Introducing PG, a fresh and talented Femcee on the Rise

Introducing PG, a fresh and talented Femcee on the Rise

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You’ve met several Che Holloway several times. An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!

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Che of the Town from Rochester works for Che Holloway

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.

Today, Che profiles Yanna Forrest, a Rochester hip hop artist. Che explains that “Fenmcee” stands for Female MC.pg 2

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.

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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.

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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.
KEEP GOING!!!”

Q. How can we follow along in your journey? Social media?

A. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Prettygeekytv
Follow my Facebook and soundcloud for the latest news and tunes Prettygeeky
facebook.com/prettygeekymusic/

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About The Author

dkramer3@naz.edu

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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