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Interview By Brian Mills
Fierth sits down with AB SOTO, West Coast Rapper , Designer , Stylist and one to look out for , his releases stimulate all of the senses and we are dying to see what he comes up with next. Get to know AB SOTO
FIERTH: What is your name?
FIERTH: Do you have a nick-name?
AB SOTO: My close friends call me AB
FIERTH: What is your motto?
AB SOTO: Don’t be shady!
FIERTH: How do you describe your work?
AB SOTO: 2 words- BANJEE POWER!
FIERTH: How do you keep it real?
AB SOTO: It’s very simple- REAL.NESS. Lol!
FIERTH: How tall are you?
AB SOTO: 5’7″
FIERTH: What exactly are you wearing right now?
AB SOTO: GERLAN JEANS sweatshirt & black Calvin undies
FIERTH: What were you doing right before this interview?
AB SOTO: Late night shenanigans with friends.
FIERTH: What were you like as a child?
AB SOTO: I was a fierce little queen!! I was letting these girls HAVE IT!! I was owning my fierceness from the get go HUNEY! Eeeeeooowww!!! (said in a BANJEE voice)
FIERTH: How would your best friend describe you?
AB SOTO: Outspoken. Committed. Loyal. Butch Queen.
FIERTH: As a teenager where did you think you would be now ?
AB SOTO: Exactly where I’m at believe it or not. Such a blessing.
FIERTH: Describe a time/event in your life that you’re nostalgic for.
AB SOTO: Some say chivalry is dead. I say- CRUISING is dead. I miss the feeling of discovering someone across the bar is also gay and you both are too nervous to approach each other.
FIERTH: If someone wrote a biography on your life , what do you think the title should be?
AB SOTO: “La Chola BANJEE”
FIERTH: List 4 quirky things about yourself.
-I love solitude.
-I hate going to bed yet I love sleeping in.
-I have a photographic memory. I remember the strangest things.
-I write everything on Post-Its & use highlighters to highlight everything.
FIERTH: Post a haiku based on your life
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
WHO GONNA CHECK ME BOO?!
FIERTH: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
AB SOTO: I’d learn how to function on 3 hours of sleep.
FIERTH: What brings you the most joy?
AB SOTO: Authenticity, loyalty, family & friends.
FIERTH: What motivates you in life?
AB SOTO: Music & Art
FIERTH: If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what do you think you would be doing?
AB SOTO: Anything in the arts. I would die if I wasn’t able to be artistic.
FIERTH: What makes you angry ?
AB SOTO: Mediocrity.
FIERTH: What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
AB SOTO: I was suspended in the 2nd grade for taking my dick out during recess for all the girls & boys to see.
FIERTH: Have you ever felt hopeless? How did you get through it?
AB SOTO: Yes, high school was lame. I got the fuck out of there as soon as I could. Eeeeoooww!!! (said in a BANJEE voice)
FIERTH: What do you think about and are the first three things you do first after waking up in the morning?
AB SOTO: Snooze. Coffee. Stare out the window. Emails. Shower. More coffee. I have a peculiar coffee ritual.
FIERTH: What were you doing last night at Midnight?
AB SOTO: Avoiding bedtime.
FIERTH: What do you think about before falling asleep?
AB SOTO: Everything! It’s so hard for me to pause being creative right before bed. I wish I didn’t have to. I try to make a list to clear my mind but then I end up with 8 or 9 Post-Its of stuff I could be doing. Sleeping is such a chore. I try to procrastinate sleep as long a I can. However, going to bed after sex is a different story. Eeeeeeow!!!
FIERTH: You can trade places with any other person, living or dead, for 24 hours. Who would you choose and why?
AB SOTO: Harvey Milk. I’m intrigued by gay history.
FIERTH: Which stars, if any leave you star struck?
AB SOTO: None really.
FIERTH: Who are your main inspirations?
AB SOTO: I’m inspired by creative people, amazing music, passionate art, bold photography, pop art, gay history, foreign films, documentaries & anything from the 90’s. I’m still discovering that a lot of my inspiration somehow falls into one of these categories. I grew up listening to a lot of Rap, Soul, and R & B.
FIERTH: Whom do you despise?
AB SOTO: Copycats.
FIERTH: Ever had a rumor spread about you?
AB SOTO: No, these queens know better.
FIERTH: Do you believe in karma?
AB SOTO: I believe in energy. You get what you put out.
FIERTH: What’s something about yourself that no one knows?
AB SOTO: That I’ve had 2 beers on this question and still don’t have an answer.
FIERTH: What’s the strangest thing you’ve done this week?
AB SOTO: Sex in a “strange” position… hehe
FIERTH: What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
AB SOTO: That’s a tough one since I’m surrounded by so many lovely people. So many sweet moments come to mind…
FIERTH: What is the funniest joke you have ever heard?
AB SOTO: All the jokes from Queens of Comedy DVD.
FIERTH: Describe your home in 6 words or less
AB SOTO: Colorful. Collage. Organized. Peaceful.
FIERTH: Do you collect anything? If so, what?
AB SOTO: I like to collect photographs that inspire me or have an intimate memory.
FIERTH: What’s the weirdest item you’ve ever mourned losing?
AB SOTO: I’ve never been attached to my possessions. During my last year of college, while on my lunch break, I remember having 2 hours to move out of my apartment. I tossed everything into a dumpster near an alley. EVERYTHING. Sofa. chairs. Table. Books. Lamps. Dishes. ALL OF IT. I felt so free. I never forget that feeling. I throw something out on a daily basis.
FIERTH: What is your greatest extravagance?
AB SOTO: Getting lost in the creative process.
FIERTH: If you could buy anything regardless of cost, what would you buy?
AB SOTO: A huge house.
FIERTH: Do you have any obsessions right now?
AB SOTO: Yes. Scruffy cubs & salt & pepper hair.
FIERTH: What is your guilty pleasure?
AB SOTO: Swallowing.
FIERTH: What is your “ Safety Word”
AB SOTO: “Bitch- UNTIE ME!!!” Lol!
FIERTH: Let’s try a word association quick fire round – I am going to say a word – tell me the first thing that pops into your head
Good : HOOD.
FIERTH: Which causes do you believe in the most in, and why?
AB SOTO: Living life authentically & to the fullest.
FIERTH: Do you believe in reincarnation?
AB SOTO: I believe I was a leather daddy in a previous life.
FIERTH: Do you have a bucket list?
AB SOTO: Travel. Travel. Travel. I love to travel.
[Invisibility- Ability to Fly- Super Strength-
Read Peoples Mind’s- Elasticity- Super Stamina]
AB SOTO: Ability to fly. I would fly to every dull town in the world and let them HAVE IT!! EEeeeoooowww!!
FIERTH: What are you going to do next?
AB SOTO: Lot’s of BANJEE fun stuff ahead! I try not to talk about it. I like to be about it.
FIERTH: Leave us a quote to carry on with :
AB SOTO: “BANJEE is a vibe not a poser attitude. Fuck with me & I’ll fuck with you.” BANJEE POWER
FIERTH: How can we find out more about you :
Email : email@example.com