9/8/11

Mindless Behavior Interview


Check out my exclusive interview with Mindless Behavior! These guys are great and I can't wait to hear more from them. Make sure you pick up their debut album on September 20th! Be sure to follow them on Twitter @MindlessBhavior. 

Hey guys! Thanks for taking the time to talk with Jay Swag Entertainment News. First, can you please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about how you guys got started as a group?

Princeton: "I’m Princeton and I’m 14"

Ray Ray: "Hello my name is Ray Ray and I’m 14"

Roc Royal: "I’m Roc Royal and I’m 14 years old the youngest of the group."

Prodigy: "Hey everybody I’m Prodigy and I’m also 14 years old."

Princeton: "We’ve been together for 3 years now, the head of our production company Walter Millsap at Conjunction Productions along with part of our management team Keisha Gamble held a huge audition in L.A. this is when I met Roc. A couple of months later Prodigy joined the group after our choreographer Dave Scott discovered him on youtube. Then Ray Ray joined after auditioning at mid-night about a month later. We immediately started being developed and a year later we were signed to Streamline Interscope . We started the album right away with Walter and our writer Candice Nelson. And now we are here living our dream and having so much fun."

You've been able to tour with artists like Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, and Janet Jackson. You're also going to be on the Scream Tour with Diggy Simmons. What is it like getting to work with these artists, and who are some artists you would like to tour with in the future?

Prodigy: "Working with artist like this has been amazing I still can’t believe were actually doing this sometimes. I am a huge Michael Jackson and Janet fan so just meeting Janet has been dream come true. We love being on tour and performing for our fans so were really excited about going on the scream tour. Diggy is incredibly talented and a good friend of ours so it’s going to be really fun."

What do you think sets you apart from other recording artists in the industry? How would you describe your musical style?

Princeton: "I think all artist are unique and bring something that their fans love. I think we’ve been inspired by artist like the Jackson 5, New Edition, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, and so many other boy bands that helped pave the way for us. But for our generation I think we bring a new fresh take on what being a boy band is all about just a lot of great music, dancing, and high level performance. We also work really hard to bring a great show for the fans."

Prodigy: "Our musical style is R&B and Pop… Just good music that kids and adults can sing along to and relate to."

Your debut album comes out September 20th, 2011. Congratulations on that. What can your fans expect from the album?  Are there any collaborations that you can tell us about?

Ray Ray: "Yes! We are very excited about the album September 20th, Fans can expect more of the same great music they love hearing from MB, we have dance tracks, love songs, about the girls, and yes we talk about the girls a lot! Lol… :) The album was a lot of fun to make and I think fans will see just how much hard work we put into it. We worked with great producers on this record. Walter Millsap, Candice Nelson, Polo the Don, and Boy Wonder it’s going to be a great album. We did a collab with Diggy Simmons on the album."

You guys have a very long career ahead of you, but so far, what has been your favorite experience?

Roc Royal: "Performing for the fans and seeing their faces and how happy they are when we get to see them has definitely been the best part."

Princeton: "Yes we all agree, the fans is the best part."

Who are your influences, and who are some of your favorite current artists? 

Prodigy: "My influences are, Michael Jackson and Usher. Right now I love Chris Brown’s artistry."

Princeton: "I listen to all kinds of music so I’d have to say my influences are Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Prince. Right now I like Lady Gaga, she’s really creative and talented, Kanye West, and Big Sean."

Ray Ray: "I am inspired by Michael Jackson, Kanye West, and Drake. My favorite artist are: Drake, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Kanye West."

Roc Royal: "My influences are: Diddy, and Michael Jackson. Artist I’m into right now are a lot of old school artist like TLC, Boys to Men, and Jodeci"

I think it's great that you guys are so young, yet so talented. What advice can you give to teenagers who want to enter into the entertainment industry?

Princeton: "Getting into this business takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice, we’ve given up regular school so we don’t see our friends as much but it’s worth it because we just love doing this. I’d say just work really hard, stay focused and have fun and you can do anything."

