#WordToHeistBox is a campaign providing people with an outlet to share experiences of TRIUMPH through ADVERSITY. These words come from the perspectives of individuals who were once drowning in darkness.....

may 3rd, 2017

Favorite Song: Witness Protection


First i have to say; i really admire your rap name, its super nostalgic.. it brings back the memory of when i was about 4 years old id sit with my grandpa at the piano and watch him play, and i remember telling him that my favorites were the black keys and he'd laugh and keep playing his beautiful music. I never played much piano growing up,(i liked playing basketball more) but sometimes when anger hits too hardcore (at age 22), i go to the piano and play just the black keys and it makes me feel so grounded that i can actually hear someone whistling along to the tune I'm playing(usually only if its any good) i think the whistling is the muse in my head agreeing with my choice of outlet for the overwhelming rage at times. Either way, sick name man. I admire so much about the music video witness protection- i can relate to the environment(white room) coincidently dreaming of a white room very similar just a couple days before i saw the video. I was in a nightmare(legit like dreaming nightmare) i was basically being held captive by men in uniform with guns so to get away to a safe place i opened a door that led into a giant white room like the one you all are in. Nothing could follow me there or hurt me in the white room. my dreams are very vivid, and most of the time the information given to me in my dreams isn't verbally spoken to me, its just a 'knowing' or a 'crown' you could say. my crowns knowledge was that whoever believes in the 'white room' could see and enter. So i see it as a protective sanctuary of the mind that fear cannot enter into. And for me thats what rap is, so you boyz nailed it. boom bang. I'm a huge fan. I secretly think Jon is my soul mate, i have many a writings that I'm honestly starting more and more to think relate to him. Im a writer for sure.. but i don't know so much on beat making (although i try so hard on garage band using my old skool dj keyboard).. I really enjoy writing raps and or lyrics especially when the mind gets loud. Tuning into a wave of creative writing is something that keeps me grounded. Seeing this music video reassured parts of myself that writing raps is something that protects my real feelings from fear. I also like that you guys manipulated your voices all badass- maybe somewhat insinuating that you are the fear(in a sense)either way, i dig. The video speaks in so many ways, you gentlemen have genuine talent thats for sure. Im so thankful for the art and music you bring into the world. :)

- @katiedrummey

april 18th, 2017

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Family Matters


One of my (used to be) friends went to The Human Condition concert in Seattle, he was so inspired by you and he wouldn't shut up about you and how much he loved you. After that he just waited until your album came out, when it did he listened to it all the time and said how good it was. I finally listened to it when we stopped being friends, ya know, things change, I always remember him talking about Family Matters. How good the song was, then I listened to it for the first time and it changed my life. I learned how valuable people are in life and how you really need family and friends. Now every time I hear Family Matters I get sad, but ya know how you can be sad in a good way? Yeah that kind of sad. I just wanted to say thank you so much for making this album, it helped me out in life so much - @sophiasheaa

March 8th, 2017

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Fools Gold


When I herd this song I related in a way sorta. At the time I herd this I was in the same sort of relationship with the arguing and fighting. I kinda laughed to my self after hearing it because I related to it so much.And the story behind the song its so just so perfect in every way, And lyrically all of its geniuses and the flow is crazy and i just love the metaphors throughout the song , I love the beat to it reminds me of so many things lol .it I showed my friends the song and they liked it to just as i do. Keyz thank you for this music i'm so glad i found you keep doing what your doing man. peace out . - Quaid (P.S I pretty much love all the songs i just related to this one very much.) - @quaiid

February 11th, 2017

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: I cant even choose


I'm just a teenager and don't have tons of experiences with tough times but i was loosing myself in popularity and I went to see the human condition pt II at the House of Blues in Boston I met Blaque Keyz and at the time I only knew him for weight of the world on Jon's album. I was so taken aback by his humbleness and genuine love to his fans. after that I waited until HeistBoX came out and when it it changed me. I'm down to earth and have found a new love for music that is deeper than I could have ever imagined. Without Keyz I would't be me. Thank you Blaque Keyz- @landylax

January 12th, 2017

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: HeistBoX(Outro)


3 years ago my father took his own life, after 5 long years of unsuccessful suicide attempts. For a couple years I never accepted it and lived in ignorance. When it started to hit me I started to dive into drugs, hallucinogens specifically, to find answers. There was none there only more questions and I went into a deep depression. I began to allienate my friends and family. The skit where you find your mom hits close to home as I remember the same tone in my voice when my father passed. D.W.I.N.Y. Hit me because when you said "Back when mommy died and I was sleeping on your floor....... treat it like it's yours." It made me grateful for her because I have been living at her house for 6 months now because of issues that arrose in my family after my father's suicide. Heistbox hits me especially because it finally made me not feel alone, someone out there has struggled like me and had these terrible things happen in there family and still managed to see the light on the other side. I never thought I would see that light. This story doesn't just begin with heistbox though. My girlfriend and I went to see the first Terminal 5 show in NYC on Nov. 23 and that was when I first started to see the light. You, Jon, Travis, and the whole beautiful mind team opened my mind up. As a surprise Christmas present my girlfriend even took me to see you guys again on Dec. 8, the 3 year anniversary of my fathers death, at the paramount, unfortunately you weren't there which was upsetting though. Then I listened to heistbox, and for once I'm actually inspired to try to better myself, I can't lie that I've contemplated suicide many times but it's the people here that still care that keep me here, when you said your brother killed him self and went on further with it in heistbox it made me think of my little brother, because he's a musician, and the only time I ever see him is when he sings. You and the entire beautiful mind team have inspired me to try to rebuild the family I lost. Thank you #WordtoHeistBox - @nickreid29