Trinh is a driven artist with a diverse background in musical arts that started nowhere near where he is today. His music career started at a young age with his good friend Bronko, who inspired him to chase after what he loves, music. With various aspects of the hip-hop culture, he found inspiration that originally got him into the dance scene. A conscience captivated by music, it was a fast track beyond all of the criticism the hip-hop culture faced into the dominant vocalist he is today.
His most recent project “Sunrise Suite” will be dropping as a music video on 10/14/15, which you can catch a 15 second clip of right here.
We caught up with him and were able to catch of few versus about where he came from and how he became the lyrical mastermind that he is today.
Do you have a “partner in crime”?
Trinh- Yes I do, and his name is Ryan Amos. We first started our music rapport during our senior year of high school. We were in a battle of the bands contest together and that’s when things kind of took off. We both looked at McNally Smith as an option for college but the tuition was out the roof. Not knowing we both applied to UMD, we both ended up getting accepted. We told ourselves we didn’t need to be attending a music school to keep on with our creative juices in music. If we really had the drive and motivation, we would do it no matter what, and to this day we haven’t stopped.
What were your first footsteps into the music culture?
Trinh- I would say back when I was about 8 years old. I used to sit in the backseat of my mom’s car and just jam out to all the songs that would come on the radio. Half the time I had no idea what they were talking about but it kept my head bobbin and that’s what got me hooked.
Would you say you found music, or did music find you?
Trinh- It goes both ways. As a kid, I always had a walkman handy with headphones over my ears. Whether I was in school, biking,or hanging out with friends, and I even brought it with me to the movie theaters haha so that’s how I found music in that sense.
How music found me; I happened to be in the right places at the right time where music was present and it caught my attention. From sitting in the back seat of my moms car jamming out to the radio, to moving and switching schools where music was a big deal. Everything fell into place like pieces to a puzzle.
After accepting that music would always be a part of your life, what was the biggest decision you’ve made to turn your dream into reality?
Trinh- I would say one of the biggest decisions I’ve made was staying committed and persistent with my music. Growing, progressing and trying to stay innovative with my sound. I say this because I was a full time student getting a degree in business marketing and constantly making music, which is basically like a full time job. If I wasn’t studying or doing homework on a weekday, I was in the studio or writing in my bedroom. I had a good balance of social life, school and music.
What pushes you the most to create new music?
Trinh- The passion for it and all the support behind it from all my fans, friends and family. There is no better feeling than creating music that people can vibe and relate to.
Which life experiences have influenced you to be who you are today?
Trinh- I’ll keep it simple and go with my recent experience. I can say that studying abroad my last semester of college has definitely made an impact on who I am today. Traveling and living in a different continent really opens your eyes to what the world has to offer and how different it is. Once you step out of your circle of comfort ability and take a chance, that’s when you start living. Being decisive about what you want to do and actually doing it. Many people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Sounds cliché but it’s so true.
Interview by: Jake Riehle