The Interview: Trey Forbes
• Where are you from? Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in what way?
I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up in Louisiana you see a lot, everyone wanted to rap and being on the scene molded me to want to produce and be the guy behind the scenes. Creating the dopest sounds in a sense, shaped me in a creative way because I took what I saw and heard in the streets then put it down on the keys. That was my way of rap and making you feel what I was going through.
• What’s your background like? Where do you stand on the music scene in your area?
As of now, I’m pretty deep in the scene with my productions. I don’t just make beats, I engineer as well which is what a lot of producers lack.
• What did you start doing first, producing or rapping? How did you get started?
Honestly, like everyone, I started to rap first. My mom was a singer so that’s what inspired me to want to do it. Going to the studio for the first time when I was younger put the icing on the cake though.
• Do you have anyone that you consider your mentor? How has their help or advice shaped you?
No I've never had a mentor with my music but if I did It probably would of helped me make better decisions with my music when I was younger.
• What is one experience in life that, without it, you wouldn’t be the artist you are today?
Losing one of my close family members and losing it all. Without the music helping me get through it I don’t know how I would have done it. Going to the studio producing and recording kept me busy, it helped me make money and kept me level-headed.
• What do you hope to accomplish this year?
I’m trying to accomplish getting a Gold Placement and just to be able to reach my music across different states. Also being able to collect a big check from music production. Last but not least, starting my own label.
• What does your work aim to say?
Be great no matter what. Stay true to yourself, hustle and grind it out by any means.
• Who are your biggest influences and what do you like about them the most?
808 Mafia Southside
Qred on the track
Mouse dat me
• How would you describe your own style?
Dramatic but gangsta. You can feel it in your soul and can make you jump and bounce
• In what ways has your newest music changed from when you first started?
It changed drastically from being basic to more empowered, more melody and more feeling.
• What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?
Struggle, Family, Love, and Money
• What would be your dream venue in which to perform?
I’ve always wanted to be apart of the BET Awards. I don’t have any dreams of performing but if I was to see some progress that’s where I would aim to preform at
• What’s a song you have stuck in your head these days?
I have a few but "Big Homie" by Omb PEEZY.