Artist Interview: Tru 2 Lyfe Entertainment
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am Isreal Porter which is the name that my mother gave me at birth, the reason behind my stage name selection is only because the realist thing u can do is be yourself. I grew up in South Central Los Angeles on west Gage st. and Hoover st. where I was subjected to being raised around gang violence, drug sales, poverty and police brutality. In my music I speak on the ills of the ghetto and giving hand to pull out anyone that feels like their trapped in what we call “the trap” today.
Talk to us more about your latest release
I just released a new song titled “Sweet Lemonade” ft. Tha Professa on bandcamp.com two days ago from today which is also a song that will definitely going to be on The Black Party Vol.1 my first mixtape that will be released 02/14/.
What inspired you to write this release?
I wrote “Sweet Lemonade” during a rough period in my life, the inspiration for this piece came from me looking into what could be my reality and glancing but at the struggle I endured to reach this stage of more than I was use to.
Any plans to release a video?
Oh of course as artist it’s vital but at this time I haven’t came across the right music video director but we will cross that bridge in due time.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes that’s an important part to branding myself globely as an artist.
I’ve been recommended to preform back in Los Angeles by Coast 2 Coast on 03/26/2017.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I feel it’s all in market targeting, the topics u choose to address, animation of character and being relatable to the people not to the people of the music industry.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Royce Da 59, SlaughterHouse and of course Myself.
Tell us about your passions
That fact that I have no choice but to….lol
What else is happening next in your world?
Honestly I wouldn’t know what the future holds but I think we’ll find as time progresses forward.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Isreal!