IAA:  What is your music background?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, I was a quiet boy growing up on Ralph Ave. I was very spoiled but after my dad left everything changed. My family moved to Kings Boro projects, and shortly after that we moved to Sheepshead Bay.At age 9, I started in the cadet core, which disciplined me a lot. In the cadet core was where I was first introduced to music. One of the captains, Vaughn Armour,  started a drum-line, and later recruited me. We practiced every Tuesdays and Thursdays and I would always show up early. After a while Brother Armour said that I was learning way to fast and that he wanted to teach me privately. My mom would pay him to practice with me every Saturday, and he would tell me to practice on a pillow. I practiced everyday. I finally became the snare section leader when I turned 13, but I had some competition.  A kid named Matthew, started around the same time I did, and had almost the same skill set as me. We put our skill to the test by joining the best marching band in Brooklyn, known as the Brooklyn Steppers. The drum-line was called Black Fire Percussion. In school I started playing the trombone and the baritone. I just kept learning new musical instruments until I was eventually able to write my own music. Going into high school I got accepted to the M.A.P Program at the Julliard Music School in Manhattan, NY. This is when I also fell in love with orchestral music. During this time, I wrote my own pieces for my recitals.  I was even more advanced than some of my teachers. In high school, I meet a producer name, Eli. Ever since meeting and working with him, production and writing has been my life. 


IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  I want to release tracks because music is what I love to do. I know I have talent. Everyone tells me I’m talented, but I’m very humble with it. Music is my life now, and I can’t do anything else. I have always dreamed of this. I want my dreams to come true now. It’s my time. A lot of people doubted me and still doubt me till this day, including family. But I want to show them that I’m worth something. I want to show people why I’ve been doing music most of my life, and why I stuck with it. I want to make everyone proud. I want to make everyone I lost proud. I don’t want to live under anyone’s shadow. I want to show the world who I am.


IAA:  What are your songs about?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  In my music, I talk about a lot of different things. But I make sure everything I write about is true. I love R&B, and as a kid I grew up around a lot of R&B music. I think I’m probably best at R&B cause I put meaning and feeling into it. If I’m not rapping about relationships with women, then I’m talking about making it, grinding, or telling a story. I believe that my lyrics and beats can make an impact on anyone. I make beats that can change your mood, God-like beats. I have a different sound. There’s no one that can compare to me or that sounds like me


IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  I don’t have a specific fan base because I think every male and female of every age will enjoy my music. I’m very diverse. I can make any type of music for everyone to hear. I can bring soul and blues into hip-hop. I love all types of music. That’s why I know I can combine anything with anything. I’m a musician myself, so I listen for tone, correct pitch, and quality in a beat.


IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  I have many different musical influences. When I was a kid I used to love watching drummers on YouTube and my most favorite was Max Roach . Miles Davis and John Coltrane are my favorite jazz musicians. One of my favorite producers is Ryan Leslie. Watching him make a beat amazes me. I think he is the best producer because he’s super creative and he plays instruments live, which is something I also want to try. Although I am inspired by him, I’m very different from him as well. I don’t try to be like anyone. I’m my own producer.


IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  The thing that makes me stand out from other artists is that I have a God-like sound in some of my music. I started sampling orchestral music, which is something I haven’t really heard from the industry today. I tend to stay away from sounding like other artists. I like to think outside the box and try new things that some producers haven’t tried. I love God-like sounds. I’m a big fan of Greek mythology. I can also sample jazz music. I always change-up my style in music.


IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  I’m currently working on an EP that I would like to drop before I drop an album. I have a new single I want to drop called “April 29th. “


IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see you see yourself in ten years?

TRU BARZ THE LYRICIST:  My career goals are simple. I just want the world to hear my music and see how talented I am. That’s my main goal right now. I want to be able to provide my family, and I think making music is the best way to do that. I’ve been waiting a really long time for this moment, and now is my chance to make things happen. In 10 years, I see myself being one of the best producers in the music industry. I feel that my music will have a great impact on the world.


IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?


Facebook:Gregory Bigtyyme Mills

Reverbnation: TRU BARZ

Instagram: @Trubarz





  1. This Is SekeBabii. stopping by to show sum love! Congrats on your feature!!! Great interview btw!! I look forward to hearing your music! Be sure to return the love!!

  2. i always felt like you could do anything you put your mind to. You had a great teacher growing up, your mom. Keep up the great work. looking forward to seeing you on bet real soon. much love.

  3. I HAVE to show love to my bro Tru Barz. Ive known this gifted young brother for years now and he is the future of music. Respect to him, his passion, and his artistry. Congrats on your success and im a fan for real.

  4. I love your music you speak true facts and how your life is. Music wouldn’t be music if you didn’t tell story bout how u became the person you are today. Keep doing what doing until you get to the top. Keep your head up Tru Barz!

  5. Just wanted to say some words about this young artist ive seen him became a fine musician threw the year back from when he first started drumming to now. i enjoy his rhymes and beats and i hope to hear more from him very soon

  6. Im proud of you bestie your getting there Tru Barz is the future of music no doubt about it! Keep you head high bestie and keep doing your thing.

  7. You’re a great artist and an even better producer… I’m so proud of you G… No w the world can see why I supported you since High School…YOU ARE THE SHIT!!!

  8. Big ups to you and your music I love it its inspiring to me, yo beats be on point keep doing what you do. Cant wait for what you coming out with next.

