‘You Reposted In The Wrong Neighborhood’: A Meme Explanation

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You’ve probably heard of “You Posted In The Wrong Neighborhood,” even if you don’t know exactly what it is. But don’t worry — we have the full breakdown here, so you’ll finally understand what’s going on the next time you see it referenced on an online message board.

By now, it’s a pop culture references that has turned into a fairly popular meme, but it actually started as a badly remixed song. The song, “You Posted In The Wrong Neighborhood” bySHOKK青, was released three years ago. It combines “Shake That” by Nate Dogg and Eminem with the instrumental from “Casin” by glue70 — an ultimately odd combination.

Here’s the Nate Dogg and Eminem song, in case you were wondering.

And here’s the glue70 song, which takes on a completely different tone.

They don’t necessarily seem like songs that should go together, but someone got creative and decided to Frankenstein the sh*t out of the two songs to create a musical experiment that would go down in pop culture history.

Voila! Here’s “You Posted In The Wrong Neighborhood,” in all its meme glory:

While the song is strange (and definitely right up there in “meme” territory), it’s surprisingly not terrible. Well, at least that’s what some people think. In fact, some people actually really loved it.

In typical meme fashion, the’s song’s popularity also led to an onslaught of new versions that borrowed themes and images from other pop culture crazes. People began playing the song over clips of animated Donald Trumps, dancing Jack-o-Lanterns, and popular K Pop band BTS, among others.

But what really made the meme grow in popularity was finding ways to remix the song using popular TV shows and movies, ultimately creating entirely new lyrics by the end. YouTuber Composite created a whole new version of the song using snippets from SpongeBob episodes. Another YouTuber, HourofPoop, created a version with clips from the animated movie Wallace and Gromit

Some users even remixed the “”You Posted In The Wrong Neighborhood” with other meme-inspiring songs, such as “All Star” by Smash Mouth and “Toto” by Africa. Let’s just say that people weren’t afraid to get creative.

How did this particular phenomenon even come to be? People aren’t sure. In fact, no one can figure out the origin of the remix video, leaving Redditors who have searched for answers completely baffled. The earliest known video is from August 2015, though it’s unclear whether or not it’s actually the first to play around with the concept. In fact, the meme didn’t fully take off until the end of 2015 and into 2016.

But no matter where it came from, “You Reposted In The Wrong Neighborhood” became an early legend in the meme world. To this day, it continues to inspire inside jokes on all sorts of different online platforms, from Tumblr to Reddit to Twitter. However, it’s still rooted the deepest in YouTube culture, where it first took off.

The meme may have died down in recent years, but its legacy still continues. Long live “You Reposted In The Wrong Neighborhood.” TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

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