“If you’re not talking about some beef or repping a hood you’ll get little support. I’m a lyricist so therefore only a select few will give my music a listen. I’m the best artist where I’m from.”

Check out the interview with Trizzy Strauss exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Trizzy Strauss:
My interest in stardom came about a few years ago. I kept having dreams about me being rich and famous, and my visions started taking over my life. Music has always been like a second nature of mine. I know I’m meant to do this.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Biggest tip for young artist out there is to know your lane and never give up.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I have a big family and little money. Putting money behind your music is key and it’s pretty hard when you have a lot of responsibilities.

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 a big way to promote yourself. Every opportunity the internet throws at you go for it; you never know.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Pittsburgh, PA. The artists are more selfish than the fans. If you’re not talking about some beef or repping a hood you’ll get little support. I’m a lyricist so therefore only a select few will give my music a listen. I’m the best artist where I’m from.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself still headed for the top. A year from now I see my music career in a way healthier state. I still see myself making music and reaching for the stars.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to Wiz and Lil Wayne, but mostly their lifestyle and the way they affect their fans with their music. I really look up to myself. Hearing an old song of mine will inspire me to go harder.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The “new” rappers? They’re music is trash. I know any rapper in the game will sign me after they hear my music. I feel that I’m better than ever “new” rapper.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/trizzy-strauss-music
Facebook: Trizzy Strauss
Twitter: @TrizzyStrauss