Delete This Golden Voice

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January 3: The Golden-Voiced Man Who Said ‘Delete This Nephew,’ and Other Memes from Detroit


Every new year, a couple of memes often define the rest of the trends going forward. Within this first week of January, the internet settles into its new year in memes. January 3, specifically, has a very musical history, with internet icons like Ted Williams, the “Golden-Voiced Homeless Man,” getting their time in the spotlight. Detroit rap was put on the map too back in 2008 when “It’s So Cold In The D” was posted to YouTube — a song so bad, it made Unc say, “Delete This Nephew.”
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Ted Williams: A Wholesome Story With A Golden Voice

A Brooklyn-born drifter named Ted Williams was spotted 10 years ago today on a Columbus, Ohio roadside. The handsome man was famous in town for having a “golden voice,” being an ex-radio host. After the video was reposted to Reddit, Williams received internet fame, appearing on morning talk shows and eventually landing a job with a local news station, as well as becoming a meme legend. Read more.
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It’s So Cold In The D: All Publicity Is Good Publicity For Detroit

On this day in 2008, Detroit rapper T-Baby wrote the song "It's So Cold in the D" to commemorate the memory of her lost friend. However, many online thought the song wasn’t great, adopting it ironically and disliking it en masse. Regardless, T-Baby trended across MySpace, received hefty royalties from MTV and ignored the multiple remixes of her song as it went on to become a viral meme. Read more.
 
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Delete This Nephew: Or Else He’s Taking The Earpiece Out

A Black Twitter staple was coined today, known as “Delete This Nephew.” This angry selfie from an older black man rocked Facebook back in 2017 when he put his hardened, side-eyed expression underneath his nephew’s post, encouraging him to backtrack. After being edited into a “Yu-Gi-Oh!” card on sites like Reddit, the nameless “Unc” was immortalized forever. Read more.
 
 
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