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Mistah Wilson catches up with Pasadena Icon ZONEIAK McGEE as they discuss Music, Acting, & the release of his new movie "End of Watch"

Mistah Wilson catches up with Pasadena Icon ZONEIAK McGEE as they discuss Music, Acting, & the release of his new movie "End of Watch"

Mistah Wilson: Yo, ZONE whats good, family!? Honored to have you here for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock. What’s poppin?
ZONEIAK: THANX RELL. I APPREcIATE U HAVIN ME....EV'RYTHING GooD POPPIN & SUM MO OF IT. 

Mistah Wilson: Yo you’ve been doing your thing for quite some time now. What moved you into the arena of entertainment?
ZONEIAK: ENTERTAINMENT(TALENT) IZ IN MY DNA.I STARTED WRITING RHYMEZ WHEN I WAS 7.ENTERED MY 1ST TALENT SHOW@ 8 & I NEVER STOPPED! THE AcTING WUZ A BONUS 2 WHAT I WUZ ALREADY DOIN(ENTERTAINING).I DID MY 1ST MUZIK VIDEO (2PAc FEAT. DR DRE cALIFORNIA LOVE) & THAT EXPERIENcE WAS SO AKTIVE IT MADE ME WANT THAT SIDE OF THE GAME MORE.

Mistah Wilson: For a more clear understanding, what is the meaning behind ‘ZONEIAK’?
ZONEIAK: ZONEIAK IZ MY REAL NAME.IT MEANZ: STRENGTH.WISDOM.cOURAGE.KING. ITZ A cOSMIc NAME WITH A MORE ELABORATE MEANING.BUT THAT IZ THE MODIFIED VERSION. "ZONE" IZ JUZ SHORT 4 ZONEIAK.AND IF U KNO ME.U KNO MY NAME FITZ MY GAME & EV'RTHING THAT GO WIT THAT.

Mistah Wilson: How old were you when you first started rapping?
ZONEIAK: 7....I WOKE UP 1 MORNING & STR8 OUT WROTE A RAP ABOUT KID SH!T.BUT cLEVER KID SH!T HA! & I AINT PUT THE PEN DOWN SINcE.

Mistah Wilson: You have a nice track record as an actor starring in TV Series sitcoms, commercials, and you’ve just made your big screen debut in ‘End of Watch’ released September 21st. How is life as an actor/screen player?
ZONEIAK: THE AcTOR LIFE IZ GREAT.I LOVE WHAT I DO & IM FORTUNATE 2 BE A PART OF THE TV SHOWZ,cOMMERcIALZ & MOVIEZ THAT I'VE DONE.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some of your influences in music & acting?
ZONEIAK: MY MUZIKAL INFLUENcEZ STEM FROM MORE OF THE "GENREZ" OF MUZIK THAN A PARTIcULAR PERSON OR GROUP.SO MY INFLUENcEZ ARE HIP-HOP.FUNK.JAZZ.ROcK.cLASSIcAL.DUBSTEP.ELEcTRONIcA....MAN I KAN GO ON & ON KUZ AINT NO TELLIN WHAT WILL INSPIRE ME2 cREATE MY OWN MASTERPIEcEZ.IT VARIEZ.BUT IM INFLUENcED BY MUZIK AZ A WHOLE....MY INFLUENcEZ IN AcTING ARE THE SAME.ITZ MORE THE STYLE OF A FILM OR THE DIREcTOR OF A FILM LIKE:SPIKE LEE.QUENTON TARANTINO.MARTIN ScORSESE.GUY RITcHIE TYPE FILMZ MOVE ME! BUT THERE IZ 1 AcTOR THAT I RESPEcT & THATZ WESLEY SNIPEZ. THAT NIGGA IZ AKTIVE IN ALL HIS MOVIEZ.HE KAN FIGHT(IN REAL LIFE) & HE PLAYZ cHARAcTERZ THAT ARE MEMORABLE....& I KNO ITZ IN HIS cONTRAcT 2 GET SOME PUDDY KUZ HE ALWAYZ TAKIN A FEMALE DOWN IN HIS MOVIEZ HA!

Mistah Wilson: Between the music & acting (which you do pretty well), which one would you say has impacted you the most?
ZONEIAK: THANX MY NINJA....THEY BOTH ARE EQUAL IN IMPAcT.I GET 2 EXPERIENcE BOTH SIDEZ OF THE GAME SIMULTANIOUSLY & IT SEASONZ ME MORE EV'RY SINGLE TIME.IN THE AcTING FIELD THERE'Z ALWAYZ MUZIK NEEDED 2FUEL A MOVIE PROJEcT OR MARKET A PRODUcT.SO IM ALWAYZ IN THE LooP.

