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“Flowin’ Is A Habit”; Alum Follows Dreams of Music Career.


[dropcap]B[/dropcap]randon Michael Gregory Aull is a local upcoming rap/hip hop artist also known as B.Aull who has followed his dreams since high school where he explored poetry, rap and most notably wrote a rap as a tribute to his friend Alivia Welch who was murdered in her Biddeford apartment in December of 2012. Three years later, his song, “Liv and Let Liv” has touched countless others and reached over 54,229 views on his YouTube channel.

Click here to hear Liv and Let Liv on Youtube.

He graduated in 2012 and went off to college where he currently attends New England School of Communications (NESCom) at Husson University where he studies Audio Engineering. Not only is B.Aull going to school, but he is also continuing to follow his dreams of becoming another Drake or Snoop Dogg, but with his own sense of style.

His career jumped to a higher status once he opened for Lloyd Banks from G-Unit in the Fall of  2013.  During the summer of 2014,  B.Aull took another step towards fame when he opened for Snoop Dogg in Portland, Maine.

At the same time, Brandon was getting thousands and thousands of views on Youtube and plays on SoundCloud. He began performing all around the state and even in Massachusetts.[quote] “[dropcap]I'[/dropcap]ve made moves with my music I wouldn’t have dreamt of back when I first started this in my junior year of high school. A lot has changed in my life overall and I couldn’t be happier about it. It’s all about progression.”[/quote] Through all the hard work and determination, B.Aull has successfully proved to others that anything is possible. Especially when you have the right support and confidence to persevere.

His YouTube channel currently has 27 videos which range from freestyle raps to songs he created on his own.

Brandon is in no way the stereotypical conceited rap artist.  He refers to the love and support his mother and family have given to him time and time again. [quote]“[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y mom sacrificed a lot when she was younger, to make sure my younger brothers and I had the life she wanted us to live. I definitely get a lot of motivation and determination from her. Family, are the most important people to me. I love them to death. ”[/quote] He has always had been surrounded by family and friends who have pushed him as well as himself to do better and to achieve more. His mother, dad, step dad and brothers have all have done their fair share of being that supportive person for this well rounded artist.

They have taught Brandon to appreciate what he has and have inspired him to make the most of the gifts he has been given. No matter the situation, his family and friends are  there in a heartbeat to help B. Aull succeed even more. [quote]“[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey’ve all fully supported me since the start of my music career. Whether it be coming to my shows, sharing the music online, putting their own money into helping me out, they’ve been there for me.”[/quote]

Brandon’s dad actually bought him his very first microphone back in junior year of high school. Senior year, his step dad gifted the artist a new microphone. Finally last year, Brandon decided to buy himself a brand new microphone which was about $450. A good microphone opens up a whole new world for B.Aull as a performer and he feels proud that people he loves have recognize his hard work and dedication to music with such important gifts and support. [quote]“[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s being present when I perform, contributing financially or just showing other people the music, they are always supportive. Most people want me to achieve everything I have planned,” [/quote]said Aull of his fans and family.

Aull said he has music playing about about 90% of the time.  In the morning, in the car, when cooking, speakers, headphones, whatever it may be, the music plays a role. [quote]“[dropcap]M[/dropcap]usic, personally is an outlet for me, something I can have that nobody can take from me, and it’s a way for me to express feelings or thoughts that I don’t know how to express otherwise. I just love music, it’s something I never take for granted.”[/quote]

His future goals and plans include releasing an album late this year and many more in the years to come. He says he has a really good feeling about the upcoming album which he hopes will bring his career to a whole new level. His short term goals were to finish a previous song before this interview. He continuously makes short term goals every week to bring him closer to his long term goals. These could range from finishing up a song to performing on stage.  Starting small never hurt anybody. It gives you something to work at while working on the bigger picture. [quote]“[dropcap]I [/dropcap]have short term goals and long term goals. It’s important to have both.”[/quote]

It has been said that when you work for something you want the reward is worth more than money itself, and the feeling, is stronger than any other. Though, when something is just handed to you without putting effort into the process, the feelings and worth do not compare and it doesn’t mean as much. [quote]“[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f I could go back and change anything, I’d probably just work even harder. Everything else, I’d keep the same because it’s taught me something. But, working harder is never a bad thing.”[/quote]

His biggest dreams for the future is to be sitting in a seat at the Grammy’s, and to be known worldwide, headlining a tour, while traveling the world to see different people and places. One day he hopes to work with some of his favorite artists like, Kanye West, Nas, J.Cole, Logic, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and producers like Hit-Boy, and Boi1da.

When Aull makes it big, he dreams of having his own signature shoe and clothing line of  his own brands and to leave and impact on music with his own sense of style and feelings. He wants to be able to touch lives and make people happy. [quote]“[dropcap]I [/dropcap]want to make a living off of my music, to have fun, and support my family by making sure they have everything they want to be happy. Anyone who knows me knows I like fashion and being well dressed.”[/quote]. With a little  of determination, perhaps Aull will further this history as the first legendary rapper of Saco, Maine.

Click here for a link to B.Aull’s Album “Flowin’ Is a Habit”.

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