I get a lot of mail. And sometimes, companies send me some really cool stuff in the mail that I just don’t have time to show on camera for whatever reason or I don’t have time to learn a particular thing. So I thought I’d start a new series. And I thought I’d call this series Mail Time with Mike The idea is that I get to open stuff that I’ve received in the mail and play around with it without dedicating an entire month to learning that particular skill. So this would be like a super super condensed Learn Quick, like one or two days messing around with whatever I get in the mail. However, the first box today wasn’t sent to me by any brand. I just bought this myself. These are ice skates. One of my friends, who is also a youtuber, challenged me to learn and I thought I’d give it a go. {MUSIC} I have been waiting for this one for a while now. Brand-new camera! So a while ago, I actually made a video with Canon to promote this camera there: Canon LEGRIA GX10. And after the video was done, I asked can I keep the camera that they were using and they said… ‘NO!’ It was a pre-production model, and I wasn’t allowed to get my hands on it for good. However, the camera is now in full production, and I was able to get my hands on this GX10. So I have worked with Canon, so I’m probably biased when I talk about this camera. But the pre-production model, the one I’m shooting on right now, has been my daily driver for the last couple of weeks and this will be my day-to-day camera going forward. By the way, in case you’re interested, this video and these videos were all shot on GX10. Since this episode is basically a complete ripoff of Casey Neistat’s mailtime, I thought I’d pay tribute to the man himself and open this package in the style of Casey Neistat. *aggressively rips apart box* So this is a Launchpad Pro made by Novation. And basically it’s like a performance instrument for electronic music. Wow, it’s so small. Right, let’s see what I can learn. So, what is a Launchpad? What does this even do? In essence, the Launchpad is a very well built MIDI controller. “What is MIDI?” do you ask? Well, basically, it’s a way of sending signals to a computer from hardware that controls software in some way. So you can record music using MIDI signals, or you can perform live. And this is designed to work with Ableton which is like a music production software that’s really good at live performance as well. What’s on my screen is mimicked with these LED lights on the Launchpad Let me show you with a demonstration, right? So I have opened Ableton and here I’ve just dropped what’s called a drum rack onto this track here, and these lights on the launch pad have now lit up. So, if I push these buttons… *percussion sounds* And within a couple of minutes, you know… *percussion gets faster* Very cool. You can use it to control like an instrument. So right now, I have a synthesizer on the go. *synth* You get the idea, right? *piano* So basically you can make this whatever you want. What I’ve seen most people use this for is called a Launchpad Cover. What they’ll do is they’ll take a track and they’ll split up into tiny little parts, and they’ll map it to each of these sections here on Ableton which will appear here and then they’ll play the song in parts by pushing the buttons in the right order. {MUSIC} That’s kind of what I want to learn to do on the Launchpad, but I also want to use it as more of a performance instrument. So I actually also want to play drums and maybe some other instruments and create a live performance Okay, I’m gonna start learning how to use this thing. This is day one hour zero. The song I want to play has a piano in it, so I need to figure out how to play piano on the Launchpad. *learning piano* I need to get my guitar to figure this out. That’s a ‘C’. That’s it. So I’m trying to just loop this… …round and round. *piano playing* *music loops* Alright! Drums. Kick. Snare. Hat. *drums* I pushed the wrong button. There we go. Look, listen to that. So basically the trick is to learn to loop… *kick and snare* …as well as… *hi-hats* …and some… *piano* …as well as a little bit of.. *higher piano* Add one extra element to that, which is.. *guitar* I’ve been playing with the Launchpad basically all day since 8:00 in the morning. And I’ve set up my live set. And, you know, I can navigate through the menus pretty good. I can arm things. I can go into note mode I can go on to the piano, and then I can quickly switch to drums. I think we should just go ahead and try and record a performance. {MUSIC} Hehehe! Yes! I think that’s a take. *ding* Hahahahahaha!

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100 thoughts on “The Launchpad || Mail Time with Mike

  • May 25, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    Anyone else know that song from the gym ?

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  • May 26, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    Do a video where u learn to play piano

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  • May 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    3:32 what song is that?

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  • May 27, 2019 at 5:14 am
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    Listen to the song at 1.5 speed.

    You're welcome

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  • May 27, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    You should learn how to play the tin sandwich

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  • May 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    i love it

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  • May 27, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    – …. . -.– -.- -. — .–

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  • May 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    I like how you open mail and do little mini learning things.

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  • May 28, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    Holy fucking shit im drunk and in love with you because i have bought myself a launchapd pro(250$ cad) and i really like you channel so im seing the camera part, i just clicked on the video abd im really interested because my launchpad is accumulating dust and i aint doing shit even though i love music and i want to do it

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  • May 28, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    I am really jealous since i can't even play anything including piano on a lauchpad and i have possessed it for over 2 years

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  • May 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm
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    I love madeon!!

