“Man’s Not Hot” is a comedy rap song performed by British comedian and actor Michael Dapaah, also known as Big Shaq. The song gained popularity in late 2017 and early 2018. It was created as a parody of the UK grime and rap scene and became a viral sensation.
The song humorously references various elements of street culture and exaggerates them for comedic effect. One of the most iconic lines in the song is “The ting goes skrrrahh, pap, pap, ka-ka-ka. Skidiki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom. Skya, du-du-ku-ku-dun-dun. Poom, poom.” This line, along with the catchphrase “Man’s Not Hot,” became a meme and was widely circulated on the internet.
“Man’s Not Hot” is a humorous take on the bravado and slang often associated with hip-hop and grime music, and it has been praised for its comedic value. The music video for the song features Big Shaq dressed in a puffy jacket, even in extremely hot weather, further emphasizing the comedic premise.
The song’s popularity led to Big Shaq making appearances on various television shows and even performing the song live. While it is primarily a comedic piece, it gained a significant following and became a cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom and beyond.