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Baffmasta | Average To Savage EP151

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This is the one hundred and fifty-first episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring comedian Baffmasta. Paul Guarino talked with Baffmasta discussing how he got started making content, going viral on TikTok, and what's next for his career.

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This podcast interview with Baffmasta was originally recorded on October 7, 2021

...this is the average to savage podcast with paul Guerrino. Everyone in anyone athletes, celebs and much more. What's up? Everybody welcome back to another episode of the average savage podcast? Our special guest today is both pasta. He's a content creator, he's a comedian, he's a Tiktoker, he's a Youtuber, You gotta check out his pages. He's hilarious, bafta, appreciate you coming on the show man, I appreciate you having me. Yeah, for sure. Let's just get it started. Um actually the first question I should ask you, do you like the term social media influencer? Uh that's funny. Um I'd rather like, it's become one of those things that's like as you create content, you know, you kind of get used to it, but I don't really, I really don't like like it as much. I'd rather I'd rather, I'd rather say I'm a creator, um, entertainer, actor, all the other other labels, but you know, I definitely, I don't, I don't take it as disrespect if someone like says, oh man, your social media, you know, because I'm like that's, it's still, it's still coming from a good place. I'm like, hey, I appreciate it and take it out of me. So no, Yeah, no, I feel you. Um yeah, I don't, I don't think people, I totally get it, but I don't think people should be like get mad over it. Right. Exactly, exactly. So so I saw like a bunch of your videos and um, things like that, You have like a ton of videos, how do you like your, your, basically your, your acting than them. But when you have like a bunch of different like setups and things like, first of all, how long do some of those take, Second of all? Like where do these ideas come from? So it varies, man. Like, so a lot of the, I'll answer the, where the ideas come from, some of it is from just like real situations and we've, you know, me and my team have elaborated or exaggerated the storyline. Um, a lot of, a lot of like content, you know, comes from meeting people are hearing people's stories. And so a lot of this stuff now I've created over, over the last 56 years or whatever has been uh loosely based on real life experiences and some things just kind of like, okay, I'm gonna just do a parody of, of artist or somebody that, you know, something that I think it's funny or just trending trending ideas. Um, so it varies. Um, but I would say like, as far as time wise man, it depends man because there's, there's a few, there's some concepts that back when I originally started with would take 4 to 6 hours. You know, it, you probably would look at it 30 years taking a video and be like, oh, they don't take no time. But I think over time kind of getting in the groove of things and seem like, okay, this is what I need. This is what I don't, um I've kind of cut my time as far as like how long it takes me to produce? Uh maybe a skit or uh Tiktok or real or whatever. But I think like from the quickest videos, man, it's because I don't want to say some, some of them take like Maybe say 2-3 hours to shoot. And if I go edit it might take the same amount of time. But if the video is over a minute And depending on how like cinematic and everything, man, I, I like to get in, I like to edit like I like to get in there and start editing and messing with sounds and stuff and visual. So man, a project that may have been like a minute. Two minutes might take me like eight hours or 12 hours, depending on how much I really like, you know, want to mess with it. So it all depends. But yeah, it's just one of those things you don't really know until you start messing with the edit as far as how long it's gonna take. Yeah, yeah, definitely. I mess around with some of that stuff sometimes and I see like cool ones on Tiktok and I'm like, oh, I can do that too. And I'm like, and I'm just sitting there for like two hours. I'm like a ship, like this is gonna take, let's take away...

