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MDG catches up with Trey Songz

 

Trey Songz is huge at the moment, but luckily he had time for a quick chat with MDG.

 

 

MD

 

I swear I haven’t seen that kind of response to an artist since Jodeci times. The feeling you bring to the game is that Old school R Kelly/Usher era....

 

Trey

 

Everything from the interaction, the show you’ve seen yourself how much involved the crowd is and how I try to create that connection. Its all about that bond and I do everything I possibly can to connect with my fans. I really go in from the Twitters to You Tune, the Facebook. I think it’s really important because at the end of the day the fans are a part of my life. We have a bond between its that unbreakable.

 

MD

 

You’re a mega RnB star and I can see you are becoming a legend especially with the way things are going and I have to say that your writing is phenomenal. How are you finding being so big with all the female attention and being single.

 

Trey

 

Sometimes its a lot to deal with and sometimes I love it to death and sometimes you wish you had a girl to go through it all with, but sometimes you know that you can’t have it all right now because that takes a lot of your time because I am actually sharing myself with the world and she would have to understand that, but overall it’s definitely a blessing. It’s like I tell you, right now I’m touring with Usher for the first time and I’m walking thinking not many people know me so I’m going shipping. It starts off I take a couple pictures and then there’s one cafe where I’m hanging out and then hundreds of girls start crowding the place so it’s a reality check sometimes. I have to know what i’m doing but its such a blessing to be loved.

 

MD

 

Bro, you are known all over the world so when you do this tour you better be ready hah ha

 

[both laugh]

 

What type of a lady does it for you

 

Trey

 

I like Keri Hilson but nothing is going on there

 

MD

 

Hmmm, tell me the names you’ve worked with on  this journey.

 

Trey

 

Aretha Franklin, Fabulous, Gerald Lavert, Patti LaBelle, Rick Ross, Jim Jones. I’ve been blessed to work with a lotta people you know, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg too.

 

MD

 

So basicly you put in the work

 

Trey

 

Definitely

 

MD

 

A lot of people think you’ve just come all of a sudden and that you haven’t been in the game that long to get your rewards. Can you tell me a bit about the history?

 

Trey

 

Ive been putting out albums from like 17.   Starred minor roles in a couple of movies, just really doing my thing. There is a lot similar ways I have to R Kelly. I mean I was pretty much influenced by him and furthermore there is nobody else doing real RnB music.

 

MD

 

What was your beef with R Kelly

 

Trey

 

I’ve been a fan as you know but just didn’t feel that he was connecting today at all and I said it openly that he is like an old man trying to keep current when he doesn’t need to. Its just a disappointemtn from such a phenomenal artisit.

 

MD

 

Are you gonna keep to RnB or will you be diverse

 

Trey

 

I’ll always be diverse and I will always be RnB. Even thought I am the most prolific RnB artist right now as far as commercial success, but I think it’s cool to make different kinds of music and I think its important as RnB singers this is all of us, myself to Usher, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo we are responsible for keeping the RnB alive. Ya know I mean with ‘Bottoms up~ featuring Nicki Minaj that is clearly hip hop nut at the same time you don’t wanna be boring  and predictable its good to be diverse and have freedom in the music.

 

MD

 

I can see you are diverse thought I mean at the concert when you dropped Kings of Leon that was un expected and you did a good job of a massive rock song.

 

Trey

 

I actually listen to a lot of Kings of Leon. I listened to a lot of Sting coming up as I’m so into different types of music you wouldn’t believe and I just love the opportunity to open minds.

 

MD

 

You ever listen to Bashment? You know like Vybz Kartel? Are you aware of him?

 

Trey

 

I’m aware that he likes to talk about what he like to talk. It’s very raw and honest and I love that and it brings me back to what I said about freedom, you have to have that in music and that reggae is an art form where artists can be free to express. Its expanding man, I mean as much as some people think that music is dying although its not what i used to be, its still growing and I think we will see phenomenon in music again in these times. I mean you ahve artists like Adele that bring hope to music and she’s so not typical and I love that. There is just so many different cultures creating great music right now and it can only live.

 

MD

 

I notice you care very much about your community in the states.

 

Trey

 

Most recently I did something with BET where we went to schools and spoke to the children. It’s different when your teacher tells you something is wrong but when it comes from a person they look up to they will listen more and its just amazint that so many different people take heed to what I say, so that for me shows I’m doing my job. If I can influence kids to stay in school and show the importance of education I’m happy I’m reaching. There are children that are giving me my blessings and it’s important I let them know that and give back.

 

MD

 

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever experienced from meeting your fans

 

Trey

 

Definitely been a lot of panties on stage. One time actually in Birmingham o2, my first time performing, there was like 20 pairs on stage haha. My fans make me who I am and it’s important I let them know what they mean to me. Any chance I get I like to make sure they know that.

 

  

 

 

 

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