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Artist in the Spotlight: Projeck Bo

This is Mike of Keedie’s Corner and I’m bringing you an exclusive interview from the West Coast. I had the pleasure of speaking with East Los Angeles own Projeck Bo. It’s a pleasure to have you on The Corner, let the viewers out there know who Projeck Bo is.

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Projeck Bo is me of course! I’m one of the hottest rappers on the West right now, I’m just coming home from an eight year bid and now I’m back like I never left. If you need a visual, click the link to check out the video for my song “On Da Block” off my mixtape Projeck Muzik Vol.1. All in all I’m just out here trying to make it make sense.

The content of Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 has tough material and real lyrics. The irony of it all is that you’ve actually been incarcerated due to your ties to our neighborhood set. What is your take on individuals living that life for the props and acceptance? Would you say your music is a wake up call for the listeners that need to hear the harsh truth about the streets?

Yea man I did that time but I will never wish that on anyone. I was young and wild, I lived my life a totally different way before prison. Prison is not a place I would ever want to spend another day in, now that I’m out I’m in a better place in my life. I’m not the same person I used to be. It’s a lot of people out here still doing the things I was doing years ago that got me sent to prison. The only thing I can say to them is if you can find a better way to get money, try that way because your life can be taken away from you in mere seconds.

Is your music geared towards a particular crowd or do you reach various listeners with the message in your songs? Is it quote unquote “Gangster Music” or would you say it has a conscious feel?

My music is a mixture of things, I try not to just make music for one particular crowd. I make music for everyone and it’s more than just “gangster rap”. Although it may seem like it’s gangster music, my music is based on my life and things I have been through. Everyone has a story to tell, hopefully everyone can relate to mine.

Now let’s get into Projeck Muzik, can you give a basic description to the viewers about what’s going on from the first volume to the second up and coming volume you’re working on now. What’s the picture your painting with your lyrics? Is it a mixture of tracks put together to tell your story?

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Well Projeck Muzik Vol. 1 was an introduction of who Projeck Bo is, where he came from and what he’s been through. Now Vol.2 is a different story, it illustrates how my life changed after doing those eight years in prison. Projeck Muzik Vol. 2 is still about the life of Projeck Bo, it’s just now I have a new agenda.

What are your thoughts on this epidemic of the blood affiliation phenomenon across the country and even overseas? How do you feel about artist claiming sets and mixing gang affiliation with their music?

It’s exactly what I’m speaking on in my music. A lot of these artist are weak, just acting tough. I speak my mind when I see your actions don’t match the content in your songs. It’s a lot of rappers out that are claiming sets and say they’re banging but can’t even step foot in the hood they’re repping. They’re out here wearing their red flags on the right side, calling them bandannas, come on man!

What type of music influenced your upbringing in East LA? Do you have any intentions on stepping outside of California to network and push this Projeck living movement?

I grew up listening to groups like; Murder IV Hire, NWA, Ghetto Boys and artist like 2pac. I’m hitting the South real soon, I plan on going to Louisiana around Mardi Gras time. 2017 is my year to shine.

Do you consider yourself a leader in your community in East LA? Is your music setting the tone for your children, peers and others affiliated with you to follow? What message would you send to them? 

I’m trying to get my city straight, I’m on a positive movement right now. I’m trying to be a role model in this game, someone the kids can look up to. I want to show them it’s not all about where you from, it’s about living life, going to school and getting a career to make sure their families are straight. Let my life lessons be an example for you. As far as everyone else that ain’t kids, all I can say is better days are coming, focus on your money and leave it in God’s hands.

I would like you to finish this sentence 2017 will be Projeck Bo break out year because???

2017 will be my breakout year because I have a lot of doors to break down, I literally did 8 years in prison and I feel like it’s my time to tell my story, it might be the realest story you’ve ever encountered.

It’s been a pleasure chopping it up with you, any last words or shout outs you want to send out to any viewers prior to the conclusion of this interview???

I want to send praises to the most high, I want to thank all my supporters and I want to thank you guys at Keedie’s Corner for this opportunity.

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Anyone looking to work with Projeck Bo you can email him at 5kingbo4@gmail.com. If you want to keep up with his movement follow him on Instagram @kingprojeckbo54, Facebook @devion toy, Twitter @projeckbo and on Snapchat @projeckbo2.

