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Personality test: B. White

- B. White of The 58s. David Bartek
B. White of The 58s. David Bartek
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By Mike Machosky
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
 

Now that Pittsburgh is a known quantity in the hip-hop world, thanks to Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, et cetera, making it big out of the 'Burgh is no longer a ridiculous dream.

The 58s from McKeesport hope to be among that number, building up local notoriety online through their YouTube videos for tracks like “Formed in McKee” and “Hardwood Classic.”

The 58s' distinctively combative personality comes from rappers B. White and Mayo, who never fail to give their hard-as-nails hometown plenty of credit. Recently, they've been doing something called “Mon Valley Mondays,” releasing new music videos, along with freestyles and behind-the-scenes footage, every week.

B. White (Brian Whiteman), 29, recently consented to take the Trib's personality test.

The star who would play me in the movie version of my life and why:

Will Ferrell. Because then I'd know the movie would be good.

The piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:

My slingshot

Celebrity crush:

Bai Ling

I can't live without my: iPod, cellphone, DVR or laptop?

Cellphone

Pick one:

A. Pirates

B. Penguins

C. Steelers

D. Other

E. I hate sports

C. Steelers

Top thing on my ‘Bucket List' to do before I'm gone:

Walk on the moon

My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:

Merril Hoge

Favorite lunchtime spot:

Chick's Grill (McKeesport)

When I was 10, I wanted to be:

In the NFL

In five years, I'd like to:

Be a millionaire

One word my mother would use to describe me:

Hungry

The oldest thing in my refrigerator is:

Whatever is in that takeout box on the bottom shelf

My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:

Steak-umm, provolone, mayonnaise

If I was auditioning for “American Idol,” my song would be:

“Ball Shorts” by Mikey & Big Bob from “The Freak Show”

TV marathon I could watch all day and why:

“The Office,” because it's hilarious

If I wasn't a musician, I'd be:

Lost

Favorite brunch food:

Leftover lasagna

My favorite cable channel:

History Channel

Life would be better without:

Bills

My first job:

Cleaning a bingo hall

My worst job:

Cleaning that bingo hall

Three people I'd love to have dinner with:

Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey and Aziz Ansari

Favorite reality show:

“Duck Dynasty”

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