ORANGATANGABANGIN song artwork.

ORANGATANGABANGIN

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"ORANGATANGABANGIN," sometimes known as "Gorilla Da Spinna," is a 2021 hip-hop song by rap group $tatic Goonz featuring B-MAN, notable for using the opening track "Sweden" from the video game Minecraft in its beat. The song went viral on TikTok in March 2021 following the virality of a number of videos tracking its recording process on the platform.

Origin

On March 6th, 2021, TikToker @staticshawty uploaded a video of rapper Criggy Da Pissay[2] of the hip-hop collective $tatic Goonz recording the opening line of "Orangatangabangin," into a laptop with the on-screen caption, "This man pulled up for 3 hours and paid 125 and hour and only made this," a version of the We Never Making It Out The Hood format (shown below). The video went viral, garnering over 24.8 million views in two months.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6936693961545305350

The original sound for the video was used a number of times following its virality, most notably by TikToker Drew Sapio in a video combining the song with the "Spinning Gorilla" video, garnering over 4 million views in two months (shown below). The sound inspired over 5,000 videos in the same span of time.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6938478088346963205

On March 8th @staticshawty posted an update, showing $tatic Goonz rapper B-MAN recording his lyrics, garnering 1.7 million views in two months (shown below, left). On March 10th, @criggypissy, the account for Criggy Da Pissay, announced the release of the full song on Apple Music and Distrokid, garnering over 2 million views in the same span of time (shown below, right). The song was available on the ninth.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6937431324126973189
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6938063541450640646

The $tatic Goonz YouTube channel uploaded the full song on March 10th, garnering over 816,000 views in two months (shown below).



Your contact, I will delete
Smokin' on the finest green
All the stress, I will relieve
Getting paper by the string
Bitch, I'm Gorilla da Spinna
Ora--rangatangabangin' on my chest

The beat is notable for using the song "Sweden" by producer C418 (shown below), best known as the "theme song" for the video game Minecraft.



Spread

The original sound[1] for the song went viral on TikTok almost immediately, inspiring over 50,000 videos to use it within two months. One of the most notable videos using the song shows a gorilla spinning followed by an orangutan walking posted by TikToker @pctrash on March 13th, 2021, garnering over 4.3 million views in two months (shown below).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6939321193560362246

The sound inspired a number of other TikTokers[3][4] to use it over footage or animation of gorillas and orangutans spinning (examples shown below, left and right).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6940669512580730117
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6948424180798885125

The song is also popular in more general videos on TikTok,[5][6] as evidenced by the two most popular examples (shown below).


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6941163403557866757
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6951525782820883717

On March 19th, YouTuber[7] MTSG uploaded a compilation of videos set to the song. On the same date, YouTuber Blotched Pineapple uploaded an hour-long video looping the "good part" of the song (the section present in the TikTok videos) over a loop of the spinning gorilla, garnering over 30,000 views in two months (shown below).



On April 16th, Instagram user @loudequalsfunny posted a low-res video of a gorilla over a constant humming sound with the caption "gorilla da spinna," garnering over 22,000 views in a month (shown below).



On April 28th, Twitter[8] user @cooldisks101 posted a video edit consisting of ape footage over what is presented as a cover of Orangatangabangin by experimental hip-hop group Death Grips, performed by the user in their typically harsh style (shown below).



Spinning Gorilla

Spinning Gorilla refers to a viral video of a silverback gorilla spinning in front of the glass at a zoo (shown below). The video went viral in April 2020 thanks to series of shitpost edits.



Various Examples


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6948167809360841989
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6946581045886078214
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6941014289704635654
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6942699902149414149
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6947965749407386881
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/6942571805244804358

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