Crunk Ain’t Dead is a hip-hop song by Duke Deuce. The track’s video gained popularity online thanks to its opening scene where Duke Deuce is shown getting CPR, apparently coming back to life, and immediately begins jumping and rapping enthusiastically. The scene has been paired with captions related to people coming back from the dead.
On November 27th, 2019, Duke Deuce released the song “Crunk Ain’t Dead.” The video has gained over 15 million views on YouTube in nine months (shown below, left). On February 19th, he released a remix featuring Lil Jon, Juicy J, and Project Pat (shown below, right).
On December 22nd, 2019, YouTuber Meme Clips uploaded a clip of the video’s introduction, gaining over 87,000 views (shown below, left). However, the clip did not spread primarily through YouTube. A compilation of the meme posted by Quantum Dank on March 24th, 2020 gained over 15,000 views, and mostly featured variations from Twitter.
CHIEFS AINT DEAD! pic.twitter.com/T34nFPyc9P
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 3, 2020
kim jong un coming back from the dead for the 4th time pic.twitter.com/3ES3T9TXGc
— kuro 🗣 (@ninetailsdemon) August 24, 2020
Anthony Davis in the 2nd half pic.twitter.com/F9SFROgWkW
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) August 23, 2020
Kim Jong Un getting revived by the Juche Necromancy Department when he dies every month pic.twitter.com/h8slBhfrRJ
— Ordovician Lenin (@Marxozoic) August 23, 2020
Kirito finna wakes up and show who’s the real black swordsman. pic.twitter.com/ulloF2mK8j
— Syizel (@syizel__) August 8, 2020
Lakers twitter rn pic.twitter.com/InJLO1Et3Y
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) August 19, 2020