Mistah Wilson: We’ve seen you perform with fellow native rapper J. Rell (also on ThaWilsonBlock) at The Terrace, a solo performance at The Black History Parade (2012) in Pasadena, Whiskey . Got any new gigs jumpin off anytime soon!?
ZONEIAK: NO PARTIcULAR LIVE SHOWZ HERE IN AMERIcA.ME & MY BAND ARE DOIN VIDEOZ & INTERVIEW/DOcUMENTARY TYPE THINGZ.BUT I WILL B OVER SEAZ DOIN A LOT OF SHOWZ STARTING@ THE END OF THIS YR THRU SPRING 2013.

Mistah Wilson: We’ve heard your singles and seen your music videos. How did you become involved with Fuelhead K.O.T?
ZONEIAK: I WAS DOIN A SOLO SHOW IN HOLLYWooD@ THE LIBERTINE ON SUNSET FOR JOHN ANDERSON ON HUNNYPOT RADIO.A LIVE INTERNET RADIO SHOW THAT STREAMZ WORLDWIDE.WHEN I FINISHED MY SET I WAS APPROAcHED BY TIMOTHY STEPHENS,cEO OF cHOPPERHEAD MAGAZINE & MANAGER OF K.O.T(KINGZ OF TOMARO) WHO WERE LooKING 4 A 3RD MEMBER.WE TALKED,HE GAVE ME A cD OF THE MUZIK & SAID "IF U WANA BE PART OF THIS.GIVE ME A KALL 2MORO".ON MY WAY HOME,I THREW THE cD ON & OFF TOP I WAS LIKE....IM IN!! I HIT HIM UP.HE INTRODUcED ME2 THE OTHER 2 MEMBERZ,THEY WAS FEELIN ME,& IT WUZ MAGIK FROM THERE.FUELHEAD,MY SWEDISH BROTHERZ, ARE ALSO MANAGED BY TIM.SO HE KAME WITH THE IDEA FOR US 2DO A RAP/ROcK ALBUM & THAT cREATED MORE MAGIK! NOW WE HAVE THE FUELHEAD FEAT. K.O.T. ALBUM "FUEL FOR THE KINGZ" DONE & READY2 UNLEASH ON THE WORLD 9/28/21!!
 
Mistah Wilson: You’re becoming the quickest independent icon in Pasadena, Ca. What do you plan on accomplishing with your career?
ZONEIAK: I PLAN 2 cONTINUE 2 INSPIRE PEOPLE OF ALL KIND.KEEP MY STYLE OF MUZIK FRESH & MEMORABLE.AND BEcOME A FIGURE IN LIFE REcOGNIZED FOR BEING SELF MADE.INTELLIGENT AND AN OVERALL EXcELLENT cREATOR/BUSINESS MAN.PROMOTEPOSITVITY & MY cITY.AND HELP ANY1 I KAN THAT REALLY WANTZ & DESERVEZ WHAT THEY WORK 4.

Mistah Wilson: What are some ways you like to give back to the community?
ZONEIAK: I LIKE TO BE INVOLVED WITH ANY POSITIVE/EFFEcTIVE EVENTZ.TEAM UP WITH MY PASADENA FOLKZ THAT HAVE A cAUSE.AND WHEN I MYSELF GET ENOUGH cA$H.IM GONA BUILD SUMTHING THAT WILL AID MY cOMMUNITY & LAST 4EVER THRU TIME.

Mistah Wilson: With one foot in the industry and the other in the underground, what are your views concerning both stages in Hip Hop?
ZONEIAK: IM FORTUNATE 2HAVE BOTH ANGLEZ IN THIS GAME.BUT NOW THAT "OUR" MUZIK HAS BEEN SABOTAGED.THE ONLY WAY2 REALLY BE HEARD IZ 2 BE FULLY INDEPENDENT WITH A SOLID TEAM.IM TALKIN STREET,INTERNET,cLUB ETc.IF YOUR MAcHINE HAS ANY LooSE ENDZ.ITZ A LOST cAUSE KUZ AINT NO WIGGLE RooM 4 FUcK UPZ@ THIS TIME.4GET ABOUT "THE INDUSTRY" KUZ WHAT U SEE THERE IZ ALL "MANUFAcTURED". THEY'RE NOT LooKIN 4 "NEW TALENT" THEY'RE LooKIN 4 "REPLAcEMENT TALENT"....cooKIE cUTTER TYPE SH!T.SO THE 1 THING THAT NEVER EXPIREZ IZ THE STREETZ.WE ALWAYZ REINVENT & cREATE THE RAW SH!T.WE JUZ LET THE INDUSTRY STEAL IT FROM US & SELL IT BAcK 2US LIKE THEY DOIN US A FAVOR.

Mistah Wilson: Name artists/people you’ve worked with and the nature of those experiences?
ZONEIAK: AINT NUTHIN LIKE WORKIN WITH MY PLANET PASADENA NATIVEZ.I LUV ALL MY REAL 1'Z (ARTIST/PRODUcERZ).THOSE EXPERIENcEZ ARE cLASSIc & TIMELESS! AND THEY cONTINUE 2BE....BUT I'VE ALSO WORKED WITH PRODUcERZ SUcH AZ JELLY ROLL,cOLIN WOLFE,RUSH HOUR(LooK THESE PEOPLE UP) AND THEY'VE ALL BEEN GREAT EXPERIENcEZ & WE'VE MADE DYNAMIc MUZIK!
 
