I really like Trey Songz. I mean really, REALLY like Trey Songz.
He’s a talented artist. He’s got a million dollar smile and an amazing…back. But that’s not why I really like him.
It’s easy to be conceited when thousands of girls are throwing themselves at you on a daily basis. It’s easy to be bitter when you don’t get the respect and/or album sales you deserve as a hardworking artist. But Trey uses that negativity as motivation. One night, (via USTREAM) he told me something that stuck with me…so much that I had to write it down:
“Don’t take being a regular man or a regular woman just because it’s ‘cool’. Be great. No one can stop you from achieving your dreams but yourself.”
The sincerity and urgency in his voice when he spoke those words proved just how hungry he truly is. And that’s when I realized, I like him because we’re kindred. His grind is like mine. Although we have different literal goals, our ultimate dream is to be the best at what we do. Mediocrity is not an option. So while the rest of these artists are out here making music for a big payday, Trey’s doing it for the love of his craft. And, on top of all that, he’s not ashamed to say he loves Jesus. I support it. The new album “Ready” drops August 4th. Check out the following videos from his recent visit to 106 & Park.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sWgRJnzhc0] [visit Trey's blog seefurtherthaniam.com to see the interview that followed this performance]
Make sure you download Trey Songz’s FREE mixtape “ANTICIPATION” by clicking here.