What rhymes with the Afrikaans word, dames?
If your first thought was Adriaanus, then you’ve definitely heard the song from Port Elizabeth-based rapper Biggy.
Although the song was released back in May, it’s recently gone viral, inspiring a number of memes and grappies on social media over the past week.
Before we meet Biggy, and forever taint the name Adriaanus, here’s some background on the rapper via Cape Town ETC:
The song is the talk of the town, thanks to its entertaining lyrics. Biggy raps about meeting a woman at the club and taking her home, however, her attitude towards him changes drastically once she realises he still lives with his mother.
She demands he call her an Uber so she can go home but Biggy insists she walks. The chorus of the song, “Dames sé my way you naam is, my name is Adriaanus”, is possibly the most popular part of the song and has since inspired a number of entertaining memes, gifs and reactions. It translates to “Ladies tell me what your name is, my name is Adriaanus.”
Sadly, women aren’t safe walking home, and sometimes they’re not even safe in an Uber. This is their lived reality.
Without further ado, here’s Biggy, with the current YouTube view count having ticked past the 1,5 million mark:
Just like that, every kid called Adriaanus at school was instantly the butt of countless jokes.
Let’s also take a moment to appreciate this YouTube comment:
‘Trappe van vergelyking’ – there’s a blast from the past.
The Kiffness with one of the more popular reactions on Twitter:
Adriaanus before he was famous. pic.twitter.com/VZEBNE8grA
— David Scott (@TheKiffness) August 31, 2019
It really does go with pretty much any dancing video. IOL compiled some reactions, with these two worth a look:
This song is a gift and it really goes with anything pic.twitter.com/p4Ukiryq6t
— Yaaseen Barnes (@Ya_a_seen_Him) August 28, 2019
— Phil de Lange (@TakeYourPhil) August 28, 2019
Say what you want about South Africans, but we do find a way to laugh in amongst it all.
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