Among Drip refers to a viral 3D render of three crewmates from the 2018 video game Among Us wearing Nike Jordan shoes. In December 2020, memes based on the render gained significant popularity online as an ironic Among Us meme, similar to When the Imposter Is Sus.
On October 6th, 2020, creator collective Artifact Studios posted a 3D render of three Among Us crewmates wearing Nike Jordan sneakers (shown below). The render, created by the studio co-founder Chris Le (@clegfx), received over 880 retweets and 2,400 likes on Twitter and 10,300 likes on Instagram in two months.
In the following weeks, the image received viral spread online with multiple reposts on Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. On October 11th, Artifact Studio launched creator challenge for "Among Us X" sneaker design and made the impostor model available, announcing four winners on October 28th.
On October 15th, 2020, Twitter user @yumenaii posted the earliest found meme based on the image, referencing I Will Beat You to Death meme (shown below, left). The post received over 140 likes in two months. Starting on October 22nd, 2020, a deep-fried image captioned Why don't you get among some bitches, a version of an existing meme, gained viral spread, with multiple posts on Instagram, Twitter and iFunny (original author unknown; shown below, right) in late October. The caption
On October 26th, Discord and Twitter user KidderDudder posted a screenshot of the Instagram repost of the image in an unknown Discord server, writing "wakey wakey we're getting on among drip," coining the image's most recognized name Among Drip. Until late November 2020, the phrase had been used as an inside joke between KidderDudder and several other users. The slang word "drip" is used to describe expensive clothing items considered impressive; similar to swag.
Prior to its viral popularity of "Among Drip" in early December 2020, the render saw moderate usage source material for memes. On November 6th, 2020, Twitter user @edmendozaart posted a fan art referencing the "Why don't you get among some bitches" edit that gained 40 retweets and over 130 likes in one month (shown below, left). On November 24th, 2020, Twitter user @dairyorange posted a You Can Only Choose One meme that received over 500 retweets and 2,600 likes in one month (shown below, right).
On November 28th, 2020, user KidderDudder, the originator of the name "Among Drip," launched Twitter account @AmongDrip, posting the screenshot of the Instagram repost of the render and writing "get on among drip." The tweet received over 580 retweets and 3,000 likes in three weeks (shown below).
Starting in late November 2020, @AmongDrip made daily posts about the image, also reposting memes and submitted by the "inside joke" group and, later, by other Twitter users. For example, on December 1st, 2020, @AmongDrip reposted a meme by @HeeHoRequiem that gained over 20 retweets and 80 likes (shown below, left). On December 2nd, @AmongDrip posted the image, writing, "CAN WE GET #AmongDrip TRENDING?" with the post gaining nearly 70 retweets and 300 likes (shown below, right). On December 3rd, Artifact Studios, the creator of the original render, reposted it and used #AmongDrip hashtag, with the tweet gaining over 450 retweets and 1,700 likes.
On December 4th, 2020, the @AmongDrip reached 1,000 followers. On that day, the account posted that the "Among Drip" will complete on December 31st, 2020, later changing the date to December 18th, 2020.
On December 5th, 2020, Twitter user @Temsik_Park posted an Undertale fan art of Among Drip, gaining over 630 retweets and 3,900 likes and marking the earliest viral fan art within the trend (shown below, left). On December 11th, 2020, Twitter user @johnamthe posted a Sephiroth Impaling Mario edit that received over 680 retweets and 5,800 likes in four days (shown below, right), indicating the start of the viral spread of the meme on Twitter.
In mid-December 2020, Among Drip memes and fan art reached major popularity online, particularly on Twitter. Within the trend, memes disparaging Fall Guys as a game inferior to Among Us gained popularity. The meme also gained association with a bass-boosted version of "Among Us (Trap Remix)". On December 15th, following the viral popularity of the meme, Chris Le and Artifact Studios posted another Among Drip render, with the crewmates holding AirPod Shotties.
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