Why a 13-year-old car thief from The Dr. Phil Show is about to blow up
The meme economy in 2016 was dominated by Harambe, Dat Boi, and Evil Kermit memes, but we've yet to see the first big meme trend of 2017 – until now.
People have been trying to make #SaltBae (an objectively attractive Turkish chef who sprinkles salt on some tasty looking meat) happen.
Stop trying to make #SaltBae happen. It's not going to happen. Unless you count 4 million Instagram views as "happening." Some people might.
A meme known as "Cash me ousside / Howbow Dah" is about to blow up the meme markets, so I'd start selling #SaltBae and start buying Howbow Dah memes ASAP.
Cash Me Ousside / Howbow Dah
KnowYourMeme.com reports that the origin of the Howbow Dah meme is an image of a guest on Dr. Phil, a 13-year-old car thief whose mother called her "out of control." The video (which has accumulated more than 9 million views, take that #SaltBae) tells all:
When Dr. Phil asked the girl where her accent comes from, she replied "From the street," but the audience applauded her when she called them a group of "hos," before dropping what we can only assume will become her ironic catchphrase when she goes to prison: "Cash me ousside, howbow dah." The girl then threatens to fight her mother.
So why is "Cash me ousside / howbow dah" about to blow up the meme economy?
We honestly don't know. Nobody can predict the meme market. But there will be a huge spike in Google searches for it when people see the phrase "howbow dah" on their Facebook timelines. I definitely Googled it.
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.