“I’m not ashamed to tell people who I am,” says Trouble. “When I go through struggles, I make more music. I feel like anything I’m going through, there is a beat for.”
Trouble’s ability to tap into so many emotions has had him record with names like Future, Pusha T, Killer Mike and Yo Gotti as well as share stages with The Weekend, Lupe Fiasco and T.I. And even though he has the street cred that many rappers dream of having, Trouble isn’t out to promote his rap sheet. He’s here to make his raps matter.
“I’d rather see young people make it, rather than go through the things that I did,” he says. “People say I’m more conscious now, because I know people are listening. You don’t have to go through the streets to be respected. It’s about being real with yourself.”