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Twitch streamer left in awe of 8-year-old's incredible beatboxing skills

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch streamer ‘Retrora’ was stunned by a kid prodigy’s insane beatboxing skills, jamming along to the 8-year-old’s amazing tune.

Beatboxing, for the uninitiated, is a musical performance that involves the use of only your mouth, mimicking instruments instead of just out-right singing. While it seems simple in concept, it’s a lot harder to pull off well in practice.

That’s what makes this performance during a Twitch talent show so much better. Getting some performers on his channel to call in and give it what they’ve got, Just Chatting streamer Retrora was left in awe by one kid, who said he was eight, smashing out a beatboxing tune for the ages.

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“Hey man, I hear you want to beatbox for us,” the streamer said, edging the kid to get the show on the road. “Go ahead, I’m down to listen.”

While Retrora was expecting a decent performance, he got a lot more than he bargained for. The beatboxing the kid was able to produce was expertly made, with a whole variety of sounds from various genres of music intertwining into one.

The streamer couldn’t help but dance along, getting into the groove of the 40-second stint by his guest. While the performance was halted after the verse was over with a quick “that’s all I’ve got,” Retrora had nothing but nice words to say.

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“I appreciate you doing that,” he said. “That’s really great what you did. I’ve gotta say I approve, it sounded really good.”

He also had some parting motivation for the performer to keep on improving his craft in the case he cracks it big on another Twitch talent show.

“I’m proud of you. Keep doing what you are doing, you are going to do some fantastic things,” he continued in encouragement.

Twitch: Retrora
Retrora couldn't help but dance along to the beatboxing.

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With skills like that, the kid prodigy could be right at home on the Rajj Talent Show or any other of those Twitch judging streams. If he is actually eight as well, he could have a fair shot at taking his talents to the likes of America’s Got Talent.

What matters most is that Retrora enjoyed the kid’s dig, and he got stuck in, gave it a crack, and showed off a stunning musical skill not many people could ever dream of replicating in their lives.