Anthony Terome Stanford affectionally known as “Bubba” and “Oneself” was born on November 3, 1976, to Beatrice Hampton Stanford and David Morrison. He was adopted by Warren G. Stanford, the father who took care of him and raised him to be the man that he was.
In his youth, Anthony was a member of First Baptist Church under the leadership of Pop and Mom Hardee. Anthony had a great work ethic. He worked at various jobs as a youth, in particular The Boys and Girls Club of Waco in which he was a member of Passport to Success. He loved sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorn football teams. He coached baseball teams for years at Northern Little League fields where he also played as a youth. Anthony, his brothers, and cousins were in the Waco citywide and Wiley Junior High talent shows. He graduated from Waco High School and attended McLennan Community College. Anthony was an organizer the annual family reunions.
He formed the music group Verbal Seed in 1993 with his brother Freddie “Focus” Hampton and added younger brother, Tremayne “King Tree” Stanford. He attended MCC in 1995 in the Commercial Music Program learning music composition and studio engineering. It’s there where he formed the music crew Third Eye Militia who consisted of his life-long friends, Larry “Symbolyc One (S1)” Griffin, Jr., Kevin “Myth” Gaither, Ramon “Mony Mone” Virgil, Roderick “ButtaFinga” Floyd, and his brother Freddie; extended members added were Philip “P-Blunt” Gilmore, Jesus “Sus MD” Hawthorne, and Anthony “Myone” Ligawa. The members formed Black Son Records releasing “Best Kept Secret” (by Waco Boyz), “Somethin’ from Nothin” and Afronauts (by Verbal Seed). Anthony wrote, produced, performed, and released numerous projects with his crew.
In 2013, Anthony became the CEO of Black Son Media Group with brother Tremayne as President. They have artists who are also his nephews, Dakwaun “DQ”, Phabian “D. Phaze”, and Malik “Trey Galactica” Hampton; added artists Valley Thompson and Kam “KT” Taylor. He executive produced over 50 albums, mixed and mastered over 1,000 songs.
He moved to Dallas, Texas in the early 2000’s where he continued his music career and then began working at Guarantee Bank in Mortgage Warehousing for many years. He continued coaching youth sports (football, baseball, soccer) with Cedar Hill Youth Association, USA Football, and All-Pro Dads. He earned a degree in Information Technology (IT) from Asher College where he graduated top of his class. He started a promising career at Kubota Corporation in Grapevine, Texas before he became ill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Warren G. Stanford, and his beloved daughter, Imani Stanford.
He leaves to cherish: his mother, Beatrice Stanford (who he loved very much and was always there for her. They traveled many places together), his fiancé, Natasha Carter of Houston, Texas (her sons, her mother, Gwen Carter, and her brothers), his ex-wife, Teasha Gix and his son, Takhai Stanford of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Cecilia Stanford Gilbert of Grand Prairie, Texas and Felicia Johnson of Waco, Texas; brothers, Freddie (Missy) Hampton of Lewisville Texas, Tremayne D. Stanford (Mikausha Kay) of Dallas, Texas, and Vincent Stanford of Waco, Texas; all his friends on North 13th Street (where he was the neighborhood barber), Wiley Junior High, and Waco High schools and a host of nieces and nephews that were more like his kids, family members he loved dearly, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
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