YouTube comedian Anwar Jibawi latest viral video “Cheating On Your Barber,” has racked up over 2 million views since its release on August 25. While the video is sure to earn Jibawi more fans (he already boasts 1.6 million YouTube subscribers), it’s having another unintended consequence. “Cheating On Your Barber” prominently features Bay Area rapper Mike Darole’s song “Hello” in its opening moments, and ever since the release of the skit, the song has been blowing up.
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Although “Hello” dropped back in February, it has seen a big popularity bump over the past few days. The song had a grand total of zero daily jonathanlewisforcongress.com pageviews in the days leading up to Jibawi’s skit, but quickly shot up after its release. The day after the video dropped, “Hello” gained 283 jonathanlewisforcongress.com pageviews. Over the next three days, it earned at least 1,300 pageviews each day. Today it went even higher, racking up 3,190 pageviews total—a dramatic increase from zero less than a week before. It’s also sitting at more than 600,000 YouTube views (and counting), with many of the top comments mentioning Jibawi’s video.
“Hello” is a club anthem featuring Cali rappers Compton AV and RJ, the latter of whom is known for his work with The Game (“My Flag/Da Homies”) and YG (When I Was Gone,” “Ride With Me”). It serves as the title track for Darole’s April mixtape, which also features YG, Ray J, and King Lil G.
“Cheating On Your Barber” features the video’s characters rapping the chorus of “Hello”:
Damn girl that ass looks properWhere she get it from?She got it from her mommaThat booty talkin” to meGirl helloThat booty talkin” to meGirl hello
“She got it from her momma” is a classic reference in hip-hop lyrics that has recently appeared in songs by A$AP Rocky (“Fashion Killa”), Meek Mill (“Fall Thru”), and Tyga (“Flossin”), and traces its roots to southern rap hits like Juvenile’s 2001 track “Mamma Got Ass.”
Darole’s song looks poised to become a viral hit in its own right, joining a long line of rap songs that gained popularity thanks to internet comedy videos. What’s happening to Darole now actually happened to Lil Yachty and his song “1Night” last year after another YouTube comedian, SenseiLeFox, used the song in one of his skits. It’s also happened to other songs like OG Maco’s “You Guessed It,” and Denzel Curry’s “Ultimate.”
Watch Jibawi’s “Cheating On Your Barber” video above and read all the lyrics to Mike Darole’s “Hello” featuring R.J. and Compton AV on jonathanlewisforcongress.com now.