#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.....

September 28th, 2018

Instagram: BlubberEater201

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: The Letter

#WordToHeistBoX...: I remember the first B.Keyz song I ever heard was A 2012 Memoir. I loved jamming to that song back in the day and when I heard that a new album was coming out I was so excited. The whole album surpassed my expectations, however, and really helped me through some extremely tough times. My father's side of the family has had real issues with drugs, alcoholism, and with authorities, but my father was probably the best out of all of his brothers and sister. However, he was also an alcoholic and emotionally abusive ever since I was a small child. I know with his upbringing things could have turned out much worse, but it was too much for everyone else to take and my parents got a divorce about 11 months ago. This album came out around the time when my family situation started to become really bad. Sing My Song, D.W.I.N.Y., Star Search, and Never Change, really helped me deal with my emotions and provide a reason to stay positive even with all of the other negative things that were going on in my life, like my sister's best friend unexpectedly passing away a few years prior and having left her with emotional problems of herself. The Letter is probably my favorite song on the album... My father's brother committed suicide before I ever got to meet him; he had voices in his head that would speak to him and he ended up parking his car on a set of train tracks. When I listen to The Letter I think this must be how my father feels about his own situation and it helps me feel some kind of forgiveness for his own actions in the past. Also, whenever I listen to it, the lyrics give me a reason to never contemplate attempting suicide myself because even though sometimes it may not seem like it, there are people out there who care. Taking a second to step back from a situation, see things through, and even push through if you see no way out, can end up being exponentially better for everyone involved. There have been so many negative things that have happened in my life, but I push through with a smile and try to improve life for other people, hoping karma will do it's thing. You have changed my life. Thank you. Keep doing you and good luck. I look forward to your future works!

September 27th, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: Jvitale_music

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Sing my song

#WordToHeistBoX...: Firstly, This is an incredible outlet to speak and share similar stories. From elementary school through all of highschool I was depressed from being bullied for being different. I was a guy with long hair in elementary school and kids would pick on me. Middle school and highschool kids would physically and verbally bully me for my size. Everything I did all of highschool was for them and not myself, I went to the gym to prove I wasn’t skinny for them, cut my hair cause they liked it. With that I could never figure out why I was so unhappy that I would self harm and even attempted suicide once. I fought this by myself, using only music to cope with these issues, it wasn’t till my junior year that I made a friend that I trusted enough and he helped me. He helped me realize that it truly doesn’t matter what someone else thinks of you because if you try to make others happy you will never be happy because you will not have taken the time to make yourself happy. I’ve learned that self worth is more important than what any person could ever think of you. I found that having at least one outlet is an incredibly important tool to have. For me I found writing, it became an escape from my
Own head. Out of this experience I gained self love through time and acceptance that I cannot be a carbon copy of someone else. That I have an outlet that’ll make me happy, and that things like music and friends are some of the best medicines. Whatever you are fighting through is not and will never be bigger or stronger than you. ️

September 26th, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: hannahgortelle

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: The Letter

#WordToHeistBoX...: The Heistbox album came to me during a particularly stressful time, my father was battling a terminal illness, and I was fighting my own depression, anxiety, and OCD. For me, music has had a way of transcending anything tangible and effecting me deeply. I can confidently say music saved my life and kept me from going down a path of purposelessness. Even as I continue to struggle with medical issues, mental and physical alike, I know I have a positive outlet to channel my feelings into. I can’t begin to thank artists like B.Keyz and the whole Beautiful Mind crew for helping so many strangers find a home in their music.


September 25th, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: thunderisme_

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: sing my song

#WordToHeistBoX...: man. i used to truly believe that i would never have anyone care about me. i would sit alone every day, lay alone each night. most nights i found myself with a knife on me held by my own hands. i was smoking weed, doing different psychedelics, sipping lean. i would do anything to escape. one day i did it. i decided to hang myself. some blessing made the rope snap after i passed out. i woke up on the floor and all i could think was that it wasnt my time yet. i searched for anything to give me strength and that was when i heard jon bellion, there was this song called weight of the world with some guy who was featured on it that had crazy bars. i found out he had an album out called heistbox and it had the coolest cover ever. i gave it a listen and found it had an amazing song for any problem i was facing. id go far enough to say it saved me by itself, but i know thats not quite true. it did about 75% of the work and the rest was finding the strength that was in me the whole time. i thank you for everything youve blessed the world with, and you almost always respond to what i have to say, and you actually respond to my dms and it was crazy that this guy who became an idol to me would actually acknowledge me, it gave me hope that some of the people in my life would too. and they did. it was amazing. thank you keyz you transformed my thoughts and it transformed my life


