It’s ironic that Jon “J.Rez” Torres and Matt “Rocky” Lamanivong met in their music class in sixth grade; little did they know then that they would become a hip hop sensation in Connecticut a few years later. Now both 20 years old, the duo who go by the name “Pretty Boiiz” are creating a major buzz for themselves for their fun, club bopping tracks that will no doubt get listeners on their feet, moving their bodies and singing along. Their latest track, “Blue Yankee On” which is available on iTunes, is popular with their fans and the mainstream feel and catchy hook is sure to get them noticed on a larger scale.
Matt reveals that he was always into music and was heavily influenced by his older brother “L” who was a rapper himself. Matt is talented at mixing and creating catchy beats and after teaming up with Jon the two put their styles together and created a sound that remains true to their personalities. The duo don’t claim to spit hardcore raps in their music, but they rhyme about their interests including fashion, girls, partying, having a good time and just enjoying being young.
Pretty Boiiz had an impressive video created for their single, “Pretty Boii Fresh” when they were “fresh” out of high school and they’ve been working hard promoting their music ever since. They recently won the musician category of the “Roc Nation Who’s Next Contest” held by Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. The two were interviewed at the Roc Nation studio and got a taste of life in the mainstream music scene.
Even though the hurdles faced by many CT artists such as envy and a lack of support can be difficult to surpass; Pretty Boiiz are continually making hip hop/club music that can be found on their website www.PrettyBoiiz.com as well as Facebook, Twitter, Reverb Nation, and MySpace. Their videos are viewed heavily on YouTube and they are busy doing performances in CT and beyond. With their fresh young style, versatility, true to themselves attitude, and motivation to promote their music, we are sure to hear a lot more from the Middletown duo.
Be sure to check out the Pretty Boiiz most recent compilation, “Mainstream Bullies Vol.1” available for free download on their website PrettyBoiiz.com!
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