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  • May 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    2:23 “that’s what she said”

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  • May 28, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    So where we landing boys

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  • May 28, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    Lmao i used to do push ups to this song

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  • May 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    Gone in sixty seconds best film man

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  • May 28, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    God damn not bad

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  • May 30, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Mail Man Mike

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  • May 30, 2019 at 1:48 am
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    He doesn’t know how to skate? Oh I think the reason why I learned so early is because I live in Canada eh

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    Fucking sally song we did this to pushups

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  • May 31, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    That looks so i funny, fullgrown man trying to skate… Here in Finland almost all the people skate from age of four

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    4:36 sounds like Pumped Up Kicks.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    Man, I want a launchpad.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    You are truly incredible!!!!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 5:47 am
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    1:12 song please thanks

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  • June 5, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    I love this song.! I use it for push ups

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  • June 6, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    Chris boy r d

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  • June 6, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    basically idubbz

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  • June 6, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    7:20 aw, thats cheating!

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  • June 7, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    3:32
    I THOUGHT HE'S GONNA PLAY THE MILO THEME.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    i knew i heard that beat from somewhere

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  • June 9, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    2:00 R.I.P Box ? 2018

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  • June 10, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    Hacker

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  • June 11, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    RGB: Am i a joke to you

    Pft Led's

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  • June 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    The people that know gone in 60 seconds fall in love with that song 😂😂

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  • June 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Man, I thought u were about to do the Macarena

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  • June 14, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Nice performance but thats why i hate electronic music – its just a loop

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  • June 14, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    The song he played is the song I do squats to 😰 it’s really hard 😔

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  • June 16, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Learn how to learn

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  • June 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    👌🏻👌🏻

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm
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    You think the launchpad pro is small!!!! I HAVE THE MINI

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    three six mafia

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    Mike : so this is a launchpad

    Me : jumps on it

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    Really nice video! I liked your performance but there’s a little problem: the drums are playing against the beat. Normally the drums in a 4/4 Groove begins on count 1, but you switched the thing so that it’s beginning on the 2. so the groove is always one 4th to early, but that’s the only little thing. I tried it myself and it isn’t easy at all. You really nailed it🙂👍

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  • June 19, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    Ewwwww a mac

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  • June 26, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    Hey mike boyd, I sent you a box of puppy’s! 1:57

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    Mike watch kaskobi he's a Launchpad GOD

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  • June 28, 2019 at 7:06 am
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    Hi there! I make songs using launchpads. If you like the style of music that Mike just played, swing on by my channel!

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  • June 29, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    I remember you being on 300k subs. Still awesome Videos

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  • June 30, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    GG no re. He is really good with the Launchpad (I know this is late)

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    you should learn how to do cardistry tricks( With virtuoso cards )

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  • July 1, 2019 at 12:52 am
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    I would love to watch you do the "Bring sally up challinge". Either pushups or whatever you'd like.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    OMG I have been to that ice rink

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  • July 3, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    Can someone tell me qhy i was singing out loud …"we just got a letter,we just got a letter,we just got a letter, wonder wgo its from"(tbh i kinda forgot the song

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  • July 3, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    I didn’t like it at all at the end

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  • July 4, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    Do u have a aux cord

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  • July 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    Dude that was awesome im jelly and wanna hear more

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  • July 10, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    https://media.tenor.com/images/677920603a4e52c2d13f755e32b4dc9f/tenor.gif

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  • July 10, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    His content is always interesting

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    So your a launchpad pro bro

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:49 am
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    F-777 DeadLocked plz

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    Sounds like zelda when he is messing at the beginning

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  • July 19, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    How about learning languanges??? Can you make it fast?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Thats good 🎶

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  • July 21, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    Ohhhhhh, my god I love that song from gone in 60 seconds it was so amazing in the movie.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    In Finland (I live there) Ice skating is normal

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  • July 21, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    4:36 I heard b lasagna at the start

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  • July 22, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    You should be a dj

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  • July 23, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    That SAS bad

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  • July 25, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    Is it me or did I hear the Windows sound when the Mac was booting?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    I knew I recognized the song when I heard the chords

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  • July 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    He pulled alive mashup vid… not a cover

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  • July 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    😱🤯🔥that was too good

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  • July 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    Whats the name of the song at the start?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    Wow its too hot…
    Bt nt more then the sun

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    Best video yet

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    Is it just me or does he look like Dominic Cooper

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  • August 3, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    I want it!

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  • August 4, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    The cover you did is a training song my sister does for fitness.

    She calls it aunty Sally

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    2:23 Mike "Wow, it's so small."
    Me "Well… it's probably bigger than your pee pee."

    Mike "Wow, it's so small."
    Me "Thats what she said."

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  • August 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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    Who’s watching in 2020

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    2:23 that’s what she said.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    Stop using Mac

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  • August 12, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    3:00 well you could go to Denmark's got talent and get kicked out cuz you were shit at playing a launchpad, but I wouldn't so that if I were u. Yes that was me, yes I wna die : ^)

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  • August 14, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    You music is very good

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  • August 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    Pls learn how to play drums

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Great vid you are so inspirational i want to learn every single challenge you do

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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    Sick skills bro!!!

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  • August 19, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    next learn to shoot half court 😉

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:43 am
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    try use DDJ-400 it is a EDM. i have it lets see you use it

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    There's nothing you can't do

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  • August 21, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    Now learn how to fart very loudly

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    2:22 that's what she said

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    Try to learn how to juggle clubs 🙂 🙂

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    I’ve always wanted a launchpad man… 🙁

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  • August 25, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    Hey Mike go ahead learn beat boxing……

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    noice

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  • August 27, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    Try to lern tricks bmx

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:46 pm
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    Bring sally up push-up challenge

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