Loop on Location: Printz Board Rocks the Roxy
The musician steps from out of the Black Eyed Peas’ shadow to carve his own path.
Some people are just meant to be musicians.
Within three minutes of watching singer/songwriter/produce/instrumentalist Printz Board perform for an audience of his peers and pals, it’s evident that he is one of those people.
In a jammed-pack house off of the Sunset Strip, Printz Board, born Priese Prince Lamont Board, wasted no time getting his new and returning fans into his music during a recent concert at the Roxy in Los Angeles. The musician, who has a song called #1 out now, hopped from microphone-to-keyboard-to-trumpet with an energy level that most modern pop acts strive far, all while displaying a talent that is rarely shown in mainstream music.
Part soul and hip-hop, part pop and electro, his sound is refreshing, yet familiar. If his style sounds familiar, it should: His work helped to define the Black Eyed Peas as we know them today, with the Ohio-native nabbing several GRAMMYS for his work on B.E.P’s 2009 disc The E.N.D. Though many would have rested on the good fortune brought on from being linked with the global pop act, Printz saw this as a chance to share his talents on his own terms. Check out Printz Board’s song #1 below and see him action in the photos above.