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Life & Work with Trell Love

Today we’d like to introduce you to Trell Love.

Hi Trell, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I grew up watching my brother rap with his friends & it sparked my interest. I guess I was trying to follow in his footsteps but I really wanted to be better than him. So when my brother & his friends would cypher & I would try to hop in, they would say my rhymes weren’t good enough. That motivated me to keep studying the craft & get better. Eventually, I spit a rhyme around 14 years old & they were shocked at my improvement. That built my confidence so I kept working on my craft & started making songs with my friends in high school. Then, I decided I wanted to make a project when I started college so I did & I titled it “Rap Or Go To School”. It was a success amongst my friends, neighborhood & fanbase. I began playing shows in places such as LA, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, college universities, SXSW, A3C Music Festival & more. I then followed up with another project titled “Waiting on Forever”, which showed a totally different side of me. Currently, I am releasing singles & videos still building my audience & perfecting my art.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road due to being in a bad management deal that derailed my career for a while. The management I was under essentially erased my entire catalog & Internet presence when we decided to part ways due to investing money into my career & it forced me to finally get a regular job, pay myself out of debt & rebuild my brand, presence & fanbase. I felt out of place & it a lot of depression came with it that I didn’t even know was affecting me at the time. I learned a lot from that situation though. It made me smarter & more self-sufficient.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a rapper, heavily influenced by traditional hip-hop but I’m also a very moody, in tune with my emotions kind of person. I like vibes, so at times I can make very melodic, attention grabbing music. What I’m most known for is my voice & how listeners gravitate to it instantly & also the authentic stories I tell. I also believe these are the same things that set me apart. Not to mention Trell Love being my real name. Most people don’t believe it or they think I’m an R&B artist before they hear my music. I most proud of my resiliency & my ability to create my own style & stick to it regardless of what’s popular in music.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I like having the opportunities to work & connect with so many like-minded individuals who are ready & willing to grind. I also love the weather. It always puts me in a good mood. My least favorite thing is the food because Chicago has the best food. I don’t like people pretending to be friends to capitalize on an opportunity.

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Corinne Mount, Shaun Andru, Maya Kirby, 215 Images

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