Below is an artist by the name of Tre Isaacs. Good friends with Abyss Da Dark, another artists who has graced the pages of aEM. Tre is another Brooklyn native, shout out to BK, who uses his pen skills as an outlet for his feelings. He has good flow, knows how to ride a beat. Lyrics are on point.
Just another underground artist who doesn’t disappoint. Here’s Tre Isaacs on Tell Your Story…
Tell me about Tre Isaacs. Who is he and what propelled him to write?
Who is Tre Isaacs? ……. shit …… I’m still trying to find that out, lol. Nah, he was once a kid that was born and raised in Brooklyn for 11 years until he moved from East NY to Long Island. Now he is your everyday “Average Joe”, wakes up, goes to a job he withstands with dreams of reaching further in life. What propelled me to write music was me getting out all feelings of anger, stress, happiness; basically any human type of emotion we have on a day to day basis. I say more coping with stress or a escape from the world we close ourselves in.
Music tends to be very therapeutic to the mind, body, and soul, especially if played in the right mood. I think I can fit all moods or alter them to make the listener literally feel what I’m saying or going threw at that moment. They listen to the song with hopes [that] they can relate to what they hear.
How do you know Abyss Da Dark?
What track/verse of yours do you feel especially accomplished about?
I feel accomplished by most of the songs I write. They usually all have a play in a certain part of my life … [as a] matter [of] fact, there is this one song on the Self Centered EP called Thought 4 Food (Juz Venting) I feel very intact with. It’s actually one of my favorites on the EP… I wrote that song when I was feeling really low on life. I was going threw some personal problems that I could no longer with-hold. So to filter out the impurities, one of my boys played me this beat [on] youtube. I really thought it fit my mood at the time and it was dope so I let loose and went off. After I wrote it, my mind felt free and clear. Some serious shit you know?
Tell me where the inspiration for this quote came from. “Music is a art form that paints pictures… it’s just up to the person to hold the brush right.”
The inspiration [for] my quote actually came from one of my songs I wrote a while back. But I see ALL music as a certain type of art form or vision without a canvas… And I mean everybody can buy stencils, some paint or whatever, but not everybody paints/views Mona Lisa the same way.
Describe your style of music?
My style of music ranges from poetic, story telling, lyrical & so on forth. I’m what these modern kids would label as “backpacker” or “emo”……. Confused because I don’t really walk around with a backpack nor do I wear black all the time but it’s w/e, I guess…
The Self Centered EP is based on my everyday life. I was in a state of turmoil on finding out what life meant and how I can better myself within it. It first started out as a mixtape and I named it Take Notes. I named it that [because] I was tryna prove that I can rap with the elite for my age. I was 17 at the time, I think. I was having debates with myself on quitting [because] I kept getting sidetracked and discouraged to do it. I sat down on it for a while and did a few features on other artist songs for their albums/mixtapes. They kept asking me “Yo Tre, when you dropping your tape bro?”. I kept telling them soon, soon.
So after a few years passed, I said F it, let me stop stalling and get this damn project done. It got changed to Self Centered due to the song I did with Sushanna. I felt the song [was] a good impact on the EP. When a lot of [people] hear Self Centered, first thing they think “Ohh, hes egotistical.” or “He must be a cocky rapper.” but nah, it’s deeper than that. They just gotta hear the song or watch the video to understand.
What about the singer on the song, Sushanna? Tell me a little about her.
Sushanna’s my home girl from high school. Self Centered was actually her first time singing in the studio. She used to record herself singing songs on the radio off her phone and letting me listen to them. I liked her voice and thought she would sound great over the track. She’s currently doing her thing in make up, art and fashion designs though (shout out to her).
Who were your influences growing up?
How do you think they impacted your versatility?
I can switch up the flow, do different styles and etc… I just don’t settle for one type of sound when I’m doing music so I guess that’s how they effect my versatility.
Do you have any other projects you’d like to promote?
Ummm, besides The Self Centered EP coming out some time in the summer (had to push it back from May 1st due to some complications in the mastering)… I have plans to do a project with my little brother. He’s been producing some ill shit lately. Not sure when its coming out or what to call it yet but do expect it to be dope.
Any words of wisdom to the readers?
Don’t let anyone or anything discourage you, not even yourself. You are your worst enemy and you must sometimes fight yourself to push forward. Success does not come overnight and you must work for anything you want out of life. Don’t expect any opportunity to come unless you make [one]. Keep your focus, positive energy, and stay humble through it all.
Do you want to shout out any team/band members or supporters?
Shouts to everyone that’s holding me down & wants to see me achieve my goals and dreams. Thanks for the interview. I appreciate that y’all took the time to do this. #SelfCenteredEP… Coming Soon.
Shout out to Tre Isaacs for the submission and interview. It’s greatly appreciated. Below is the links to the EP, which dropped yesterday, a track called Keep It Moving (Get Up) by Tre Isaacs and the video to Self Centered. Check him out.
N I’m out…
Keep It Moving (Get Up) by Tre Isaacs –
Tre Isaacs Reverb & Media Fire for the Self Centered EP