Getmybuzzup: Tell us a little about yourself?
Tripindickulous: My name is Tripindickulous, I’m a 32 years young alternative artist from California. I was born in Hollywood, raised in LA and the OC. I started taking music seriously at 17 when I dropped out of high school and never looked back. I started out as a rapper, and now I make alternative music. The music I make is something you can dance to, feel on an emotional level, and also inspires. I write all of my own stuff, I love to perform, and I’m just now learning how to really produce. Just started this journey back on June 2nd of this year 2021 as far as the new direction with alternatives.
Prior to that I was rapping for 14 years and had some small success but never got to where I really wanted to. Then. I realized the culture and the game wasn’t the same anymore and I wasn’t setting a great example for my son, so I made the change. Since making the change everything has changed for the better in my life and everyone connected to it. The name of my artistry, brand, and label is “Tripindickulous” the definition: “Trippy and Ridiculous Art and Action”. The slogan behind the brand/company is “Nothing Can Be Wrong”. Meaning whatever you feel is right, whatever you feel to be, or believe in is 100% correct. Our mission statement is “To share with the world the joy of being free. Influencing the future and the now to be free and to be themselves”.
Getmybuzzup: How did you come up with the name Tripindickulous?
Tripindickulous: To be honest when I was working in Mac Arthur Park, in LA. A customer said it and told us her bf used it all the time. Ever since then I was like oh man I gotta use that. When it finally made sense to I did. I was listening to the alternative beats thinking of song ideas and concepts and didn’t have an artist name for the alternative I was creating. Then it came to me, “Tripindickulous”.
Getmybuzzup: How long have you been in the music industry?
Tripindickulous: This is year 14 for me in the music industry. I’ve been close to a lot of big deals in hip hop. I was close to signing with Roc Nation back in the summer of 2011. It’s been an incredible journey. But I never reached worldwide success as a rap artist. But now that’s all changing since I made the switch to an alternative.
Getmybuzzup: How did you get started in the first place?
Tripindickulous: I was always at the rap battles at school lol, and wanted to rap but was too shy. Plus my dad was rapping since I was 1 lol. He wrote me my first verses when I was 9. And my grandpa Henry Love was a part of the music industry for years as a conga player. So music and entertainment have always been in my life. Even tap dancing from 4 to 14 and being on stage for recitals.
Getmybuzzup: You just recently dropped a new single titled “Insecure”. Is this single off a forthcoming project?
Tripindickulous: No. This single is the start of an 8 single release for the next 8 months, with videos as well. Next summer 2022 I’ll be releasing a 50 track album called “Kamehameha Energy”. That project is gonna be my masterpiece.
Getmybuzzup: Any plans on touring to promote your music now with the COVID restrictions being lifted in most states?
Tripindickulous: No plans but id love to. Especially when we all don’t know how long we will be able to perform and travel. But hopefully, I get some gigs that would be sick.
Getmybuzzup: How difficult was it with the COVID restrictions to promote your music?
Tripindickulous: Not really that hard because everyone literally lives on the internet ya know. But going somewhere to promote was impossible. But in life we all gotta adjust so whatever the adjustment might be it’ll be mad for us to continue to succeed.
Getmybuzzup: What tactics have you used to take advantage of the COVID restrictions in order to continue pushing your likeness forward?
Tripindickulous: Can’t say I used any tactics at all. It wasn’t something I needed to do.
Getmybuzzup: How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?
Tripindickulous: First, I play the music, and almost instantly I’ll have a hook for it. Then I’ll go from there, sometimes I write it, other times I write it in my head. There are plenty of times I’ll freestyle the way I want it to sound then listen back and add the words. So it always depends on how I’m feeling one way never remains the same.
Getmybuzzup: What is the concept behind your forthcoming project?
Tripindickulous: The concept of ” Kamehameha Energy” is a positive release of energy. A blasr=t force so strong you cant resist. Energy that’s so joyful and rhythmic you can’t help but dance and enjoy. Sonically it’s the 80’s late 90’s and early 2000s meets the future. I think the world will love it.
Getmybuzzup: What did you buy with your first check-off music?
Tripindickulous: Still haven’t gotten a check for music yet! Lol hahahahaha. Somebody cut a check for ya boy!
Getmybuzzup: What are must-haves when you’re in the studio working?
Tripindickulous: Water and weed. That’s it lol. That’s all I need in the studio. And good energy!
Getmybuzzup: Can you please describe the brand name “Tripindickulous” and what are your plans for the brand moving forward?
Tripindickulous: The plan is to become one of the biggest clothing brands, and streaming artists in the world. To have both on major levels of world success. To get everyone playing the music and wearing the brand. That’s the plan and goal.
Getmybuzzup: What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?
Tripindickulous: Make your own sound. Use influence no doubt but come with your own original shit. Always! And make music that everyone can relate to. That’s the greatest advice I’ve ever gotten.
Getmybuzzup: Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?
Tripindickulous: No, I don’t have any plans to but if I could with someone I like I would.
Getmybuzzup: Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the musical flow and content?
Tripindickulous: I guess it’s hard to answer this honestly. But Id say both equally, but the things I’m saying I believe stand out at times with the beat so well that it’s a driving influence. And that’s the case for most great songwriters. Or else we would all just listen to instrumentals lol.
