The famous "food and drank" theme extended to the name of his old Minecraft server, The Fridge, which he later combined with The Hut to form The Nexus. He also has posted videos in the past concerning ''Roller Coaster Tycoon'', ''Zoo Tycoon 2'', and ''Pokemon'', most are currently unavailable to the public on his channel. He mainly makes videos with Jerome, most notably the ''Minecraft: Hunger Games'' series, the best received series on his YouTube channel.
Personal Life Edit
Mitch was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and grew up on the small Caribbean island of Barbados. He moved to the United States in fourth grade, where he met Jerome and lived there for the rest of his (American) primary education (4-6th grade). He eventually moved back to Montreal, his assumed birthplace as we do not know much of his personal life. He has graduated from high school twice, once in the United States and once in Canada. In 2011, he graduated from Beaconsfield High School, located in a suburb of Montreal. He visits Barbados from time to time. On February 20th of 2015, Mitch and Jerome moved to St. Petersburg, Florida following a month of preparation for the move.
Mitch has one younger brother named Connor and two sisters: Kyleigh, who is the youngest, and Marley, the oldest. His parents live in Pennsylvania. In his video where he Googles himself, he reveals that he does not have family in Arkansas, Missouri, or Kansas.
During November of 2014, Mitch announced that he has a girlfriend named Jess through an Instagram post.
In Ryan's latest vlog, it was announced that Mitch and Jerome are moving to St. Petersburg, Flordia in early 2015, possibly near the end of January. In early February, Mitch and Jerome finally moved down to St. Petersburg.
Pre-Minecraft Days Edit
Mitch closed his first YouTube channel after his parents complained for inappropriate content, despite personal themes in the videos, one of them mocking 2 Girls 1 Cup. He joined AwesomeSauceFilms, which was founded by Jerome. The channel was originally general gaming videos, but some became exclusive to Call of Duty videos.
While they made videos regarding Call of Duty, the ASF personnel did not believe they would be contracted producing videos for Machinima for over two years. Upon uploading the first episodes of their later-popular series Secret Spots, they soon found the role of Machinima Respawn Director. Other popular series during the period include Clip of the Day, Zombies, and Master Quest; the latter received a 13-hour compilation.
Switch to Minecraft Edit
The ASF channel entered hiatus in December 2012 because Mitch, Jerome, and Mat got bored of Call of Duty. Fans have been since tweeting "#ReviveASF", whereas the trio shifted their focus to Minecraft. Mitch launched his most popular series Minecraft: Hunger Games on November 1, almost a month before ASF released their final video "Black Ops 2: Funtage #3 (Dolphin Dives, Secret Spots, and More!)", which was posted 28 days later. The transition from Call of Duty to Minecraft led to Mitch, and especially Jerome, being frequently featured in Adman's videos, drawing an influx of young subscribers and generated criticism from older fans.
In Minecraft videos uploaded before Episode 8 of Hunger Games, Mitch wore a skin resembling Winnie the Pooh to reference his first experience with gaming, Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood. That skin was later changed to his current skin when he tweeted a picture of him in a red hoodie and asked his fans to make him a skin that looked like it and he would choose the best one.
Mitch and Jerome are shipped in a well known ship called "Merome". Merome is the most famous ship in TeamCrafted (second famous being #Skylox , which is a shipping between SkyDoesMinecraft and Deadlox, although now it is technically not a TeamCrafted ship as Deadlox and Sky both left the center group of TC). On one of Mitch and Jerome's 10 hour live stream, #Merome trended in seventh place on Twitter, and remained on the top trends list for three days. On Instagram,#Merome has over 5,300+ posts, gaining 5,000 after their livestream (#Merome was previously called #ASFCanadian, but the two YouTubers have changed it to #Merome).
History With TeamCraftedEdit
Mitch and Jerome grew their channels together until PAX East in 2012, where they met Adam and Ty. The group became friends instantly and eventually Mitch and Jerome were invited to join TeamCrafted in mid-2013. TeamCrafted remained friends until something caused members to leave the group in early 2014, most of them leaving after Seto was kicked out of the group for unknown reasons. Nevertheless, the reason became a very controversial topic within the Minecraft community. This led to the inevitable collapse of the group, as well as the site that was set up for fans.
Mitch made the username "BajanCanadian", which derives from the small Caribbean island country of Barbados and Canada. While he was born in Canada, he grew up on the small Caribbean island of Barbados (Natives of Barbados are known as Barbadians or Bajans, hence the first part of his username).
On his channel he has Mini-games, Hunger Games and Battle Dome videos. His Hunger Game series is by far, the most popular series on his channel. The majority of his Hunger Games videos are done with Jerome. In most of his videos, he talks about his preferences in food, "dranks", the internet, TV shows, video games, Dubstep and Hip-Hop. At the end of his videos, he states his most known phrase, "Slap dat like button withchya forehead!" This is similar to Sky's "Slap that like button!".
Before the integration with PeteZahHutt's server, The Hutt, Mitch ran a server called The Fridge, relating to his "Food and drank" theme. After it combined with The Hutt, it is now known as The Nexus.
