Meet Bosco! Originally from Savannah, she's an Atlanta based multi-disciplinary artist and musician. Graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, she majored in fashion and fibers before establishing herself as a singer. She first got into music at university and after releasing her first EP "Spectrum" in 2008, she went touring in North America and Europe. She's done the casual performance on the same bill with the likes of Santigold and Talib Kweli. Starting with a jazzy tone, one influenced by funk and blues, Bosco's music is now moving in a more introspective direction. Think electronic with subtle R&B undertones. Performing at festivals like SXSW, she's getting noticed for all the right reasons. She's always been into music. When she was a kid she wanted to become Michael Jackson! She now explains Jackson embodying everything she found important in an artist and an entertainer. "He had a way of making you connect to his music through dance and pure emotion," she says. She goes to explain how, despite being a great songwriter, it wasn't necessarily his lyrics that made one connect with him. "He would make noises and sounds that weren't even audible but you felt it. That's magic, that's why he was the greatest." The Jackson family name also comes up when talking about her female icons and dream collaborations. Amongst others, she cites the sister of the King of Pop as one of the women she looks up to. When I ask her about artists she'd like to work with, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are her answer. Jam and Lewis, active since the early 80s, are an R&B production duo that worked with Janet Jackson on her earlier material. "Working on things like Control and Rhythm Nation, they created something that changed pop music forever," she adds. Listening to her smooth husky voice sing, you can hear the influence. She's the kinda girl that at least seemingly never gets tired. Always on it, she's alert, open-minded and never anything but friendly. Since her and us have a mutual girl crush thing going on, she was nice enough to create a playlist for Miista. The weekend's about to roll over and we do need a soundtrack for our sample sale
on Friday and Saturday... BOSCO'S FAVES Album
- Illmatic by Nas
. I live by this project. Lyrically, this is hands down the BEST rap album EVER! Book
- My moleskin notebook! I write in it so often that I like to read what I wrote. I carry it everywhere. You never know when inspiration will find you so it's always good to have it. Holiday spot
- The Biltmore in Asheville, NC for Christmas. Day out
- Sitting in the park with friends enjoying the sun accompanied by jams, food, and drinks. Atlanta is a beautiful city with a lot of greenery so it's good to take advantage of that! Places in Atlanta
- Dekalb Farmers Market which is like an amusement park of food and beverage or Clermont Lounge in the evening - it's where all the retired elderly strippers go! Female icon
- I have a few of them from Janet Jackson to Bianca Jagger but maybe Gwen Stefani. She was the coolest woman when I was growing up - not your typical girly girl, but a punk with badass blonde hair and baggy jeans. I could relate to her so much!
She looks amazing in her Zoe brogues, doesn't she?!
Photo credits: Black&White by Cyle Suesz | Colour by Terrence MF Thomas and Faisal Mohammed. Follow Bosco on Facebook