Rich "The One N Only"
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Rich "The One N Only"

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop R&B


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Did I just bang on ya’ll? I mean, I was one of the original members. They called me CD Burner. *spits out water* HAHAHAHA YES, that was me. Anyway I had to post the homies A8-Yes & Rich (BFam). I’ve known these guys before I knew what a “Casey Carter” was so I had to show them love! Ya’ll do the same too. Oh yeah be prepared to LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF cause these videos are HILARIOUS! - Casey Carter

"RICH & A-YES to Party at Lilly's"

Central Washington's University's own RICH (Banard Banks) and A-Yes (Anthony Stewart) better known as musical duo BFAM will be hosting a sneak party at 10 p.m. this Saturday night at Lilly's Cantina in downtown Ellensburg. The sneak party is an ode to youthful days. Remember sneaking out of the house when younger? While most Central students don't have to worry about getting mom and dad's permission to go out, many are still burdened with that boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend who wants to be a homebody. RICH and A-YES who have been friends for 16 years, have been performing have been performing for the last four years together. While growing up in Seattle, they had a tight knit group of friends and family called Section Eight, also know as 8-Block. The two say it's not a gang, but a group of people dedicated to helping each other stay positive. You could grow up in the worst conditions, but it's all in your mind. Make the best with what you got states A-YES. And they're not just rappers, they're musicians. They like rap, hip hop, and rock beats. RICH, a sophomore music major uses the computer program Pro Tools to lay down beats & vocals, he also plays the piano. A-YES is a junior majoring in Public Relations. While RICH & A-YES will be performing saturday night, they are mostly looking forward to partying with the people, making sure everyone is having their own mini vacation. If your boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend wants you to stay home this Saturday night, sneak out to Lilly's Cantina and party hard with RICH & A-YES... - Joe Savidge: Staff Reporter

"Raw Space hosts Women for Women benefit concert"

Over six billion people live on planet earth and over half are women.
On June 5 Raw Space will be sponsoring Women for Women 2010- a benefit concert supporting the nonprofit organization Women for Women International.

Winter quarter welcomed Women for Women International founder and CEO, Zainab Salbi, who shared the mission of her organization: providing women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from victim to survivor to active citizen.

"Zainab Salbi spoke at CWU in January 2010 and really touched the hearts and minds of so many students who really wanted to do something with her organization Women for Women International." said Connie Robinson, lecturer, Sociology Department.

"This benefit concert is the outcome of that desire to help and represents a small but significant way to connect students and the Ellensburg community to not only Women for Women International as an organization but the women and their communities around the world," she added.
W4W 2010 benefit concert will feature headlining band, Plateau. The proceeds for this concert will go to Women for Women International to continue helping women all over the world.

"Students should attend to learn more about Women for Women International and the women they work with, and of course to hear great music," Robinson said.
"What a great way to close out spring quarter and the academic year!" Robinson said .

The benefit concert is open to the public. - The Observer


Mix Tapes: Above the Game, No way out, Touching The Streets, Jacking 4 Beats, Come & Fly with a Star, Smoking Mirrors, The Soundclick Experience......

Singles: Do it Big, Pull your hair, Be the one, My Block, NBA Money, On One....

Projects on the way: Street Codes & Blueprints, Dream Big Hustle Hard, My life Story.....

Got a whole bunch of footage and videos coming soon so stay tuned!



Born and Raised in northwest Seattle, Washington area, Banard (RICH) Banks started creating music at the age of 15. He got an early start in a local underground studio “The Pharmacy” as a producer and engineer. As an eager young learner to music RICH sat behind the scenes embracing opportunities to learn and absorb knowledge about the music industry.
Over time RICH’s focal points in music would become producing, engineering and recording. You can usually find him spending hours, countless days, and nights in recording studios working to progress and get better. He humbly credits his passion and patience in helping him to mature as a student of music.
“I always knew I wanted to be involved with music in some way, whether I was an artist, producer, engineer, song writer, manager, or whatever,” states RICH. “I just wanted to be a part of music… The love, unity, and bond music shares helps unite and bring people together.”
It’s a dedication like this that has allowed RICH to grow enormously over the years. His talent in music is starting to show through; hard work and consistency allowing him to deliver high-quality music. Bottom line; RICH truly loves making music. He describes it as “one of the best feelings in the world,” and adds that he would like to share that feeling with everybody.
“Whether it’s a big stage with a big crowd or a small venue with barely anybody I give my all. I truly appreciate the people and the opportunity they [the fans] give me,” said RICH.
RICH eventually traveled to the Mecca of music at the age of 18, to pursue his dreams of entering the music entertainment business. After two years in New York and meetings with Major and Independent labels RICH decided to depart back to his hometown of Seattle to clear his mind and figure out what he now calls his “5 year plan.” He explains that the timing of everything in his life wasn’t right so he decided to move back home and better himself by going to school. After attending Central Washington University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, RICH is back in the “Emerald City” his short hiatus has proved to be a blessing in disguise…. More than ever on his return RICH says he’s “inspired and motivated like never before.” He is continuing to work hard in Seattle going to school and promoting music; staying on his grind to be a successful entrepreneur.
Currently, RICH is emerging as an independent artist garnering attention from a host of collective mix tapes and ITunes singles. He is still on the road performing or in the studio working on new projects, furthering his knowledge of music and self development. He’s still behind the beats producing, and he’s still recording/ mixing. He also aspires to open his own full recording and production studio one day. Furthermore, RICH feels music is a never ending learning process and that’s why he works so hard to be the best; accomplishing his goals one by one.
“There’s still so much to learn that I can’t be comfortable. Every day I challenge myself to get better in some way, shape or form; I really have a love and passion for what I do and you can quote me on that.” says RICH.
In addition to all of his other talents RICH is also the creator and CEO of independent label Webbed Out Entertainment. The company prides itself on developing musical talents such as song writing, publishing, producing and audio engineering.
RICH has also been performing and recording in professional studios for the past five years. Under new management, RICH plans to take his career as an artist/ producer/ song writer to the next level.
Much love and thanks to the fans for their support, and hopefully he will be in a city near you soon!