...longer than I thought. Yeah, it's tough. It's tough. I did a lot. I mean I'm sure you did too, just like during the pandemic. So what has that been like? Um just like from a creative standpoint, like I think probably I'm sorry, I'm sure you thought of some ideas that you didn't think it would have thought of. Like if you weren't just like being at home. Yeah, so with the pandemic man, it kind of, I was I've always been like very uh like strict on, I would say straight, but I always like one of the things to be perfect. Like my idea of like what I thought was good for social media is always, it's always the point where I'm like man, if if if I mess up on this or something that people, other people won't notice, I'll look at it and be like man this, this is trash and I can't put it out. And once the pandemic hit a lot of the people as far as having camera people that I could reach out to and and you know, we have to lock down for a while social distancing so crew members and everything, we, we couldn't, we couldn't operate the same way. So it kind of, it kind of humbled me to make me be like, you know what? Hey, as long as you can, as long as you can do something like put something out at the end of the day, we were in a global pandemic? Like what what is anybody going to say other than man this guy is still making content like during all this. So I think with the positive that I took away during this whole pandemic is like, you know, some of the content that I would originally be like, man, you know, that might not be funny or I would have, I looked out grade myself a little too hard. I kind of let up a little bit and I kind of started focusing more on having fun again. So I think like we, me and uh, one of my, my friends, his name is choco, we, we did like a little, we started doing like smaller parodies. Um, and I've never been a fan of Tiktok until, until the pandemic and I was like, man, let me get on Tiktok, let me see what's going on. And I went on Tiktok and I started seeing like trends and stuff and things. I was like, oh, I don't really, it would be nice to have a big crew and you know, filled with a bunch of people. But I could actually finesse this and make some other smaller skits and still still get engagement from my audience and my fans and stuff like that. So it really just opened the door for me to be like, hey, you, you can be creative in any situation, you know, so that's, that's pretty much, I think that was the benefit I got from, you know, filming and creating during this whole, this whole pandemic. Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's funny you say that too because I don't know if you know that uh, your Tiktok, you have the most following out of any social media platform. So you said, did you just start Tiktok like, right, when the pandemic or you had it, you just didn't use it, bro. So it's crazy because like I think before Tiktok was Tiktok, it was musically and I had, I had, I had an actual like the alias and stuff was already reserved, so I had it, but my actual following, I wasn't using it and it was like, I think before the pandemic, I probably had like three or 4000 followers. And then, and then like really, I've seen people start using it more and more and I was never, I've never been into like, oh, let me see how many numbers I can get, but I was just kind of like, okay, my friends are on it, I have some of the other influencers and content creators. So I really, yeah, my, my father was like almost, you know, it was very low, it was low thousands and yeah, between March of 2020 and now I grew it um from really, really repurposing some of the old content, I've already, I've already done and then just like making new content. So it's one of those things too where I'm like, I've never been with Tiktok. You really got a, yeah, the creative there is creativity there, but it's a lot, it's a lot to do with trends and so people recreating trends and it kind of, it was like one...

...of those things that goes against my nature of, you know, doing stuff outside the box. But I was like, you know what, This is fun. Like, like right now I'm trying to have fun. So I started finding creative ways to like, you know, do Tiktok videos and add my own twist of things. So that, that's, yeah, that's, that's great. I can't keep forgetting that has more of my following on Tiktok and not, I'm not even on there like that. Yeah, that's great. Yeah, the same thing happened to me too because I just started using, I was like, all right. Like everyone's using it. Like I see the organic growth and then like I just started posting like the same thing. Like you, I just used old content just like edit it up to, you know, make it, make it like vertical and things like that. And yeah, it's just crazy how like it was so much easier to like grow on their versus like instagram And um, like what, what you have 300,000 on Tiktok, like what was your most like viral video? Like what was your, what was like one of them that like hit really crazy and, or like, or like, or give me example to like what one maybe you didn't think that was gonna hit and a hit. So there is, um, I did a video as frozen to Chris Brown's go crazy song and, and what the thing was, I had done other frozen stuff before and for whatever reason, I don't know if it was just like now where you know, pandemics now, everybody's looking at the phone. But I was like, bro, I know I posted this already. I know, but I was like, maybe maybe I did, but I had posted some other previous frozen stuff, um, army dressed as frozen on dancing and everything. And like when I did this one to Chris Brown's single go crazy. Um, he, he reposted it on my instagram and I, and I, and I didn't like, I posted on instagram and I posted on Tiktok, so it went viral on instagram and then like, it was probably like a couple of days