September 24th, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: oliviaruppert

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Family Matters

#WordToHeistBoX...: Thanks for sharing this platform, my guy. I've always struggled with depression and issues of the like. For a long time I was in this dry season of life. No happiness, no growth, nothing that felt positive or good. I was so lost, and felt so purposeless. I've been a musician since I was a kid, primarily violin but picking up different instruments here and there. And then one day I came home from a rehearsal and realize I needed help. I need to seek that out for my own wellbeing, both professionally and find an outlet. So I used music, it had been staring me in the face for years and when I picked up on it, I started my healing process. Years later now, after my diagnoses, suicidal thoughts and all the lows, I still find hope and inspiration in music. In creators like you who keep it real and honest and raw. There's something so special about this all, and it brings us together. Music is honestly one of the only reasons I'm still here today. So if anyone else reads this- use your outlets, whatever they are. Keep making music, keep listening, keep seeing live shows, keep lifting each other up. Keep living. 

Peace and blessings, all my love to you Keyz, and everyone who reads this.
#WordToHeistBoX

September 23rd, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: abbbbbsolutely

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Far Away (Intro)

#WordToHeistBoX...: {Trigger warning: depression and suicidal thoughts}
I’m september of 2017, I was hospitalized for depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. I’ve had depression for about ten years and I’ve been suicidal before but I had never felt it this strong. It was more than feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, or hopeless. I can’t pinpoint an exact feeling but I can say that I looked at life and thought it wasn’t for me. It wasn’t easy after I was discharged, of course, because I couldn’t leave my brain at the hospital. The day after I got out, I went and got a tattoo. It’s “stay;”. It’s a promise to myself {and family} that I’ll stay here. Things weren’t great but they were alright for about 1-2 months. I was still passively suicidal but it wasn’t unbearable. Move forward a month or two and I started to spiral downwards again. Doctors can’t find any medication that stabilizes me and I’m becoming more suicidal as the days pass. I was beginning to regret the promise I made to stay.Things continued to get worse and I became extremely afraid of myself. I felt like I had to protect everyone in my life from me and my mental health struggles. It was March and I was planning my death. Everything was too much. Life was daunting. I guess there was a part of me that wanted to be alive though because I told my parents about how I was feeling instead of killing myself. Shortly after this, we found a medication that actually helped me. It didn’t kick in until May-June but I was grateful.  I vividly remember, in July, thinking I was happy I stayed alive. It took a lot to get there but I was there, nonetheless. Flash forward to today. I celebrated my birthday last week and I am so so happy I’m alive. I 100% didn’t think I would live this long and live to see the day where I was happy to be alive. I’m starting to make plans for my future and I’m actually excited! Life will continue to have ups and downs but that doesn’t feel as daunting anymore. 
I can say that one of the main reasons I made it this far is music. Music is my safe place. I don’t feel judged when I’m listening to music. I feel understood. Thank you, Keyz, for making music that we can connect to. There’s an authenticity there that is so special.
Grateful for you. Grateful for music. Grateful that I chose to stay.
{p.s.: it may get worse before it gets better but it does get better.}

September 22nd, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: Marshmelomadnes

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Never Change

#WordToHeistBoX...: Honestly, when I first heard this song in my sophomore year of high school I was hanging with the wrong crowd. People who weren't there to help me grow and were basically just human parasites. At first, to me, this song was just something to sway and sing along to but after a while the lyrics just became real to me and I learned that although I'm not in my greatest moment now, surrounded by people where support is a mutual constant, I know that one day I'll get there and it will be without changing to become someone that people will like but by being true to myself. The nerd in the back of the class with good grades and yet always watching anime and playing video games every chance I got. Thank you for giving me the chance to see that there is something better out there for everyone, even someone like me. Thank you for giving me that outlet and that support when I needed it most to start fighting back.
#WordToHeistBoX

