By Damilola Grey
Dami: What inspired you to start rapping?
Trey Posey: It just really helped free my mind and the thought of helping someone else in their day-to-day life is what made me want to put it out for people to hear. I’ve always wrote songs since I was little for fun, and I always loved it. J Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” helped me through certain things, and that made me want to potentially help other people.
Dami: Most people would describe you as a lyrical rapper but how would you describe your sound?
Trey Posey: I would definitely say lyrical too, but I would call it a combination of lyricism, relatability, and versatility. It’s optimistic but real and dark at the same time. Kinda like a child’s sense of wonder with an adult perspective.
Dami: What are 3 words you’ll use to describe your music?
Trey Posey: Authentic, relatable, and unique.
Dami: Who are your biggest inspirations?
Trey Posey: J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, JID, Lil Wayne. Also I got a line; “my inspiration is my own potential”.
Dami: When making music, where do you grab inspiration from?
Trey Posey: Just how I’m feeling at the moment and the message I want to portray at the time. Sometimes when I need more inspiration, I’ll write outside in nature somewhere or just a different environment, other than the studio, that gives off the creative feel.
Dami: What’s your creative process like?
Trey Posey: I find it, make a beat, then I brainstorm ideas and go back to lyrics in my notes and see if those fit the vibe and keep them in mind if they do. Then I freestyle melodies and flows on the beat and keep the ones that sound good, then write to them and mix as I go.
Dami: Tell us about your latest project “Spoken Letters”.
Trey Posey: It’s a great, cohesive project that shows growth. There’s a letter in every song that’s to someone or something. It’s mature and there’s a lot of self-reflecting on it. There’s something for everyone and I think everyone can resonate with at least one song.
Dami: What does the project mean to you?
Trey Posey: Man it means a lot. This was another stepping stone of my artistry. I feel like I’ve finally mastered my sound. This project is a deep, vulnerable story of the pursuit of happiness. It’s the best music I’ve ever made.
Dami: What do you want people to take away after listening to it?
Trey Posey: I want people to feel like they’re not alone. I just want them to feel something. I love making music that people can really FEEL. Also, I want people to recognize my potential, and I’m not going nowhere.
Dami: What’s next for you after “Spoken Letters”?
Trey Posey: More big things. Doing some videos and maybe a deluxe for the project. Then next year, dropping more music and doing more and more shows. Just trying to get my name out there more.
Dami: What has been the most stressful part of being a rapper?
Trey Posey: I think just doing everything by myself. Writing, recording, mixing, mastering, marketing, finding shows, making my own cover art majority of the time, and occasionally producing. It’s a lot but I love it. It’s stressful trying to gain and keep fans as an independent artist, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
Dami: What’s your favorite part of being a rapper though?
Trey Posey: The art of it. The process of putting my feelings in a song and beging in the zone and getting chills from a song I make. Also another favorite part is when it releases and I get people’s feedback and they love it just as much as me.
Listen to “Spoken Letters” now HERE.