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Latino Nicknames Aren’t For The Weak

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Influencer Michael Baca, aka theblackmexicann, discusses growing up Black and Mexican, families that keep it way too real, and why Latinos love “goofy ass” nicknames.
Show transcript
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We are here with the black Mexican Michael Baca in the house
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and I wanna talk nicknames.
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Sometimes we don't get to choose them.
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They're given to us,
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right? Yeah. Like actually we roasted our coworker over
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there. His name is Gene.
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He called him Pantalones.
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What do you think it fits?
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Right? If it's not too bad.
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Oh, there he is.
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Yeah, handsome gentleman there.
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You create a lot of content surrounding growing up half black
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and half Mexican. You know,
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when I got in the studio,
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actually, I was called Lavaca boom.
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Hey, I haven't heard that in years but it's now back
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now, Lavaca. I mean,
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you're in the la,
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the Latino sphere here.
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So they're gonna be like,
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what can I like?
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Roast? Don't figure it out.
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Yeah, literally. But I mean getting a little more
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serious now, what was it like growing up?
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Lexicon? You know,
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it was a beautiful mix of both cultures,
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I think. I had my black culture,
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you know, good food,
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Mexican culture, good food.
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We had good nicknames,
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you know, not only nicknames but we also had very much
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truth. So I mean,
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you got the truth.
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You know, if you gain £5 you were go though,
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you know, if you didn't put on lotion,
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you were ashy. Like it just is what it is.
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The range, the range.
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Exactly. So, which nickname is the most memorable one that
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you grew up with?
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I like negrito. Honestly,
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I feel, I don't know,
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I, I felt special because there's only one Negrito,
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you know, and in the family.
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So it, it kinda had like a special place.
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It was like Neri is here,
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you know, you own it,
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you own it. Exactly.
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Let's look at some comments that we got on this Gene video
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because some people are going in on the nicknames again.
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It's all love. But here if you wanna,
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I've been called Sheet More than once.
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Oh because they're freaking their handle like OK,
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OK. My Spanish isn't the best.
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OK. Let's see.
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Hey, I know that guy also.
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My grandma calls me Benny Santa.
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Oh my, like I got it grandma though.
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Grandma's cooking though. Hey,
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Santa, what's up?
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It's like, that's actually not a bad name.
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That that's actually a really good name.
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Benny Santa, we got him mad at work and we call
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him tape because shout out to bro.
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That's, that's so creative,
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right? So creative.
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It's like the flex of like,
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I, I'm bilingual by the way,
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like, hey, and I guarantee you,
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it took someone less than half a second to come up with
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that nickname and I'll be with Matt forever.
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It's like with you,
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they saw Baca on the paper.
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Not even, I won't even hear yet.
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There was like Baca like,
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yeah, exactly. Thank you tape.
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We really appreciate that.
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We have a guy named Cameron,
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guess how they called him at work?
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Cameron Camaron shrimp.
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It's like, I hope he's not short,
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to be honest with you,
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that's like what really hurt my feelings.
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A little shrimp and the shrimp.
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All right, man.
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Well, thank you so much for coming through again.
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Like, hopefully we can do this more and I wanna
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learn more about the whole Mexican Mexican thing because I have a
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Mexicano baby coming. And so it'll be interesting to see again
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like there's so much like cultures mixing.
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So, I mean,
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a lot of good like stuff from both sides.
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So, do you have the,
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do you have the nicknames ready or do you have to researching
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them right now to say a lot of Latinos still say Chinito
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even though they're not Chinese,
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if they speak up about it and they're like,
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hey, like I'm not Chinese,
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I'm actually selling, you know,
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but my wife,
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they, they don't care.
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I'm sorry, I'm not.
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Yeah, I mean,
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I've told my parents multiple times but my wife is just like
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I'm Chinna now and I accept like she loves it,
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you know. But oh no,
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I'm actually from South Korea.
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That's amazing. Like,
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bro. I just told you.
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Exactly. Exactly. All right,
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cool. Well, thanks guys.
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This is Black Mexican.
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Go ahead and give him a follow up plug your socials,
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bro. Yeah, you can follow me on Instagram.
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You can follow me on youtube.
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You can follow me on Facebook.
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You can follow me on.
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There's one, what's the last one to Tinder?
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I don't know. Tinder.
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Tinder. Yeah, I don't know.
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I don't. Whatever.
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What are you gonna say?
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Lavaca? Oh, LA la.