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Interview:
Mindless Behavior is growing up
 

By GARY GRAFF
@graffonmusic, Facebook.com/Gary Graff on Music

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Maturity was Mindless Behavior's goal for its second album, "All Around the World," which came out in March. And though still teenagers, the pop/R&B quartet from Los Angeles is confident fans will hear distinct growth from 2011's "#1 Girl."

"Everything about it -- the outfits, the lyrics, the beats, we're more mature with everything," says the group's Princeton (real name Jacob Perez). "It's not just the music. We're really excited about having it out."

Princeton, 17, says the tour promoting "All Around the World" has been "bigger and better" than anything the group has done before -- "Everything," he says. "The Lights, the set, the cameras and the audience. it's all just been really great." But Mindless Behavior is already looking ahead to its next project, a baseball film with comedian Mike Epps called "Bad Behavior."

"It's really fun, really classic. It kind of reminds me of 'Like Mike,' " says Princeton. But while the group members portray baseball players, he adds that the sport is not exactly his individual strong suit. "We each have a different talent. I actually ran track for eight years,so it was really easy doing the film because I ran fast. None of us ever really played baseball, which is kind of funny."

Mindless Behavior, OMG Girlz and Coco Jones perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50. Call 313-471-6611 or visit www.olympiaentertainment.com.

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