Back in July, we got our first official client through Tribute Tunes. I could not have imagined a more exciting project to launch the business. My client was Andrew—a truly modest, thoughtful, likeable, and intelligent young man.
Andrew and his family wanted an entrance video for his Bar Mitzvah that would showcase his special kind of low-key and oh-so-authentic spark. Thinking completely out-of-the-box, they decided a custom rap song—performed by Andrew—was the vehicle that would capture his charm.
Andrew’s mom gave me great content and anecdotes about Andrew. She wanted the rap to be a funny take on the Bar Mitzvah theme—a bit of a spoof. I had a blast with it! When I forwarded the custom song lyrics to Andrew and his mom, they were totally psyched.
The next step was recording the rap. In all the years I have been writing custom songs, I have never had a client in the studio. I knew that it would be a foreign environment for Andrew—so it was my number one job to make him feel like a rap star and create an atmosphere where he could really have fun with it. Andrew arrived with a great attitude—curious and excited. It paved the way for studio magic!
All of us involved are so proud of the final product. That includes Andrew’s mom, a family friend, and one of Andrew’s teachers who did the background vocals. We had to wait to share the video with you until it debuted at the event—it was a HUGE hit!
Special thanks to the wonderful montage maker Jennifer DelAngelo from Caramel Studios for introducing me to Andrew and his family. And, a shout out to the very talented Nick Freeman in Ridgefield, CT who shot and edited the video.
If this video goes viral, I am pretty sure Custom Rap Songs will be the next big Mitzvah trend!