Interview with Kori Trouble @KoriTrouble_

 At what age did you decide to become an artist? 

During my early childhood I've always had a passion for writing poetry, kinda used as a coping mechanism due to the poverty stricken environment of Washington D.C , but with never an desire or passion to format my expressions into a song until 2 years ago. 

Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?

A few of my biggest influences in hip-hop would be Marvin Gaye, Tupac Shakur & Boosie ,dispite what the media made them out to be there music is/was real, soul penetrating, strengthening, powerful and last but not least a representation of a black boy raised in the ghetto. 

What are some of the things you’re working on right now?

I have a few projects I'm working on, I'll be dropping 3 singles this month "I remember" "Gang" & "Go Away" that will hit the charts, a few collab features with artist from Atlanta, Miami, Baltimore New York & New Jersey, a few radio interviews, Breast Cancer Awareness venue held in Baltimore MD with Bussdown Entertainment in attendance, a few food give always to local shelters in Washington D.C & Completing my apparel for Trouble Gang entertainment.

What advice can you give other upcoming artists?

The only advise I can give all up coming artist is to stay real to yourself & not allow your eyes and what you see to influence and capture your soul.

How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?

There's been a great change in my life. Music has given me a voice to share my story, music has been a outlet & allowed me to express my upbringing & lifestyle, with the intention to give hope & happiness but honestly there's another world outside of music, Responsibilities, Accountability, Murder, indictments, just to name a few in every city.

Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?

Yes I've performed at multiple local venues in the DMV and I’m excited to perform more.

Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?

As of rite now I'm 100% focused on my music and telling my story but I am looking forward to collaborate with other artist in the future.

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Music Distribution and why it’s not important (right now)

Distribution and why and why not it's important 

First I want to start by saying distribution is ONLY beneficial if you actually have a following , a fan base , a buzz. 

Because for one it's a waste of money 

Two it's giving your music more shelf life then it's needed. Therefore the music because old without even becoming popular first which is not a good thing. 

These distribution companies are getting rich off excited , motivated artists that feel like they have accomplished something by being able to charge for their music.

Artists are paying monthly fees to have their music sit on the "shelf" of these sites getting old and never getting bought. 

What they should be doing is having it everywhere for FREE so people can download and listen and become fans , you create a buzz for yourself so that when it's time to release a track for sale then people will actually buy it.

My advice is to spend the money you would spend on that on promo to get your links seen and heard first.