TRINO!! 21 year old artist from the Northside of St. Louis. I have been writing music since 12 years old. I started recording at the age of 14, as a freshman in high school. I never stopped since then and I’m continuing to perfect my craft day by day! I am the president of LevelUp The Label. I am learning how to engineer as well. I have a couple of tracks that I engineered myself. I have in total 4 projects out. My first project is titled “Me Myself And I” I released that back in 2014. My second project titled “Level Up” was released in 2017 a full studio project. My third project is titled “Vibes produced Taisho Jo” this project is an EP and was released a year ago in 2018, also a studio album. I did a collaboration with Taisho on this project, he’s a real dope producer and this is one of my favorite projects. Last but not least my latest project titled “TRINOTIME” was released this year 2019 this is the best piece of art I ever put together
What drew you to the music industry?
I’ve always loved music every since I was baby. I started growing up paying attention to the music scene/industry and I always thought to myself I wanna do what these big artists are out here doing but do it even better in my own style.
Who are you inspired by?
I am in inspired by my big brother, his artist name is Monte’ Corleone. I started listening to my brother when I was younger and he was dope back then and he still is now plus even better. He’s basically the reason I started writing music.
Please explain your creative process.
My creative process is pretty simple. I rarely listen to other artists except for my team. Every time I’m in my car , work , or just on the go period. I’m always playing beats, and if I hear one I like I instantly start brainstorming lyrics write them down and head straight to the studio to record.
What’s an average day like for you?
An average day for me is pretty laid back and chill. I work overnights 7 days a week, once I get off in the morning I normally stop by my house get out of my work clothes etc. and I get straight outside. I’m either making runs around my city, or I’m chilling with my girl taking care of business and brainstorming million dollar ideas.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
There are a couple of hidden messages in my tracks. They are either about past relationships, current situations, or about past life situations.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Yes I collaborate with other artists. The process with that is I would link up with the artist through social media or in person. We would find a beat that either I myself picked out or the other artist. We talk about the concept and then we start working on the song and record as soon as possible.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans.
The way that I interact and respond to fans is through social media. I am able to comment back to any of my fans that comment on my posts. I am able show them love just how they show me love right back. They also would be able to get all of my new content through social media as well.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
My favorite about part about this line of work is making the music honestly. Also connecting with my fans and seeing all of the love that show me. My least favorite part about this is the sleep. I barely sleep, but it’s basically worth it in my eyes.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Yes, I have dealt with performance anxiety. The only time I have dealt with is during my first performance. The reason being is because the crowd wasn’t feeling me, nor my team that was on the stage with me. It made me feel a little discouraged and made me not even want to finish the songs but I still did my thing on the mic and finished all the way through.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
My favorite performance venue is a Club Diamonds I performed there the other night. The crowd loved my song
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your
The advice that I would give to somebody trying to follow in my footsteps is to stick with it. Don’t give up, and also all criticism is good criticism. Just continue to work on your craft and perfect it every single day and NEVER GIVE UP no matter how many times life gets you down