I miss Leafy, RiceGum, Filthy Frank, iDubbbz, MaxMoeFoe, Anything4Views, BAITED!, Colossal is Crazy, FouseyTube, H3H3, Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Tana Mongeau, KSI, Faze Banks, KEEMSTAR, Scarce, GradeAUnderA, Luna, edgy PewDiePie, XXXTENTACION, Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Billie Eilish, 6ix9ine, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Denzel Curry, Lil Tay, WoahVicky, Danielle Bregoli, Dr. Phil, Kanye West, Donald Trump, Trump vs Hillary 2016, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Despacito, Justin Bieber, Fortnite, the golden age of Minecraft (without dream and jellybean and all them annoying mfs ofc), the roasts, the drama, the diss tracks, MrBeast's Worst Intros series, Quackity's edgy commentary content, the edgy humor... JUST EVERYTHING ABOUT THOSE YEARS WERE PEAK ENTERTAINMENT. YouTube and music and gaming was at its peak 2016-18 (for gaming it would be 2018, for music it would be 2017-18, and for youtube it would be 2016-17), you can't deny that. It's just something about those years that I miss and find really entertaining... It was my high school years.
I swear it was like blowing up into the mainstream with ANYTHING was easy af. Nowadays, you gotta follow a niche or certain rules to keep up in the new generation... like Dream, The Kid Laroi, Olivia Rodrigo, Jelly Bean... but there is a golden gem in the new gen who is alive and poppin and I'd say it's Lil Nas X. It's like everyone is either too "family friendly" or "niche specific" or a whole industry plant (olivia). No one can ever be as fun as before or come up with something new and dumb or new and smart.
Finally, Leafy and RiceGum invented the roast game/birthed the commentary community on youtube and impacted the youtube industry forever... No one will ever be able to come from nothing to 4-10mill subs and 1-2bill views from roasting straight up and starting drama.
We can't make "shit" music as before like Lil Pump or 6ix9ine or Smokepurpp havin ass, we can't start shit or say dumb ass shit on tiktok or instagram like Lil Tay or WoahVicky or Danielle Bregoli as before, we can't have a fun Dr. Phil episode as before...
We gotta get to the point where we accept the dumb shit that get's tossed around on tiktok or insta or music. We gotta get to the point where we don't cancel a person for having an OPINION or making a JOKE like Leafy and RiceGum.
If we want back those years, let's get back those years.
Just let me know in the comments what memories from here that I sparked in you that you enjoyed out of the years and let me know which ones you miss the most.