Drama on the video-sharing platform Youtube has been something of a goldmine for those who are ready and willing to take advantage of it, and one of the most prominent to do so is Keemstar, who is responsible for the drama alert channel. What nationality is the pot-stirring creator?
Keemstar is an American Youtuber, born in Buffalo, New York, and is responsible for the DramaAlert news channel on the platform. He has been the subject of many controversies over the years.
If you’ve any doubts about Keem’s status as an American, a quick review of his Twitter feed shows him often commenting on the goings-on in American politics together with his own beliefs and opinions on the subject.
Rather than his status as an American, the thing he’s most known for is without a doubt his uncanny ability to find himself somewhere near the heart of nearly every drama imaginable on Youtube.
The Value of A Dollar
Although it’s definitely the drama that he’s most known for, the other thing you may know him for is his short-lived but enjoyable for every minute it lasted music career.
This is because his music features one way we can confirm that Keem is American; the value that he places on the dollar. If he was Canadian then he might still have a high priority on that currency (except it’d be the Canadian Dollar), but we’ve specifically seen his affection for the USD in particular.
The video evidence shows his love for the Benjamins in full effect, as well as any other unit of American currency. The reason that particular video is potentially the other place that you’re most likely to know Keem from, is because it’s one of his most popular videos of all time on his channel.
The video in question is a music video, featuring Keem himself, for his song “Dollar In The Woods!”
Look closely in the masterfully directed video to see the face of George Washington staring back at you upon the one-dollar bill that Keem is lucky enough to stumble across. The only real loss here is that we only got a single track, if it had been Benjamin on the bill then we might have received a whole album.
Not only did Keem’s song see some significant popularity on his home platform, it even managed to break out into popular mainstream media such as on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. That’s a pretty big claim to fame for a song that was essentially a comedic little stab at making music.
You might expect that there are no subtle meanings here, no metaphors, that the title is not symbolic, and that Keem has not channeled the spirit of Geoffrey Chaucer.
What you see isn’t quite what you get though, and the lyrics are actually a layered story of his ups and downs up to that point on Youtube and the betrayals and friendships that he had made on the way.
Even with multiple listens to the track and your best attempt at dissecting the lyrics behind the song, you might still be a little confused as to what exactly the relevance or meaning behind half the lyrics is.
That’s mostly because the meaning is locked behind years of now irrelevant and meaningless (not that it was particularly meaningful at the time) drama. Since drama is what Keem has made his bread and butter, it sort of figures that even his song would be intertwined with the subject in some way.
You’ll see multiple references to the feuds that he had over the years, with one particular focus on the huge falling out he had with a fellow Youtuber named Leafy. Special shoutout to the line referencing that situation: “I can’t see ‘cus it’s too Leafy.”
If the woods in question are meant to somehow symbolically represent the trouble that Keem has often found himself in during the heights of his channel’s various controversies, then it’s actually fitting that he’s finding dollars there.
Whether it’s reporting on, or being involved in, all of the chaos that can take place in the content creation sphere, Keem always seems to find a way to make a dollar and stay relevant. Whether that’s by finding one in the woods or otherwise.