Aristotle of By Any Means has a mission: To introduce high quality, innovative music, talent, and products to our national and international community. By Any Means feels strongly about only working projects that it is passionate about and our community takes note of this fact. They don't shoot music videos, design album covers or take photos. They create art.
Aristotle Torres' resume reads like a hip-hop whos who, directing and producing music videos for everyone from J. Cole to Busta Rhymes to most recently Nas' The Don & Bye Baby. Hear his process for managing talent from behind the lens to achieve their joint visions.
Q+A With Aristotle
If you could explore one continent -- but only that continent -- for the rest of your life, which would you choose and WHY?
Europe. Rich history and culture. Also very eclectic, which should keep me entertained for a bit.
Jordans, Dunks, Eras, Timbs, or other? Why?
Timbs. Just classic. Plus, they are casual but have a bit of edge to them. I've seen Bieber to Jay-Z rock a pair well and in their own style.
When you were growing up, what was the one piece of clothing you were desperate to own? Do you still want it now?
I really wanted to North Face "Angel Suit". It was exclusive, overpriced and well-designed. Nowadays, I could never bear to part with that much money on one article of clothing that I would wear occasionally.
Good music, good house, good friends, good clothes/shoes, good food. Which one of these could you live without, and why?
I would have to say clothes. I know that sounds crazy, for someone who’s doing an interview and who owns a clothing line, but in comparison to the other choices it's a no-brainer. I mean, I hope I'm not naked... for my friends’ sake. But the others choices are must-haves and always make for a good time.
What are 5 songs on your playlist right now?
Now playing:
  • T. Shirt: "Art Bully"
  • David Guetta: "Titanium"
  • Nas: "Locomotive"
  • Anything Bassanova
  • Gotye: "Somebody That I Used to Know"

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