Young King Dave smokes cigarette and spits

Screengrab via _youngkingdave/Instagram (Fair Use) Remix by Jason Reed

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

It's f**kin' nice out!

May 13, 2020, 2:17 pm*

Internet Culture

Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

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.”

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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.

https://twitter.com/millsWhyy/status/889616298459746305

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.

https://twitter.com/BRANDONWARDELL/status/891480543413522433

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

https://twitter.com/mmalloyboy/status/892784310742376449

Or the “Democrats’ 2018 slogan” meme:

https://twitter.com/freecialis/status/892765972116975616

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.

https://twitter.com/freecialis/status/892873287965048833

https://twitter.com/zaneisaloser/status/891322528312025088

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.”

https://twitter.com/Marisamusic1000/status/891108665020882944

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