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Interview With Play Boy Tre @playboytre

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1.How long have you been in the rap game?


I’ve been in the game for over 10yrs…  And it’s even Longer than that if you count the years I didn’t take it seriously

2.Who are your major influences in your music?

I have a lot of artists that have influenced me over the years. Artists form all kind of music genres.  Stevie Wonder to Outkast, Eightball & MJG, Ice Cube, Incubus, Scarface and the list goes on!!! Out of them all Scarface is the reason I love to tell stories in my music and focus so heavy on concept songs. “Never Seen a Man Cry” changed my entire outlook on song writing.

3.What is your first single off your new album?

Right now I have a single feat B.o.B aka Bobby Ray called “Talkin bout her”/Voltage

4.Who all do you have featured on your album?

On this project I have mainly family. B.o.B, Bohagon, Born Wit It, Moss B, Homebwoi, Karissa and a young cat named Gutta G.

5.How did you get into the rap game?

Before I started writing raps I wrote poetry and short stories. So writing has always been a part of my life. And since rapping was so prevalent around me, it was only a natural progression to turn that writing skill into songs.

6.Where were you born?

I was born in the heart of Eastside Atlanta. Decatur, Georgia is what it’s called to most people.

7.Who would you like to work with that you haven’t already?

Kanye, 3 Stacks(Andre 3000),  Bun B, Devin the Dude, Anthony Hamilton, Stevie Wonder and Stained.

8.Who do you think is the hottest rapper out?

It’s a lot of cats doin their thing right now but I’m gonna have to say our whole team!!! Ham Squad!!!

9. Who do you think is the hottest producer out?

Its so many talented producers killing shit right now but I gotta go with my secret weapons. C-Note, Babyboi Productions, JR Phantom,

Fury and Bobby Ray!!!

10.Who is your favorite artist?

3 Stacks(Andre 3000) is my all time favorite MC period!!!

11.How did you come up with your album title?

 The title “Liquor Store Mascot” came from a line in one of my songs. The line hit people in the studio so hard that night I thought an Album with that

name would be crazy.

12.What is your favorite song on your album?

Sounds cliché’ but I don’t really have a favorite. I love all the tracks for different reasons. If I had to name some that stick out they would be. Liquor Store mascot, Moving Dem Keys, Living In a Bottle!!!

13.Who are you signed with?

The Outro!!! It’s a song dedicated to my Nephew and his first born child. I love my family and anytime I can let them know thru music it’s always special.

14.When is your album release date?

Im still Independent right now.

15.What cities do you plan on touring?

You can find it online today. Not 2mrw, Today! lol

16.What female rapper or artist do you think is the sexiest?

Any and every city that I can reach whoever wants to hear it.

17.What would you like to see from the music industry over the next two years?

When Diamond and Princess were together that was very sexy because two is always better than one!!!

18.What is your second single gonna be?

Artists taking a more grassroots approach and take the time to build a real fan base. That way the labels can’t control

what is already moving on it’s own.

19.What rapper do you dislike or hate the most?

Any rapper who doesn’t respect the craft!!! Whoever that may be!!!

20.Favorite drink in the club?

Remy is my favorite but I been on Vodka a little more these days.

21.Favorite industry magazine?

“Ozone Magazine” because they were the first magazine that did a feature on me.

22.Who got you started in the rap game?

My best friend Aday was the one who really encouraged me to rap.

23.How does your family feel about your music and your choice of career?

 I’m one of the lucky ones who has a family that supports everything I do. And that is a really good feeling

24.Top 5 rap albums of all time?

 The Chronic (Dr Dre), Soul Food (Goodie Mob), Me Against The World (Tupac), Niggaz4Life (NWA), Blueprint (Jay-Z)

25.Worst 5 rap albums of all time?

I need more than 5 to get into that shit!!!

26.Favorite r and b group or solo artist?

Stevie Wonder is my favorite solo artist and Jodeci was the shit for two albums!!! lol

27.Where do you see the rap game headed?

I see the game heading back to lyrics and more live instrumentation. A lot of new artists are bringing that sound to the fore front.

28.How do you usually come up with your songs?

Everything starts with a concept. What is this track saying? Where is this track leading me too? If I find that out, skies the limit.

29.What can we expect from you in the future?

Up close and personal music that will continue to give you a front row view of my life!!!

30.Where Can Your Fans Reach You At?

http://twitter.com/playboytre

http://www.myspace.com/playboytre

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