Me and Sahtyre been recording shit together for the last 4 years. Everything we made has been authentic. He made all the beats except one on the album. It only made sense to compile the best of what we recorded and make an album. This was long overdue.
I didn’t want to get a job and I wanted to make my own money. I knew I had to get the ball rolling early so I wasn’t in my 20s struggling to make it as a rapper in expensive-ass California. I got laid off my last job in 2012 and never went back to the job life. So the motivation was wanting to live comfortable as well as do what I love.
How’d the name ‘Trizz’ come about?
When the whole “izzle” phrases were going around in like 2001, my big homie called me Young Trizzle cuz my name is Tre. It developed overtime and just became Trizz.
After seeing the country from being on tour with Brotha Lynch Hung, Tech N9ne, The Cunninlynguist & other artists, which must’ve been an experience, are you ever overwhelmed returning to big city LA?
Not at all. I was raised in LA and the Inland Empire and I am very social so it’s no pressure for me.
Enjoying the love you’re receiving out there?
I wish I got more love. LA liked my music and they vibe with me but the higher ups and the majors don’t really pay attention to me and it bothers me but it just makes for good music and shows me I have to grind more. I don’t use that as an excuse as to why I haven’t blown up yet.
Where haven’t you performed yet, that you would love to? Could be anywhere in the world.
You had the opportunity to meet the great Nipsey Hussle. Describe the energy that night. Any words exchange between you two?
Yeah that was really cool for me. It was very brief. I met him at a seminar he was having for his album Victory Lap and my brother-in-law introduced me to him. I told him I was a huge fan and he inspired a lot of my grind, he smiled and said thanks, we shook hands, we took a photo and that was it but that meant so much to me. I felt his positive energy. Glad I got to spend that time around him before he passed. I can hold that forever.
Your favorite NBA team growing up was The Houston Rockets. What do you think [James] Harden & [Russell] Westbrook can do this year in the West?
Any love for the Lakers or Clippers?
You won’t be caught without a fresh pair of Vans. How many shoes do you typically take with you on tour?
Vans are a must! I usually take three pairs and buy two new ones while I’m on the road. So I’ll have five on the road. On the last tour with Sadistik, he was on me about how many shoes I had with me because he told me to pack light. [laughs]
See any endorsement deals in the future?
Any particular ganja strands you prefer when in the studio?
I really like Marathon OG by Nipsey and I like Dr. Greenthumb by B-Real.
Describe what the perfect smoke + breakfast session looks like for Trizz.
More music, more videos & more shows! My goal every year is to flood the net with material & content. I have to gain at least 1 fan a day if I want to stay relevant. I want longevity!
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