Thursday, December 19, 2019

My First Beats Ever

Below are all beats I made fresh during and after High School when I first started to learn to make beats with FL Studio Demo. I basically wanted to make Rock, Rap, and Techno. I couldn't save my projects, so I would just work on them until I thought I liked them. Then I would export them to mp3, and couldn't go back to change them after that. More of my story about how I started music: At the time when I first made beats, I had different nick names. As a gamer I called myself Bac Stab. Then on Myspace I called myself Mad Ghetto. On YouTube I was Rudo197 (I since have changed that channel to BranMan197 and plan to use that for games), another game name I made up when I played the Wii and made some character I thought looked goth. I was kind of into the goth/emo/punk hair styles.

Plus I was listening to worldly music too during my junior year, but started listening to Christian music during my senior year, I was saved but stumbling with peer pressure in my walk with God. I remember my friend John Lauland and I both like Gangster Rap and Death Metal, but both of us transitioned to just positive/Jesus Music. I wanted to make games and animations.

But since I could make beats, I thought I'd also give rapping/singing a shot. After graduation I started making short Christian Animations and using my own voices for the characters, plus using my own instrumentals/beats in the background of the animations. I made Hood Changed, Ryan Debarro Crossed Over, The Rich Unfulfillment, and Arbiter Teen over the years to follow and uploaded those to my YouTube channel TruthTrigger.

 The years 2009-2011 I went to Texas Bible Institute and mostly got deeper into Christian Rap and Hip Hop because I met other people who could rap and got to collab with some of them and we recorded music in our dorm rooms. Plus I networked with Christian Rappers on Myspace and then Facebook. And at the time I started rapping I debated between NuYu, Lil NuYu, or DJ NuYu, or NuLife, or Nu In Christ. I went with Lil NuYu since the Lil thing was popular. But eventually I came up with Bran NuYu, and then I fit it together as BranNuYu. And I have kept that since it's the "Brand New You" and also goes with Brandyn, my name. The Bran Man! That's my music, art, and animation story summed up. There's more to it, and how I was inspired to get into all that. But that's probably for a book!

John Lauland (The one I mentioned) makes his own videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoyFde-Hq58TwqjP46UKMjg

Monday, December 16, 2019

Check out my homie Rea Beloved's Rap songs! I compiled them together and put them in a YouTube video. Check out his YouTube channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMchMc6CDG9HcA3dHnxnzZg

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

BranNuYu Do This Everyday Ft Joe Angel Music

This is a song me and my friend Joe Angel Music worked on together while I still lived at my grandma's house. Enjoy! And be encouraged!



Sunday, November 17, 2019

Check Out My Homie Joe Angel Music

For several years I've known Joe Angel Music as a friend, who I met in church. We both has similar interests in Christian Rap music. We both liked Lecrae, ABF (Alliance By Faith), Sypreme (From ABF), and LitaRodi. Among some other Christian Rappers as well. We linked up to try and do music together. We did do some stuff together but mostly I was helping Joe work on his mixtapes. Mostly we would hang out. Just a confession, he is a little more focused when it comes to Studio Time for recording and writing songs plus making beats. I tend to start stuff and not finish it. I have moments where it's easy to work by myself and finish a song. But alot of times I find that I'm busy doing other things such as Blogs, Vlogs, making videos, taking pictures, watching movies, re-arranging stuff in my room, listening to podcasts, ect. I've provided YouYube links in the comments on the following Embedded Facebook Post, so that you can check out some of my favorite songs by Joe Angel Music.