later, Tiktok, you know, blew it up and that went viral. And then I did another, uh, I did another video dresses frozen to a random song. I don't even remember what it was, but random song I found do Tiktok and I was like, okay, it's trending and then that went viral as well. Um, And I think I had, I've had some other videos me dancing in the 70s outfit. Um, so some of these videos, it's crazy because I'm like, I post on some of these videos go viral on Tiktok, they don't go viral on instagram versa. So it's really like the audience, the audience algorithm and all that, you know, just, there's a different reaction on different platforms. So, uh, and of course, like as a creator, usually like, you post the video, sometimes you feel good about video, you're like, oh, this, this is going to be entertaining. A lot of people will like it or, you know, enjoy it. But some of those videos that went viral on Tiktok, um, that didn't even go around instagram. I was like, oh, I didn't really, I didn't really know like people like this stuff the way they took it, you know, so, um, this is deadly surprising. Yeah. Yeah. It is funny how like the same thing happened to me just like, not even just like videos, just random content I post on three different channels and like one of them does nothing and one of them like blow to all right like that. So it's like, I don't know, I don't know, like it's like anything could happen like sometimes, and sometimes I don't know if it's, I don't know if you think about it this way, it's like, sometimes I make a video or something and I'm like, no, like, I know which one's gonna go sometimes, right? When I get that feeling too. There's, there's, there's been a few of like if this one, if this one doesn't go like I'm like, yo, somebody's hold me on this bro, like there's been a few that I've just been like bro like this this should have popped and and most most of the time the ones that I actually think are going to be good most of the time to actually do good. But there's been a few where um they didn't they didn't like blow up but later on when I re...

...posted it actually caught you know caught engagement. I was like man that's crazy. Like so I've I've I've reposted videos from years ago that I was like man at the time I thought this was it, it didn't work and I posted again and you know people are you know started to get engaged on it. So sometimes it's like man you can have you can have some fire content but just the way the time of day you know the algorithm you might you might get screwed engagement. So Yeah definitely. Yeah even with like podcasting like I do these all the time and it's just like like I can't I don't even look at the numbers anymore because then Like they just blow up randomly because like maybe something happened with the person or whatever and then they get searched and then they like see that I interviewed them like say I mean obviously have a large following now but like you blow up again, you get like $1 million dollars and like it's gonna go back to this interview and then they're going to check it out more viewers so it's like crazy, so that's why I don't even trip about like the numbers with the podcast because it's just like it comes and goes right um And then the froze oh thing what what is that? Because I don't I don't know if it's the same thing but isn't there a guy that runs like isn't it at the Astros game or something or so? So I've seen that, I know you're talking about there's a dude who I think his his character, it's either the freeze, the freeze, there we go to freeze. So I think they're trademarked, I don't know if he's trademark to the Astros or 7 11 I saw he was recently in a commercial Um for I think 7-11 slurpees or whatever. Um but the frozen character and it's like I say frozen because it definitely it's definitely like based off of frozen from like Incredibles. But the thing about it is because it's like I can't I can't choose the face that I was born with. You know, it's like the people from people from like in my past before like they made I think after they made the first one years ago for the first Incredibles had a whole bunch of my homeboys. Like bro you look like the look like that character, you look like frozen so fast forward whenever they dropped the second Incredibles. Um I I was like really reluctant to dressing up in the outfit, but people were like, people with my colleagues were like, yo you need to do a video because I guarantee you do this video dancing, do something, it'll go viral. So I ended up doing um I ended up buying the whole suit and everything and dancing and and that took off and so like fast forward, like I've been every once in a while, I'll do uh an appearance or do some sort of video incorporating that character, but it's just the fact that I look so similar to the anime animated character. Um So right now, me and my team, we're kind of in, we're basically trying to come up with a different character that will kind of uh still have the same like quote unquote abilities, ice power and all that, but just to pull away from not having to be associated with Disney since that's their whole thing. But Yeah. Yeah, definitely. Yeah, I know um like a lot of your videos, you um I don't want to say make fun of, but you like imitate like growing up with African family, like, have you, have you got like backlash from that? Or like a lot of positivity? I've got, I've got more, I definitely got more positivity in the backlash. It's like, it's loosely it's definitely, I exaggerate, you know, as far as the character goes, but it is based off of real life experiences I'm I'm african, I'm Ghanaian born in the States, my parents born in uh born in Ghana and so like, even even as far as the african culture, a lot of uh a lot of other Africans will hit me up and be like bro, that video like man, that...

