Interview with ‘Tr3 Da God’
I’ve seen a lot of people seem to get stuck in a cycle and never recover and sometimes I felt that it could happen to me. That’s why my music, even now is about trying to overcome and make progress regardless of the odds. Behind the scenes, I am daily working to be a better man and a better person. Every day is a new quest for knowledge and with that, I continue to grow mentally and spiritually. I can’t really say what’s been the most difficult thing that I’ve endured because it’s been different things at different times in my life depending on where I was mentally, spiritually, and even financially. But with every obstacle and every test, I was able to continue to grow because God gave me the strength to stand against any weapon formed against me.
Where are you from?
I am currently living in the city I was born in which is Albany, Georgia, but I was raised in Parrott, GA and went to school in Dawson, GA.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been writing poetry for as long as I can remember, but my first time in an actual recording studio was 2001.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
In 2003 we unofficially released a group album titled 520 after the group name that we sold from the trunk of my car and I have shopped around a few other songs since then. Officially, I have released 4 songs and 3 music videos that can be found on YouTube under my Tr3 Da God channel.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My latest release is titled “520 Ain’t Gone Die Today”. The inspiration comes from the group name and the first album that we ever tried to do. This song is pretty much saying that we are still here and will always be here.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
It was destined to happen because I have always liked writing poems so it was only a matter of time before I started writing my poetry to a beat.
What do you think of the music industry in 2019?
We know that rap has begun to be the go-to genre in the music industry in the last couple of decades so I think it’s interesting with the direction that it’s headed after the recent events that took place involving Tekashi69. I think that rap and hip hop is going to move back towards being genuine and real and not just some created image or facade.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
Without a doubt, I would have to say 2Pac.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
Officially, I’ve only collaborated with King Loc who was a part of 520 with my back in the days and JC Killah of SOA. Behind the scenes, I’ve done a lot of work with Suthern Jones and Black Ice 45 with a number of tracks and also worked with HipHop Over Everything for my music videos.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I don’t think that there are any significant differences between me and other artists, to be honest. We all have something to say, emotions to express, and a story to tell. The difference is who is able to relate to the way we tell our story.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
I’m a huge 2Pac fan, but I would have to say Master P. Think of how intelligent you have to be to pull off what he did business-wise. People tend to equate education with intelligence, but education is regurgitating information that was taught to you. You have to have a brilliant mind to do what he did and just to have an opportunity to work with him to understand his mindset and learn some of the knowledge that he has on this game would be amazing.
What was the first album you bought?
It was actually 3 that I bought at the same time:
Bone Thugs~N~Harmony – E.1999 Eternal
Montell Jordan – This is How We Do It
Michael Jackson – History – Past, Present, and Future.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Currently, I’m really feeling Middle Child by J Cole, but coming right behind it is Envy Me by Calboy and Suge by DaBaby.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
All Eyez On Me by 2Pac
What is your favourite saying?
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I like watching documentaries and from time to time I play action/adventure games.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
No tattoos, but I have both ears pierced.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
I just recently started 3 Sided Story and my song 520 Ain’t Gone Die Today was the first release under my new label. I have other projects in the works, but I’m trying to reach out to a few people that I’m looking to work with before they’re actually completed.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
: After these next couple of singles, I have a complete album that I’m looking to release. It was originally planned for this year, but there were some creative differences that prevented completion and is partly the reason for me stepping out and starting 3 Sided Story.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank You all for giving me a chance to let the world know the artist Tr3 Da God!