Everyone knows the grind. And it seems millennials know it better than anyone.
These days, we need two jobs and a side-hustle to be able to put 50% of our money towards a two bedroom apartment we share with five people.
And yet, still we grind. We get that dough.
Or, to use another term, we get our bread.
The term ‘get your bread’ was first turned into a meme back in 2017.
good morning let’s get this bread pic.twitter.com/RCihkuktDh
— seraphim (@carlyxnicole) January 2, 2017
However, the first references to the term were made in a 2007 song called “Let’s Get This Paper” by Rich Boy.
In it, he raps…
“R.I.P. Pooh Bear, that’s my dead homie/Fuck that other shit, hey, let’s get this bread homie.”
It took a decade for it to enter into memedom and almost a year after that initial 2017 tweet to go viral.
There was this mascot…
Wake up hustlers, let’s get this bread. No days off pic.twitter.com/s9RficN0gv
— Tyler (@BeastCaucasian) September 5, 2018
And this literal take.
…let’s get this bread pic.twitter.com/2QFeDyjk5D
— Avalanche (@AvalancheTwitch) May 27, 2017
There’s the version for Hunger Games fans…
good morning tributes let’s get this bread pic.twitter.com/Dw3G3vGX5h
— elizabeth (@peeanofreek) October 11, 2018
Jokes were made.
Me: *choking on a piece of bread*
Paramedics: let’s get this bread
— toast (@wiitennispro) October 13, 2018
me: I’m going on a diet.
my appetite: LMAO anyways.. let’s get this bread.
— queen quen (@quenblackwell) October 17, 2018
— lil uzi hurt (@LameAsChris) October 16, 2018
setting: local park, 9 a.m.
old man: *throwing bread crumbs*
pigeons: gm lets get this bread
— (@stankymeat) October 14, 2018
But ‘getting that bread’ can be exhausting.
Me going to bed every night knowing I did the bare minimum, did not secure even the slightest bag, and neglected to get even a tiny end-piece of this bread. pic.twitter.com/eKJOXX6Cx4
— Kavanaugh’s polygraph results (@_pachecoJA) October 15, 2018
i don’t wanna get this bread no more.. i’m TIRED pic.twitter.com/fbOmymywDP
— Kelvin (@kelvinperezz1) October 14, 2018
what if I dont wanna get this bread pic.twitter.com/ox9rm5B3pj
— caro (@sorrycaro) October 15, 2018
But unfortunately the world only has one message for us…
LETS GET THIS BREAD pic.twitter.com/BU9Y68JcOa
— ali (@gucciakf) October 17, 2018
Rise and grind people.