Today we label people punk, hipster and skater, but
soon there will be an addition to the Pop vernacular called Vistoso, Spanish
for beautiful and colorful. Behind the Vistoso movement are two trendsetters
from Atlanta, GA – aptly titled Vistoso Bosses – that havent even graduated high school yet.
After a discussion about their love for music, Kelci and
Taylah.P decided to become a duo and strive for a career in music. In order
for their parents to take them seriously, the girls took the MARTA bus and
asked for rides to the studio whenever they had the time. With the support of
their musically inclined family and faith within their own talents, the Vistoso
Bosses were born and have garnered respect throughout their fan base thanks to
YouTube videos, MySpace, and their label Collipark/Interscope Records.
The duo is proving that teen girls are beyond what can be
assumed about the younger generation. These days the Vistoso Bosses are
promoting teen awareness by installing The Ultimate Young Lady Sorority into
their movement where they encourage teen girls to become respectable young
ladies without losing their freedom to be themselves. With the development of
their debut album Confetti, the Vistoso
Bosses are determined to make being a teen fun again.
AllHipHop.com Alternatives: So you guys are from Atlanta, but your style is nothing like the
styles that come out of that region. Have you ever felt like people had to
label you in order to figure out what type of music you create?
Kelci: I dont think
so. We have an eclectic sound and its really different. Its kind of
Pop/Hip-Hop since we both rap and sing. We made a sound from our producer, St.
James. We just came together and made a team and we sound very different.
from Atlanta its not really like this even with our clothes, so its really
different. We didnt feel a lot of pressure. People would give us weird looks
and say things about us, but we dont feel the need to change who we are
because this is what we want to do and we know this is what is going to get us
out there. With our music, once people see us and the listen to our music
they are like, This sounds different, but its hot! So [our music] is making
them step outside of their boxes as well.
AHHA: Who were some
of your influences that helped you make your music?
Taylah.P: We go
from Jonas Brothers to Lil Wayne. We listen to everything, but we arent just
inspired by one artist or one type of music. We are inspired by everything
around us, everyday situations and all of that contributes to our writing
because we do write our own music. Sometimes well write together and
sometimes well write our own parts.
AHHA: How did you
guys meet? You both seem like youre best friends.
Kelci: We are
actually related, we are cousins. Weve known each other since we were in our
mothers’ stomachs and they did music. Our family is very talented. They were
either artists, producers, or they played instruments. We grew up around music
and we took it from there. We really have a passion for music.
supportive is your family with your music? Sometimes younger artists dont
really have support from their families at first because their family has
already envisioned their future to be something not related to music.
family is really, really supportive, especially our moms. When we go on trips
they are always with us. They never pressured us about doing school more or
doing music more. They wanted us to stay in both. They told us that if this is
what we wanted to do we were going to have to commit to both of them. They are
really supportive about everything especially our moms because at one point in
time they were in our situation.
AHHA: You guys are
boy crazy and Im not referring to your song Boy Crazy and Delirious.
Whats going on with your dating situation?
we dont have any dating situations because we are focused more on music, but
we used to be boy crazy. We used to just go insane! We would see a cute boy
and just freak out, couldnt focus, grabbed each other and fall all over the
place, screaming and yelling acting like five year old kids! I dont know what
that was but we just went through a phase.
Kelci: I was really
talking about a boy in my school at the time. We really are boy crazy but a
lot of people dont think we are. We really wrote Boy Crazy.
AHHA: Boy Crazy
is one of the most popular songs out of your collection so far. You guys have
a great following because of that, your skits, and your videos. How do you
feel about your following so far?
great, especially for the young ladies following us, because we created the
U.Y.L. (Ultimate Young Lady) Sorority. Thats something thats really special
to us because we are Ultimate Young Ladies. A lot of people think we just made
it up for a marketing strategy, but its all about girl power. There are a lot
of dudes but there arent a lot of positive young females out there for little
girls to look up to and we wanted to be a positive role model.
Its all about being loyal to your friends. Teenage girls
always have the most drama. They cant get along because they are talking to
other girls boyfriends or they are jealous, mostly boy trouble. With Ultimate
Young Ladies, shes loyal to her friends, she respects herself and she respects
other people. Thats what its all about, so were very happy that we pulled in
all the females to be our fans and be our supporters.
Kelci: Also, the
rules to being an Ultimate Young Lady are: No faking. No hating. No
Taylah.P: Also the
motto for U.Y.L. is, Ultimate Young Ladies dont compete because there is no
AHHA: What do you
guys like to do besides make YouTube videos and take pictures with your camera
pictures? Thats my ultimate favorite thing. We like to go shopping, but most
of the time l like to spend time with mom and my little brother, hes three. When
everyone is at work, me and him chill all the time. Hes like my best friend
and hes there with me everyday all day.
Kelci: Well, I have
school and when Im not working on the music then Im with my mom.
AHHA: So you guys
are working on an album. What is it about?
Taylah.P: The name
of our album is called Confetti. That basically just describes
us. When you think of confetti you think of parties, the colors, it being
thrown in the air all over the placethat describes us. Were very
colorful and we like to party. The songs, were writing a lot on the album.
Were also writing with LayLow, Billy Hume, St. James and Avant wrote a song
for us. Our album is something teens and adults could relate to it.
Kelci: Its teen
music. Thats what it is.
this music life can take people away from reality and it brings them down.
Have you both ever contemplated what your Plan B might be?
Taylah.P: Thats so
weird that you said that because me and Kelci were just talking about that.
the more and more we meet new people the more we see how easy it is to lose
yourself and to get a big head. After everything we do, Kelci and I have to
talk. After this interview well talk about it. We dont want to get cocky and
let it go too far, so we talk to each other to keep each other grounded. If
were mad at each other it doesnt work. First we try to keep the chemistry
good with each other then everything else will be fine. If Im tripping one
day, shell let me know. If shes tripping then Ill tell her, Kelci, youre
tripping out. Come back to reality.
AHHA: What is your
biggest fear about this lifestyle?
somebody getting in the way between us and we end up separating.
Taylah.P: We just
want to make sure that we stay together and nothing ever happens between us.
At the end of the day were still family. Were friends. Thats why we
always talk to each other so we remain grounded.**To get the latest AllHipHop Alternatives Features, follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/AHHalternatives**