Apr 19, 2024 - News

A Richmond rapper's lyrics have become TikTok's soundtrack

Illustration of a gramophone playing music with Tik Tok’s logo.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

"Don't ask me how I did it. I just did it. It was hard."

The big picture: Those lines have been used in more than 117,000 TikToks as a sound people use over their video — and they're from Richmond rapper Chandler's song "NOTHIN' TO IT."

Zoom in: The TikTok in which he released the first clip of his new song at the end of March has 9 million views.

  • Another video in which he's wearing an "OG FOUR LOKO SURVIVOR" hat and has the caption "when you accidentally rap a really relatable line" has 6.3 million views.

Other TikToks with the sound have used the following captions:

  • "How did you pull a 6'0 baddie as a 5'3 dude?"
  • "When the blacked out friend makes the last cup" (in beer pong).
  • "How did you survive middle school as a Horse Girl?"
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