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Saturday March 26th, 2011

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A local YouTuber, Jarrett Sorko, is quickly becoming a viral sensation with his latest video where he raps about what it means to be a Windsorite.

The video, called Yo, I’m from Windsor dude, highlights all things Windsor ranging from the salt industry, the casino and the cold weather to Hiram Walker’s whiskey.  The video even includes mention of another Windsor resident, locally known as “Feather-Hat-Guy.”

The video has received over 4,000 views on YouTube since it was posted March 24 and continues to climb as Windsorites catch wind of the rap describing their city.

Marla Pansier saw the video and says Sorko has done a good job describing Windsor, except for when he mentions how there is nothing to do in the city.

“I’m glad that he’s doing something with his time like making music instead of going to the bars,” said Pansier.  “It’s not good to say that there is nothing to do.  I guess you’re probably not supposed to tell people that but most of it is pretty accurate.”

Liam O’Donnell, manager of Dr. Disc, gave the video a positive review and thinks it’s pretty funny.

“Anything positive from Windsor or anything that puts Windsor on any sort of map is fine with me,” said O’Donnell.

Sorko, 19, has been making YouTube videos since his days at Catholic Central High School but has seen an increase in activity on his channel after posting another comedic song about Charlie Sheen.

“My whole life I’ve loved stand-up comedy,” said Sorko.  “I think I stand out because I mix comedy and music together and people seem to like that.  I’m sure I probably offended people but I’m not too worried about it.  I just make jokes about everything and I don’t actually mean what I say.”

The only negative feedback Sorko has received about the video has been from residents of Harrow after stating in his video that Harrow is “Canada’s most boring city.”

“It was just for fun.  I have nothing against Harrow,” said Sorko.  “I don’t even know if I’ve actually been there to be honest.”

Sorko said he doesn’t want to be labeled as a hater because he actually loves this city.

“Windsor is where my roots are and where I’ve lived my whole life so I would always like to be part of Windsor.”

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