|Birth name||Priese Prince Lamont Board|
September 11, 1978 |
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B, pop, rock|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer, recording artist|
|Instruments||Keyboardist, trumpet player|
|Years active||1997 – present|
|Labels||Beets & Produce, A&M, Interscope, will.i.am Music Group|
Priese Prince Lamont Board (born September 11, 1978, better known as Printz Board, is an American musician,Recording artist, producer, and songwriter. He has several Grammy awards for his work in the Black Eyed Peas. The E.N.D. won Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010, and "My Humps" won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group in 2007. "Don't Phunk with my Heart" was nominated for Best Rap Song, but instead won Best Rap/Song Collaboration. "Where Is the Love" was nominated twice for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Song Collaboration. Other awards include BMI Songwriter Award for "Where is the Love" and "Meet Me Halfway." His discography includes albums like The Dutchess by Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, 100 Miles from Memphis by Sheryl Crow, Bashtown by Baby Bash, and Kim Dotcom's recent singles.
To the millions of Black Eye Pea fans around the world, Printz has been an essential part of the ingredients in the monumental, hit-making machine and groundbreaking juggernaut known as the Black Eye Peas "Printz Board".</ref>. Printz was the co-writer of such signature smashes like Where is the Love,”.Don’t Phunk with My Heart,” "Printz Board".</ref> and Meet Me Halfway”. onstage, Printz is the musical director commanding the band’s colossal 85,000 capacity, live stadium shows.
As a songwriter, producer artist, and musician, Printz contributes to an extensive spectrum of artists including; Chris Brown, Dr. Dre, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry to name a few.
In 2001, he founded his production company Beets & Produce, Inc. and has enlisted a dedicated creative team working in music, films, TV and commercials. Recently, he has expanded Beets & Produce Inc, into a progressive multi-media entertainment hub which now encompasses Talent Management, Music Publishing, Record Label and New Media with various new artists and projects in development "Printz Board".</ref>
However, 2013, will see Printz Board in a very different light. Instead of being the guy behind the scenes, he will now be the front man by releasing his debut solo artist album, entitled Board Games. His newest single #1. has been well received by Black Eye Peas fans who appreciate the hook-heavy song craft and funkier-than-thou beats. Printz anoints these hypnotic sounds with a left of center freshness and a striking originality.