HNHH caught up with Mindless Behavior and Jacob Latimore during MB's #1 Girl tour. Mindless Behavior has been working tirelessly, having toured with Justin Bieber and Janet Jackson, they now headline their own tour. Jacob Latimore, at a very young age, already has acting credits in addition to his music career with Tyler Perry's "House of Payne", "One Tree Hill" and BET's "Reed Between the Lines".
During an open audition with over 600Â hopefuls,Â Mindless BehaviorÂ was conceivedÂ in 2008Â by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap (Beyonce, Alicia Keys, J.Lo)Â and Streamline Records head Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga). Â Prodigy, Princeton, Roc Royal, and Ray Ray where clear standouts from the pack and solidified the group's lineup. For the next two years, they immersed themselves in developing their music,Â sound and style underÂ Herbert and Millsap's guidance. Soon afterwards, IGA (Interscope Geffen A&M)Â chairman Jimmy Iovine signed Mindless Behavior to the label.
Now withÂ their large and dedicated fanÂ baseÂ known as "Team Mindless", nationwide tours under their belt, and aÂ resulting Viewers Choice Award win at the 2012 BET Awards, the future looks bright for the young quartet.Â Â Their album,Â #1 Girl peaked at number 2Â on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and numberÂ 7 on the Billboard 200 late 2011, yet membersÂ Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray, and Princeton haveÂ stayed grounded and humble about their recentÂ accomplishments.
Jacob Latimore will be turning 16-years-old in a few weeks, but the way he carries himself - weÂ would have mistaken him for an adult. Latimore is the co-headliner for Mindless Behavior's #1 Girl Tour, alongside Lil Twist, and HNHHÂ got the inside scoop with him all the way in Merrillville, IN.
Prior to his performance, we discussed what he learned about himself both musically and personally from this tour that he didn't from his previous ones (2011 Scream Tour -- Mindless Behavior, Life of a Jetsetter -- Diggy Simmons), his acting career and what gift he hopes to receive on his upcoming birthday. Â Latimore's story is oneÂ not toÂ rest on -Â from performing on Maury's "Most Talented Kids" episode in 2006, to his acting career with Tyler Perry's House of Payne, One Tree Hill and Reed Between the Lines, and now co-headlining with Mindless Behavior.