IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
KILLA TRAE: I’m from small town in Texas named Orange.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
KILLA TRAE: My music background is mainly rap, but I’m very versatile with my music. I do mix a lot of R&B and some Reggae. It’s really a little bit of everything. Pretty much whatever sounds good.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
KILLA TRAE: Well I record and release music because I love my craft with a passion. I’ve been doing this for 12 years and I’ve only gotten better at what I do. I love for people to listen and get a connection on what I do
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
KILLA TRAE: Mostly my songs are about my life. Periods of my life that was really good or really bad. Mainly my songs come from the heart.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
KILLA TRAE: Well my fan base is really directed towards young adult. I’ve learned that my music affects everybody, so I would say ages 17 to 45.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
KILLA TRAE: Other than a couple of friends and family that influence me. My musical influence is really from the whole southern music sound. I am influenced by Big K.R.I.T., Ludacris, Juvenile, UGK, DJ Screw, Big Hawk, Fat Pat, Trae The Truth, and Zro. I also listen to a little bit from up north such asTech N9ne and Strange Music, plus a little bit of J.Cole.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
KILLA TRAE: I would describe my music as a new age of southern style. It’s a mixture of a new age southern, country rap tunes, and 3rd Coast.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
KILLA TRAE: What makes me standout from other artist is my music and work effort. For as my work effort, I’m the type of artist to stay up for two days to finish a mixtape and perform 2 new songs for my fans at the concert. As far as my music, I’m really combining old school with a new school style.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
KILLA TRAE: I have a new mixtape I’m hosting with DJ BoogieBang from Indianapolis. I also have two new EP’s coming soon one is called Antidote and the other is called Grizzly Season.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
KILLA TRAE: My career goals are to own three or four of my own companies, start my own label, and make my name known to everybody. Hopefully another musical artist with a shoe contract and a clothing line. Maybe own my own brandy and whiskey. Well that’s just some of my career goals. Where I see myself in 10 years is happy. Settled down with a wife and kids. Being able to get my dad and grandfather the medicine they need to get better. Being able to get my mom the house she always wanted.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
KILLA TRAE: All my fans contact me for shows and stuff on twitter or instagram @Killa_Trae_010. If you can’t get me there just hit my email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always access my music through reverbnation.com/killa_trae_010, Soundcloud.com/KillaTrae1100, or you can just look on Youtube and type in Killa Trae and it will pop up so show some love.
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