Mistah Wilson: Name some artists/people you’d like to work with some time in the future…
ZONEIAK: 1ST OF ALL U & I GOTTA GET ON SUM FIRE 2GETHER....BUT THE 1 TEAM I WANA WORK WITH IZ THE NEPTUNES(PHARRELL WILLIAMS & cHAD HUGO).THEY'RE STYLE/SOUND MOVEZ ME.I HAVE A HIP-HOP ANTHEM THAT I REcORDED WITH PHARRELL ON THE HooK & ITZ GONA B cLASSIc!! IM GOIN2 PUT IT ON MY SOUNDcLOUD NEX WK FOR EV'RY1 2 DOWNLOAD FREE.BUT WHEN I GET IN THE STUDIO WITH THOSE DUDEZ....PURE MAGIK WILL HAPPEN!!

Mistah Wilson: Even when you got a new movie in theatres out, you know the grind don’t stop. What’s next? Another movie? Perhaps a new album?
ZONEIAK: DEFINITELY MORE FILMZ/TV/cOMMERcIALZ....IM FINISHING UP MY SOLO EP TITLED "END OF THE 11O MUZIK" MAINLY PRODUcED BY ME.ONLY 8 SONGZ WIT EV'RY SINGLE TUNE EXTRA HITTIN!! IM GONA UNLEASH MY 1ST 2 SINGLEZ "END OF THE 110 MUZIK" & "GET ON THE GAS" W/VIDEOZ & FREE DOWNLOADZ....THEM A MONTH AFTER.IM RELEASING THE FULL EP.ITZ NON-STOP AcTIVITY OVER HERE MAYN!

Mistah Wilson: A lot of the times in the entertainment industry people don’t start out doing what they set out to do. Sometimes you gotta take those gradual steps. What do you want to end up doing as a profession? Would you say you are the executive type?
ZONEIAK: IM DOIN WHAT I DO AZ MY PROFESSION NOW.THERE IZ NO END 2 WHAT I DO AZ LONG AZ IM STILL BREATHIN....IM DEFINITELY THE EXEc. I BEEN HAD MY OWN LABEL "SUM OTHA MUZIK L.L.c."(PRONOUNcE SOME OTHER MUSIc) SO MY VENTUREZ JUZ ADVANcE.I DONT TAKE BREAKZ.

Mistah Wilson: Here at ThaWilsonBlock we respect positive role models. Do you have any positive, uplifting words for the next generation of Urban Youth & Artists who aspire to be like you?
ZONEIAK: YES.DONT BE LIKE "ME".BE LIKE "YOU" BUT USE SUM OF MY KNOWLEDGE.MY TEcHNIcZ.DO LOTZ OF RESEARcH ON WHAT IT IZ YOU WANA DO.NOT THE "SUMBODY TOLD ME THIS" RESEARcH.YOUR OWN HANDZ ON RESEARcH THAT GIVEZ YOU THE EXPERIENcE & SAVVINESS NEcESSARY TO SUccEED.ONLY PURSUE WHAT YOU REALLY KAN DO.NOT WHAT SUM1 ELSE IZ DOIN.IT TAKEZ LOTZ OF WORK.BUT YOU KAN ENJOY THAT WORK IF YOUR SERIOUS & BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Mistah Wilson: Got any links and places where people can go to stay connected with you?
ZONEIAK: EV'RY SOcIAL NETWORK /ZONEIAK. FUELHEAD.cOM WWW.YOUTUBE/ZONIAK.THATZ THE ONLY NETWORK SPELLED DIFERENT KUZ I DIDNT cREATE MY YOUTUBE.THEY FUcKED UP HA! BUT THERE IT IZ & ITZ ME!

Mistah Wilson: Go on and drop ya shout outs, mayne!
ZONEIAK: SHOUT OUT 2U BING BING & THE THA WILSON BLOcK FAMILY.PLANET PASADENA.MY AGENT DANIEL HOFF/DANIEL HOFF AGENcY.MY MANAGER TIM & MY K.O.T.(KINGZ OF TOMARO) BROTHERZ & FUELHEAD,MY SWEDISH BROTHERZ & EV'RY1 THAT RIDEZ WITH ME & 4ME & RESPEcT & LOVE ME & WHAT I DO IN LIFE.MUcH LOVE2 YOU ALL!!

Mistah Wilson: Thanx for taking the time for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock, ZONE! Couldn’t thank you enough for coming through! One Love!
ZONEIAK: ALL THE TIME MAYNE. THANX 4 HAVIN ME ITZ ALL LOVE! KEEP THAT SH!T PERKIN!

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