...reminds me when I was in grade school and all this. So at times, at times, most of the times I get I get very positive feedback. There's only been a few times that I can remember. Um well everyone's while to be somebody that be like, you know, they'll be like, man, like this is this is racist, man, this is not how you portray the Nigerian culture and I'm like, I'm like what? And it will come from, I mean it's always just a random, you know, a lot of people, you don't know a lot of people that follow you, you just have, you know fans and so, but most of the time, most of the time it's all positive, all of um just a few times if I do or I've done videos where I guess, I don't know if it was just because it was so it went viral that when you get when stuff goes viral, you get all every audience. So I think the ones that go viral that I've done as an african dad character, there's always like a percentage that will be like man, that's not the way real Africans are or and I have to like I used to be the type of person that would reply to like a lot of these comments and then after a while I just realized, you know, that that just comes with it. Like it's the people that are my fans and my true fans and people follow me. They know like there's no like bad intent. Um, it's all company. It's all just to put smiles on people's faces. So yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. No, definitely. No, it's just like obviously everyone in general experience experience is different things. Just just like when I watch like I'm italian and I watched like the italian ones like that and I'm like some of the stuff I can relate to and then some sort of like, no, that never happened. But like obviously sometimes that, but that's how it is. Obviously everyone is not exactly the same. No matter if you're the same from the same culture race, whatever, right? Um, and then you talk about like built like you have a team and stuff. So like tell me about like building that team around you and like finding like the right fitz. Yeah, it's been, So I've been doing this since 2016 s officially when I did like made the Bath Master name and I originally just started really like I didn't really have, um, like nobody had like I don't have a guide or you know, figure out like I didn't know how to figure out how did how to get camera people, how to um how to teach myself how to edit all this stuff. So um now I've gotten to the point where um I have a couple of different like videographers and photographers in Houston um that are available to shoot um or make time to shoot my content if most of the time um if I'm unable to shoot my own, but most of the time I have them shoot it. Uh and then I have my manager, um I have a at this point like writing assistant, I basically I've gotten to the point where I'm like, okay, I want to do this long term and I've realized that as much as I like to do or would like to do everything I can. So times where like, I would like to focus on building my brand up more and making it more professional and presentable. Um I have like, I'll have to take time from creating and and so over time, I was like, man, I really got to find a better way to do this because even as I'm doing all the videos and stuff, I'm still working, uh I'm still working outside of the entertainment, doing corporate stuff. So right now, yeah, I have like videographers, I have a manager, creative also have a uh not a creative director, but creative strategist. Um uh and just tons of people even call it, say colleagues, but other creators that I work with daily. So it's been one of those things where I know you can get you, I can I could do this, but I can't do it to the point of as what I'm doing...