Keedie’s Corner Featured Model: Josefa Montalvo

IMG-20160728-WA0020I am an up and coming freelance model. I have been pursuing my career seriously for about 2 years now. I am a country girl, I spent most of my time growing up outside, so I can honestly say I am a tomboy at heart. One of my influences going up was Selena Quintanilla, she was so beautiful, and went after whatever she wanted. When I was younger, I also worked on a family ranch. My mother always thought I would be a singer or a dancer like Selena, but I preferred modeling. Currently I’m working on a video called “Right Now” with BLK and Petro Campaign, so be on the look out for it. My life is hetic, I have to give a big thanks to my team; my stylist, makeup artist and manager. Those 3 really help me refocus when I start to freak out. In this business trying to be famous is hard work,  in my eyes success for me would be staring in movies and to be known globally, and to own a model agency. My success reflects my drive and passion to not forget where I came from. I want to be remembered as humble and loving but not the one to cross. I’m about my business! I would like to shout out Keedie’s Corner and Mike Ice for the opprotunity, my daughter Jaala, Roxy Perez, the Naranjo Family, Montalvo Family, Soliz Family, Garza Family, and Lopez Family. For booking information email sefamontalvobooking@gmail.com

Sitting Pretty with Nail Artist Crissy

Introduce yourself to the readers let them know where your from and somethings about your career.

screenshot_2016-08-10-11-54-16-1.pngHi My name is Crissy! I’m from California, I live in San Diego. I moved here 4 years ago as a navy wife, I have a 6 year old son who I am working so hard for! 

How long have you been a nail technician seriously?

I have been a nail tech for 4 months.

What type of girl where you growing up girly girl or tom boy? Who are some of your influences?

I wasn’t real girly but wasn’t a tom boy. I loved make up and nails. But never really wore heels or shorts/dresses, I’m just me. Lol I honestly never had a person I wanted to be like or that wowed me, I just always wanted to be better person than I was after each day. 

How was it for you growing up? Is this what you always wanted to do? what career did you see yourself having when you were growing up?

Growing was typical no father in the house, but I would always talk to him, I knew who my father was. My mom never talked bad about him, she was a hard working, very strong woman. I never knew what I wanted to do as a career I loved hair also so I started selling it 7 years ago. But I never knew my career choice until actually this year! My husband said to me one day, “why don’t you do nails!?” I’m like OMG right lol and I signed up two days later! I never seen myself has a nail tech because the Asian have it on lock. But this is what I love and I wish I had done it sooner! I’m in love with nails. 

What have you been working on?

Right now I’m just sending out samples of nail supplies I sale to popular YouTube  vloggers

What other talents do you have?

I do a little make up, which is like my second love!

 If you weren’t doing nails what would you be doing?

Probably selling hair still and planning to opening a salon or store.

Have you done any services for anyone famous?

 Nails, no not yet I’m hoping to one day. I have sent hair to Diamond from Crime Mob and Lil Mo in exchange for promo. 

What designs are your specialties?

I love glitter encapsulation.

Do you have any competition in the nail world?

No. I don’t compete with anyone but myself I don’t worry about what others are doing.

Anyone you look to for inspiration in the nail world?

I like Naja from La hair I follow her Instagram. She is so nice and humble and always helping others in the nail industry. 

For you to feel successful what are some goals you would like to accomplish?

 

I want to be the best person I can be so people continue to love my spirit. I want to booked and not overlooked! I want continue to stay healthy. Last but not least stay strong and be the best mother to my son i want to raise him right. 

  What level of success would you have to reach to feel as if you made it?

I want to be the talk of the town for being the sweetest person anyone has ever met! I want to be able to give others joy when they are having a bad day. In this industry, us nail techs sometimes have close relationships with our clients, we are their therapist. We hear so many stories and sometimes we’re able to give helpful advice. So it’s important I stay humble and show courtesy at all times. I will not be happy if a client leaves my chair unhappy with my work but more importantly with my attitude. 

What would you like to be remembered for when its all said and done and the lights go out?

That my smile lit the room up! 

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Do you have any shout outs?

I want to thank you guys for this opportunity! This is so amazing! I appreciate this! 

Any words of wisdom?

Be humble, because you can go out of style. 

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Follow Crissy on Instagram at @crystalNailz_