Three of Miami rappers have come to together to increase there chances of making big.Although one has already had a taste of the limelight.Carol City rapper C – Ride was once backed by popular Producer duo Cool N Dre and even had records with some of the biggest name in the rape game.Now after a few years on hiatus he’s ready t0 storm back into the rap scene with new comers Trick Jr and Penny who seem to a have a nice following in the city of Miami.Both have recently released new material and have gone on too release videos to support there music.We caught up with the newly formed group to get more insight on whats happening now and what we an expect in the near future.
24: Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already know who you are?
(c) I’m C-Ride if u dont know get from under dat rock ya digg
(p) My name iz Penny.
(ct) I’m Convertible Trick formally known as Trickjr.
24:How did you come up with your Artist name? Tell us about it.
(c) In high school I worked at Mickey Dz I free styled a lot at work and diz nigga used to call me C-Rider , I took off da R and i was live.
(p) At a point n my life I was dead ass broke. My homie/manager Slick always called me penny as a joke cuz I was so broke and I ran wit it .
(ct) I like convertible cars , i got a couple of them !
24:Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
(c) I’m from Carol City Norland side and I grew up on the Myrtle Grove side also . Shit wasn’t all bad it wasn’t all good either
(p) I’m from North Miami and it was cool I been there since my peoples move here from Jamaica . And I also grew up around 103rd st in Miami .Thats where I learned the streets and many would say where I got game from.
(ct) I’m from Miami born and raised, it was hell growing up, bright lights big city and everything that came with it !
24: Who were you raised by? Tell us your family situation. Got any brothers, sisters, or any siblings? Tell us about your childhood, and how it impacted your music?
(CT) I was raised by my mother, my father was in prison since i was 3.Me 5 brothers and 2 sisters’ my life is my music and what i go thru on a day 2 day basis impacts what i say.
(P) My mom raised me and she still has a major impact on my music . At 15 she bought me a lil DJ set because she’s always supportive with my music . My brothers and cousins in England all do music so I was born in it kinda.
(c)I was raised by my ol boy he was in da Air Force so he was hardly there so basically da big homies n da neighborhood taught me erythang growin up .Yo can hear all about dat in my verses.
24:What age did you start making music?
(p) I been singin since i was a kid but at around 15/16 I started rapping and it went from there.
(ct) I started making music when i was 2 !
(c) I started doin music like 12th grade at Norland High.
24 :What inspired you to pursue making music?
(ct) Having a message and wanting to get it out is why i started pursuing music.
(c) My inspiration has always been seeing young black successful people. Whether in person or on tv if they can work hard and achieve so can I .
What artists/producers do you work with? Or rubbed shoulders with?
(p) I would love to work wit Future & Rich Homie cuz dey very soulful. Also Tory Lanez cuz he’s just dope .. And Lauren Hill would be amazing because I feel we can bring out some passion with our music.
(ct) Pretty much anybody that wants to work with me.
(c) You name em I prolly already worked wit em ya dig (Game, Yo Gotti, Ross, T-Pain) thanks to my brothers Cool and Dre . I’ve also written on some huge records before . But I would definitely like to work with Weezy n Drake!! Gotta see if I can keep up lol.
24: What else you got coming out? New Album? or Mixtape/EP?
(p)My new single Do it fa da team was actually spur of da moment . I Neva write and dat night I was on da right ingredients 2 come up wit a smash . We also had sum lovely ladies In dat session and i knew it was big cuz dey all stopped and had da same expression when I was recording it.
(CT) Summer all year Salt Life, Thoughts Of a General, M.I.A.M.I. 2!
(C) Right now I have da Salt Life project comin out wit CTCMG . I’m also workin on my new long awaited EP/mixtape “Top 5” .. You’ll see me featured on a ton of other records as well
24: Any new travel plans, what you got going on?
(p) I’m in Atlanta tomorrow fa da weekend I also to visit Houston Mississippi, Alabama (where I actually lived for a while) and a buncha markets where I knw my music will excel
(ct) Do it for the team all these niggas’ life throws you lemons and you make lemonade
from Miami to wherever. We going everywhere!!!!
(c) I’m traveling as much as I can whether it’s wit Salt Life , Cool n Dre , my brotha Jimmy Dade whoeva I’m doin great music wit we out when dey send for us feel me.
24: What is the biggest thing to happen in your career?
(ct) Biggest thing too happen in my career is “Do it for the team” video.
24: Where can people find you?
(p) My tag for every social media outlet is @Penny305.
(ct) People can find me on twitter @trickjr Instagram @convertibletrick.
(c) You can find me @c2daride on all social media.
24: Where do you see yourself going in 2015 and how do you plan to separate yourself from the other artist out today to get the recognition you feel you deserve?
(p) 2015 I’m a grind’ I’m a go xtra hard so I’m a lot further than I was last year. Myself and Salt Life are already separated from da Miami music when u press play so bigger moves bigger songs bigger venues & bigger checks !
(ct) I see myself headed to the top 2015 and i plan on makin a lot of visuals too separate myself, I’m a bring a lot of lyrics 2 life with these few tricks up my sleeve.
(c) 2015 I’m a get back focused niggaz keep yellin at me and wantin to real life fight me for not supplying da streets wit more music . I knw if i do dat erythang will prosper.
24: Any last words or shout outs?
(p) CTCMG , SALT LIFE , DJ Swamp Izzo frm da A for all da guidance & love .. Club Rockerz and all da numerous South Florida Djs dats fckn wit me.
(ct) Shout out to theovsion salt life vert gang soulja 2 soulja records rip fizz free prent free trick ( my old boy ).
(c) S/O Salt Life CTCMG , Jimmy Dade and da whole Dreadwood Gang , Cool and Dre my brothas fa life , all my fans old and new , and all da Djs worldwide fa ever spinnin my voice . Life is good God is great !