Get To Know Ruby Recordings’ Tris P
Tris P proves to be one of the hardest workers in the music business as he continues to establish himself as a top marketer in the industry. Extraordinarily gifted and creative in his approach, he has connected many dots and put artists and executives in positions to win. Often operating behind the scenes, the video director turned musician has had his hand in some of music’s big moments.
Tris was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In 2003 Tris found his way into the music industry as a video director known as Visual Hearts. He worked behind the scenes as a video director, networking and building relationships with artists, managers, brands, executives, and mixed show hosts. His experiences as a video director allowed him to work with Handsome Balla, Moeschino, Big Zaddy East, Paparattzi Pop, Alexis Corey, DJ Magic, and more.
Today, Tris signed with Trizzy’s Ruby Recordings. On June 17, 2022, he released his debut single ‘Be My Girl.’ The track has that smooth R&B feel and also features the singer Bogo. Recently, Thisis50 had the opportunity to interview Tris P; you can read that conversation below.
What was it like growing up in your hometown?
Every day was a movie. Always something was going on, from high crime in the area to us being young kids running around and enjoying life with each other. We played sports; we were heavy into the hip-hop culture.
It was all about Sports, Entertainment, and Drugs. But most of us stayed on positive paths, and most of our friends didn’t, but it’s how life is on this side of town.
How long have you been making music?
I started making music at 11 yrs old. I was writing raps at 12. the first song I recorded was a remake of 50 in da club. My cousins wrote the rap for me. I went to the studio and spit the raps. After a few sessions, I just developed my flow.
How has being signed to Ruby Recordings changed your life?
As an independent artist, I wouldn’t have been featured in any online magazines for promotion with my singles. Ruby Recordings is dope, especially with marketing and promoting.
What all come with your artistry, and tell us about your creative process?
I have such an old soul and an excellent ear for this music. I try to gravitate towards unique sounds or go in a direction most artists stay away from. I like to focus on a smooth approach and more towards the female audience.
It’s obvious we are all from a hood..we all might be from a wild area or housing projects, we’ve all been in wild situations, and we’ve done things we rap about (most of us). At this moment in life, it gets you nowhere to rap about violence in our neighborhood. It’s a lotto to be chosen as the next big rapper to do so. it’s old, it’s been spoken about since the start of rap. So why not switch it up. I love the art of rap so much that I will continue to listen and vibe to the Drill and Trap music, but I’m tired of the violence.
What made you want to release your new song, “Be My Girl?”
Ever since I viewed how the world; and us as black people vibe and dance to afro beat sounds, show that Africa is slept on heavy and I heard it’s a beautiful place.
So I just wanted to jump on the wave & also, the Spanish guitar is my favorite sound in music. I found an instrumental with both sounds in it. I automatically started writing something to it, but I needed a Davido-type sound, so I found Boko to help on the hook.
What are you currently working on?
Just more singles to complete an EP. Also, more video filming and content for social media.
Who would you want to collaborate with soon?
I got a good 6. Jay, Nas, Jada, Fab, Drake, Takeoff. Yup, I need a south artist in my catalog.
Did COVID change your career for better or worse?
Middle finger to covid. It changed everything. Career-wise, no. but in other aspects of life, yes. This world is upside down right now.
To keep up with Tris P, you can follow him on Instagram.