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Dr. Dre dropped the The Chronic in 1992, and it’s still resonating in 2015. No one expected a Republican presidential candidate called “Deez Nuts” to be polling in North Carolina, though. 

Reports the New York Daily News:

The 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination is officially nuts — “Deez Nuts.”

The race, which already comprises 17 major candidates, got an additional entrant this week who has fashioned his name after an infamous rap song.

A person named “Deez Nuts” filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for President Sunday, CBS News reported, joining more than 500 other random contenders who have the legal right to run for the presidency.

More shockingly, however, is how well Nuts, who is running as an independent, is faring in the key state of North Carolina, where, according a to a Public Policy Polling poll, the mysterious figure got the support of 9% of likely voters.

While Welven Da Great recently re-popularized “Deez Nuts”—and created the catch phrase “Got ’em!”—for the current generation, it all started with the D.R.E.

Listen below.

Photo: U.S. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

 

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