Talk about a “Straight Outta Compton” sensation. Little did rap group N.W.A. know back in the ’90s when they sang their “Straight Outta Compton” song that folks would be using their “Straight Outta Compton” signage to create their own memes on futuristic sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As reported by the Inquisitr, the “Straight Outta Compton” meme first gained steam on Friday with approximately 30,000 “Straight Outta” wherever cities or places filling up Instagram with photos.
By Saturday evening, the “Straight Outta Compton” memes had hit more than 100,000 on Instagram — with countless others filling up Twitter and Facebook. Using the Straight Outta Somewhere website, plenty of folks aren’t just generating one meme but tons of memes proclaiming their locations or using the meme generator to make jokes at the expense of others.
Google Trends reports that “Straight Outta Compton” received more than 200,000 searches from Googlers on Friday. Google has yet to report how many users for “Straight Outta Compton” flowed into their search engine on Saturday. However, Google does report that related searches such as “straight outta,” “straight outta Compton meme,” and “straight outta meme” have also accompanied the main search. That proves that users want to make their own memes with the meme creator.
Famous faces are showing up in some of the “Straight Outta Compton” memes, like that of “Lil Kim The Queen Bee” on Instagram — whose “Straight Outta Brooklyn” photo gained 12,400 likes in two hours on Instagram.
Cute memes like one from Instagram user ginny_jrt have proved popular as well — with a photo of a dog “Straight Outta Bed” (not Compton) gaining 4,840 likes in three hours.
Meanwhile, Ice Cube has opened up, reports Time, about the undying appeal of “Straight Outta Compton,” especially in light of the frustration felt by some disenfranchised members of society who seek a way to express their rage in the manner that N.W.A. did back in the ’90s.
The beatsbydre Instagram account placed the meme generating website StraightOuttaSomewhere.com in their bio, in an attempt to tell all the folks asking how to generate their own “Straight Outta Compton” memes how to do so. That particular photo gained 24,800 likes in five hours. With celebrities making the “Straight Outta Compton” meme even more popular, more people on social media seek out ways to create their own.