Trus on SoundBetter

Jack of all trades and master of one: Lyricism.

20+ years of lyricism, adapting to the many styles of different regions, eras, and sub-genres of Hip Hop.

I currently have an online following of nearly half a million throughout Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for "News That Rhymes" where I typically rap the headlines of the day.


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Interview with Trus

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: A record off the visual album I'm working on. It was my best writing yet and it captured the emotion exactly how I wanted it. I wrote the song, tracked, and mixed it.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Visual Album

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Dion Leon Music makes dope EDM production

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's all I know.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Quality writing and satisfaction

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Creating

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Who do you sound like, for the most part I'd say J. Cole

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I can only do what they've heard

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Specific details, maybe an example to make sure I give them what they want

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Forget what you think you know about Hip Hop

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Water filter, knife, rope, flint, blanket

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: 11 years, I'm aiming to be a performer or ghost writer

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Ambiguous

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: J. Cole because I feel like I could learn a lot from him being that we are in similar lanes

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Open your mind to different approaches

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Hip Hop, R&B, Pop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My way with words and how I place them

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Life, perspective, and contrast

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Once I receive an instrumental and concept, I write

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Logic Pro with Apogee Duet. AT4050 in a closed off booth and UBL monitor speakers

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: J. Cole, Drake, Nas, Eminem

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Write custom rap and rap/R&B hybrid verses

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