  9. Yo Dis PunchLineZ I see u didn’t throw in yuh was working wit me but its all good. Yo yuh getting better I ain’t Gona lie u took thos similes n metaphors and took em 2 a next level . Yo u gettin good man keep it up I’m sure u Gona get far bro .

  10. You are such Talented young man. You are a gift to this industry especially since you are the only reason I would listen to this genre of music again……
    Keep up the great work.

  11. Tru Barz you are definitely one of the hottest new rappers on the scene. Keep making all that good music. Try Barz is about to blow up!!!

  12. I really enjoyed this article and also, listening to his music i found his style new, exciting and unique. I hope that he releases some new music soon!

  13. Your jazz background brings a wonderful flair to your R and B and God-reminiscent sound. Your true talent lies in your candid, yet apparently humble homage to the greats. It’s evident you are truly sincere and that is certainly indicative of a great future. Seeds always start out humble and small. They grow to be great and seen by all. Your influence will be far-reaching, and I anticipate the possibilities!

  14. I see you really serious about this thats good man met you in college from then on you been on it, you got the writing skills and beats be crazy

  15. Great interview I am so proud of you put me to be listening to this genre of music you are really talented keep doing what you are sent to do.

  16. I’m glad to read about the great work you’re doing. Keep it up. I know you will accomplish your dreams because you have the passion and you deserve it. Miss you much. Mama Linda.

  17. i remember when you first started playing the drums you had a drum pad but you will still take your drum sticks and beat on the table lol. started from the beats now you rap…….i love your music and one of my favorites is point blank. keep up the good work

  18. Tru barz you out here killing them with the lyrics kid they don’t kno wat coming at them when u spitting much success n stay TRU!

  19. Omagh . So happy for you you know I listen to you music all the time I’ve always supported you since we met in the 9th grade love that your following your dreams keep it up…. much love!!! One…

  20. Trubarz has been a great friend of mines for a long time, he knows I love his music and I’m always pushing him to break the shackles and move up high in that world

  21. big props to the kid tru bars ….. this dudes alway been putin in quality work since day one ….. peace and respect from canada


  22. A legit man with superb talent. This bio/interview speaks volumes about the potential and great career you have ahead of you man, I wish you the best of luck fam!

  23. Way to go TruBarz! Congratulations on all of your hard work! Continue to stay focus and true to yourself and all of your goals and dreams will become your reality!
    Much Love
    (Mama) Karla 🙂

  24. This Is Sincere,Keep Doing Your Thing I’am Truly Proud Of You.I See The Growth In You As A Friend,But Most Importantly As A Man.Just Stay On The Right Path & Stay True To Yourself Don’t Change For Anyone.See You At The Top #LoveIsLove #SSEnT

  25. I thinks it great Greg that your doin what you love.
    So keep it up, because like you said your music may be
    Able to changr moods, bring people closer, and make hearts feell better! Music is a way where peope can get along and express themselves. You can do anything if u put your mind toit, your almost there jus keep goin! – your boy

  26. I’m really proud of my best best! Good music with actual lyrics that makes sense! No rah rah blah shit!

    He will definitely be a good look in the industry guys.

  27. I’m so happy for you that you’re getting noticed. You’re so motivated and always have music on your mind. I’ll never forget you writing down rhymes whenever you had a chance after ringing up a customer. I hope all your dreams come true! 🙂

  28. Tru Barz The Lyricist might be “Rapper Big Pooh 2.0”, just with a grittier sound. He cares so much about the music that he’s displaying to the listeners ears. Barz, metaphors, double entendres, mean hooks, stories, imagery… he lays everything so properly and still able to give the streets an image. Beware of “Tru Barz The Lyricist”.

  29. May god continue to bless all that you do and I believe in you. You work hard and it shows. I see that anything that u believe you will suceed and it shall conceive . Make it happen !! Gods is your number one in all you do. Love, Hugs & Kisses From Auntie Ayoka
    All the way from BROOKLYN NY

  30. This is what you were born to do u been persuing this since day one this comes natural to u this is your gift continue shaping and mold and it will come out just as you planned best endeavors to u from uncle ade in BK u know how we do it boyyyyy!

  31. Greg…….. I have known you all iof 18 years and since then you have been into music. I am so happy to celebrate with you, I love you much


  33. Love Love Love what you are doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I listen to Hip-Hop this would be why, Im trying to come to the concert this month.

    Congrats again!!!!

  34. Congradulations on your big improvement. Im glad to see you doing well for yourself.. Making it in this rough world… Livin it to the fullest… doing things that you set your mind to.. Keep it up..!! If you need anything.. im here for you.. even if its just to talk or for me to hear you out..

    Love Always Quasha–(MaMa Shaquasha) <3<3<3

  35. Very Proud of you Greg. Continue on your road of success. And couldn’t keep you from drumming anything you could find. Love you great job Mama Carol.

  36. Great Article!!! Many Blessing to you Gregory on ur path to success!!! You are a very talented young man. Stay true to yourself and continue pursuing your dreams. Hard work does pay off!!!

  37. Yo , this article is fire. Tru Barz is the truth. Get ready for him. He’s gonna be blowing up in NY in Arizona. Beowulf of beats.

  38. I’m proud of you this music thing is easy for you so like your mom’s your a true hustler and that spirit lives in you your music career is going to soar you have more then potential you have a skill and your right those beats are melodic to ones ears you have a different flow then these ABC (Already Been Copied) Rappers………….your on the right track