Rap Songs That Owe Their Viral Success To Vine

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10.27.16 2 Comments

It’s over, friends. We can no longer “do it for the Vine” after Twitter announced it’s shutting down its little video pet project that turned virtual “nobodies” into overnight stars with short, six-second video loops.

We can’t say we didn’t see it coming, though, especially, when Instagram and Snapchat got into the video-sharing service game and started to take over. Plus, Twitter still couldn’t figure out a way to monetize a service like Vine. These rappers did though because after six seconds of their little-known songs got viral, so did their stock.

Bobby Shmurda — “Hot N*gga”

It’s possible that no rap song ate off Vine’s popularity like Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga.” After a clip of Bobby’s Shmoney dancing to his 2014 smash hit Vine, it was a wrap! The song ended up everywhere and everyone from Beyonce to Drake were shmoney dancing. 2014 was lit AF.

P.T.A.F — “Boss Ass Bitch”

P.T.A.F. (Pretty and Taking All Fades)’s “Boss Ass Bitch” was so huge in 2014 that even Nicki Minaj hopped on for a remix which resulted in the group scoring a record deal.

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