Antonio “A&R” Richardson Promises Growth in 2012

Antonio “A&R” Richardson had a great year in 2011, but in 2012 he’ll only get better.

Saint Paul, MN, December 31, 2011 --( For Antonio “A&R” Richardson, 2011 was a year of development. The Saint Paul, Minn. hip hop artist and actor built on the success he experienced in 2009 and 2010 to further challenge himself to only get better.

In 2011, Richardson saw the release of two major motion pictures, DreamWorks’ Transformers 3 and Warner Bros’ Contagion, both of which he had the pleasure of being cast in. He also released Cool Is Where I Live, a mixtape available on his website,

Perhaps the most rewarding challenge for Richardson in 2011 was the launch of his brand, Busy Little Beavers. Creating a clothing line has been a lifelong dream for Richardson, who is continuously cultivating his own style to represent his individuality using the newest trends to compliment his classic style. As an entrepreneur, Richardson values innovation, creativity, and ambition. He emphasizes attention to detail and quality in everything he does. Busy Little Beavers is no exception; Richardson takes great care in creating a product that lives up to his values: detail is key; quality is common sense. The name Busy Little Beavers came from a recording studio session Richardson had in April 2011. The name refers to a sound that moved Richardson, “I asked my producer what the sound was called and he told me “Busy Little Beaver.” I couldn’t explain it, but the name struck me.” For Richardson, Busy Little Beavers was the brand he had been trying to formulate his entire life.

Richardson also had the honor of participating in an after school program for the students of Elizabeth Hall Elementary School in Minneapolis, Minn. The program was developed to improve test scores by providing students with a structured environment to increase academic skills through participation in enrichment activities of their choice. When the program was looking for a music teacher for the fourth and fifth grade students, Richardson was a natural choice. “Music has really saved my life, I don’t know where I would be without it,” says Richardson, who was the same age as his students when he began writing music.

Fans can expect 2012 to be just as busy for Richardson, who plans to release both a mixtape and album in the coming months and to continue to build Busy Little Beavers. Richardson also has a few new business ventures on the horizon that will be sure to please his many followers. Check for news regarding his upcoming releases on or follow his journey at For more information on Busy Little Beavers, visit

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Erin Moriarty