Young King Dave smokes cigarette and spits

Screengrab via _youngkingdave/Instagram Remix by Jason Reed

A dudebro trying to smoke some weed is a hot new meme

It's f**kin' nice out!


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 3, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:45 pm CDT

Middletown, New Jersey rapper Young King Dave—a.k.a. David Nixon, “fat boy, chin glistening”—has produced the surprise hit of the summer, but it’s not one of his rap tracks. It’s a short video where he says, “It’s fuckin’ nice out! Who’s down to chill and smoke some loud, feel me? I got loud.”

Young King Dave‘s voice is fairly deep, especially when he raps, but the version of “I Got Loud” that’s going viral right now is auto-tuned to make him sound high-pitched and squeaky. It is hilarious. As soon as the first line comes out of his mouth, it is impossible not to laugh.

And once it had gone that far, remixing this guy’s offer of weed was a no-brainer:

The meme has been pushed by Twitter-famous personalities like comedian Brandon Wardell (of “Dicks Out for Harambe”) fame and Will Menaker of leftist podcast Chapo Trap House.

It also plays well with other memes, like the infamous “shower time, Diesel jeans” Vine:

Or the “Democrats’ 2018 slogan” meme:

And the meme about the dog trapped in a car:

And even Family Guy: 

Once you’ve heard the video, you just can’t get Young King Dave out of your head. This is destined to be a meme that people will spontaneously remember and laugh at years later.

It seems Young King Dave is aware of the meme—he’s even selling t-shirts—but he doesn’t see why it’s so funny. Or, as he told a friend, he “doesn’t know why y’all like that shit.”

At one point, he had only thousands of followers on Instagram, but his account has blown up since the video went viral.

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2017, 2:12 pm CDT