“Long story short, an experienced producer heard me rapping someone else’s song. He said I could flow and suggested I start writing if I didn’t.”
Check out the interview with Trini Kid exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Trini Kid: I always had a love for rap music. I knew everything word for word on the radio, but I really wanted to produce music so I went to London, England to learn how to engineer my music the right way. Long story short, an experienced producer heard me rapping someone else’s song. He said I could flow and suggested I start writing if I didn’t. He put me in my first feature; the longest I ever took to write a rhyme. I’ve been writing ever since and it just gets easier.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Do what makes you happy, bottom line. You don’t really need record labels, you got the internet. Promote and let them find you.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Rapping is easy. I do that all day every day. Dealing with schedules and deadlines, organizing projects to promote to the public is really hard work but I love the adrenaline rush.
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 internet is the best inexpensive way to go.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m a Trinidadian musician living in Brooklyn, New York. Rap music is huge where I live. As for other artists right now, I’m way too focused on what we got going on.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I’ll be dropping a way hotter project than last time.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I wouldn’t even be listening to rap music if it wasn’t for Tupac. As far as today’s artists, I love and respect the indie grind. Shout out all independent artists.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I don’t like that everyone is trying to sound and look exactly the same, but there’s a select few still holding on to their identity and originality.
Where can we contact you and find you online?