“Ni**a teach me, ni**a teach me, all this learning here is for you…”
On this brisk afternoon I made it to Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh to link with the beautiful Breanna McGee, public figure, at Starbucks to sip and talk about her progress and continued growth so far as an entrepreneur in the city of Pittsburgh. Not onle can this black queen dance her ass (watch your mouth) off, she is also an educator alongside Propel School, a model, leader, and the director of administration of PGEnt, LLC. Pirate Gang all day!! Check out @pirategang412 !!
Side note, if you haven’t noticed my fave color is green and technically I’m still partially a red head so ignore all that new growth, lol. *ahemm*
Now it’s been almost 5 years since meeting the talented Bree while working retail at H&M inside of Ross Park Mall and the growth of this young lady has surpassed from our initial connection. Starting off at Point Park University, Bree is currently a senior at Pitt University who choreographs and plan events to bridge together the gap of the art world of Pittsburgh.
Click the link below to listen to our great conversation and interview!
“I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my s**t” -Erykah Badu
On this rainy day my thoughts were, on crap I got work, dang I got school tonight, *reads text* oh I am suppose to link with Cue. My day is starting to look up, lol. As I walk into Lefty’s on Penn Avenue in the Strip District, I have the urge to have a drink just so I can relax before midterms..then I remembered this is why I opted not to drink any more now smh. I look around and spot Cue sitting in the back left corner, thumbing through his phone.
I greet him with a smile and he looks up with sleepy eyes. The price of success, lack of sleep, but the process leads to great progress, just need to be continuous with the work behind it. And by the looks of it he knows all about it, so rather him and I waste time I jump right into Q & A.
Wait, hold up before I forget…peep my shirt, I’m wearing my boy Ron Bush clothing @foreignislandx. Make sure to check him out!! Now back to the questions…
Q & A
At which point in your life did you realize you would pour your heart into your art?
Ummm that’s a good one. Once i noticed that people liked it and that it could a career. And I’m like this is real shit I gotta put some work into this.
What’s the artistic community like in Pittsburgh?
Slow. Real slow..growing but slow.
What are your artistic inspirations behind your art?
Ummm my personality my randomness and being spontaneous. Having fun being random.
What are the different style collections you offer?
Anything. I’m able to do anything. Time willing. Only time I’m not able to do something is if I don’t have the time but ain’t shit free I’m willing to do whatever if someone pays me.
What was your first thought after your first sell as an artist?
Oh shit this is working someone gave me money for something I made and I didn’t even have a price. I thought I was a joke.
What are some upcoming events that is as consumers can attend to support?
Everything is top secret lol I find out tomorrow if I can showcase at the county center. I have local body painting events coming up. I also, have an event coming up in February as well.
Is the great cue man in love or still finding himself?
I’m extremely single I’m not finding myself I already knew who I was I have that firm grip. But I mean of course I’ve mature I kinda hate when ppl say that cause what do you have to find. I’m single not dating or talking but I’m in a serious relationship with art.
Okay okay I’ll let him go because art doesn’t sleep but this midterm is calling. Definitely an artist to look out for you never know what to expect, just know that you’ll be seeing more of the Cue man!! Following him on Instagram @cbperry_ to see more of his work and next event! Black man magic at its truest! Smooches!!
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You know I got the sauce…you know I’m saucy && it’s always wet a bishhh never had to use lip gloss, Fenty gloss at that. And if you ain’t know last night I had the Midas touch. I pulled up to the South Side last night around 11pm to get ready to head into Devils and Dolls for the first Halloween bash for the weekend. I sat in the car listening to Rihanna, while I polish my toes and fingernails in all this glittery gold; I literally wasn’t playing bout having a golden touch lol.
I finally walked over to head inside the location, thank goodness Jeremy was securing the door cause he secured my entrance *shrugs shoulders* I walk in hearing them play Asco 100k, walked to the bar and seen the beautiful Aliya Wray, host, dressed like a beautiful Egyptian Goddess, I made sure to give her some love. Then I started to look around and realize that Devils and Dolls had a remodel *smacks forehead * I literally had to do a double back because I thought I was at the wrong place, meanwhile my goofy self just haven’t been out in a long time, lol.
I head over to the next room to jam with the deejay, Mike Brazil (DJ GirlQuitPlayin’), who I think was dressed like a philsbury dough boy or Michelin man, idk but trust me he was taking up space, lol. I waited on the first performance of the night and by surprise is was my friend bubby from the group SCR. He performed his first dolo solo single.
Next up was Stunna2Fly, and trust when I say the crowd went crazy, they were going crazy, singing along to songs I never heard of but now it’s stuck in my head, ughhh, the titles were “Blow Bands” and “Freak Bi**h” #Classics. Then big worm, I mean Eric Fisher showed up to help Aliya with hosting. Rydah was doing her thing walking thru the crowd vibing with everyone. Just an over all great way to start the Halloween escapades.
The costume ideas for the evening were so much fun and unique, there was this one girl who was covered in money but the skirt worn with it was a burlap bag, Chuckie and his bride but my favorite one for the evening were the group of girls who were dressed up like the Rugrats; Susie was the cutest. And though I didn’t get a chance throw a Halloween outfit together so I kept telling everyone who took a picture with me that they’ve won themselves a trophy for tonight, lol, literally I had the Midas touch. Smooches!!
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Liquid Gold Bodusuit- Forever21
Acid Washed Cropped Denim- IDK it was in my mommy’s closet *shrugs*
Yah yah yippie yippie yah….yah yah yippie yippie yah…we went riding to the seaside with peppa pig and her family. This interactive live show was everything and more to end out the week!
Early Sunday evening, as me and my children run across the street to the main entrance of the Byham Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh, my youngest excites herself to watch Peppa Pig Live. We head over to pick up our reserved tickets and head to our seats, side note: this is the first time my child has had enough coordination for a whole day all about this pig, lol. Peppa Pig theme music starts up, the kids go crazy *covers ears*.
This show was so much fun. Children’s plays aren’t like they use to be, though. It’s very interactive to keep the attention of the children but as a parent I’m distracted by the fact that the people playing and controlling the characters are dressed in all black, moving the props to make the show come alive. My child doesn’t even see them…it’s like talking to a beautiful person who has a huge mole center of their forehead. The conversation doesn’t stop but the sight is very distracting *smacks forehead* “It’s just people holding the props,” *sucks teeth* ughhhhhh Destinee don’t be hating on your sisters imagination!! Guess I wasn’t the only one who noticed, lol.
Overall a must see to enjoy with the family. The under the water scene was my favorite. Especially the jellyfish, the scene was blacked out and the creatures under the sea were all glowing in a neon light. Hmmmm that gives me a great party idea, that prop has Pinterest written all over it.
*Psst*Almost forgot to mention, those two little girls in the picture are my legacy, Destinee and Journee, my old head and young buck shorty, lol.