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

Published Aug 3, 2017   Updated 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.”

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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

https://twitter.com/willmenaker/status/891012369626935296

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 CDT