Slim Jesus’ ‘Drill Time’ trap video has the internet in tears

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Move over Chief Keef and Lil Reese, there’s a new rapper on the Chicago drill scene and he goes by the name ‘Slim Jesus’.

The 18-year-old posted a ‘my first trap music video’ on YouTube recently and it’s slowly amassed over 1 million views, filled with hip hop video tropes like waving handguns and cash.

“It got like 4,000 in one day and that was crazy to me already, and now it has like hundreds of hundreds of thousands,” Slim Jesus told Complex of his sudden success.

As for his name, apparently it was originally the even more sublime Swag Jesus.

“Yeah, and we flipped it and made it Slim, for obvious reasons, I'm skinny as hell. But ugh, yeah I just kind of stuck with it. It made people mad for shock value. The name worked,” he added.

The video has had the internet in hysterics, particularly its disclaimer that none of the props are real, which Slim said was added in because “they gotta keep the cops off that video”.