We had the good fortune of connecting with Tre Aces and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tre, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
I believe one of the scariest things that outsiders aren’t aware of is the impact that they have on musicians and artists when it comes to our mental and social health. A lot of us already deal with social anxiety and depression etc. The immense amounts of ground work that we put into our craft that often ends up coming up short can be discouraging and as much as a lot of artist don’t want to admit, we count on them almost more than anything for the positivity, reassurance, and appreciation for what we do; because it’s for them to feel an inspiration to do something great for themselves or the next person.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I create all my music start to finish from writing and producing to recording, mixing, and mastering the music. I’m most proud of where I’ve gotten with my talent and passion in music: long way from my middle school’s Garageband software in 8th grade . I go in and challenge myself in every aspect of the process and the material has been something next level and I’ve never been more excited to get this music out. I was near obese my entire life until 2017. The depression and self doubt was weighing in worse each day coming out of high school, working at a minimum wage job, and not having plans for college. But in those times, I was still working on music, stepping out to studio sessions to just sit in if I got invited to one, and getting myself out there online with my beats. Music was just the happiest parts of my days. My family was planning to move back in 2017 and I had a chance at Full Sail. but I felt that experience would’ve had me learning stuff I already know. Early 2017 I decided to take a full chance on myself and lose the weight and take my music as far as I could before we moved. 2017 was the year I lost 80 pounds and met some great people that changed my life. When it comes to anything that happens to you or any thoughts or emotions that try to steer you from your happiness, don’t avoid them. Those thoughts are inevitable. Learn to embrace them, understand them, then live above them. That’s where I feel our true happiness is.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’re gonna rotate breakfast through the week between Rhythm’s Chicken and Waffles, Breakfast Republic, and Rudford’s Diner. San Diego’s beach days are undefeated I’ll spend any open afternoon at South Mission or on the Boardwalk and hit up Chicken Charlie’s for a funnel cake. OB noodle house has Lemon Pepper wings and peanut butter Whiskey shots that’ll sleep Mark Henry. Dane Amar and Ill Nicky are two of the dopest artist out here that I’m blessed to call my friends and you can’t go wrong having them in your west coast playlist.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give a thankful shout to my mentors and partners Mike Drummond and Burkey. Two amazing people who took a chance on a passionate kid from the city and sought to make this dream become something me and my peers can look forward to seeing through. Love you guys.
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