September 21st, 2018

Instagram/Twitter: geggo15

Favorite Song on HeistBoX: Family Matters

#WordToHeistBoX...: Back in November of 2015, my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I was 12 and I have just been diagnosed with severe anxiety. I didn’t know what I was to do with my life and often wished I wasn’t alive. But, seeing her positive attitude kept me going. My mom is the most positive person that I know and I knew if she’s could beat cancer, then I could beat my anxiety. She got a masectomy and wasn’t able to do a lot of the things around the house she was normally able to. My sisters and I assisted with the work and I just remember nights where I cried for hours in the shower because there was nothing I could to do to help her. Then things started to look up. The chemo and radiation therapy were successful and now my mom is cancer-free. I went to see a counselor for 2 years to have someone to talk to and learn the coping skills that I needed to deal with my anxiety. As someone who has been drowning in he darkness, one of the things that helped me most were my friends. Be the friend that will go the extra mile to listen and help with your friends’ problems. Don’t assume they’re ok and that they can handle it by themselves. Trials were never meant to be handled by yourself so we need to carry each other. 

#WordToHeistBoX

September 20th, 2018

Favorite Song: The Letter

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

No BS, all your songs brings an emotion out of me. But "The Letter" I can feel the most. I might not experienced your pain in this song but the pain of losing a loved one is what I can relate to. I lost my father 10 years ago (2008) and losing him, a person who was there for me since day one was the hardest thing I had experienced both emotionally and mentally. Everything was fine (or so I thought) but changes happened drastically. My passion for writing started because of my dad passing away. I did not know how to let my emotions out before, until I found the art of writing then later found public speaking. Listening to "The Letter" helped me find a way to reconnect with my dad. Meeting ya'll in 2017 in Santa Ana, CA after the show, I got to express myself to a group of strangers whom I just met that day and share stories that I have not shared to my own family. I felt comfortable sharing my story to ya'll because All of you just listened. I remember talking, sharing my goals etc. and all of your attention was on me. I felt comfort and warmth knowing that there people outside my family who are willing to listen vent anything and everything with no judgement. That is what I remember and cherish the most of that night, you all let me speak while you just LISTENED. 
P.S. After that night I began brainstorming ideas on how I can re-connect with my Dad, it might have taken me a year to figure out but I am now writing my first book. And getting to meet Beautiful Mind played a major part in my motivation to keep going. THANK YOU.#WordToHeistBoX

@christiankingg_

September 19th, 2018

Favorite Song: DWINY

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

opening up has always been so so hard for me for a number of reasons, but you’ve inspired me to try and share some of my story in the hopes that others will see it and feel less alone and find strength. i’ve spent most of my life struggling against depression and anxiety, and music has always been the one thing to make life seem bearable. 2017 was probably the hardest thing i've ever had to make it through; i had to come to terms with my sister suddenly moving across the country and being unable to keep in touch, my best friend suddenly stopped speaking to me without reason and i lost most of my other friends as well, my parents were on the verge of divorce, i started college and spent all day every day all alone, and in on top of that i was trying to grapple with the aftermath of sexual assault. it really felt like there was no point in going on. but amidst it all, i met a few people that have wound up changing my entire life. we started talking every day about everything and nothing, and went to concerts, and danced like no one was watching even when there was no music playing. they helped bring me back to life, and eventually i realized that for the first time in seven years, i didn’t want to die anymore. i cried for two straight hours, amazed that i'd lived long enough to get to that point. through it all music was at the core, especially a band from my town called dbmk. they make a point to constantly tell their fans to fight on, and that’s what has always resonated with me. life sometimes seems like a battlefield but i'm finally ready to get up every day and fight. for myself, for my loved ones, for people i've never met. i want to fight to keep living and help others do the same. #WordToHeistBoX

-@abjectapathy

September 18th, 2018

Favorite Song: HeistBoX (Outro)

