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.
This is the first music video from my album Looking Out For Texas. The song is about the fact that as long as I’m breathing I’ll be making this music and chasing down a dream. I had grown my hair out for a year (sort of a 1/3 of a life crisis, 30th birthday panic thing), and I wanted to make sure I used that in a video before I chopped it off and went back to looking presentable. I had fun making the video with the “cooking up new music” gimmick. Pretty cheesy humor, but that’s right up my alley. I hope you get a grin out of the video and a jam out of the song.
My new album “Looking Out For Texas” is now available! Sorry for the delay in posting about this. I’m very happy with how the album turned out. The title came from two things:
- My desire to be a staple in Texas rap music and my overwhelming pride in being a native Texan.
- Frequent flights back from Oklahoma after visiting family, literally looking out for Texas as I cross the border
I thought this was a cool way to mix both a literal and figurative concept into one theme. I cover many subjects, Texas pride, cancer (and how much I hate it), ups and downs of life, the things money can do to people, my love for a naked lady and much more. Haha. I hope you’ll check it out and find something on there you like. Visit the Buy Albums page to get this new music and start jammin’!