“Some of the hardest challenges and tasks are balancing our musical artistry and business. Also putting the money up to fund promotion, marketing, studio time, building our brand, working a 9 to 6, and still making time to do all of these things.”
Check out the interview with Trufh Squad Generals exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Trufh Squad Generals: Trufh Squad Generals started at the beginning of 2008 with 5 members. Known first as TSD (Trufh Squad Destruction), YP and D money decided to start their own home studio and in no time they started an independent label which went by the name of WolfPack Records. That’s when they started to build a staff for the label and signed Trufh Squad. In the summer of 2009 they dropped their first official raw mixtape, Fuck What U Heard Vol. 1.
In 2010 Trufh Squad made another mixtape called Look Who’s Talkin in the midst of that they changed the last part of their name to Trufh Squad Generals. YP and D Money’s father came along in 2010 and aided in the creation of Look Who’s Talkin and getting the squad their first show. He later became the manager. After the release of General Admission Mixtape in 2012, they parted ways with management and the 3rd member of the group. Now they’re continuing the journey they started.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
The biggest piece of advice we would give young kids is first of all have fun with it, love it, and be yourself. Learn all you can, practice, and perfect your craft.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Some of the hardest challenges and tasks are balancing our musical artistry and business. Also putting the money up to fund promotion, marketing, studio time, building our brand, working a 9 to 6, and still making time to do all of these things.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to advertise and promote your music is to get out and network with people, social media sites possible, and by performing your music live.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
In Baltimore, MD there is a lot of talent. We believe everyone just needs to come together on a serious note and help push each other, not just on tracks but in promoting and marketing. The fans are great. They support you if you give them good music and good live performances.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today we see ourselves going on tour and performing live in many cities, our music being played on the radio, our clothing line going steady, and not working our 9-6 jobs anymore and living the dream.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Our biggest inspirations we would say was our cousins who were rapping before us and Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, and Cassidy. We can say life and what we’ve been through is our greatest inspirations. In today’s world we first look up to the higher power above and then the people that inspires us.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music today is good and not so good because everybody is doing the same thing instead of being more authentic. We feel there needs to be more diversity and not just the same thing over and over such as trap music and slow down south bangers, although we understand that’s what’s hot right now. We need more storytelling to put the real feel back into music.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
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