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

I was drowning in darkness once, but I'm good now. I attempted suicide numerous times and I was angry at the world. My issues with depression stem from anxiety, which I believe to be just as important as any other mental health issue. I have found a way to deal with my anxiety in such a way that I no longer feel like I'm drowning in darkness and now feel like I can see the light at the end of this tunnel. I would like to urge anyone who is struggling with anxiety to not marginalize their suffering and to not beat themselves up over having to deal with something like this. We all go through our own struggles and we all have to find our own ways of dealing with them. Just know that you are not alone in your struggle and that there are people who care about you and who want to see you succeed in all things. I promise everything is going to be okay and you are going to get through the other side of this thing that you're going through. If I can do it, then so can you. Just know that you are loved, and don't ever ever ever give up. #WordToHeistBoX

-@papafruci

September 17th, 2018

Favorite Song: HeistBoX (Outro)

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

I was drowning in darkness once, but I'm good now. I attempted suicide numerous times and I was angry at the world. My issues with depression stem from anxiety, which I believe to be just as important as any other mental health issue. I have found a way to deal with my anxiety in such a way that I no longer feel like I'm drowning in darkness and now feel like I can see the light at the end of this tunnel. I would like to urge anyone who is struggling with anxiety to not marginalize their suffering and to not beat themselves up over having to deal with something like this. We all go through our own struggles and we all have to find our own ways of dealing with them. Just know that you are not alone in your struggle and that there are people who care about you and who want to see you succeed in all things. I promise everything is going to be okay and you are going to get through the other side of this thing that you're going through. If I can do it, then so can you. Just know that you are loved, and don't ever ever ever give up. #WordToHeistBoX

-@papafruci

September 16th, 2018

Favorite Song: Killer Instinct

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

I went from a 300 lbs suicidal man to being a 150 lbs man that's overcome depression and anxiety and is pursuing a career that he loves. After numerous stays in a mental rehab center. I did it with the help of relocating where I put my energy. The more you burden yourself with hypotheticalsand comparing yourself to others the more unhappy you'll be. I advise reading did u ever wake up by one of my idols MOD SUN. It's people like him and keyz, the power of positivity can be proven by. Be humble, be grateful, and keep working on you. Face every day with the words "day by day I'm getting better and better. I saw you at the opera house last November when you were on tour with son real. It was my first taste of keys. And I can say what you do is powerful. You're a master of your realm. Keep empowering the world of love.

-@animalshanty

September 15th, 2018

Favorite Song: Sing My Song

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

I was overweight and unhealthy for most of my life. I was depressed all the time, numb and lonely. These being just a few of the myriad of problems I had, I was unhappy all the time and few things brought me joy. Eventually, I asked out this girl I had a crush on for ages and ages. It went well, and we had a thing for a couple months, but she soon grew tired of my anxiety getting in the way of being with her and ended it. The day this happened, I told my best buddy, and he asked me if I wanted to go to the gym with him, on him the first time. I went once, and I was absolutely hooked with thoughts of a better life. I worked out near every day for six months. I had a few ups, and a hell of a lot of downs, but I stuck to it and came out victorious. 10 months later, I am 60 pounds down, happy, healthy, and loving life. Anyone who is going through shit like this, I am telling you, working out is the absolute most positive coping mechanism. I personally never had suicidal thoughts, but if you do, not only I, but your entire family, your friends, your entire community, will offer help, no matter what. Everyone matters and we love you all. 

-@Quinn_andrews

September 14th, 2018

Favorite Song: Deja Vu

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

This year was extremely tough on me. Last year on Christmas Eve my best friend overdosed on pills and alcohol. I remember driving to the hospital, seeing the look on his mom’s face, and feeling this overwhelming feeling of sadness take over me. About three weeks after that, I got a call from a hospital. They had found my dad in a van unresponsive. He had overdosed on heroin. Both of these took huge tolls on me, and it was hard to find motivation to do anything. I had to put my aspirations of making a career in music on hold, and I went through a serious depression. For a long time it felt like I would never give out of that mindset. But slowly I began to crawl myself out, realizing that despite everything I went through, I was still the one able to make the decision to get up every morning, put myself back together, and chase the dreams and goals I want to accomplish in this life. 

