ABOUT MR. ECO
Me as kid
Brett was born in Fresno California and always loved playing/being outside. His love for nature was aided by fishing trips to Courtright Lake in the Sierra National Forest. He always loved big educator personalities and was Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, for Halloween in fifth grade. His two older sisters influenced him musically and he took an interest in hip-hop which lead to him being 50 Cent for Halloween in 7th grade. In high school, he took an AP Environmental Science class and had a teacher, Mr. Mirigian who changed his life forever. The discussions and lessons in that class sparked Brett to know he wanted to dedicate his life to being a part of the solutions to the environmental problems our world is facing.
He started writing his own raps in high school (about normal rapper things) but it wasn’t until college where he created Mr. Eco and started rapping about the environment when he was a part of the “Green Campus Program” which helped promote energy and water efficiency to college students. He then started performing at local elementary schools and realized very quickly that was the target audience. Mr. Eco majored in Business: Entrepreneurship and knew he wanted to start his own business that would help impact the world in a positive way.
2012:Get Green Or Die Trying: Was Mr. Eco’s first mixtape, which had parodies of popular rap songs. The best song, and when Mr. Eco knew he was on to something was “Reusable Bag” a parody to Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag.”
2013: Hybrid Hip-Hop: Mr. Eco’s first original album that was released in Whole Food’s Stores nationwide. This album has a host of songs we still perform at schools including Mr. Eco’s most popular YouTube music video “Litterbug” as well as “EcoHero Anthem” and “Bottles Are For Babies” and “Be Bright: Turn Em Out.”
2016: Renewable Rap: Mr. Eco collaborated with youth singers from six countries to create Renewable Rap: The United States, Turkey, Colombia, St Luicia, South Africa and Taiwan. He even traveled to St Lucia and Taiwan to film music videos for songs Plastic Surgery and Two Wolves. Popular music videos you can watch from Renewable Rap are “Bag Monster” and “Straw Wars.”
2018: Amazing Waste: Mr. Eco is release his third original album “Amazing Waste” which is a concept album all about food waste. Be on the lookout December 1st! The majority of school shows sponsored by cities/counties have been focused on litter reduction and recycling, food waste and organics are the new recycling and we are excited for the album and to perform at schools with our food waste topics.
Videos Featured In
Lil Nico: Prince of Fresh Air, Bottles Are For Babies, Salad Bar Nation, Be Bright: Turn Em Out, Save Some For The Fishes, Straw Wars, Bag Monster
Marky Marcus: Be Bright: Turn Em Out, Save Some For The Fishes, Straw Wars, Bag Monster
Ellie El: Save Some For The Fishes, Straw Wars, Bag Monster
Biggie Lou: Coming soon!