Not a Fad or a Trend Making the Lasting Impression: Interview with “Devil Dancing” Artist BOSCO

 

 

 

Upcoming rapper Bosco is striving to be the best of the best in the music industry.  He brings a different style to the genre  and is not afraid to show it. In three words he describes his artistry as passionate, creative, and bold and we can definitely see it coming to play in his most recent projects. Creating music not just as a trend or a fad, as he states but, to leave a “lasting impression.” I had the opportunity to get to know Bosco and here at ZealousInked wish him nothing but good things.

Be sure to also check out the release of his newest single “Devil Dancing” available on Youtube & Spotify!

We Discussed the following:

ZI: What made you begin making music?

Bosco: I’ve always loved music as young as I could remember I would right songs. But I didn’t find the courage to pursuit it till I got older

ZI:  How does your music differentiate from others?
Bosco: My music differentiates from others because, I keep my music honest. I like to be transparent.. I tell my truth in different creative ways. Nowadays people tell the same stories over and over again.
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ZI:  Musically, what are your biggest influences?
Bosco: I have a lot of influences my biggest would have to be Kendrick, Young Thug, Lil Uzi, Kanye, The Wknd, Travis Scott, My Morning Jacket, and Tyler The Creator.
ZI:  What inspires your music?

Bosco: That“s a hard question the simplest answer is life to be honest… lessons I have learned, my regrets, and things I hope for.

ZI:  What artist would you want to work with in the future?

Bosco: Of course, I would want to work with all of my influences. Outside of them would be Joeybada$$, Q da fool, Jorja Smith, and Erykah Badu.

ZI:  Where do you see your music taking you in the next five years?

Bosco: I see myself at star status, wealthy, successful, and happy.

ZI:  What advice would you give someone else interested in making music?
Bosco: Advice I would give to upcoming artist is to put detail into your craft and learn business then learn about the music business… Above all be original!
To hear music by Boscoe:
Twitter & IG : Konnichiwabosco
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From Books to Looks: Get to Know Self-taught Makeup Artist TaliaRonnea!

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At age eighteen most people don`t know what they want to with their lives. They put themselves into a bunch of different scenarios hoping that their dream occupation will just fall into their lap. However, that is not the case for self-taught makeup artist Talia. She spends her days in front of a camera perfecting her makeup. She has found her “Happy place”. Currently, she is working hard in school as an early education major and hopes to one day own her own daycare. Bringing style and beauty to little girls and boys day by day!

We discussed the following:

ZI: What is it about doing makeup that you enjoy the most?

T: Doing makeup is my happy place. It’s where I can express myself and I love how I can transform my face without having to go under the knife.

ZI: What are your favorite makeup brands and product? Drugstore and non-drugstore.

T: My favorite products that I cannot live without would have to be La Pro Girl Conceal (drugstore) and my Modern Renaissance Palette by ABH (high end)

ZI: How did you begin doing makeup?

T: In the beginning I started wearing makeup because I had a very low self-esteem and I thought I needed makeup to feel beautiful, that has now changed I started doing other people’s makeup because honestly … I needed the money BUT now I actually enjoy making girls feel gorgeous

ZI: What has been your favorite beauty trend of 2016?

T:   Cut creases, although they are very tricky I have grown to love them.

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ZI: What 3 makeup items should a woman not leave the house without?

T: This honestly depends on the type of beat you got going for that day but me personally I can’t leave the house without Lipstick, lip gloss and eyelash glue

ZI: Where do you get your inspiration?

T: Sometimes I just have ideas that come to my head other times I find mixtape covers and I use them for inspiration

ZI: What are some beauty vloggers that are on your must watch list on YouTube?

T: Laura Lee, Brianna Marie and of course myself!

ZI: What is one thing that you want to accomplish this year whether it be with your business, YouTube channel, or a difficult makeup task

T: This year I want to gain 1,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel we will see how that works … Also, I would love to invest in a better camera to record with.

For more of Talia`s work be sure to follow her:

Twitter & Instagram @misstaliaronnea

YouTube https://m.youtube.com/misstaliaronnea

Email. Makeupbytaliaronnea@gmail.com

Upcoming Hip Hop Artist CJ King

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Written by :Alexus Clanton

  CJ King is a well rounded individual. He excels in every and anything that he puts his mind to. Graduating from Liberty University CJ knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music. Doing so he has written many pieces and continued to push himself with the support of his family and the ones around him. He is now working to his career with C1 Management. I am more than convinced that he will make it big some day and I am glad that I got the opportunity to interview him.

We discussed the following:

Q: What do you enjoy most about making music?

A: I enjoy the moment that I get to sit down and listen to the finished product after hours of recording. It’s a great feeling.

Q:    How do you plan on using your music to send a positive message to your peers and people who may look up to you?

A: Keep doing what I’ve been doing since freshman year of college. Make music that relates and touches on different battles we fight everyday.

Q:    If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

A: If I had to choose ONE I would say Andre 3000

Q:  What inspires your music?

A: I’m inspired by my growth. I look at where I started and get inspired to go in when I see that there was NO way I could have gotten to this place except through His doing.

Q: What advice would you give someone else who wishes you pursue a career in music.

A: Be Real. Authentic. And speak from the heart. Don’t give up.

Q:  What would you say is different about your style?

