This is a video for my latest song called “At It Till I’m Gone.” I know I do a lot of tracks about sticking with this music thing forever, but you have to understand it weighs heavy on my mind. lol. The song is a free download, so please visit Soundcloud or the Free Music Archive to download the free track and add it to your playlists. If you like it, please share it!!
It’s no secret I’m a lonely dude, so I tend to make a song about that from time to time. This track is about everything I’d be willing to give up just to be with that special lady. At this point in my life finding a relationship is more important than ever. Life pretty much sucks when you’re going through it alone, or at least that’s how it feels for now. Perhaps that feeling has only been amplified by my lack of success in achieving my dreams. Whatever the case, if you relate to anything in this song please download it and add it to your playlists!
This song was driven by one of my biggest pet peeves, which is people saying they’ll do what will never get done. Whether it’s friends, co-workers or politicians, I’d rather you don’t say anything at all then tell me 10 times about something you plan to do or help me with. From time to time I’m guilty of the same thing, so this track is a bit of a reminder to myself as well, but for the most part I’m a man who tends to take action with very little discussion. Often times I’ll complete a task or goal without anyone around me even knowing it was on my radar. I believe that the more time you spend trying to convince someone else you’ll do something, the more comfortable you become in not doing it. So don’t talk about it, be about it. Please download the free full song or instrumental below.
This track was inspired by those days when we cruise in our rides out of enjoyment instead of necessity. When no matter what our car looks like on the outside we’re feeling good on the inside and banking every turn with an open palm on the wheel. I had a lot of fun making this song and I hope you’ll add it to your driving playlists. Download the free full song or instrumental below.
This is the music video for “Tell Me Something (That I Don’t Know)” from Looking Out For Texas. The song is about the frustration of a daily routine that seems to never change and how I’d desperately love to shake things up. I’m sure you can relate in some way. I’m grateful to have a job of course, but I’m dying for more than just sitting in an office everyday until I’m 65.
The music video was a lot of fun to shoot. I knew from the start that I wanted to find some payphones to use for my verses, it just seemed like that would be a random, funny and surprising prop to use in 2015. Since I was going the payphone route, I decided to go to Goodwill and find an old school cordless phone as well, I found one for $4. Everything else was made up on the fly as usual.
I went over to SHELLZ’s house to film his scenes and employ him to be the cameraman for mine, but since Boss Taylor and Anthony were over there I asked them to be in the video as well. Originally there would’ve been no action, but we came up with the head slam scene on the spot (in typical guerrilla video shooting fashion). The lighting in that dining area was great. Just lucked out on that. Also, I planned to shoot each verse at a different payphone and have me progressively moving across the city to SHELLZ, but unfortunately one of the three was too dark (which you can see in the outtakes at the end) so I scrapped that one. With that being the case I decided to just mix the best shots from the remaining two payphones throughout the three verses. The lighting was great for those, so I sacrificed continuity for the sake of good footage.
By the way if you’re curious, cops tend to drive by slowly and more than once when they see three guys at a payphone of a closed gas station on Villa Maria at 4am. I really hope you enjoy the video (don’t take it too seriously), but more importantly I hope you enjoy the song! Get the album if you haven’t already.
I’ve done a few of these remixes in the past. I can play guitar (basic strumming that is), so sometimes it’s fun to go the opposite direction with my favorite rap songs by making an acoustic/kinda-singing remix instead of rapping to it. I don’t pretend that this is high quality work, but I make it for the fun of making it and doing something different. Hope you get a kick out of it.