Clifton the Writer has written and recorded well over 50 records, and has penned over 1,200 pieces between Basement Made, HipHopDX, The Black Sheep, The Badger Herald, and Wisconsin Union Theater – as a Journalist. Beef became an Author in 2017, publishing his first book called Why Wisconsin Voted For Donald Trump: The Coastie Privilege. He is currently working on his second, his autobiography, The Life of Cliff G: Dog.
The Poet, Rapper and Singer since childhood started recording and mixing in Garageband, and producing beats in Fruity Loops, around age 14. The Vocalist pushed his music on the street. Then he distributed his first single in 2009, using social media, a part of a new group he formed with a producer. He later switched to Logic Pro and self-produced half of his 22-track solo debut project. An experimental Producer, Beef pulls from a diverse pallet of sounds, but often has heavy Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Gospel, Country and EDM influence. He worked as an On-Air Personality and Producer at 93.1 JAMZ (Midwest Family Broadcasting) for two years and engineered several projects for Wisconsin Union Theater as a Marketing & Social Media Intern. Additional record production and engineering credits include local and regional acts: Superior Webbs, Marvy Marv, D. Crews, Dflo, ¡Oye!, M.O., Veezy, C.A., South of Lee, Kev, J|D, Anthony Lamarr, Chaos NewMoney, Big Daddy Earl and Swisher Sweez (of AFGM). The artist has over 45,000 organic plays on Soundcloud alone, and can be heard across all the major streaming platforms. Beef gets play around the world. To hear more of Clifton’s recordings, see the Music & Visuals or Albums page.
The artist has Produced, Directed and/or Starred in over 20 short films, music videos and webisodes over the course of his career. Cliff’s independent movies have amassed over 2,600,000 organic views on YouTube alone. Like his other art, all of Clifton’s visual productions have been created with little to no budget at all. The artist has proven that his raw creativity and storytelling ability can draw the attention of audiences from around the world. He also spent a year and a half in Los Angeles – doing Background Work on major film sets, Auditioning, and working on his Modeling and Acting career. For further examples of his work, see the videos page.
Clifton Beef began Graphic Designing in 2009, and does most of his own album art. He co-created the “Teach Me How To Bucky” teeshirt line and currently sells merchandise through the BM store. The Web Designer created this Basement Made website and maintains it.
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