- What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Trey Tuck and I reside in Bristol Connecticut. Home of ESPN.
- What is unique about you and your music?
My music is unique in many ways. I think what separates me from others is my ability to tell a story. My music paints a picture for the listener, I try my best to bring them into my world. The music and the sound is this generation and sounds like this era but I found a way to keep my old roots. I grew up listening to at the golden era of Hip Hop and really studied my history so I try to keep those elements throughout my music. Im a real down to earth person, I think thats what separates me a lot of these other rappers. I pride myself on being humble and being able to relate to everyone, and even if I can't I do my best to understand.
I think my music was shaped around the golden era of Hip Hop and the type of impact they had on the Hip Hop community. I wanted to be able to create that type of feeling with my music but bring that to our generation. I was also impacted by my surroundings and my environment. Ive always felt like there was an untold story from my people and I wanted to help bring it to life. I come from a place where people don't get the chance to leave out their dreams, they get their legs cut from them. I want to show people that there is always a way and a chance to make it out from whatever situation you're in.
- When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
I don't know if it was really a realization for me. I think the more I started to do music, the more serious I began to take it. I guess its a force of habit, once you do something for a long time you begin to study it and fall in love with it. I think thats how I knew. I was paying attention to the small fine details and started experimenting with different flows and concepts. Also, the feedback I was receiving from people that I knew but especially the ones I didn't know. its weird when people from different states and countries are telling you how dope you are. You almost don't want to believe its true. It became a reoccurring thing for me and I decided in 2013 I should really keep making music and make it my career choice.
- What type of music do you listen to?
I try to listen to all different kinds of music from different genres and different eras. I noticed over the years that its important for personal growth to experience new things. For me it was sounds. I felt going back and really digging through some of those crates were going to help me understand the type of impact I was trying to create. I also just truthfully love when people are passionate and when it bleeds through the music. So to answer the question Im really all over the place. One day I wanna hear straight 90s Hip Hop, the next minute I'm listening to Reggae music and blues and jazz. It really depends on my mood with what I want to hear.
- Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
I think theres a lot of people who are undervalued but I think my people and the artist I work with should have the light brought to them. Donte, SIete, Charles Tyson, HBomb, Sinis, SAINT, Mendez, VRS, Dreu Hef and a few others!
- How do you prepare for your performances?
I m really simple when I prep for my shows. I like to drink a lot of water that day to make sure I'm hydrated and clear minded. I try to eat healthy during the day and make sure if I'm snacking its healthy things like fruits, peanuts etc. after that is all situated I like to spend majority of the day with my people but for the hour before the show starts I like to be alone to gather my thoughts. I don't drink or smoke before I touch the stage because i like to be in the same element I wrote the records. Once I touch the stage, the rest is history!
- What ignites your (song) writing flow?
To be honest, I'm not sure. Most times I start writing its in the most random spots. I could be driving and think of a line and start writing it while Im driving. From there I can sit down and create the whole song. I feel like you shouldn't rush music, it should all come from a real place, thats how I allow it to be natural and spiritual. My inspirations come from the moment so whatever or whomever hits me, spark the creativity and then I just go. Theres many times when ill be stuck, days and months but once I get a inch of creativity I go.
- What do you do when you don't do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
Success to you is... doing the unimaginable. Staying true to yourself while changing the lives around you. Wealth is the key but how you get there is most important.
- What do you wish you were told when you first started rapping that you think would help anyone recently starting artists out?
I wish I was told that a lot of these business representatives and people who claim to want to help the culture, aren't In it for the same reasons. I think knowing that helps a newer artist who loves Hip Hop music understand what it takes. You have to really stay solid and stick with your moral compass when it comes to this music shit. The business & branding is equally as important as the music. So study the trends and ways of the industry so you can understand how you can make an impact. I think platforms like this one and plenty others help bring the light to artists and their talents, when you find those people you gotta support them as much as you possibly can.
Right now I'm working on 3 different projects for the year, I want to give all elements of what I believe Hip Hop consists of to the people who really support the music and the movement! Cant speak much on it but just know that this year will be a busy one for myself!
- Where do we find you music / music project?
All my music can be found on all streaming platforms! My latest project "Price Of Fame" can be found everywhere. I do a lot of announcements via Instagram and twitter so definitely follow me @Trey_Tuck_ ! Also, all my content including videos & interview, whole music catolog and journey can be found on my website @ treytuck.com.