Virginia notability didn’t constantly entertain a harmonious success in intellect. As a offshoot, there were no language or piano lessons. In certainty, all through violent teach, Trey was doing what most kids his age were doing: detached basketball, throwing parties, and getting dragged to habitation by his grandmother, who sang in a gospel choir.
“I wasn’t equal paying watchfulness to R&B at the duration,” says Trey. “I was listening to right rap, enjoy Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas.”
Although Trey Songz cherished hip-hop occasion growing up, the barely R&B he could get into was R. Kelly. When his friends heard his impeccable course language, so-far, they pushed him to emanate rap and initiate crooning. Songz did honorable that, and following engaging compact faculty shows in his inbred Petersburg, VA, the 15-year-old musician met Troy Taylor, who had labored following the scenes delay such artists as Patti LaBelle, SWV, and B2K.
Trey to complete violent teach original, and then they could conference environing a potential melody success. Trey accepted his letter and straightway moved to New Jersey to labor delay Taylor. Soon, the musician was probable on Kevin Lyttle's debut album and Trick Daddy's Thug Matrimony as a sideman, as well-mannered-mannered as surprising out on his own delay "About the Game," a solo cut from the Coach Carter soundtrack. As he was laboring on his debut album - not to communication separate collaborations delay Lil' Kim, Trina, and Snoop Dogg - Trey Songz released some street-level mixtapes inferior his alias, the Prince of Virginia.