About benandrew

Chief Audio Engineer: AmusementParkStudio.com | Graphic Ninja: Fariswheel.com | Video Production: Wiretapsessions.com | Financial Coach/Promotion/Outreach: Red to Black® Texas Tech University | Eloquent Raiders: Toastmasters club 2406488

In Session with Hunter Carrithers (hi cee)

Hunter Carrithers is a Houston Rapper that attends Texas Tech University and is pursing an undergraduate degree in Marketing.

I had the pleasure of Engineering a few songs for him today. As he prepares for new releases he continues to grow in his writing abilities. Hunter has confidence and a solid work ethic that other artist can aspire to. Check out his music and watch this short interview.

Good friends, good times

BELIEF

BELIEF, Austin TX

BANO

BANO, Austin TX

This weekend I visited my good friends that now live in Austin. I had the pleasure of eating lunch with them and getting caught up on all the latest life changes, successes, and hurdles.

Later that evening I had a special treat of being shown a few local galleries and walls that they’ve been ‘writing’ on. There were so many great views and beautiful art in the Capital of Texas, it make me remember why im so proud of this state.

I am even more proud to show off a couple of their recent pieces. Which you see here.

I admire their great ambitions and passions as they continue to pursue their dreams, goals. Most importantly I appreciate that I have been fortunate that I’m surrounded by wonderful souls who put GOD and Family first. Amidst the nostalgia I’m reminded about friendship and how no matter where you are and any differences you may have it’s always good to have people in your corner that you love and cherish.

If you’re in the Austin area or visiting be sure to visit this wall and support the arts. Located on 5th between Comal and Chicon.

Shape of my Heart [Official Music Video] Released

SOMH - State Stone, Xsept, Slim The PhenomenonBefore the year ends I would like to announce the release of our new music video “Shape of my Heart”, which is a feature of Slate Stone, Slim The Phenomenon, and Myself. This project was complete for sometime now. Just needed to find the right time to release it. It was a solid push from Slate who set a schedule for it.

The vision and concept were originally mine. I wanted this song to have a gangster-esque feel to it. I wanted a performance video which is why there isn’t much of a plot. The 1954 Bel Air was lent to us by Fred Rodriguez and a perfect fit to our costumes, & site. The hats and crisp pressed shirts set a mood for a time when confidence and self-respect reflects how you presented yourself.

When deciding a scene I wanted somewhere new but still represented the unique architecture of West Texas’ Town Squares. Downtown Lubbock is great for that but I still wanted a place that was not easy to recognize. So we took a small ride to Idalou’s Main Street.

Slate Stone & I quickly put our creative hats together to set up a basic shot list. Once we started shooting it was a little difficult since i usually do all the camera work. Slate Stone has worked on his camera chops and didn’t hesitate to grab the camera and assisted in filming for my performances.

The summer heat had its role too. We stayed hydrated and tried to take each take quickly just to step out of the sun.

As always, Slim was professional and stepped up with each take to give an entertaining performance.

Each verse has its own perspective on passions, respect, and love. I hope you enjoy the video and this insight to behind the scenes.

x1

 

Official Website Launch

Merry Christmas 2013! This Christmas Day I am launching my official music website. I’ve written and recorded music since back in highschool with all my close friends. It definitely kept me occupied and focused on releasing all that teen angst. Seems recording will continue as an outlet for me so plans are to keep creating and producing songs, art, and any project I can get my hands on.

Stay posted to read up on this creative journey and listen to new tracks, watch new videos and any other relative art junk I like. Have a blessed one as you get ready for an amazing NEW YEAR!

x1

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