Viral Date: April 2006

Denny Hazen-a self-proclaimed "average, middle class guy"-recorded his revolutionary rap video in the late '80s with the hopes of getting signed. Needless to say, this one sat in the vaults until an MTV employee stumbled on it and uploaded it to Youtube 17 years later.

After his belated internet fame, Denny released two albums on his independent label Blazin' Productions.