Deez Nuts: Here's How a Teen Presidential Candidate Traces Back to Dr. Dre & Dolemite

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Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg

Viral presidential candidate (yes, this is where we are as a society) Deez Nuts is making headlines as the 15-year-old Iowa kid (real name Brady Olson) currently polling at 9 percent in North Carolina, 7 percent in Iowa and 8 percent in Minnesota, according to Public Policy Polling.

Deez Nuts busted onto the scene thanks to his cheeky name and his some-of-both-sides politics (he's against illegal immigrants but for gay marriage).

The "deez nuts" joke is more familiar to kids his age through references on Adult Swim's The Boondocks, a viral People's Court clip and various Vine jokes. But the true origin of Deez Nuts traces back much further -- eight years before this high school sophomore was born, in fact.

'"Deeez Nuuuts" is the sixth track on Dr. Dre's influential G-funk 1992 debut The Chronic. Featuring Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G, the track includes a comedy bit from Rudy Ray Moore -- best known as Blaxploitation action hero Dolemite -- called "Chestnuts" that plays on edible nuts versus the scrotal region. That skit forms the basis of Warren G's prank call at the beginning of the song, where he rings up a woman to make a "deez nuts" joke at her expense.

So even though he's not the originator of the joke, this 15-year-old kid does get credit for bringing Deez Nuts to whole new level of popular consciousness.

As for his presidential chances (which are nil, since he's 15), Deez Nuts isn't sweating it -- he told Rolling Stone he's simply willing to take this joke "as far as America wants to take it."

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