Stars of Mindless Behavior: (from left) Ray Ray, Roc Royal, Prodigy & Princeton. (Photo by Andrew Griffin)
Mindless Behavior is a dynamic new group of charming and magnetic young men armed with limitless talent, drive, energy, and a passion for music and performing. Barely into their teens, Mindless Behavior’s style of pop, hip-hop, and R & B has the potential for transforming the musical landscape.
The group is comprised of three spirited 15-year-old boys: Roc Royal, Princeton, and Prodigy, and a 14-year-old – Ray Ray. They are in the process of wrapping up production of their debut album - #1 Girl. It is guaranteed to establish Mindless Behavior as the New Boys In Town! Their new single, My Girl, is climbing the charts as you read this.
When asked how the four met, Princeton told me their managers, Keisha Gamble and Walter Millsap, held an audition two years ago where he and Roc Royal met. A couple of months later, their choreographer, Dave Scott, found Prodigy on You Tube. Ray Ray came to the studio and auditioned two weeks later.
“Walter took us to meet Vincent Herbert and Jimmy Lovine and we signed with Streamline/InterScope Records,” Princeton relates. Jimmy Lovine discovered Lady Gaga and produces her music.
The boys admit they “have a crush on a certain celebrity girl.” But, first things first. “We have to keep our careers going, especially at this early point in the game. We have to do our schoolwork. And it’s hard to keep up with our friends and stuff. We have girls we call, but we don’t really date.” (The boys are home schooled.)
While in Chicago, the group tried to do some shopping at River Oak Mall, but girls spotted them and came running by the hundreds, chasing them. The guys loved it!
They stopped in at Horizons for Youth, a school at 703 West Monroe Street, meeting and performing for excited students.
The members of Mindless Behavior have much in common. They love to sing and dance, and they were all influenced by Michael Jackson. In describing them, I would say they are charming, playful, funny, sensitive, and creative.
Mindless Behavior delivers a high-energy performance – singing, rapping, and dancing with thrilling stage presence. When they step onstage, teen girls especially go wild. Their forthcoming album, #1 Girl, contains songs about teen love, introspective ballads, and some hot up-tempo party songs for dancing.
Princeton says their single, My Girl, is about how much the girls love them – “She texts us all the time – send us a 1-4-3.”
Since the breakup of B2K, the music industry has been on a search for the next big Boy Group. The search is over – meet Mindless Behavior!
Members of Mindless Behavior meet students of Horizons for Youth. (Photo by Andrew Griffin)