A: Hmmmm. My verses always stand out from the norm because I literally record each bar as I come up with it. Then when the session is all said and done, you listen back and it sounds as if the beat was made for my verse instead of it sounding like I just forced a verse on top of the beat.

Q:  What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to creating your sound?

A: Having to find beats. I HATE It.

If you are interested in hearing more of CJ King`s music feel free to click on the link below and follow him on Twitter, Soundcloud, and Instagram.

https://soundcloud.com/cjkingmusic/swrvn-1

#MeetABlackArtist

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by Asya Proctor

Nineteen-year-old College student, Breunna Henderson defines her work as unique, flavorful and versatile.

The freelance photographer states “I started to really get into my art about two years ago, shortly after that I got my very first Canon Camera. I can honestly say I’ve been in love ever since.” As she speaks about her work with me she reveals true passion for photography, as she adds “It’s something so amazing to me about preserving the perfect moment without it fading.”

 

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Breunna continues to express her love for photography in a quick interview.

 Why do you create your work?

I create my art as a symbol of freedom of expression. My photography style changes often because I like to keep it versatile. I really wouldn’t say I have a style but I like to create whatever comes to mind.

What or who is your biggest influence?

 My biggest inspiration would be my Uncle Stacy Mitchell, a professional wedding photographer, who has influenced me in so many ways. Without his guidance I don’t think I would be as experience as I am now. Any questions or concerns that I may have he’s the very first person I call for help.

 

Do you have any pet peeves when it come to your photography or the process?

One of my biggest pet peeves is when my vision doesn’t turn out to be exactly what I wanted in the end. I am very big on details as well, so I slightest mistake can cause me to start fresh.

 Who would you collaborate with in the feature? Or who was your favorite person to collaborate with?

I’ve never done a collab before but if I would do one it would be with Claudia Newsome.

What’s a day chilling with you consist of?

A day chilling with me consist of endless laughs lol. I love adventures and exploring new things. But, I also love just sitting back with my feet up listening to good music and vibing.

If you could go anywhere right now where would it be?

 If I could go anywhere right now it would be Europe. I would take some amazing photos there!

Any words of advice for upcoming artist like yourself

Words of advice to any upcoming artist or photographers would be to EMBRACE YOUR TALENT, don’t let anyone tell you that your work isn’t good enough and keep working hard.

Visit Breunna Henderson’s work: http://prettyingreene.wix.com/intothearts.com

 

#MeetABlackArtist

By Asya Proctor

Vibrant, Cultured and Original all words used when describing the art style of Baltimore’s, 18-year-old, Claudia Newsome also know as @Dope_Viee via Twitter. Claudia is an upcoming Sophomore at Frostburg State University, pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Minor in Illustration.

Claudia discusses herself and her art with us.

When did you start creating or getting into your art?

I started pretty young just like any other kid. Around age two I was finger painting by the time I was four I was drawing pretty well using “Dragon Ball Z” tracing books but I always created my own characters and designs. I kept going so I always loved art it wasn’t something I necessarily chose to do.

Why do you create your work?

Everything I make is now a figment imagination because I’m always thinking of new things to draw or paint. Without art I don’t know what I would do with myself because when I’m at the lowest points of my life art seems to save me. I happen to create some of my best pieces of art when I’m down but soon as I do I keep that flow going.

What is your biggest influence or what inspired you?

 I always have been into cartoons and since I always had a big imagination I just would make up a lot different things. At a young age Dragon Ball Z was definitely a show that caught my attention and even had the tracing book but reality always played a large part. Super heroes didn’t look like the typical to me I made them more up to date with clothing. As I started to get older I thought I would start drawing actual people which look terrible to me now but at the time everyone thought it look great. In 11th grade I started my signature look it was me and I knew. Asian Art definitely inspired me the most though from tattoos to paintings like The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Royal colors like gold and red. Mostly blue representing water or air.

Do you have any pet peeves when it come to your work or the process?

 Yes, definitely when creating I’ll envision what I want it to look like, when it come to the process I think aw this shit is ugly as hell! But it turns out just the way I want in the end. When drawing portraits, I hate not making the eyes the same because proportions are very important to me. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a perfectionist though.

 Who would you collaborate with in the feature? Or who was your favorite person to collaborate with?

Umm I never actually did a piece with another artist honestly but I’ve done projects with DAFT (@DaftClothing) & CAN$ creative group I also let a friend of mine Ronisha style me for a female show. I would love to do a mural with my cousin Diarra he did half of the tattoo on my leg. Then there is Joccy Baker I’ve known him for while and his growth has been amazing.

What’s a day chilling with you consist of?

 (Laughter) Well if you chill with me expected randomness if I’m really comfortable with you. I say whatever is on my mind most of the time. I listen to music a lot because I love to dance around and sing. I smoke too so that’s always like an open option. You might just take a nap with me too because my ass be tired. Some days I also like to eat so I’m probably eating snacks ordering food or cooking but the college life a struggle.

 If you could go anywhere right now where would it be?

 I would love to go Tokyo, Shanghai, or Hong Kong. The atmosphere there seems like I don’t know, like a place I would love to be especially the night life because I rather be out all night

 Any words of advice for upcoming artist like yourself

 Well, any artist my age or younger just be yourself got damn nobody want to see a copying ass motherfucker because I sure as hell hate it. Just be open to criticism because it’s always going to happen. Don’t let other not liking what you make affect what you do.

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