Monday, July 27, 2015|11:57 p.m.
Ben Harris freestyling
Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach covers his conventional summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy and moves onto explore Croatia, many of our Strip personalities have advance in his absence to pen their words of wisdom.
We continue today with singer Sherry Gordy of the legendary Motown household (her daddy, Berry Gordy Jr., established Motown), and DJ Ben Harris, who gets the crowd ready nighttime for Terry Fator at the Mirage. Right here’s Ben, stepping out from behind his wheels of steel:
Hey, guys, it’s your friend Ben Harris here filling in for Robin Leach. I want to start out by thanking him for this terrific opportunity … to talk about myself. LOL!
Last year, I wrote about all the cool benefits of carrying out with a headlining program on the Las Vegas Strip. This time, I wish to let you in on all the new material I’m launching this summer, however, prior to I can do that, I in fact do have to tell you about a couple of perks of my life.
Thanks to Terry Fator, I got my indoor skydive on for the very first time. It looked simple however absolutely was not. I believe this picture is the 1 second that I had it right. Shout out to the valuable staff at Vegas Indoor Skydiving!
We’ve been touring to some cool cities when not at the Mirage. I saw Niagara Falls for the very first time during sound check last week. It’s so cool to see nature placing on such an effective show.
When not carrying out with Terry, I have actually been working hard writing, tape-recording and mixing myself in the house inside my studio. This summertime, I’m taking it back to my hip-hop roots where I started in Arizona as “Ol’ Environment-friendly Eyes.”
I created the alias while earning my broadcast journalism degree at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School. I delighted in hosting, anchoring and writing music for the school TV station as “Ben Harris” while performing and hosting my underground hip-hop radio program as “Ol’ Eco-friendly.”
Here’s a current clip of me freestyling survive 98.5 KLUC. Rapping starts at 2:00.
The first single off the brand-new task is produced by DJ Mustard and has to do with my favorite part of the female body. Listen right here.
We simply finished shooting the music video for the follow-up single to be launched later on this summer. With my bro Kaelan behind the video camera and my partner Natalia co-starring, it was certainly an enjoyable family project. We are huge fans of “Breaking Bad,” so if you are, too, you will certainly love the style. I was driving around my neighborhood and discovered how much the Recreational vehicles and desert surroundings reminded me of the show.
So I rose and knocked on the door with the best natural background, and, just like that, we had our set!
I likewise just produced a non-hip-hop song I composed for my partner, “Wrapped Up.” I did a surprise performance of this song, then suggested right after inside Terry Fator Theater. She thought she was concerning a rehearsal. Got her!
It was picked for a nationwide Love Song Compilation provided by Tune Core. The music on the recording is the actual live performance from the Terry Fator Band as we amazed her. I cannot lie. My voice was a little unsteady, so I rerecorded my vocals in the studio. You can get it on iTunes or listen right here.
We are currently shooting the video with John Cha of Club Killers. We’re doing our typical “date day” thing, including taking our little Yorkie, Hen, to the park, then cruising/hiking through Red Rock Canyon. I’m delighted to mix in the live proposal and wedding video.
Have a terrific summer, and come join us inside the stunning air-conditioning-filled Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage.
Follow the new job at OlGreenEyes.com.
Look into our other guest column today from vocalist Sherry Gordy, who presents a weekly display Thursdays at Feast Rancho. On Tuesday, our visitor columnists are Golden Nugget headliner master impressionist Gordie Brown and Body Sport fitness trainer Mel Fabros with his battle at Experience Combat Operations.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually spent the past 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground.
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Terry Fator Theatre
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
Mirage Hotel and Casino Located in the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage showcases contemporary AAA Four Diamond cottages; night life venues including 1 OAK Club and The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge; restaurants produced by the world’s most renowned chefs consisting of Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak (summertime 2013); a luxurious day spa and hair salon; the luring Bare swimming pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of conference and convention space. Unique entertainment alternatives consist of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical heritage of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comical line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Acclaimed R&B musical feeling Boyz II Men; and the rich animal sanctuary of Siegfried & & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the nighttime Volcano eruption program and 20,000-gallon lobby fish tank to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class location unlike other.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109