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What is “Champ step”? Why TikTok is obsessed with this weird trend

Published: 9/Jul/2020 12:26

by Alice Hearing

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A new bizarre trend called the “Champ step” is quickly gaining popularity on TikTok right now, thanks to one creator documenting a curious turn of events that has fans deeply invested in what might happen next. 

What’s the trend?

In what can only be described as peak Gen Z humor, it all began with TikTokker Alex Moga who is documenting “the march.” In his first video captioned “THE BRITISH ARE COMING” posted on June 29, Alex is seen to be watching two men walking in sync with their arms out wide and leaning back, all to a clip from Song for Denise by Piano Fantasia.

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TikTok: Alex Moga
The hashtag #champstep has more than 18 million views on TikTok

In the following videos, Alex asks “WHERE ARE THEY GOING?” and writes “i’m OBSESSED!! And they are heading west with SPEED”, using the hashtag #champstep.

As the saga continues, the men are seen from a distance stepping across a bridge, Alex writes “I think something HYUGE is about to happen”, and soon more people join in.

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@alexminimartOh my… they’re.. E X P A N D I N G?? ##champstep ##fyp ##britain ##pnw ##SUBstepchallenge♬ original sound – ynysboy

But in the latest video, the music changes to the more ominous-sounding Such a Whore (Stellular remix) by JVLA, and Alex writes “Things start to get NEFARIOUS at night”.

Despite only having 9 videos, Alex Moga has already gained more than 200,000 followers thanks to his “champ step” series.

Why are people doing it?

It turns out that Alex’s viewers are engrossed by the series. Part 5 has racked up 2.3 million likes, 19,000 comments, and more than 8 million views.

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High profile TikTokkers have also shown their support, with Michelle Wozniak commenting “I’ve never been more invested in something,” and Too Hot to Handle star Harry Jowsey also commenting “I’m so invested in this.”

@alexminimartPt.3 – IM OBSESSED!! And they are heading west with SPEED ##champstep ##fyp ##britain ##pnw ##HealthyHabits6Step♬ original sound – ynysboy

Even if Alex’s series continues, fans of the Champ Step have been inspired and are keen to make their own versions. The #champstep page on TikTok has 18.7 million views at the time of writing.

Are there similar trends?

Traveling in sync to one particular song has long had comedic value on the internet. In 2016 the #joggingmanchallenge saw Vine star Marlon Web jog with a wide gait in sync with friends to A-Ha’s Take On Me.

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The tune has also recently found popularity under the hashtag #putinwalk, where people film themselves imitating the Russian President’s swagger and edited to look stretched out wide and zoomed in.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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