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Trub - The Iron Chef
Posted: Friday - February 1, 2013 | Comments: (0)
 

 Trub Lawrence Johnson aka Trub based in Memphis Tennessee is not your average hip hop artist. He realized his immense talent and started perfecting his artistry at an early age. His career began at age 11 and by the age of 15, Trub gained a massive underground hip hop fan base. His goal is to bring good music to a global audience.

 

First of why the moniker Trub?

 

I call myself Trub because in acronym form it represents everything about me, not just as an artist but also as person. Trub stands for Truth, Real, Unique, and Blessed and I am all of those.

 

You’re based in Memphis, home of legends such as Three 6 Mafia, Lil White and Yo Gotti. What do you think Trub will bring to game to become a legend like those mentioned?

 

I will be great in my own way with a new sound and a new movement to represent the city right. Artist such as Yo Gotti and Three 6 Mafia have inspired me to be a great artist. I learned a lot from them. I come from a neighbourhood where if u don’t hustle you don’t eat, and that is what makes me a working hard as artist. What I will bring to the game is hard work. And to become a legend that’s the most important effort to make. What will make me a legend in this game is my hard work!

 

At age 11, you released your first mixtape Cruel To The Game. What was it about Hip Hop that made you want to rap?

 

I wanted to rap because I saw hip hop as a way of life. I was greatly into music and there were many Artists that inspired me at that age such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Ice Cube. When I wrote my first rhyme I knew then it was something that I would enjoy doing for the rest of my life. I was actually into rap more than my schoolwork, at 11 and that was crazy! Cruel to the game was recorded on a karaoke machine because that’s all we could afford but in my world that record was a classic. Rap raised me as a kid and that will be a part of me forever.

 

 

How did your parents feel about you recording and releasing a mixtape at the age of 11?

 

They were like, “Wow!” You got talent but they didn’t know how serious I was about it. They always supported me but they didn’t know I would take it on for a career when I was older. But they always knew I was serious about it.

 

The mixtape laid the groundwork for the release of your first album Situation Of A Hustler, how old where you when you released the album and how did it come about?

 

Situation Of A Hustler came about by me taking recording to the next step. A friend of mine who is also an artist by the name of N’sane introduced me to a great engineer by the name of Enigma. Enigma, taught me how to record. Basically he taught me how to format real songs, write hooks and make real records. Situation of a Hustler was put together all by me and recorded by Enigma. It was my first real studio street album. I was 14 years old when it was released and we pushed in the hood from the trunk of a car. I was getting a lot of great feedback from it and I knew that I could really be something great with hip hop.

 

Your music caught the attention of Rob-E-Rob Devine, who was the A&R Director for Image Records. He later left and formed his own label G Money Records to which you are now signed. Tell us about how you hooked up with Rob-E-Rob?

 

Well, as of now I’m not signed to nobody. I met Rob-e-Rob in Florida while I was attending a basketball tournament. I gave him a CD because I always kept music on me and it immediately caught his attention. Rob taught me a lot about the industry and he signed me up to his team G Money Records. After learning a lot from Rob I became my own boss and got greater with music I started my own team GME (Guerilla Movement Ent.) and moved forward to become who I am today and that’s Trub.

 

You’ve preformed and collaborated with rap heavyweights like Juvenile, Waka Flocka, Gorilla Zoe and Project Pat to name a few. What have you learnt from these artists that can help you in your career?

 

I have learned to bring my “A” game every time I step in the booth and every time I step on the stage. They are some of the best artist I have ever worked with and been around. I learned something great from each of them. Working with artists of that level made me realize that I’m ready for this industry and that is the biggest stage to enter, it’s a dream for all artists. But, I knew if I can be great performing and recording with them then the sky is the limit and I am ready for the industry.

 

On January 5, you released your new mixtape, The Recipe, which is hosted by DJ Kurupt, can you tell us about that?

 

Yes, The Recipe is one of my best mixtapes yet. I had a lot of fun recording it. I was just picking beats that I liked and just recording, I didn’t have a set format with it. Kurupt is one of the best DJs I know and he told me Trub just do you! So I did. The Recipe has 15 tracks on it. It has some instrumentals of songs that I liked and the rest are original beats from my production team. The Recipe is available now on DatPiff.com and LiveMixtapes. I plan to release many more like it, just me having fun recording on whatever I want.

