The Edson Leader – Monday, April 1st, 2019

It’s been a busy year so far for hip-hop/rapper Spencer Richard, aka Srvent.

The Edson native just shot another video entitled, Put Me in a Box. The video was filmed at the Nova Theatre in Edson on March 16.

“We filmed it entirely at the theatre but we didn’t use the auditorium,” said Richard.

He added filming took place in the places where theatre goers don’t usually go, the basement and behind the screen.

Behind the camera was friend Brad Tuftin and Spencer’s wife Becky.

“It was definitely a group effort,” Richard said.

The new video will be available in mid- to late-April. He explained the urgency is needed to fit within Spotify timelines.

Richard said he also recorded a new tune, an acoustic version of a Johnny Cash-like song. The song will be available on Facebook and Instagram.

“Put Me in a Box will be the official video. It’s about how my creativity is hard to fit in a box.”

Recently Richard conducted a workshop session for 15 youngsters at the Edson Baptist Church, outlining his craft and his life. He found it to be a surreal experience.

“It was very surreal to have kids looking up to you. They asked me to sign their caps and backpacks.”

Earlier this year Srvent performed at the Arts on Fire Mayor’s Event in Hinton on March 1. He met Mayor Marcel Micheals and others in the Hinton and area arts community.

“I’ve done four performances.”

Richard also performed at Adamstock in Lamont, a benefit for families coping with a cancer diagnosis. He also performed there in 2018.

The Edson artist also has some work lined up with a producer in California.

“I’m working with a producer in LA who’s a friend of mine. It involves a shorter project for this summer. I’m also working on another album.”

Richard said his life is a little overwhelming right now as he takes care of his daughters during the day and works in the evening. Plus an aspect associated with the business makes him a little uncomfortable.

“I’ve had to step out of my comfort zone – more marketing. It’s been a learning curve.”

He’s also taken a 20-day hiatus from social media so he can concentrate more on his current career path.