Now, 9 months later, I’m happy to say I’m on the right track, and even though I still have a long way to go, I can wake up happy knowing that I’m in control of my life, and that I can reach any goal I set my mind to with perseverance, hard work, and a positive outlook on life. And at every step of the way, I know I’ll always have music. Keyz: Your music is apart of small group of artists and rappers that inspire me everyday to create, get better at the craft and artistry, and push myself to greater heights. 

Thank you for creating this platform and outlet for people to share their stories. 
I can’t wait to see you headlining sold out tours across the country, and I hope one day I’ll be able to create music that has the same effect on people that yours has had on me. #WordToHeistBoX

-@frankcope

September 13th, 2018

Favorite Song: The Letter

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

My senior year of high school was supposed to be my best year. It’s supposed to be everyone’s best, right? I went into it with my head held high and my mind set on making it the best year of my life. I never thought by the end of it, I’d be sitting cross legged on my bed contemplating downing a whole bottle of pills. I’d ended up in a toxic relationship with a guy who manipulated my mind and my emotions. My family had turned its back on me and I’d been sexually assaulted and broken down until I felt like nothing. I still remember the night I’d decided I wanted to die. I’d been trying to get out of that relationship for months but every time I tried, I was met with threats and vicious, manipulative promises. My family didn’t care, in fact they told me the pain I was putting them through was far more important than what I’d been feeling. I was more trouble than I was worth...right? 

Music has always been my escape. That and books. For some reason that night, you crossed my mind. I knew you’d released HeistBoX but I had yet to listen, and something pushed me to listen through the album before I did anything drastic. I remember clutching that pill bottle in my hand and hearing:
“I need to tell your story to someone losing their balance
Looking over the ledge and second guessing their value
Let 'em know there ain't a dollar price of what your worth is
As long as we are on Earth we are all serving a purpose”. I put the bottle down and I cried that whole night. When I woke up, I felt different. My situation hadn’t changed, but my mindset had. 

I’ve been out of that relationship for three years now and I’m now in a loving, healthy one. My family and I are close again. If I’d ended my life then, I would’ve been 17. I’m 20 now and I’m striving to improve my mental health daily. In fact, you called me on my 18 birthday and you don’t even know how much that meant to me! I cried and told you I was watching Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World .

-@jordynnary

September 12th, 2018

Favorite Song: Never Change

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

There was a time when my life was a fairytale. I was highly involved in school, was in the top 10% in my class, had a caring and loving family, and was dreaming of being an engineer. I had worked hard everyday to earn every single one of the beauties in my life. I always had a smile on my face and was always ready to start the day early. But then I met a girl. Yes it’s cheesy, yes I was young and knew absolutely nothing about it; that is why it destroyed me. This was my first love so I went in completely blind. I had no idea that it would be emotionally abusive. I didn’t even know what emotional abuse was until after. I put everything on the line for this girl but it was never enough, she had emotional issues that I thought I could help with and me helping her did the opposite of helping myself. I put her above everything: my grades dropped severely, I didn’t hang out with my friends, my family lost trust in me because i was always with her when I was supposed to be somewhere else, I stopped writing music and learning instruments, everything stopped. It wasn’t until my senior year when we finally broke up, and it didn’t phase me. But that’s not where it gets better, that’s where it gets worse. I was too blinded to realize I had burnt all of my bridges. My friend group had split up and gone to different friend groups, my family didn’t trust me at all, I woke up everyday tired. Exhausted. Who am I? Who have I become? I fell into a depression. I couldn’t fathom that the charming man I had used to be had become a distant memory. There was one friend I had left to try, he had graduated a few years before me. I called him one day and he said he was down to chill. YES this is where it gets better... no. It gets worse the ditch I was in was about to become a crater. I go over to hang out with him and there are drugs. Yes, drugs. And in my depressed state I was down for anything that gave me an escape. I became a daily user. College started and I already was failing within weeks. My dad and I got into a huge argument and he ended up trying to beat me. After just taking it because of how guilty I really felt, he kicked me out. Now I had to leave and drive 1100 miles away to live with my mom who I had seen very rarely. I got there and she instantly enrolled me in a local university. Maybe a chance at redemption. Disappointing enough, I dropped out there too. My drug use and depression was at an all time high and I never showed to class. It wasn’t until one day I had had enough. No one texted me from Ohio asking how I was or even really said anything. My dad said he never wanted to see me again, my mom was trying but she also takes care of my two baby brothers. I was alone. My life was going nowhere. So what was the point of it dragging out? At the time there was no point. So I grabbed pain pills and went to my room. I just began to cry. The idea of suicide had always seemed so distant to me for years, it didn’t now. I opened the pills. One.., two.., three.. I tried to put in a fourth but couldn’t. Something in that moment had changed. I to this day do not know, but I grabbed the pills and the drugs and just threw them in the trash. I had reached the breaking point beyond the breaking point; something had to change. Everything did. I called my dad. He answers and we just talk. Like nothing happened. And he ended the call with three words that I had taken for granted for all my life. The only three words that could’ve changed my life around. “I love you”. The next day I woke up changed, not the same as I was years ago, but changed. I found an entry job in IT. Jumpstarting my life; I made friends with the coworkers, enjoying my job, and feeling better. I think I about escaped the crater. To this day it’s is a daily battle, I do get lonely. We aren’t meant to be lonely. But I am just happy I’m here. Thanks for letting me tell my story.

