“We connect with fans and artists, and try and get our music outside of our own network and into the ears of people we don’t know.”
Check out the interview with TRIVVLIFE exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
TRIVVLIFE: We first met at Roosevelt Middle School where we became family. Music has always been a part of our life. We first started playing around with our own songs at San Diego High School. MG then went to off to UCLA and Cdoe stayed in San Diego playing collegiate football. Cdoe unfortunately tore is ACL and MG graduated. We both picked music back up and the rest was history.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
We connect with fans and artists, and try and get our music outside of our own network and into the ears of people we don’t know. That way we can build our audience and our reach. We understand our friends and family, although extremely supportive, won’t be enough to make it.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
A lot of people only want to support themselves and put each other down to feel better about their music. As the artist, you individually hold your own destiny. Nobody is going to look out for you and the hustle is non-stop. You have to force the time to pursue your dreams and find out how to balance life.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There’s a lot of old school gangsta rap going around San Diego. We like that our city is up and coming. We don’t like that there is a lot of silent competition. It’s a big city with a small town feel, everyone knows everyone. We wish SD would support its own artists more.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Artists need to recognize the different lanes that have been in hip hop since its inception. There has always been multiple ways of hip hop expression. Singing in hip hop isn’t new when you have artists like Nate Dogg who held it down. Artists should be more open minded to different types of rap music or music period.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Simply make music that you love and don’t worry about what others think, comment, like, or whatever. If you like it, it should be enough.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Anything. Random things. Good things. Bad things. Trivv things. Life. We take inspiration from our surrounding whether it’s more edgy or more turn up or melodic which explains our versatile songs. We listen and follow where the beat takes us. The instrumentals are the music and we find the words to match. We make music we like to listen to.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
We listen to beats, we freestyle a bunch of hooks and songs, pick the best we like, and turn it into a song. We take it seriously, but we try to have fun and enjoy the process.
What do you think makes a great song?
Music is so subjective. You might think one song is hot and someone might think it’s not. But ultimately it has to have that feel to it. You have to believe it’s a hit, and even if a hater doesn’t like it you have to stay the course; keep confident and slap your music.
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