Brisbane-based rapper Trigz is my guest today. For me, Trigz is the full package in terms of a Hip Hop artist. Stage presence, authenticity, flow, punchlines and dope content. I first met Trigz at an NJE show and saw him crush a set. I was a fan immediately.
I’ve been grinding in the underground for a minute now and I’ve met a lot of different people pursuing different things. Once in a while, I see an act and hear music that absolutely floors me and my guest today is a prime example of that.
With a massive body of work and over 500K combined Spotify and YouTube streams, Trigz is an absolute beast on the mic and I am honoured to have him with us today.
Thanks for your time bro. How long have you been making music?
I started putting out music on Soundcloud back in like 2009-2010. But I started taking music more seriously around 2015 and quit uploading to Soundcloud and started distributing my music to other major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music etc. But yeah that’s what, 11-12 years in the rap game. Damn that makes me sound ancient lol.
Haha not at all. Did you grow up with music in your home?
I did. My mum was a guitarist in a 70s rock band when she was in her 20s. Growing up I listened to predominantly pop punk music like Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Bowling For Soup etc but I was also a big fan of Eminem too.
It wasn’t until like 2008 that I started getting into Australian Hip Hop. I remember cranking songs like “Jimmy Recard” by Drapht or “City of Stars” by Mind Over Matter in the Commodore.
Who are you listening to these days?
These days I listen to a lot of Merkules, Jelly Roll, Ashtin Larold, Josh A, 7ru7h, The Kid LAROI, MGK etc. I like story telling songs that I can relate to but I also love melodic rap with punk rock vibes. So like rappers that can sing without sounding too robotic.
Trigz - Dynamic Destiny
What inspires you?
I see all these young guns coming up in the scene putting out fire. Like the homies Imagine the Rapper and Young Vizzy for example. I may be older now but hearing constant bangers from friends in the scene is what motivates/inspires me to keep putting out new music too.
What’s your ideal creative environment?
I guess it really depends what mood I’m in. I find I write my best songs when I have some “me time” chilling out at home but then again I love hitting up the studio, making beats and bouncing ideas off other creative artists too.
What does music give you?
Music gives me a sense of freedom. I’m the type of person that writes about their feelings. I wear my heart on my sleeve so it’s a really therapeutic feeling to express yourself and have people relate and sing along. There’s no better feeling.
What do you write about?
Like I mentioned before I write about my feelings. If I’m going through a dark spot in my life, I’ll write about. But if I’m happy and life’s going really good I’ll write a chill feel good song too. So it’s the best of both worlds.
What’s next for you?
This year I’m working on a side project under the name Daniel Raymxnd. This side project is to showcase my beat making skills. I have a beat tape in the works which features artists like SwizZz, Enkay47, Imagine the Rapper, Megalodon and more.
For Trigz I have a handful of new singles that are pending release. I plan on working with more artists from Canada / USA this year in the hope to gain more international exposure. I also want to start helping other up and coming artists grow their music in the coming years. I feel I could make a good artist manager with the amount of Industry knowledge that I have acquired over the years.
Funniest moments in music?
The funniest moments always happen on Tour! There’s a few stories. I’m a deep sleeper, apparently I snored that loud I made my old band member rage and drive home to Brisbane from Nimbin one time. Then there’s that time we relocated Geran’s tent at Nimbin Mardigrass with him passed out inside (watch my Nimbin Vlog) Hmmm there’s other stories but I’ll have to tell you in person so I don’t incriminate anyone.
Big ups to the homie Trigz for taking the time to share his knowledge and journey with us. Humble dude and absolute legend. I may have to hit him up to be my artist manager..
Always find it interesting talking to cool people. You can find Trigz’ massive body of work on all streaming platforms.
As always, thanks for rocking with ya boi Prim!