Last week I flew out to Portland, OR to meet up with my friends at Humble Beast Records. I have been listening to their artists for years and have been blessed to get to know some of the men who run the label. The purpose of the trip was to record some video for a forthcoming discipleship resource HB is producing, see more of what they do behind the scenes, and preach at Trinity Church of Portland on Wednesday night.
I've known Thomas (Owner/Proprietor) for a few years now, but it was a revelation seeing him and the whole Humble Beast team working together on a variety of projects. Most of my time was spent with Thomas, Courtland Urbano (music Services), Anthony Benedetto (Creative Director), Bryan Winchester (A&R - Audio Engineer), Rene Garzona (Operations Manager), and Joshua Hill (Accounts). They are consummate professions, incredibly creative, and yet very down to earth. Humble Beast produces some of the best hip hop available today, and despite the high cost of professional recording and production they give away all of their artists' albums for free.
How is Humble Beast able to sustain their model of giving away music? Through partner support, Left Roasters, and Humble Beast merchandise. You can support Humble Beast directly with a one time gift, or recurring monthly gifts here. In case you didn't know Humble Beast also runs Left Roasters, making some of the best coffee you will taste. You can support the mission of Humble Beast by purchasing coffee that won't let you down. By the way, Left is operated by Sam Negal and Beau Stumberg: two brilliant young men who know coffee and the coffee industry. And then there is the merch'. Humble Beast tees are brilliantly designed and high quality. In fact, they are having a short sale on their "Creative Collective" tee. Details are below. If their tees can make me look good, imagine how you'll look rocking this bad boy!
Humble Beast T-Shirt Promo
Creativity. Humility. Theology. Doxology. This is who we are. This is what we stand for. We put our core values on a shirt so that you could stand with us. For the next couple days only, we're taking 20% off of this pre-ordered item, which ships August 18th. Use the code at checkout: CHTD20.
Order the shirt while you can. The deal is only good for a few days. This is a way you can be a part of what Humble Beast is doing for the glory of God, the spread of the gospel, and the health of the local church.