expanded her group to incorporate a number of highly effective individuals, together with Okay Camp’s supervisor. Long time period, the younger woman needs to develop into a choreographer, however that dream is probably going nonetheless years sooner or later. For now, Harmon will bask within the glow of her success, and luxuriate in the truth that she is lastly receiving the popularity that she so richly deserves. 

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