Roc Royal: "Yes, and remember to have good work ethic, and listen to your mentors."
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Roc Royal: "5 years from now I hope to still be in Mindless Behavior, working with charities for animals because I love animals, and being successful."

Princeton: "In 5 years I see us still performing and giving fans great music, doing some acting in films and television, and running our own clothing line for kids created by us."

Ray Ray: "I agree with Princeton I definitely want to do all of that and also showcase my art, and support other underground artist. I am a artist as well you see some of my artwork on the album."

Prodigy: "In 5 years I see us headlining a World TOUR and being #1 on every chart and being very successful."

What are some interesting facts about you, that many people may not know?

Ray Ray: "Many people may not know that I love to draw."

Prodigy: "Most people don’t know that I’m afraid of big roller coasters."

Roc Royal: "Most people don’t know that I only tell my secrets to my two dogs… because I know they’ll never tell and I always feel better after I talk to them :)"

Princeton: "Most people don’t know that I listen to a lot of 80’s rock like the Ramones’ and the Clash…"

That was the last question. Again, I want to thank you guys for taking the time to do this interview. It's so important for us, as today's young people, to continue making a name for ourselves. You all are definitely great role models for that. Do you have any last thoughts or comments?

Princeton: "We just want to thank you for having us, and tell all of our Mindless fans that we love them and appreciate all of their support. It means so much to see them at our shows and wearing our shirts, singing our music, it’s what makes us the most happy!! Mindless Fans are the Best!!!! 1-4-3"

Ray Ray: "And don’t forget to go out on September 20th! And pick up #1GIRL your gonna love it!  :)"

Thanks for the interview guys!
-Jay P- 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

loveee this interview.!.! there sooooo cool.

Kristin said...

great interview. they're going to be huge

MindlessAngel said...

LUVVVVV PRODIGY <3333

Jay XoXo said...

hi Jay P ; ) love your interview and your blog is great.

Anonymous said...

I'm SOOOO jealous of you. and I will most defnitely be buying their album. its gonna be sick

Anonymous said...

this is one of your biggest ones yet. congrats

Anonymous said...

nice intervieww. they rt'd it : )

Ashley said...

Princeton is my favvvv

Anonymous said...

me 2 prodigy im afraid of big roller coasters 2 i feel u there but roller coasters r kool though143 mb love u peace=)

Anonymous said...

I love roc royal!!!!!!<33333 I love animals I want to be a actress/maybe singer but also a vet! Love Mindless behavior!!!<333 I'm in love

Kayla said...

Ray Ray <3 !! They all are so amazing! love you for this

AmberPerez said...

I love You Too Princeton !!
I Agree With Roc I like TLC .
1-4-3 MB !!
ILY PRINCETON !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

best interview yet

Lori said...

I See That Me & Roc Royal Have A Whole Lot Of Interesting Things In Common. Such As Listening To Old School Music Like Tlc , New Edition & BackStreet Boyz . Im A HUGE Animal Lover No Doubt. Also You Guys Have Been Getting More & More Fascinating Over The Time & Cant Wait Until Number1 Girl Is Out & 10-28-11 Is When The Scream Tour Comes To CHICAGO Woo Hoo (:

Janae Latrice said...

Ahhh ! Every second I love them more and more. I can't wait til Sept 20th ! ! !

Anonymous said...

ahhh great interview. you are so good at this blogging thing

Anonymous said...

i love this interview. ive been a fan of your blog for a while now and you've grown so much. its amazing. congrats

Anonymous said...

<333333 Roc Royal

Anna said...

this is a great interview u are so good at wht u do

Anonymous said...

love ray ray we have alot in commen love you mb i am going to by 2 cds!!!

Anonymous said...

ahhh princeton!!!!! how did you get an interview with themm

Anonymous said...

youre so lucky forreal. idek how you do all this

Aliza said...

Hello mindless behavior i love u guys so much i think prodigy is afraid of roller coaster but um me too i am afraid or roller coaster too bye guys stay mindless 143.