On August 28, 2014, Mitch released his first non-Minecraft related video since his series on Rollercoaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon 2, and Pokemon. The video is a commentary of the game Happy Wheels and includes a face camera.
On September 2, 2014, Mitch released a video on Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 .
The 500th episode of his popular series Hunger Games was still uploading when he uploaded a parody "Creeper Fear" on his channel. At the end of the video, he said, "...it's gonna a five hour fiasco of tons and tons of Hunger Games with Jerome and I..."
On the 9th of April 2015, Mitch announced a complete revamp of his channel, citing that he would be releasing mature content as well as his Minecraft videos. He has changed his old logo and banner, signifying the change.
On the 12th of May 2015, Mitch created a second channel named Benja. He, like Jerome, launched it with a video of GTA V.
How To Minecraft
Mitch is one of the five hosts of a new survival multiplayer series called How To Minecraft. The series is inspired by the other popular survival multiplayer series, such as Mianite, Cube, MindCrack, etc, and will feature many popular Minecraft YouTubers. While it is inspired by the other SMPs, the series will be unique in the fact that viewer interaction will be key. Live streams should become daily/weekly and there will be many ways the viewers can help create the lore behind it.
As of September 16, 2014, the following are featured as hosts in the series:
- Mitch (TheBajanCanadian)
- Robert (Woofless)
- Preston (TBNRFrags)
- Lachlan (CraftBattleDuty)
- Vikk (Vikkstar123HD)
The following people are featured as players in the series:
- Scott (LittleLizardGaming)
- Ryan (XrpmX13)
- Tyler (LogDotZip)
- ALi A (More Ali-A)
- Mat (Nooch)
- Choco (ChocotheChocobo)
- Jerome (JeromeASF)
The following people have a high chance of joining, or have said they would love to join a SMP:
Please note that these are people who are not on the server yet, but may be invited as time goes on.
Music Videos Edit
On December 27, 2013, Mitch released a parody of Decisions, a song by Borgore. Named Hunger Games, it has 41.7 million views as of December 4, 2014. The song, as well as the video, was well received by viewers.
On November 28, 2014, Mitch released a self-titled parody of Radioactive, a song by Imagine Dragons. As of December 4, 2014, it has 917.6 thousand views. Compared to the Hunger Games song, shown above, the song, as well as the video, was not well received.
On his livestream on January 15, 2015, Mitch said that the video and song was "not a long term project that we spend more time on."
During a livestream in late 2014, Mitch and Jerome announced a #Merome music video, which is a parody of Moondust by Jaymes Young.
On the 17th of December, 2014, Mitch released the hyped and long awaited #Merome music video, which is a parody of Jaymes Young's Moondust. It has been received quite well by his audience. The video has reached close to four million views as of March 28, 2015.
In a livestream on January 15, 2015, Mitch and Jayden, the animator for the project, revealed that they had originally planned to used the original song, but due to Jaymes Young signing a record label, they faced copyright strikes.
Jayden also further revealed that Jerome was originally supposed to be a female. He also stated that he had created his own rigs due to the terrible quality of the other freeware rigs online.
On March 28, 2015, Mitch released another song called "Creeper Fear". The song is sung by the Cardif Brothers, whom he has worked with on his Hunger Games Song and Endstone songs. The animation is done by Sinabix. At the end of the video, Mitch has stated that he is not gaining any money from this, instead the profit made from iTunes is going to the brothers and Sinabix. The song is a parody of Show Me by Kid Ink (ft. Chris Brown) and Paranoid by Ty Dolla $ign (ft. B.o.B).
- In the Power Squad, he is The Duke of Power Moves.
- He once lived with TBNRfrags, Woofless and NoochM.
- Like many other famous YouTubers, there are lots of fakes pretending they are Mitch; especially on ask.fm and Instagram.
- He, like Jerome, calls his diamond axes by the name "Betty".
- He calls iron swords "George".
- He occasionally calls diamond swords "Big Bertha".
- He calls the chestplate "Boobplate".
- He calls the LapisLazuli "Blue Poop".
- He calls the cocoa beans "Deer Poop".
- He calls chain-mail armor "Sexy Lingerie".
- He calls ink sacs "Blooper Sac".
- He calls cooked fish "Vile Creature".
- Sometime during April of 2014, Mitch found a hate tweet on his Twitter account about his 'Animation April' series and became upset about it. This was due to Adam, who tweeted about it.
- Mitch became 'addicted' to Hunger Games when he saw the movie.
- Mitch plays Hunger Games mostly with Jerome, known as JeromeASF or ASFJerome.
- As of October 9, 2014, Adam and Mitch have made up, ending the feud between the two.
- Mitch has a Snapchat: Benja-Kanada. Like Jerome, he will be posting snaps on his story.
- Mitch announced in November of 2014 that he is releasing an official BajanCanadian jacket.
- On December 13th of 2014, Mitch hit one billion views. He created a vlog that details some updates. The video can be found here.
- Mitch calls Jennifer Lawrence his "wife".
- Mitch also played on the YouTube All-Stars team during the Sidemen FC vs YouTube All-Stars charity event (His jersey name was Benja and his jersey number is 13).