...now, if it wasn't for the people that I'm surrounded with, you know? Yeah, Yeah, for sure that that's a great point that you made to, like, I think like, even like I got to, like, I was still doing like I do sports marketing and marketing and things like that, and like, I still had a job like on the side and was doing my own thing. So I think like, that's important to tell people that, like, you know, you still do that. Uh and and do that. I think sometimes people are afraid to say that, which I think it's pretty normal to like, man. And it's one of those things too, where eventually, like I'm the type person that eventually I do, I want to transition and be like, Okay, I'm out, I'm out of corporate and I'm going to do this 100%, you know, to make, to make a living. Um but because I know that some I have some skills that allow me to, you know, make income in other ways, I haven't I haven't got to the point where I'm ready to just say like, okay, you know what the social media is making enough or doing enough for me to where I can just be like, okay let me stop doing the other stuff. So it's kind of like one of those things where I take the positive and the negatives but I do have I do have a lot of friends, entertainers um influencers um that will be like bro you need to leave, you gotta go full time and when once you put those full time that's when you know you're gonna start to see and I agree but yeah I'm not at that point yet, I've been on the type of person where I'm like man you know I gotta I gotta step by step um and I still like to have like multiple other sources of income right now outside of social media and entertainment and all that so but yeah I feel you on that man, it's one of those not everybody, a lot of a lot of people that I think the perception is the big perception is like definitely going after your dreams going full time in it and I think that's true. I just feel like there's different ways to do it as well. Yeah. Yeah definitely. Like I think it's just like you know when I when I quit my job like I like I wasn't I didn't just out just quit it like randomly one day I got like mad and just quit. Like I had a plan like I already was planning on doing it like over months of time and so I'm planning on So I had like ideas of what I was gonna do, what, what money had I had coming in once I quit and things like that. Exactly, exactly. So yeah, I think that's why I think it's like a weird stigma when like people, I don't know how to explain it, but it's like a weird thing going on. But yeah, just going uh not into in depth into like the business side of things um to like obviously you must make money off like the Youtube side of things, but how else do you do you monetize your videos? So between um you know the Youtube facebook, facebook has monetization or it's been having it for a little bit now to where similar to Youtube videos over a minute. Um you can monetize and for a while I think um facebook was actually for me like making more income than Youtube. So I really, I really like facebook, I think in my opinion, I feel like facebook, uh either they're trying to get people encouraged to post longer content and stuff, but at the time I was like, okay, facebook um is also a great stream of income, but in addition to just making it from the platforms. Um I do a lot of uh I would say like sponsored sponsored media influencer campaigns. Um I would say, let me see, I've done in my recent or past uh doing things for MTV uh performing at the EMAS those are all like I guess situations where, you know, we get revenue from, but I think a lot, I think most of the revenue um...

...from social media seems to come from like just corporate are not corporate, but companies that reach out and they're like, hey, you know, we love your videos, can you make a video for us, can you make a video advertising this? Um you know, could you do a video? Um and it will be from like I said, the reference, a silly dance video will be like, man, we really love your character is this, can you do the same thing, you know, for this brand, for our cheeseburger or for you know, whatever whatever product they have. So a lot a lot of it um and it wasn't until recently, al Hussein, maybe the last two years before the first couple of years I've been doing social media, I was making zero money. So I think, I think that's another thing that some people may not no, or or may not understand, but you know, you might, you might go four or five years just help posting content, posting content, you know, trying to really, you know be a creator and you might not start to get recognized until that that time when you're like man, I'm about to quit. So it's it's one of those things where I really didn't start making any sort of income until until right before the pandemic of last year, I was just posting content, growing my account and in my head I was like, well I still got my corporate, my corporate position and eventually hopefully, you know this youtube pops off and other things, but until like, until I really was just like, man, whatever, I'm just keep creating content. That's when all of a sudden these opportunities started to open up, you know? Yeah, I think that's the way you gotta go, just like bill, just keep on building the following in the community and then he'll eventually come. Um and that leads me to my next question, what advice would you give to a young creator? Uh so I would say if if somebody young going, you know, trying to create content, try starting out, I would say men to be to be consistent. You also got to be a little bit fearless as far as um and I think this is where I messed up when I was creating content um but not really not really focusing so much on the views of the engagement and the comments because everyone who starts out doing something for the first time, at least most people are not going to be good at it. So um the only thing is like when you put yourself out on social media, like you may not get that same grace from somebody that's just watching it. Um watching your account for the first time. So it's kind of like having to have a little bit of thick skin and be fearless and just be like, okay, you know what I made this piece of content, it may not be the greatest, but I'm gonna put it out because I feel like a lot of, a lot of the times where I think I could be growing bigger or faster, it comes from times where I look at stuff and I say it's not perfect enough or I compare it to somebody else um without really just thinking about, you know, this is me, this is how I do things, you know? So um yeah, I would say being fearless um being consistent, not, not not getting in the trap of comparing yourself to others um and then allowing yourself to really just grow. And uh basically if I feel like if you do all those things, oh and I forgot to mention if you can find something to to post or some something that like theme wise that you're, I don't know, maybe you're good at doing if you think you're good at doing. I feel like if you If you are consistent with that one thing or make it re occurring, you can grow a following or faster because even if you just like if you're the guy who talks about like trash cans, like as...

