Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 50 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.
So far, Che of The Town interviewed Britton Bradford, a professional basketball player, visual artist and occasional actor and model who graduated from the School of the Arts, Josh Pies, a local cinematographer and Executive Producer, Creative Director and Head Writer at C47 Film Associates, Tom Tubiolo, a local artist, local photographer Matthew McArdle and musician Alyssa Trahan.
Introducing PG, a fresh and talented Femcee on the Rise
In this highlight, I turn my attention to PG, a local rapper working hard and making her mark within the hip hop community. PG has been making waves for herself around the town, captivating the city with her an original image, her ability in storytelling and her edgy lyrical grit. PG is quickly rising and on her way to becoming a prominent figure within the hip hop community.
I recently listened to one of the many pieces she wrote called “You can do it too”, and I was thoroughly impressed. “You can do it too” promotes the belief that, no matter what your background or situation is, if you continue to work hard, remain positive and focused, the sky is the “limit.”
I asked PG a series of questions. Here’s what we discussed.
Q. Tell us a little about yourself, where your from, grew up, what H.S./College you attended etc.
My name is PG, but I also go by Yanna Forest, and I’m an up & coming from Rochester, NY. I grew up on the Eastside of Rochester N.Y. and graduated high school locally at the School of the Arts.”
Q. What inspired you to be an artist? Early experiences worth sharing?
A. “I was always involved in the arts in some way, it all started from sketching, which led to painting which led to graphic designing, to fiddling with music softwares, to Dib and dabbling in everything else. Music was always apart of my life, I guess attending events and watching other female artists perform is what really sparked the flame in me and made me want to pursue it.
Q. Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.
A. I am constantly facing challenges being a female artist in a male dominated structure, but I keep the fire burning inside.
Q. What do you believe sets your work apart from other artists?
I’d have to say my ability of storytelling for sure.
Q. Do you have other interests or hobbies?
A. I connect with almost anything artistic, I’m a tattoo artist at a local tattoo shop and you can catch me on my free times skateboarding around the city.
Q. Any projects you have out or currently working on?
A. I’m currently working on multiple projects at the time. 2 Eps in the works. But right now, I’m focused on releasing visuals.
Q. Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
A. I’d like to be a respected artist, recognized globally for her contributions in hip hop.
Q. What advice can you give to aspiring artists/entertainers?
A. “DO. NOT. STOP.
Q. How can we follow along in your journey? Social media?