A look at the man behind the camera: Michael Artis

He's the guy that makes your favorite rapper's lyrics come to life on the screen. Michael Artis is making a name for himself in the hip hop industry as the go-to video director.

His list of artist collaborations reads like a dream concert: Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, and many more. His videos for hits like "Triller" by Bun B and "2 Rounds" by Propain debuted on MTV Jams.

"I'm insanely passionate about one thing in this world, and it's my craft," Artis said. "Anybody that knows me, understands that MAF [Michael Artis Films] is number one."

Born and raised in Beaumont, Artis got his start by shooting a video for UGK's Hezeleo. Hezeleo saw how talented he was and introduced him to Houston-area hit makers.

"The city showed me love and accepted me," Artis said. "I came to Houston with hard work and made an impression."

Artis has proven that he is one of the best video directors in Houston. He says with an increasing music scene in the state of Texas he is appreciating what's coming and is happy to be in the forefront.

But Artis is not a one-trick pony, he's spreading his wings to go beyond music videos. He's currently working with a liquor brand, and has his eyes on the fashion industry.

"I'm motivated by P. Diddy and feel that there are no limits for me," Artis said. "I like to explore into everything."

For more information on Michael Artis, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter and Instagram: Michael_Artis.
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