Leslie and Brandon have composed hit ad campaigns, kept consistence syndicated radio airplay, and launched their own music brand LAVESHMUSIC and licensing agency. Together the brothers hatch a plan to invade playlists around the world.
Brandon Thomas and Leslie Michael (right to left) are the pop-super-duo, YBSNRA. Raised on Chicago’s North-shore the brothers learn the royal art of composing music under the tutelage of their Father (songwriter, producer, business owner, and ad-man) Mr. Morris “Butch” Stewart.
YBSNRA & Keir Anotinette at SAE Recording Stuidos
“Recording in the studio together is our biggest high. There is nothing like a collaborative effort with people you have a solid chemistry with.” - Keir Antoinette
Young Butch Stewart never really regrets anything…
YBSNRA perform “Casey Jones” @ Harvest Moon Chicago
“NORTH_SHORE” by M. Mesere
“Before it was ever trendy for anyone to claim to be from the “north-side” of anywhere, we were on Chi-town’s north-shore creating GREATNESS!”
Leslie Michael YBSNRA
“We’re not as focused on being “successful” as we are enjoying our journey. We have the time of our lives traveling, being with friends and family, and producing music that will destroy pillars of hate and bondage.”
Brandon Thomas, YBSNRA
Yellow blue silver neon red aqua…
LAVESHMUSIC & TRACKLOOP_SINCE 2005
“LAVESHMUSIC is a music culture. We do business, we create, we collaborate, we own and share publishing, we perform live, and we celebrate what it is to be who we are.” - Keir Antoinette
This “All Night” cover art was designed in-house by Leslie Michael. It was inspired by his interest in science, fiction, and the flat-earth theory.
“Monday” (music video)
YBSNRA & Keir Antoinette at ATL Studios
“Atlanta is our home away from home. We love the energy, and the music vibes are like none other.” - Leslie Micahel
“We do what we want. Labels don’t control us, trends don’t dictate our sound, and our culture is safe from those who would wrongfully exploit it.” - Brandon Thomas
“Black Like Me” (video)
“Monday” was YBSNRA’s first release to all streaming platforms, and our first music video (all in house).
SAE Studios with YBSNRA, Beyond Fahrenheit, and Trackloop.
“We value relationships. Good people are hard to find. Skilled people you like to spend time with, are even harder to find. Once we vibe with someone, its in all our best interest to partner and build something bigger then ourselves.” - Leslie Michael
“We grew up on Grant street white house BMW/ Me and B we ran shit 5 years apart trouble deuce/ noise-boys ninja-nights roaming through the darkness/ black kids raised in castles with King and Queen teaching art tips…”