...eventually you're gonna grow that following people that'd be like, man, you know what this guy talks about trash cans and I like trash can, so they're gonna come follow you. So if you can find a niche where you can like just keep it a recurring thing in addition to everything else you do. Um, it'll help you like grow a lot quicker than, than just doing random stuff in my opinion. Yeah. No, I like that. Yeah. Even just like, like I said, I do sports stuff. So like I created separate pages for like, you know, each sport and it just does better because then you get those people that actually like that sport Instead of like posting all sports on one. But I still do both. But, and the other one, you were saying that it just reminded me of the kid on Tiktok that just shows what he eats every day. Yeah, I'm just, it's just so funny because I watch them and I'm just like, like, why do I watch them? But it is just like, and then people challenge him, like eat 7 11 the whole day, eat pizza though. That like, it's pretty funny. It's social media. So you literally, that's why that's why it's even funnier when you said, you could literally talk about trash cans every day and you'll build some kind of like following. Like, I actually, it's funny you said that too because I actually do social media for a dumpster company to, uh, which I had to learn about. I had to learn about like dumpsters. I had no idea about dumpsters started doing it, like I feel like we're just in this time, this timeline where Like so many you just, there's so many possibilities and advantages, compared to you know, 10, 20 years ago. So it's it's one of those things where I'm like, man, even even when I look at my own content and I'm like, I I know I could be doing more and I know some of the advice I give, I need to I need to take my own advice so it's way easier to tell people what to do and do it yourself. Exactly. Exactly. That's why that's why I'm like you hire me as a consultant, somebody like tell you what to do, right? Right. But yeah. Oh yeah. Then I also saw like why why don't you use twitter last social media question by the way to it's really embarrassing man, but I don't understand it. I really and it's not it's not because I'm like because I know I I know, I don't know maybe because I don't I haven't taken the time to really understand it, but I really don't uh I really don't understand how it works as far as I understand the tweets, but as far as like the re tweeting and everything. It's something that I'm like, man, I really gotta pull up a youtube video, like, you know, twitter for dummies because because because of that and I think once when twitter was a thing, um I didn't take any time to get into it and then by the time my friends and colleagues were in it, I was like man, I'm so behind the curve that you know what, I'm gonna just forget it, I'm gonna just go to the other stuff and I think I was the same thing with uh when vine vine was a thing before um and I was like man, I was so late in my opinion, I felt like I was late to social media, so I was like oh you know what, I'm not gonna mess with that, but yeah, so twitter twitter, like I have a twitter account but I don't know if I maybe I just don't see the value enough to learn it or it's probably that as well as like because I know I'm so bad at like retweeting and it's like I don't understand that, I just don't understand how people post like it's just, it's just so different so it's really like an old man syndrome where I'm like, you know like where you know parents are like man, these computers, I don't know how to send an email bro, I feel like that's that's what that's where I'm at with twitter, so but now that you brought it up right now, I'm like man, you know what I need to get, I need to, I need to learn this thing we're going back to what we were talking about because sometimes the same thing happens on twitter because sometimes the video is just like pop off on there too, right? This randomly and you know, and, and that's where I'm like, because you have so many different tools with social media and you really can't sleep on any of them...