 

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

BranNuYu Overcome Song

Recently I released a new song called Overcome. It's a free song because I used a royalty free beat I found on YouTube. I made the song just for fun & to minister to people. Plus to kind of demo/show my different voices I can use in music, animation, and more. Plus to promote my Podcast where I talk about Christian Rap and interview Rappers and ask them questions about their music, testimony, and life stories.
The link to the song is https://youtu.be/w380UnoiHEE

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Bad Guy Wants The Money Animation

I've finally made a new animation after awhile of not making any with Moho Studio on my computer. I've made a few short animations on my iPad and iPhone with an app called Flip A Clip. I decided to make a short to demonstrate/showcase my voice acting/animation skills. Sort of like an online Portfolio piece of work. Maybe fellow animators/creative people will hire me to do voices. Or someone might want me to do some animation work. Right now I can only do small animation shorts if anyone is wanting me to work on anything. It would take a pretty large amount of money to get me to work on something bigger because I value my time and I also need to pay bills. But if anyone wants a short 30-60 second animation for like a promotional ad, or trailer or something, then I'm up for that. I won't work for free, so I'll probably ask for a security deposit or something to my PayPal when I begin the work, or require payment to release video without watermarks. I know this animation is kind of sloppy. It's been a little while, and I used MS Paint, & my mouse to draw. In the future I'll probably hand draw pictures and take a picture with my camera on my phone and import them. Or use my iPad to sketch/draw stuff and email the pictures to myself to download to my computer, and then import into Gimp or Photoshop. Then bring the PNG image files into Moho Studio to work on the animations. I use a variety of different software. And I like to experiment with different methods of animation. I'd like to look into more traditional ways of animating with physical things and blending it with digital animation. I would also like to mess around with Blender more and try rotoscoping. The newest release of Blender, there's a new and improved feature called Grease Pencil, which can be used to create 2D animation in a 3D environment. You could literally do 2D and 3D at the same time just like the Chariot scene in The Prince Of Egypt. To this day I believe it was that movie that inspired me to be an animator. Because when I was in Jr High School, I read books about animation in the school library after I had watched Behind The Scenes bonus features on the DVD, and I was amazed at the technology that was being used to make an animated movie about Moses! I had also been influenced/inspired to get into Game Design/Development when I watched the Making Of Kings Quest 6. It was like Animation being married to Games. That was the old school Point And Click Adventure Games genre. You as a player could make choices that would determine the stories that would play out in the form of animation sequences as you played the game. So thanks Brenda Chapman (Director Of The Prince Of Egypt) and Roberta Williams (Maker Of Kings Quest Series)! I also was inspired by Christopher Ushko (www.BoxOfMystery.com) and his animations and fan games of Monkey Island series by Ron Gilbert and Tim Shafer. His Flash Animations helped me to believe I could make my own animations from home.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Brand New T-Shirt Design To Promote Hot Rap Mix Website


It's been awhile since I designed a new T-Shirt design, so I messed around with the free Gimp software (a Photoshop alternative) to make this!

Hot Rap Mix Website Promo TShirt
Hot Rap Mix Website Promo TShirt
by HotRapMixStore

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christmas Is Almost Here!

It's that time of year! Yay! Christmas Time! Or almost! But I can already feel it in the air! It's getting cooler! Right now it's late October, meaning Halloween Night is coming, or for us Christians: Reformation Day! 

Image result for reformation day

I'm already thinking of the food that's gonna be served on Thanksgiving and Christmas! I'm excited!
There are usually some tunes I like to crank out for the fall & winter seasons. One song I like to jam is MC Jin Chinese New Year. That song has a beat that reminds me of Christmas, & I used to jam it on the cold, rainy days when I was a Cart Pusher at Walmart afew years ago. I would also for some reason smell Joe's BBQ and a bunch of other nearby restaurants food cooking. And I would think of the Oil Rig located in Georgian waters in the Caspian Sea in the game Splinter Cell. Kind of weird combination of thoughts? Yeah, but it's nostalgic. I also think of hot coco, and usually feel in the mood to make some new music!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Animation Apps

I haven't got to do as much animation this year, or last, as I had planned/wrote about in my earlier blog post. But I have played around with an app called Flipaclip. Which I know is available to Android and Apple Phones. I use an app in Apple called Eraser and Background Eraser for Android to remove the backgrounds of pictures, and save them as a PNG file for use in Flipaclip with animations or in InShot app for video, I can use them as stickers. As far as music is concerned I have lots of ideas that I haven't made into a finished song yet. I have released some tracks this year. And it's pretty much Fall now, or about to be if it's not already. Right now it's September 21st 2019.