 

Tell us about the album, Iron Chef, what can we expect to hear from Trub on there?

 

Iron Chef will be a classic, I can guarantee that. I plan on releasing it once I land the right label situation I want. Iron Chef will be the introduction of me, who I am and what I’m about to the world.

 

On my mixtapes I just rap and have fun but, on Iron Chef you will get my life and some fun music but it will be more personal. It will be something to remember. I want the right team behind it because it will change lives and you will know who I am from A to Z.

 

Are you collaborating with any other artists on there?

 

Yes, I plan on working with some of the best in the game such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Young Jeezy. And I also plan on working with some artist that would be unexpected like a Taylor Swift. I want to have the right label situation to pull that off and I will because I want Iron Chef to be that great.

 

Why have you called the album Iron Chef?

 

Because Iron Chef is my other alias and it’s the main title of what I am about. Iron Chef stands for cooking up great music and that’s what I do. I feel like that’s the perfect title to let the world know who I am and what I am about on my first album

 

When will it be released?

 

Can’t say it yet but Yo! Raps will be the first. So stay tuned!

 

What advice would give to a young artist coming into the game?

 

Stay hungry and never let anybody tell you that you can’t because you can. Work hard and don’t expect handouts because there are none. Always stay humble and keep God and your family first because the money and all the other great things the game has to offer will be there, but that is not what makes you successful. Have a family of success and you will be richer than music, you will be rich in life.

 

Can you tell us your social networking sites where people can find out more about you?

 

Yes follow me on Twitter @TrubGME I’m always there! And subscribe to my YouTube channel to see everything I’m releasing at www.youtube.com/guerillamovementent. Also check me out on Instagram @Trub23 and www.facebook.com/TrubGME. My new website www.Trubgme.com will be coming soon!

 

- By Jai Boo

 
 
Home  >  Next 2 Blow  >  Trub - The Iron Chef
Trub - The Iron Chef
Posted: Friday - February 1, 2013 | Comments: (0)
 

 Trub Lawrence Johnson aka Trub based in Memphis Tennessee is not your average hip hop artist. He realized his immense talent and started perfecting his artistry at an early age. His career began at age 11 and by the age of 15, Trub gained a massive underground hip hop fan base. His goal is to bring good music to a global audience.

 

First of why the moniker Trub?

 

I call myself Trub because in acronym form it represents everything about me, not just as an artist but also as person. Trub stands for Truth, Real, Unique, and Blessed and I am all of those.

 

You’re based in Memphis, home of legends such as Three 6 Mafia, Lil White and Yo Gotti. What do you think Trub will bring to game to become a legend like those mentioned?

 

I will be great in my own way with a new sound and a new movement to represent the city right. Artist such as Yo Gotti and Three 6 Mafia have inspired me to be a great artist. I learned a lot from them. I come from a neighbourhood where if u don’t hustle you don’t eat, and that is what makes me a working hard as artist. What I will bring to the game is hard work. And to become a legend that’s the most important effort to make. What will make me a legend in this game is my hard work!

 

At age 11, you released your first mixtape Cruel To The Game. What was it about Hip Hop that made you want to rap?

 

I wanted to rap because I saw hip hop as a way of life. I was greatly into music and there were many Artists that inspired me at that age such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Ice Cube. When I wrote my first rhyme I knew then it was something that I would enjoy doing for the rest of my life. I was actually into rap more than my schoolwork, at 11 and that was crazy! Cruel to the game was recorded on a karaoke machine because that’s all we could afford but in my world that record was a classic. Rap raised me as a kid and that will be a part of me forever.

 

 

How did your parents feel about you recording and releasing a mixtape at the age of 11?

 

They were like, “Wow!” You got talent but they didn’t know how serious I was about it. They always supported me but they didn’t know I would take it on for a career when I was older. But they always knew I was serious about it.

 

The mixtape laid the groundwork for the release of your first album Situation Of A Hustler, how old where you when you released the album and how did it come about?