...because you can get, you can get discovered from all these different ways. Even I never, I never really thought like instagram for instance, um, that will, I am would reach out on instagram and all of all the places. I was like, man, this is where I just post content. I post content for fun. And so I get uh people reaching on instagram. People reaching on facebook, uh people re posting stuff on Tiktok. So I definitely, I definitely agree with like with that. Like twitter, twitter should not be slept on and I feel like, I feel like they're definitely community out there. So I'm gonna, after this uh put out myself to learn and get on there. Yeah, yeah, I think people took notice the other day and you know, facebook and um instagram got shut down for the day and then everyone, everyone was on twitter and then, I mean Tiktok, but you have the Tiktok, so all right. Uh, but it was funny just to see you like, no, I think it's weird sometimes when like, like you have like, because I see people that just have like instagram only and I'm just like, I don't get why you would do like you got to at least like two of them. Right? And even even that with snap with Snapchat because I used to, I used to before it ramped up a lot too and that's yeah, so I'm like, I'm trying to get back on it because I have, I mean this influence their chat with all the other creators and stuff and like even they got Snapchat has uh incentive programs, uh, to pay to pay creators and all that. So I was like bro, last time I was on Snapchat, it was not like this, it was just people were posting stories, but I think when instagram took the story, the story setting and put it on, you know, took it from Snapchat and put it on there. I think I kind of fell off Snapchat as well. But like these are all like definitely great tools to, to like use because yeah, you can, you can, you can, you can pop on one, you know, and get discovered on one as well. Yeah, definitely. Yeah, I don't know what, I don't know, don't quote me on this, but I saw this on, on saturday where it's like, I think it's like each day like the top 10 videos get bonus like bonus money and like you could get and you could be in it multiple times. Like I saw and I was just like, what the heck is that? This is nuts. Yeah. Yeah. I had a friend, let me say distant friend. But he made it to the top 10 and I think from the text message that he was saying like that he had made over like $10,000 making it on the top 10, I was like okay like that to yourself. So All right, you ready for some fun questions? Yeah. Are you, are you a sports fan man? I say I'm loosely, I'm a cowboys fan. You're in Houston. Yeah bro. Hey, that's it's hard out here, bro. It's hard one of those things to, you know, because I'm originally from Dallas, I lived in Dallas and then I moved out after after college. So yeah, I've been, I get I don't I don't have many friends in the sports industry out here. What's your, what's your favorite song right now? Yeah. Oh man. That's very man. I'm trying to think my favorite song right? It's crazy because I do so many videos with music, but it's all like old school. Um you know uh what's your favorite song right now? Because I'm drawing a blank and I can only think of my video something I'm like I'm thinking on uh let's see man, we did a the song with Hall and Oates man because I can only think about my last video, we did a video with hall of notes. Uh Me and my friend Coco and it was uh who is? You know what scratching? I'm gonna say earth, wind and fire. I'm...

...gonna say september and I'm gonna just go with that because I'm drawing a blank. But like, man, I'm, I'm so when it comes to music, I really don't um I don't, I don't listen to a lot of the top trending music really mostly listen to like old school stuff. And I say old school, like I'm talking like early 2000's and you know, but but a lot of the stuff I'm used to listening to, it's like, like dance stuff that I'm going to do with videos with. So I'll be out of the loop until until someone is like, yo you should do a dance video to this. And then I'm like, okay, let me listen to, let me listen to a trend in hip hop song. But most of the time I'm like listening to like old school jams. I get, I get disappointed sometimes. Like the tic tac Song is fire. Like the, it's only like, you know, 10:15 and you listed the whole song, you're like bro. Like it's ruined it for me bro. Hey man, hey Tiktok, Tiktok is bro. Tiktok and all these short form media. It starts, its good and bad because at times it takes away from, well the bad part is like, you know The attention span and you get hype off of 1, 1 part and you're like okay and that song ago trend, but then you listen to the whole thing, you're like, well, you know, that was that was what it was good for definitely who are like uh maybe say like three creators that you want to do a collab with that. You haven't uh Let me see. So I would like to collaborate with or or like us or celebrity, whatever, anything man, I would say, I'm actually I don't I'm not friends with this guy, but I would say let me say we're not enemies, but I don't really know him like that. But there is a creator named Marlon Webb. Uh We've talked about doing videos in the past. He has he's been on I mean he's been on social media for years, but he's a he does a lot of comedy videos, I feel like he's very creative. Um I'm trying to think who else uh comedians that I would like to collaborate with. Uh man, I'd be drawing blanks on names, I'm so good with Faces. And then when I think of them and I know their names, uh there's oh there's a there's a comedian actually Craig Robinson uh right after he's man, he's so he's really cool. Uh I actually got a chance to meet him. Uh He messaged me personally and during the pandemic, telling me like he was a fan of my work and met him, met him later on in the comedy show, but I would definitely love to work with him. Um, and then I'm trying to think of when I say work or like, because I mean one of my favorite comedians of all time is Dave chappelle. Uh, and hey, we're putting it, we're putting it out there, right. I'm like, I'm like, I'm trying to think, could I even fathom you know, that would be ever happening, you know? So, so I'd be like thinking like from a fan, I'm like thinking from a fan base, like I'm like, man, I really, I really, uh, I really liked his work and, and, and, and really my, I know this goes above three, but key key and peele their comedy sketches. Uh, man, have me in tears. Like if I feel like as far as when it comes to sketch comedy, um, they're like a really great example as far as like, you know, that sort of platform and obviously they got accolades on accolades, but I think, I think, I think it would be dope too network, collaborate shadow, learn from any, any of those, any of those people...

