Happy Easter everyone. It’s really fitting how I’m making a post about the OG Bahnie himself, Codfish. The winner of GBBB 2018, 2017 Australian Champ, Sydney Royale Champ and some other accolades to his name. But he didn’t just come out of nowhere. How did this man with 450,000 subscribers on YouTube get started? This is Codfish’s Rise to Internet Fame.
A HUMBLE MAN WITH HUMBLE BEGINNINGS:
Codfish started his YouTube channel under the name BunnyF1uff. He would often refer to his subscribers as “Bahnies” as there was a term thrown around the beatboxing community known as “Mahnie” which is just money with a bit of flare to it to make it unique to beatboxers.
We all start out as terrible beatboxers but over time, we develop and become better and eventually, some of us become champions. This is no exception for Codfish. He replied to every ounce of love on the video and was humble about it. The bass is nowhere near where it is now but this was just 4 years ago. He’s improved insanely. That was just 5 months of beatboxing but he wasn’t scared to share with others. He already had an idea to continue uploading his content and he is one of the most well-known beatboxers now and it all started with this video.
While Codfish wasn’t known back then, when he started to get well-known, people started to create more beatboxing content in video games with voice chat and Codfish was part of the reason for this. This video is what pushed him and others to start beatboxing outside of their comfort zone. There was a lot of potential for it to grow and grow it did.
Beatboxing parties are more of a thing now where you just take turns freestyling and showcasing. This was Codfish’s first party and I believe that it still played a major contribution to the growth of the beatboxing content on YouTube. People weren’t producing this sort of content until Codfish did it first. No one wants to be the first but be the first he did.
A SUDDEN BURST OF GROWTH:
Ep. 25 of the beatboxing in COD Lobbies is significant as it’s the earliest video on Codfish’s channel to hit 1 million views. He was uploading pretty consistently and there’s no real apparent reason why it spiked here but this was definitely one of the first videos to really boost Codfish’s popularity.
MODERN DAY CODFISH:
Those two videos are two of Codfish’s most viewed videos on his channel. What they show is a representation of Codfish’s currently fully fleshed out style. This was 2 years ago and he’s still sticking to the bass-heavy style that we all know him for in his routines. He rarely freestyles when he beatboxes and always knows what routines to perform. He’s always prepared when he gets on that stage and it really shows in those two videos.
THE FIRST TASTE OF BATTLING:
Everyone was absolutely hyped about Australian champs because of Codfish’s debut (and his face reveal). We had never seen him battle on stage before but we knew that his style would be very good when it came to battle as if he needed to improvise, he could do so really easily. He would go on to battle and lose in the semifinals to eventual winner CLR.
His GBBB 2017 wildcard would be just as impressive as he uses the same ferocity in this wildcard as his previous. This video was also uploaded directly after the previous one so there’s not much development in his style but it’s still impressive for only being his second wildcard ever.
This video is the most video on his channel and for good reason. People missed the old COD beatboxing videos so when people heard that Codfish expanded into CSGO, people went crazy all over this video because there was a YouTuber that played CSGO and beatboxed who was as nice as Codfish. He showcases a ton of routines in this video and really gives people a good listen to the amount of content that he has.
When you get one of the coolest beatboxers with a bunch of legends, champions of their respective countries and the tag team of Mad Twinz, you get this. This video is absolutely insane with all the beatboxers in that party. This was another emergence of parties becoming popular again. If you can get the right people, you can create something truly spectacular.
A NEW CHAMPION IS CROWNED:
So far, Codfish has won the Sydney Royale 7TS, 2017 Australian Champs and GBBB 2018. The king has been crowned and he really deserved it. The stage presence, bass, musicality and technicality all add up. The originality is there with his routines and unique style.
THE CODFISH EXPANSION PACK:
He has since moved on to Rust which hasn’t gotten as much attention for the simple fact that it’s not as popular of a game, and WW2 which has amassed over 2 million views. He has said that he will get back to making videos since GBBB is over. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future. Maybe World Champs? Who knows? Only time will show the true potential of this beatboxing powerhouse.
This post took a little while to make and is dedicated to Codfish for inspiring many beatboxers that I know of today. Links to his social media will be below. Other than that, thanks for reading.