This Is Not My World
'On life I try to shed light' is a quote from one of the game's best emcees. Born in the city of the fallen towers, Trends has music flowing thru his blood. His father is a musician with his own band. Influenced by his dad's singing, playing, and songwriting, Trends had dreams of being a famous artist. By the mid-nineties with East coast hip-hop making a come back Trends started to freestyle and write rhymes. In 1995, Trends formed a group with his stepbrother. The Brooklyn emcees called themselves Ballistic Vocab. They started working on demos and doing shows in Brooklyn. Their first show was on BCAT television a week after they had formed as a group. They eventually traded in the complex moniker Ballistic Vocab for the simple 'Intellect-n-Trends'. Intellect -n-Trends created a strong buzz for themselves and were offered several record deals with major companies, but wanted to remain independent. Intellect -n-Trends would later drop their first single on Itakks Entertainment in 1999. The songs 'Let's get it on' and 'Who you be' were minor successes at college radio on the East coast and would sell a respectable 5,000 copies. Attempting to build on the momentum of their first single, Intellect -n-Trends started recording their début album. However, the group would breakup due to creative differences and their debut album never dropped. Trends decided to take a break from music and concentrate on modeling and acting, but the music called him back. In 2002, Trends went back into the studio and recorded over 25 tracks for consideration on his new album. Now the dark skinned rap messiah is ready to release his views about life on his debut LP 'This is Not My World'. The first single is 'Itakks Anthem' a song that discusses his recording home and family Itakks Entertainment and it's mission to inspire the world with good music, confidence and activism. The 'B' side is the controversial but very hot 'Assume the Position' which gives us the perspective of a racist cop. Trends is an emcee's emcee and shows why on this track. He paints a picture of haunting detail and many would agree that they feel that some police officers think this way. Trends has come a long way from the Bed-stuy basement where he would write rhymes and practice with Intellect. Trends is now a complete artist. 50% flow + 50% lyricist = 100% emcee aka Trends.