Aclip of a British comedian scatting on a radio show became the latest addition to the legion of tough-to-name memes that cropped up this summer over the weekend, when footage of the Michael Dapaah rapping as Roadman Shaq went viral.
From “it’s fvckin’ nice out” kid to “right in front of my salad?” lady and all of the disloyal boyfriends in between, this new meme is so specific that it’s more difficult to define than memes like dat boi or true O.G.s like Philosoraptor.
But nonetheless, the meme, which has been referred to online as “the ting goes”and “man’s not hot”, originated with comedian Michael Dapaah’s appearance on BBC Radio 1xtra’s “Fire in the Booth” program, hosted by Charlie Sloth.
In the clip, tweeted out by Dapaah, the comedian appears as two different rappers: MC Quakez, the inferior performer, who Sloth subs out in favor of Roadman Shaq, who wears a huge winter jacket in the studio and delivers the bars that became the meme.
The lyrics found life in the hands of some… creative transcribers, and the soundbite has been inserted into videos ranging from commercials to footage of Big Ben.
See the lyrics below:
[Verse 1: Roadman Shaq]
2 plus 2 is 4
Minus 1 that’s 3, quick maths
Everyday man’s on the block, smoke trees
See your girl in the park, that girl is a uckers
When the ting went quack-quack-quack, you man were ducking
Hold tight Asnee, he’s got the pumpy
Hold tight my man, he’s got the frisbee
I trap trap trap on the road, movin’ that cornflakes
Rice Krispie, hold tight my girl Whitney
On the road doin’ ten tours, allow my toes
You man thought I froze
I see a peng girl then I pose
If she’s not on it I ghost
Hah, look at your nose
What? You dickhead!
Look at your nose
Nose long like garden hose, shhhh, you get me?
Boom, man’s gonna come back in
You know like that, you’re feelin’ that
You dun know, I see you shiverin’ and that
Don’t get shook man’s here you protected-ed
Let’s go, boom
[Verse 2: Roadman Shaq]
Hop out the four door with the .44
It was 1, 2, 3 and 4
Chillin’ in the corridor, your dad is 44
And he still calling man for a draw
Let him know, when I see him, I’m gonna spin his jaw
Take my Twix by force
Send man shop by force
Your girl knows I’ve got the sauce, no ketchup
Just sauce, raw sauce
Boom, yo, gah
The ting goes Skrrrat!
Pap pap ka ka ka!
Skidiki pap pap!
And a pu pu drrrr boom!
Du du ku ku tun tun!
You dun know, Big Shaq
Ha, yo, yeah yeah
Alright, fire-fire-fire in the booth
You get me, man’s not hot
I tell her man’s not hot
I tell her man’s not hot
The girl told me take off your jacket
I said babes, man’s not hot
Yo, man can never be hot
Perspiration ting, Lynx effect
Yo, you dun know