The end of practice means rest for most football players, but for the Bowen kids, it means it’s time to get to work. Antonio, Angelo, and their little sister Princess head straight to the family business after practice; luckily for them, their family business is music.
Still wearing their Miami Gardens Vikings jerseys, they hit the recording booth at Pipeline Records with their big brother Pete, or as his fans know him, Lil’ Bass. He produces and records as the label’s feature artist.
As much time as they spend together, there are bound to be a few differences in opinion; like who’s best on the football field? Antonio, who plays for the Vikings 100 lb. team seems to think he is the stand out, but Angelo, who plays for the Vikings 120 lb. team, has someone else in mind saying, “Princess is the best one. She makes all the touch downs.” Princess rounds out the group playing for the Vikings 80 lb. team.
Like all siblings there can be some bickering; what they all agree on, is how lucky they are to have a family that works and plays together. They feel blessed to have a strong foundation with solid values so they’ve decided to use their talents for the greater good.
The kids serve as ambassadors for anti-bullying and “Say No to Drugs” campaigns. They perform at dozens of schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties spreading these messages through their music; a task they felt was natural and necessary. As the older brother, Lil’ Bass knows first-hand how important it is to lead by example. “There are a lot of kids out there doing the wrong thing and they think its ok. When they hear it from another kid, the message sticks,” says Lil’ Bass of the response he receives from his peers.
The Bowen kids manage school, football, and work seamlessly. From the outside looking in you see a family of over achievers, but to them, it’s just another day in the studio.