12 Nov Caught Up in a Daze
Tre Daze is a young man and artist coming out of Memphis Tennessee and just like any other Indie artist out here, he is working to turn a dream into a reality. Of course you have the ones that seem to stand out from the rest and speaking to him i could definitely hear the passion and the fire that keeps him going. To me he is young because of his age but he is wiser than most because of his knowledge. So come and get caught up in a daze with Tre Daze. -Mz. Fierce
Fierce: For those who are not familiar with you can you please introduce yourself to the world?
Tre: My name is Tre Daze born in Memphis, Tennessee. Grew up in the east Memphis, Tennessee community. Just a kid still at heart trying to make good music for my generation and doing everything for the glory of my God.
Fierce: Tell us about Tre Daze and how you got your start in music?
Tre: I have been writing forever since I was in elementary school and was listening to rap and I kind of fell into it. Just writing and forming a pattern and putting it to a beat and trying to correlate it and that’s how I found my passion. I liked to put words together and the more things I had to say the more I fell in love with it. My cousin father owned a studio and we started to play with it not knowing how to mix and everything sounded horrible but now we taking it serious and it just has grown.
Fierce: Starting out did you ever see yourself working on your 3rd mixtape and turning your music into a livelihood?
Tre: Nah. I didn’t think about it when I first started out and when I look at it, I have been making mixtapes since I was in high school and my homeboy Bizzle we put out a series of mixtapes and its like I know I will do this for the rest of my life but how am I going to do this? How am I going to keep the voice alive and keep the passion alive? It’s good to know that I am on my 3rd mixtape and reaching people. It’s crazy.
Fierce: Who were some of your biggest influences growing up musically and personally?
Tre: Musically off the top and being from Memphis Yo Gotti. I must say he is the voice of the M and it’s a given to be a young black dude in Memphis and you see where he is at now. I follow him and he is inspiration and Starlito. I still listen to him not as much but he used to be a big influence for me how he put all his music together, it was a raw emotion. He wasn’t trying to flex, it was his story. Just the raw passion for it just rubbed off on me.
Fierce: What are some of the biggest myths or stereotypes that you have come across with being an artist?
Tre: I was just talking to my homeboy about this and I am from Memphis and because I do music people try to affiliate me with a gang and I am not in a gang. It is a stereotype and I get wrapped up in that image and that is not me. It’s crazy how people look at you when they don’t know you and females always think I am that type of dude but I am not.
Fierce: Has there very been a time where you felt as if you did not want to make music anymore?
Tre: Yeah a couple of times and I feel as every artist or rapper has felt this type of way and you expect so much from your music and you put so much expectations on yourself on where you need to be and what you need to do and when I get a feeling like that I have to get some type of inspiration to move me. This is what fuels my music. The outcomes of the trials and test you go through. It got serious for me I really contemplated before I turned 20 I thought about stopping because I did not like the direction I was going and everyone wanted me to make it for money, for materialistic motives. It’s like the drug game. You’re a big dope boy and you have invested so much into it with all this money and all this drugs so how can you find a way to get out of it.
Fierce: Being from Memphis, which is a very historic city, when you think about music from the blues to 3 6 Mafia, is it hard for you to try to stand out among the other artist that are coming out of that city as well?
Tre: Nah not really. One thing I can tell myself is that I always wanted to portray a sound that was myself. I know that I am not the typical person from Memphis. If you are in Memphis everyone has similar traits and act alike and our lives end up the same. You graduate, work at FedEx, and get a girl pregnant. People think we just gang bangers. For me to stand out I wanted to tell the truth. I did not want to make myself cool to you, I rap what I know and rap for the people in my circle so you can see how we really live and I believe a lot of people do not have the drive that I have but it is not hard to stand out
Fierce: How would Tre Daze describe his music in one word and why?
Tre: Raw and that’s cliché but it’s just pure heart. Everything that I rap comes from my heart, not to compare myself to other people, but I know people that make music that just goes through the motions to get on and not feeling the emotion behind it.
Fierce: Now let’s go back to your 3rd mixtape, what is the title going to be and what can old fans and new fans expect from Tre Daze on this project?
Tre: I’m actually working on 2 projects right now one with my brother Balling Against the Pressure and with this project it is going to be a hungrier type of a mindset, not really too flashy, not material, it will just be raw emotion. That is my brother and every time we link up its crazy. A lot of fast rapping and the beats will be crazy. I also have a freestyle mixtape coming out and it will be called Free Will. I am trying to see what I am going to do with it so I will keep people posted. I think people will mess with the beats and the rhymes will be on point.
Fierce: Working on a 3rd mixtape can only mean you have a catalogue of music, with that being said what type of legacy is Tre Daze trying to leave or wanting to leave?
Tre: I would say the legacy would be I just kept it real. Everything was real at the end of the day. I want to make music that will be timeless, not something that you can listen to in the moment. I want people to be able to pop my music in and still feel a certain way. I make music to enjoy but I want people to feel it as well because when I write it I feel it and I want people to hear my store and learn from it and gain knowledge and just self-improvement.
Fierce: Where can people find your music?
Tre: Right now I am on Tumblr and on my twitter page if you go there I have everything posted. I have a bandcamp with Bizzle and that is the whole catalog it goes all the way back to 2011 to our first little mixtape.
Fierce: Is there anything that you would like to say to your fans or supporters?
Tre: I just want to say keep working, whatever you’re working on. Don’t let anything get you down. Everything happens for a reason, life is crazy and my life has gotten crazy. Trust in God and keep your head up.
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