T.Lake is from a small town in Texas with not much opportunity. In a place where everyone settles, he’s making a change and chasing his dream. The risk of chasing it is huge, but when your passionate, the risks don’t matter. After some friends in high school passed away, he decided to focus on music and make something of himself. We got a chance to link with T and talk with him about his history. Check it out below
Explain who you are for those who may not know:
My name is T. Lake, real name is Trenton. I’m from a small town & just trying to change the world with my music.
Where you from?
I’m from Orange, Texas. Home of the Fruit
How did you get your start in music?
3 if my close friends from high school passed away & I wrote a poem to speak at their funerals & I saw how my words could really impact people. I always loved rap music & Lil Wayne at that time was my biggest idol so I decided to write & transmit it to rapping.
How long have you been making it?
For about 8 years now, but I’m just now releasing my music. I’ve finally found my confidence & the style I’m wanting to pursue.
Who are your influences?
My biggest is God of course. I wouldn’t be the I am today without the Big Man Upstairs. My brother, Randyn & of course my Momma & the rest of my family. As well as Lil Wayne. He made me fall in love with music & to this day he still makes me want to make music all the time like he did.
What motivates you?
What really motivates me is what I see in my future. You ever see something that nobody else sees or even taste something so close that it can’t be tasted? It’s weird, but I know where I’m going with this music & one day it’ll take care of my family, my team, & my city.
What are you currently working on?
Well right now I’m trying to get booked at as many places as possible where I can get my name out there. I’m performing in Htown this week & actually flying out to Denver to shoot a music video called “2 the top”. It’s going to be my first visual & I’m super pumped about it. The single will be out on iTunes in a couple of weeks. I haven’t gotten the date yet. Then right after we touch back down in Houston, we’re going straight to Austin to perform at SXSW on the 16th & 17th this month. I’m also currently working on a new mixtape called “Hotel Heartbreak”. It’s currently just in the making. I’ve got some great ideas for it & maybe a few more covers for it. My new single for it “Stay With Me” is currently out now on my SoundCloud. So y’all check that out, but lots of things working right now. Tons.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself comfortable in a great position in the music game. I feel like once this music hits the surface & I keep chasing towards this dream then the right people & the right things will fall into place. In 5 years I see a smile on everyone’s faces because we’ve got it made. It gives me chills sometimes.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
It’s a lot different than it was when I was growing up. To be honest, when I was growing up it was a lot different than it was in the Tupac & Biggie days. I’ve noticed it’s not about bars really anymore, but instead it’s about a good sound, catchy melody & hook. Which to me makes the rap game to me more approachable than it was a long time a go. With the new style of music, I’ve had to transition my way of rapping & this new way fits. It’s on another level & I’ve really enjoyed the transition of music. It’s helped me grow myself in music & has gave me a great foundation to start at.
Anything else you would like to say?
Don’t ever pass up on a dream. Where I’m from, people settle. Never settle. If you chase something that’s worth chasing, you never know.
SoundCloud: T. Lake or https://m.soundcloud.com/trenton-myrick-329549333
FB: Trenton Myrick (personal page)