Whats up People,
Before I go into my rant about Progression I just wanted to thank Illseed and the AllHipHop staff for giving me the opportunity to air out my thoughts and to tell our story. Good looking out!!! Ok lets get into it.
I have been doing a lot of thinking the last couple of weeks. I realized that trying to make it in this music business can break a strong man if he lets it.
I was on the horn with T.J. Chapman a few days ago and we were chopping it up about all the success that his artist B.O.B. was having and how they opened up for Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Progression!!!! Progression is an important part of life. Are you progressing or are you at the same place you were last year. I remember B.O.B. grinding to get his name and music out there. I remember T.J. telling me that there were so many Nay Sayers out there that didnt believe in their movement. So many No's before the big YES!!! Now look!!!!! You can't turn on a radio without hearing one of his songs. Now he's opening for Jay and Em!! B.O.B. is a perfect example of PROGRESSION!!!
That conversation with TJ made me look at my own situation. Is my business experiencing Progression. Is my group Trillogy experiencing PROGRESSION. I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper and started writing. What I found was amazing we are so far from where we were last year it's crazy and in comparison to where we were when we started its like night and day. Sometimes when you keep your head down and work as hard as you can you dont realize all of the road that you have covered. It takes intestinal fortitude to keep you going when you really want to rest. The business of making music is just that, A BUSINESS. In any business the person that has the best product and works the hardest with his product will be successful. THAT'S A FACT!!!
The moral of this story is that whatever you do, be it music or slicing cold cuts at your local Bodega. Work hard and take pride in your work. You might not notice it now but someone is watching and admiring your skills and before long all your efforts will pay off!!!!
So I am going to put my head back down and get back to work but before I go I wanted to share with you some of the PROGRESSION we have made with TRILLOGY since the last time we spoke!!!!
Until Next Time
PEACE AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
We might not have won the race yet but man do I see the finish line and I am just getting my second wind. I dare you to try and out work me and my team -Dre'
We just hooked up with Kwasi Kessie and Nakim of GFCNY. They will be handling our Styling and Lifestyle Branding.
We are now working with the IAMPR Agency. They will be handling all of our Public Relation needs.
Just signed a licensing deal with a Publishing company in California.
Was one of three acts asked to perform at a private Industry showcase for ASCAP, Television Music Supervisors and Major Label Execs at the Viper Room in California.
2010 Underground Music Awards
We are proud to announce Trillogy has won "Hip Hop Group Of The Year" at the 2010 Underground Music Awards.
Trillogy Performs at the UMA Awards
TRILLOGY was asked to be a feature performer at the UMA's this year and they killed it.
"Ride Around Town" Official Music Video Premier
Trillogy's hit single has been followed up by a music video.
Which has already broken 25,000 views on Youtube.
Produced by Jay Rodriguez of Itchy House films.
Style by GFCNY and Marco Hall
Trillogy Performs "Ride Around Town" Live At Club Nile NJ
Charted 3 Weeks in a row!
The single that has taken the independent scene by storm. "Ride Around
Town" has managed to chart 3 weeks in a row. We are very
proud of this achievement and appreciate all the support from our fans,
program directors and music supervisors for placing the song in rotation.
-- WORLD PREMIER OF THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE TRILLOGY SMASH "RIDE AROUND TOWN"
TRILLOGY WINNERS OF THE 2010 UNDERGROUND MUSIC AWARDS
"HIP HOP GROUP OF THE YEAR" WINNERS OF THE 2009 UNDERGROUND MUSIC AWARDS "SONG OF THE YEAR"WINNERS OF THE 2008 UNDERGROUND MUSIC AWARDS
"MOST ORIGINAL GROUP OR DUO"