Yeah, yeah, definitely. The last one. Um, what are your goals for the next, like you say a year for the next year. Yeah, so I've been, uh, and this is my, one of my goals is like, and I don't know if this would be, I would like for it to happen in the year, but like I would like, I, I envisioned Bath master, you know, the creator, I envisioned myself not only making like, um longer content. Like I'm really, I'm really trying to get to a place where I'm making content that is um, in the same realm of like a key and peele sketch with the ridiculousness with the production with the actor is all that. I'm like gearing up for that and I would like within a year from now to be doing that consistently. Um uh, and so this, this is what I've been working on really, it's just like, I mean I'm taking, take an acting class because even though, you know, I mean, I don't, I don't think I'm like the best actor, but I know like being on camera, I've gotten comfortable with it, but I know personally that there's things I could be doing better and things are not good at. So my whole goal is to really get into a place where I'm also auditioning for tv for film for uh just bigger parts outside of social media. But I think, I think realistically when I said when I envision within a year, I feel like all the things I'm doing now, I would see myself doing more bigger film, bigger short films more consistently on youtube and and eat and even, um, uh, if not it's not collaborating with with uh more comedic actors. Um, you know, hopefully landing a couple rolls if it's not a big role, small a small role, but I'm really in that trajectory of life, just elevating my whole content and my whole acting experience. Yeah, yeah, definitely, no, I feel like that's always the next step for, um, content creators just getting to like acting. And I think, uh, you know, king batch, yeah, like his come up was like crazy because I remember just like watching him on like instagram and then like, maybe like a year later, I'm like dudes on like netflix and I was like, what? And I didn't, I didn't even name him uh, just because there's so many, there's so many. Yeah, there was like, it was because I would love to work with, but he's definitely like one of the guys are, I'm like, uh, man, yeah, he's a great example. He's gone from fine, You know, he's killed on all platforms, you know, he's just similar. But yeah, he's definitely, I've seen him too many times on netflix. But yeah, I feel like he's definitely a great example of creator, um, have strong acting abilities and he's elevated, uh, to where he's at. But yeah, that's pretty much where I see myself. Um, you know, I would like to leverage continue leveraging social media. Um, I know it helps when you go into auditions and you can say like, hey, I got already have a following, I already have people that love to see me. So, you know, if I have a chance to do a good job in this movie, it will still bring, it will bring more more eyes and everything. So I'm trying to leverage, I'm trying to leverage everything I have and also like work on my craft because I definitely, I definitely don't want to be a bad actor, definitely. Well, I appreciate you coming on and can do what the followers know where the kids can. You let the listeners know where they can follow that? Yeah, for sure. Um, you can follow me at on instagram facebook, um, and tick tock. Uh, and youtube with the alias Bath Master. It's B A F F M A S T A. Um, and I really appreciate uh, the time you have me on here and, and it's been, it's been great man. So thanks for having me. Yeah, no problem. I can't wait. So, so...

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