 

Situation Of A Hustler came about by me taking recording to the next step. A friend of mine who is also an artist by the name of N’sane introduced me to a great engineer by the name of Enigma. Enigma, taught me how to record. Basically he taught me how to format real songs, write hooks and make real records. Situation of a Hustler was put together all by me and recorded by Enigma. It was my first real studio street album. I was 14 years old when it was released and we pushed in the hood from the trunk of a car. I was getting a lot of great feedback from it and I knew that I could really be something great with hip hop.

 

Your music caught the attention of Rob-E-Rob Devine, who was the A&R Director for Image Records. He later left and formed his own label G Money Records to which you are now signed. Tell us about how you hooked up with Rob-E-Rob?

 

Well, as of now I’m not signed to nobody. I met Rob-e-Rob in Florida while I was attending a basketball tournament. I gave him a CD because I always kept music on me and it immediately caught his attention. Rob taught me a lot about the industry and he signed me up to his team G Money Records. After learning a lot from Rob I became my own boss and got greater with music I started my own team GME (Guerilla Movement Ent.) and moved forward to become who I am today and that’s Trub.

 

You’ve preformed and collaborated with rap heavyweights like Juvenile, Waka Flocka, Gorilla Zoe and Project Pat to name a few. What have you learnt from these artists that can help you in your career?

 

I have learned to bring my “A” game every time I step in the booth and every time I step on the stage. They are some of the best artist I have ever worked with and been around. I learned something great from each of them. Working with artists of that level made me realize that I’m ready for this industry and that is the biggest stage to enter, it’s a dream for all artists. But, I knew if I can be great performing and recording with them then the sky is the limit and I am ready for the industry.

 

On January 5, you released your new mixtape, The Recipe, which is hosted by DJ Kurupt, can you tell us about that?

 

Yes, The Recipe is one of my best mixtapes yet. I had a lot of fun recording it. I was just picking beats that I liked and just recording, I didn’t have a set format with it. Kurupt is one of the best DJs I know and he told me Trub just do you! So I did. The Recipe has 15 tracks on it. It has some instrumentals of songs that I liked and the rest are original beats from my production team. The Recipe is available now on DatPiff.com and LiveMixtapes. I plan to release many more like it, just me having fun recording on whatever I want.

 

Tell us about the album, Iron Chef, what can we expect to hear from Trub on there?

 

Iron Chef will be a classic, I can guarantee that. I plan on releasing it once I land the right label situation I want. Iron Chef will be the introduction of me, who I am and what I’m about to the world.

 

On my mixtapes I just rap and have fun but, on Iron Chef you will get my life and some fun music but it will be more personal. It will be something to remember. I want the right team behind it because it will change lives and you will know who I am from A to Z.

 

Are you collaborating with any other artists on there?

 

Yes, I plan on working with some of the best in the game such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Young Jeezy. And I also plan on working with some artist that would be unexpected like a Taylor Swift. I want to have the right label situation to pull that off and I will because I want Iron Chef to be that great.

 

Why have you called the album Iron Chef?

 

Because Iron Chef is my other alias and it’s the main title of what I am about. Iron Chef stands for cooking up great music and that’s what I do. I feel like that’s the perfect title to let the world know who I am and what I am about on my first album

 

When will it be released?

 

Can’t say it yet but Yo! Raps will be the first. So stay tuned!

 

What advice would give to a young artist coming into the game?

 

Stay hungry and never let anybody tell you that you can’t because you can. Work hard and don’t expect handouts because there are none. Always stay humble and keep God and your family first because the money and all the other great things the game has to offer will be there, but that is not what makes you successful. Have a family of success and you will be richer than music, you will be rich in life.

 

Can you tell us your social networking sites where people can find out more about you?

 

Yes follow me on Twitter @TrubGME I’m always there! And subscribe to my YouTube channel to see everything I’m releasing at www.youtube.com/guerillamovementent. Also check me out on Instagram @Trub23 and www.facebook.com/TrubGME. My new website www.Trubgme.com will be coming soon!

 

- By Jai Boo

 
 
   
 
   
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