- @Kaleebthedream

September 11th, 2018

Favorite Song: The Letter

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

“You should’ve taken a second instead of taking your life” is a line I wish I could just tell everyone but of course it’s not that simple and something I think about on the daily. My senior year my parents kicked me out for visiting family members they did not like. Nothing more. I never did drugs. Never drank. Didn’t get pregnant. None of the “normal” reasons to get kicked out on the street barely at the age of 18. And that was hard. That was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through. I went through months of wanting it all to end. Thinking I didn’t matter to even my own parents. My parents straight up disowned me. I questioned for months on if they loved me. Not being able to see my siblings grow. Not being motivated to finish anything for school. My parents didn’t make it to my prom. My graduation. Or even seeing me off to college. I did it all though. I proved to myself and others that even through rough times I can still do good.I also luckily had amazing friends that took me in as their own. Shared everything with me just to make me feel loved and wanted. I learned that it’s okay to not be strong and lean on someone if I can’t handle all the weight. And I feel like that’s what a lot of people struggle with. Not wanting anyone’s help. But you have to accept it because there is always someone out there willing to help you and that loves you. I didn’t talk to my parents for two years. Those two years are what shaped me. People think I’m insane but I’m thankful for every fucked up thing that has happened to me. I think I’m pretty okay despite what’s happened. Thank you Keyz for making this inbox for people like me to share their stories and hopefully inspire someone that they can make it through whatever they’re going through. You’re inspiring. God bless you and kudos. 

- @irene_thebean


September 10th, 2018

Favorite Song: Killer Instinct (Wrath of Jago)

#WordToHeistBoX...: 

I’ve had a really rough time the past few years and sometimes it feels like it’s never going to go away, but I am proud of what I have been through and got through. Music is therapy for the soul. I can’t count the times I used to listen to my parents screaming the house down at each other, physically and emotionally hurting each other, getting sent to a jail cell for a night, coming back from some party and having the whole street coming over and asking them to quieten down, and I put in some headphones, listened to some music to drown it out and I could be elsewhere. I got kicked out of my house a month before the most important exams of my life. My mum was a raging alcoholic who put men before her children and so she chose who she wanted and me and my little brother were left to rely on family and keep going to school. I managed to get straight A’s. My friendships suffered at times and I lost people through being distant but I got the grades and I got into my chosen university. My family drama is still on going. It feels like my mum has died and I had not seen her for a year until I accidentally ran into her the other day. My dad is not as supportive as I wish he could be as he has a whole new family but he looks after my brother. I have good family, good friends, I study hard and I try to get on with things. There’s always something going on but I’ve come this far. I don’t know what I’d do without music. Your music. Jon’s music. Mac Miller’s music. Travis’s. I seek music as a solace in my rough times and I get through what I’m going through better when I’m listening to it. So thank you for creating a safe space for me Keyz, you really don’t know what you do for people.

- @chloejesslizzie


may 3rd, 2017

Favorite Song: Witness Protection

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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