Getmybuzzup: What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc..)
Tripindickulous: Id say my health. Everything I can do is at its highest level of professionalism and growth. But my health has slacked. I gotta get back in the gym. If you don’t have the health you won’t be able to keep going or reach a certain level of success at all.
Getmybuzzup: What’s your all-time favorite song?
Tripindickulous: All-time favorite song has to be “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Getmybuzzup: What was the last album you listened to?
Tripindickulous: The last album I listened to all the way through was “Soul Trash” by Toro y Moi.
Getmybuzzup: In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
Tripindickulous: Twenty-One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, And Billie Ellish all stand out to me. But it’s Twenty One Pilots that make the music closest to kine that’s closest to my genre.
Getmybuzzup: Who has been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?
Tripindickulous: Haven’t been able to work with any as of yet. If I had the chance it would be dope. But no, not yet.
Getmybuzzup: How do you feel about the current state of music?
Tripindickulous: I think music is definitely far from where it came from and isn’t as good at times because we are over-saturated with music now. But the creativity of the music, lyrics, and visuals is at an all-time high. And I think that’s dope nothing ever stays the same or traditional in fashion or art period ever so the growth is dope in my opinion.
Getmybuzzup: Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?
Tripindickulous: The Grammys
Getmybuzzup: What is your main goal as far as music?
Tripindickulous: To go platinum at least once, win one grammy, and make a billion dollars from it all. As well as leaving one of the dopest and unique legacies behind in all of time.
Getmybuzzup: Who would you say your music relates to the most?
Tripindickulous: Honestly at 32 it probably is connecting with the youth more than anything. The emotions and social issues we deal with tend to come from our younger age and by 30 plus we suppress those things most times then have breakdowns ol but the kids wear their emotions on their sleeves so when I hear the music and the issue at hand plus the vibe they connect with it way more because they are going thru the same thing its all fresh for them and they’re not afraid to talk about it
Getmybuzzup: What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)
Tripindickulous: The fact that I tap dance and my lyrics stem from pain to create joy for all. My vocal range is also very different from many because I can go really high and really low.
Getmybuzzup: When you’re not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?
Tripindickulous: I love to swim, go to the sauna, and steam shower. Playing basketball in real life or 2k on the game lol. Hanging out with my son or wrestling with him is always fun too.
Getmybuzzup: If you could work with any producer who would it be?
Tripindickulous: Even though we are in different worlds right now, ‘id still say Kanye West when he produces its magical
Getmybuzzup: What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?
Tripindickulous: The biggest moment for me was a show I did as a rapper still at this time, in Long Beach back on June 13th, 2010 at the Rhythm Lounge in Long Beach CA (which no longer exists) and also was the 1st place I ever performed. It was a 33 contestant competition for 1000 dollars, 2 tickets to Hawaii, and a sit down with Interscope. My grandmother, who raised me, came to see my play, she was in a wheelchair being accompanied by her friend and was 71 at the time at a rap venue lol. She had come to see me do what I love and follow my dream. I won the competition and she saw that first hand. I cried after dedicating my performance to her on stage and we shared that moment together. It’s easily for me the biggest accomplishment of my career thus far, and that I’m most proud of. “R.I.P Aza Valrie, love you forever and ever.” She made me who I am today.
Getmybuzzup: What is your dream venue to perform at?
Tripindickulous: My dream venue, although there are many, would be to perform at the Palladium. It would mean the world to me to do so. I performed all over Hollywood and never made it to that venue. I said one day I’ll perform there way back in 2010. So to speak it into existence would mean everything.
Getmybuzzup: What artist music are you currently a fan of?
Tripindickulous: Toro y Moi, Empire Of The Sun, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Red Hot Chili Peppers, MGMT, Sade, Gwen Stefani.
Getmybuzzup: When performing live what are some of the things you do to get the crowd involved?
Tripindickulous: I jump off the stage then perform in the crowd and grab people then put the mic out lol it always gets the crowd turned up.
Getmybuzzup: When performing live and the crowd is singing along how does that energy make you feel?
Tripindickulous: It’s indescribable. One of the best feelings in the world for me. Top 5 feelings
Getmybuzzup: What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?
Tripindickulous: “Power Shift” by Damon John
Getmybuzzup: What’s your favorite sports team and why?
Tripindickulous: Lakers. I was born in LA. And my whole family has always been Lakers fans for years.
Getmybuzzup: Who’s your favorite actor or actress and their best movie?
Tripindickulous: Adam Sandler and his best movie is “Reign Over Me” it’s the best acting he’s ever done in that movie. That’s the only movie you’ll find him playing a serious role and not a comedy.
Getmybuzzup: What can we expect from you in the future?
Tripindickulous: To be one of the biggest artists in the world.
Getmybuzzup: Anything else you wanna add?
Tripindickulous: Our mission statement for Tripindickulous is TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD THE JOY OF BEING FREE. INFLUENCING THE FUTURE AND THE NOW TO BE FREE AND TO BE THEMSELVES. the definition of Tripindickulous “TRIPPY AND RIDICULOUS ART AND ACTION” our slogan is NOTHING CAN BE WRONG”
Getmybuzzup: Where can the fans check out for your music?
Tripindickulous: All my fans can find out everything they need to know at www.tripindickulous.com
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