This year in 2023 my newest singles are Just What I Do and Dance Without Shame.
Just What I Do is like me singing and rapping country style on a unique style rap beat.
Dance Without Shame is like a Christian Punk, Rock, Emo, Alternative, Sorta Screamo, EDM song. I'm not too sure which genre Dance Without Shame would fall under so I just listed all the genres that came to my mind.
Dance Without Shame reminds me of the homie CJ Sheron, a guy that I discovered in 2020 on Tik Tok that was doing Christian Alternative Emo Rap. He basically looked like Lil Peep, Aaron Carter, or Jeffree Star. And he sounds like Ghostmane or Suicide Boys (I honestly don't listen to them. I wouldn't recommend them either because their content is demonically inspired). CJ Sheron was known for being from a TV Show called Wife Swap. His TikTok videos were mostly comedy skits usually having to do with Jesus, reading parts of the Bible, plus he was always showing his new songs. And he would do some livestreams. After awhile CJ Sheron, abandoned TikTok and got married and started to live more of a private life.
I recently found out from Marcus In The Morning that NGEN Radio is going fully digital soon and will no longer be using FM signal. My first reaction was disappointment, because that means people won't stumble onto the radio station in their car anymore from 91.7FM. Initially NGEN started digital as an app and a streaming player on their website. Then after a couple years ago they kicked off with a Power The Tower event in Houston Texas at the Revention Music Center and artists like Gawvi and Manafest performed there! If I remember right, I believe Christian Rapper Von Won was there as well as maybe Chris Chicago (Two former Radio Station Personalities/On-Air DJs).
The station launched on 91.7FM and has been hugely successful in growing up a fanbase and drawing new people to the world of Positive Pop and Hip Hop and Christian Rap! I heard several testimonies of people stumbling onto the station and how God used the music to influence/impact their life! Some people who were gonna commit suicide changed their minds! While no longer having 91.7FM is kind of sad/disappointing, I know it costs alot of money to keep a signal on the air. I think millions. So I understand it's a budgeting thing, and probably more beneficial/strategic to move over to digital. The FM signal has had a great run. And now with the already existing fanbase, NGEN can grow more from the new digital/social media market effort. More money saved, means more money that can be invested. So if NGEN had only 10 percent in their budget before for making merch to sell at events, now they might have a higher percentage, depending on how they break up their costs and expenses (budget) into a pie chart with different slices to cover the different things they manage. So my hope is that if they are saving millions of dollars that would've been the cost of an FM signal, and then using the saved money to go to other projects now!
Check out these links to learn more about NGEN going digital:
I just released a new T-Shirt design! This one is me playing a melodica and wearing a sombrero! Shout out to Johnny aka AdventureGamingVital! I got the picture of myself from his YouTube thumbnail of a collab video we did together. I'll throw in a link here that you can check out of that video. https://youtu.be/HrTKhAMwG8U
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!
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