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OMG, We Got Baby Miko

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Rapper Young Miko chats with us about her love for anime, her go-to McDonald's snacks, and the inspiration behind her newest song, "Curita."
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Huh, Josh, I'm so jealous.
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You got to meet my crush,
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young Miko. I didn't get to just meet her.
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I got to talk to her,
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hug her, take a couple of pictures for her.
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You know how it is?
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How did you even talk to her?
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I don't, you don't talk Spanish like that.
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First of all, let me,
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let me get you.
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Right. Let's get you in the face.
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I've been knighted to the Crema squad.
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That's how I go swag.
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What up? It's your boy Josh.
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And yeah, I am with you on Miko.
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I did it. That's it.
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I'm done. I don't do anything more.
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How you been chilling?
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Yeah, it looked good.
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Everything looks good. I like this little background that we got
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back here. We're chilling right now.
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Right? It's Friday.
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It's nice out by the beach.
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It used to be colder.
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It's better. Way better.
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Right. Talking about heat.
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Let's do some fast fire.
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Are you ready for that?
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All right. Apple pies or mcflurrys.
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Perfect. Right. Hot ones.
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Booth or table booth.
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You need to, you need to,
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I need this. I need to be able to do this
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The crew, you have to have the crew,
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right? Just me on the fries in your mcflurry.
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Yes or no, no fries.
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No, I never understood that.
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People do that. They,
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they do that a lot.
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I don't like it,
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it tastes weird, right?
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Because it like it cold and hot.
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Do you still bite them?
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Like do you do like the bite and then the bite here
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or no? You let it go down in there.
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Nothing crazy. Alright.
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And then for let's get started,
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you know, for the fans that really don't know you,
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how'd you get the name?
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Young Miko? is based on one of my favorite anime
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shows. Miko is a very common girl name in Japan and
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it kind of represents like being a daughter of God.
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I just kind of like felt related to it.
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So I liked it.
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Perfect, right? Anime mcdonald's.
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So how did you feel when like they decided to like bring
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you in for the anime side of this?
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I think it's so cool because I,
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like, I recently learned this was a world that already existed
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like online in the anime world and,
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but then they brought it to life for this campaign.
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So it's so cool that I get to be a part of
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something that used to be animated and now it's real.
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I think it's so dope.
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So crazy, right?
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What, what was the anime that got you into anime?
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And like it's not well,
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I used to watch,
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Dragon Ball Z when I used to,
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when it used to be on Cartoon Network.
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And yu gi, oh,
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Pokemon., I used to watch all the animes he
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used to have on Cartoon Network.
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I don't think they have them on TV anymore.
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I know. It's so sad.
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Like the, the drawings and everything,
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the music. So,
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if you were in anime,
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what superpowers would you have?
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Would you have superpowers or?
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No, I think I wouldn't like,
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I think one of my favorite characters doesn't have any superpowers.
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She's just a, she's just a bad ass.
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I don't know if I can say that she's just super cool
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She trains in mixed martial arts and she can take
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on people that have super powers.
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I think that's more you got some like Batman vibes here,
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right? Yeah. Yeah.
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So tell us about your new S Corita and then how it
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fits into like the anime vibes.
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Everything. Well, I think Corrida has like an anime sound
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to it. Everything I do is super anime inspired.
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So the mixture of both of them,
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I just think it just goes really well together.
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I don't even think you have to explain it that much.
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You just kind of feel it,
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you know, I think the commercials look really dope with it
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too. I'm just happy they got to collaborate and then
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we're talking about L A being in L A.
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But what's your favorite city to perform in my favorite city to
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perform. It definitely has to be Puerto Rico back home.
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Yeah, I did have a show in the Mican that like
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shook me. No.
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Fere is Sania and I definitely have to go back.
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It's so cool right here.
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And the fans, like,
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sing your music. You just kinda like.
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Mhm I don't really think I sing.
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I just vibe it on stage.
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Argentina is crazy too.
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Puerto Rico. I gotta get out there,
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Puerto Rico. You have gotta get out there the heat down
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there. What's your favorite song to perform?
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And why I think my favorite song to perform in is Lisa
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because of the crazy energy it has sometimes I,
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I won't even sing like I pull the mic down because people
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will be singing it so loud that it's super euphoric.
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How do you feel like you,
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you see the fans right in their eyes and they're like singing
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every single word. You can't convert it to anything else
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I swear to God.
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Like much Foria much,
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much felicidad to get to connect with people and they're so locked
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in on you and you're like,
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I can't believe I'm locked in on them and it's like very
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mutual. It's, I,
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I don't think there's anything I enjoy more than being on stage
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I shouldn't be scared by singing your songs.
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Like making crazy faces just like,
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no, the crazier,
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the face the better,
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you know, you right Yeah.
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Yeah. And then I'll make like a stand face to look
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at you like you,
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you, yeah, you love that energy.
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So, how did you get into music?
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Was it a group,
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a specific song that you were like,
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I kind of always wanted to be in music.
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there's people in my family,
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like my grandma, she used to play the piano.
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I had cousins. I used to play guitars and my brother
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used to play the guitar and then it's like,
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I don't know, I,
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I kind of just got into it.
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And then when I got to my first year of college,
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I started to really experiment with it.
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I started to meet people from the industry and I started to
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meet other up and coming artists and then soundcloud was like pretty
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popping, you know,
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this era of underground music and I just kinda scooped my way
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in there and I don't know,
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the rest is perfect.
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Right? The child kitty came and,
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you know, crazy songs come out.
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Great era. Yeah.
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What's like that dream clad that you're looking for next?
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I do always kind of mention dout Cat.
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I just, I wanna manifest that.
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I think, yeah,
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I think we go crazy together.
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I love her. If not,
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we can still be friends if Miko wasn't doing music,
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where would you be at right now?
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I think acting. Yeah,
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I still, I still wanna do it,
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but I definitely was one of the two action comedy drama.
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All of it. Everything.
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Would you do a scary movie?
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Yeah. That'd be crazy.
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You got a horror scream in you.
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I don't know if I do,
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I'd have to explore that little M and Myers can,
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I, I think I wanna be the scary one though too
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Yeah. Yeah.
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Yeah. Like coming at them.
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You probably the one that survives,
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like all that cut up.
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I do, I do wanna be the one that survives because
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you're getting down on them.
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You're not, you're not like 130 at the end of the
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movie. I'm like,
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yeah, I'm in and out.
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Damn. I should have saved everybody.
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And how can fans experience with Donna through your eyes?
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Me growing up with anime is just like getting to experience it
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through my eyes is just pretty nostalgic.
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I don't know, like it's a crazy feeling getting to be
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able to collaborate and go into an anime world.
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I don't think I ever thought it would be something I would
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do. So just that just like emotion and nostalgia and
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like excited to like kill out the two great vibes,
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great, easy vibe,
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right? Rita? All the songs,
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all the cool stuff.
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It's coming out coming out.
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Yo, Miko, you guys' problem is Yo,
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Miko and Crema by Me too.
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Thank you for coming.
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That's cool. Yo,
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wasn't that sick? Yeah,
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it should have been me there.
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Not you, you don't know anything about animes.
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Yeah, I bet you didn't know her name was from the
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anime. Don't care,
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bro. Did you know that her anime would be fighting people
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like that? Like Batman?
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All I know is that I know all her songs and I
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can sing along with them at a concert.
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The new song Corita though.
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It's gonna be lit song in the summer.
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I haven't heard it yet but I will get to it.
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I know you're gonna be rocking that,
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that little bandage on your cheek.
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That's what you think.