Man's Not Hot

Man's Not Hot

Updated Sep 13, 2020 at 02:24AM EDT by ohmyjosh.

Added Sep 05, 2017 at 10:43AM EDT by Matt.

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"Man's Not Hot", also known as The Ting Goes, refers to a viral video by English comedian Michael Dapaah from his web series #SWIL. In the video, Dapaah plays as rappers named MC Quakez and Roadman Shaq, who during his most infamous verse of the song "Man's Not Hot", says "The ting goes…" followed by him making a series of absurd gunshot sound effects with his mouth. Online, people have captioned the "ting goes" moment, using the sounds Dapaah makes as the punchline to a joke. People have also dubbed the song over other footage.


On August 29th, 2017, YouTuber [1] CharlieSloth released the video "MC Quakez – Fire in the Booth." The post features a scene in which the character MC Quakez performs on the BBC Radio show 1Xtra for a "Fire In The Booth" session. During the session, as the character raps the song "Man's Not Hot," he says the line "The ting goes," and then performs a series of sound effects with his mouth. Within a week, the video (shown below) has received more than 500,000 views.


That day, Michael Dapaah posted a the clip of "The ting goes" on his person Twitter [2] account. The post received more than 2,300 retweets and 5,000 likes within a week.

Later that day, Twitter[3] user @faceinthenews posted an isolated version of "the ting goes" moment with the caption "Where the hell does this guy get his ting from please." The post (shown below) received more than 23,700 retweets and 36,620 likes in less than a week.

Over the next week, people began tweeting jokes about the "mans not hot" line of the song. On August 30th, Twitter[4] user @Krieg_La_Flare posted the lyrics to a picture of Jon and Dany from Game of Thrones. They captioned the post (shown below, left) "Danny: Jon its 97 degrees in the middle of June. Take off the jacket Jon: Babes……… MANS NOT HOT," received more than 12,900 retweets and 20,600 likes within six days.

Two days later, Twitter[5] user @KubrickJr's tweeted a picture of a man wearing a snow suit with the caption "The Girl: Take off your jacket Skepta: Babes… Mans not hot." The post (shown below, center) received more than 11,600 retweets and 25,600 likes within three days.

The next day, Twitter[6] user SantanJ_ posted a parody of the I'm a Man / Woman Looking For meme with the "mans not hot" line. The post (shown below, right) received more than 2,600 retweets and 5,700 likes in less than three days.

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Additionally, people began dubbing the rap over other footage. On September 2nd, Twitter user @DolanDark[12] posted a video of Big Ben's final chimes with the song. The tweet (shown below) received more than 80,000 retweets and 139,000 likes within three days.

On September 3rd, Twitter[7] user @lilbabycurl posted the video with the caption "me: gently adds fries into the pot the oil: 🍎🍏.." The post (shown below) received more than 149,000 reweets and 237,000 likes within two days.

That Ting Goes In The Studio

On September 4th, Twitter[8] published a Moments page about the video, which received more than 2,500 likes in less than a day. Several media outlets covered the popularity of the meme, including The Fader,[9] Complex,[10] BuzzFeed [11] and more.

On September 22nd, following the viral spread of his song, Dapaah decided to make an official release of Man's Not Hot; listing himself as the composer, but this time using a Big Shaq persona as the performer.

Man's Not Hot as Big Shaq

Quick Maths

Quick Maths refers to a lyric from Dapaah in which he says "2 plus 2 is 4 minus 3 is 1, quick maths!" The moment was posted by itself by jay op op on September 14th, 2017 (shown below).

In the following weeks, the clip would be inserted into various other moments for humorous effect. One of the most popular videos features the line inserted into a scene from the anime Shinryaku! Ika Musume . It was uploaded by YouTuber Minyuun and has gained over 37,000 views (shown below, left). Another popular edit, uploaded by Big Money, put the line in a scene from Family Guy, gaining over 23,000 views (shown below, right).

Feud with Shaquille O'Neal

On October 11th, Shaquille O'Neal appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Fallon's house band, the Roots, performed "Man's Not Hot" as Shaq's entrance music. After hearing the song, Shaq laughed and said, "No." The clip (video below, left) of Shaq's entrance received more than 1.3 million views in three weeks.

Two days later, Shaq released a disstrack set to the same beat as "Man's Not Hot" and aimed at Roadman. The song (shown below, left) received more than 59,000 views in three weeks. On October 24th, Big Man Shaq responded, in character in a Bleacher Report video (shown below, right). The clip received more than 990,000 views in less than two weeks.

Two weeks later, on October 30th, Dapaah appeared on The Breakfast Club radio program, where he discussed O'Neal's diss track, and proclaimed his respect and admiration for Shaquille O'Neal, inferring that the disagreement is not real. The video (shown below, left) received more than 1.2 million views in one week.

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