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Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF | AFTRA

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2000
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"Featured Artist of the Week, TRENT - G"

GaptoothDiva talks about inspiring others through your work with one the fastest rappers in the world, Trent – G “The Messenger”, $10,000 winner on THE STEVE HARVEY’S BIG TIME TV SHOW. Trent Davis, aka Trent – G “The Messenger”, is from Chicago Illinois. He is a rapper, but different than most. He’s not saying that he is better, but he has a different message that he speaks on. Trent-G is a street gospel motivational and inspirational rapper, that speaks about peace, uplifting yourself & others, and most importantly GOD. He raps about waging war against the devil, and spiritual warfare. Trent used to be a secular rap artist, but something happened to him, and he could not help but change the content of his songs. Even though his music is positive, and speaks about God, etc, it is still street. He says his beats are secular and very hard hitting, but his message is different. Many young people believe in God and listen to secular artist, which is cool. He loves music, but he believes that some young people who listen to secular rappers, etc, would play gospel music while riding in their cars, or even in the club, but afraid that it might run people away, because it may sound too church. This generation of young people will not play traditional gospel, because it’s not their sound, but he has put the word of GOD over hard-hitting beats to give them something to ride to, and yet be ministered to as well. That is why he describes his music as street, hard hitting, and everywhere he goes he sees that the youth love it. Join The Conversation (646) 378-0442 Tonight at 9pm GaptoothDiva Radio - We Are The Baddest Creative Motivation! - GapTooth Diva Radio


"TRENT - G, Changers Lives Through Music"

Trent G: Gutta Gospel Creator Changes Lives Through Music
Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor


Trent G, a.k.a. The Messenger continues to utilize the power from his gift of music to touch the youth and young adults around the word. Reaching the streets with his Gutta Gospel, a genre he created, his aggressive and serious message would have his fans and listeners have a very different outcome versus listening to typical hip hop music.

The road wasn’t a walk in the park for the once secular Trent G as he once lived the unfriendly street life of gang fighting, carrying weapons, attempting crimes, and witnessing the lives of his friends and individuals around him being taken. Going through hardship and hurt in his life, a transformation was eventually made. Trent G would be called upon by God to spread the Word of the gospel.

Trent Davis made his first national TV appearance on the Steve Harvey's Big Time TV Show winning $10,000 as the fastest rapper in the world. The Grammy nominated artist would later go on to appear on Good Morning America, Bobby Jones Presents, and the Life Showcase to showcase his talent, just to name a few. Not only is he talented as a rapper, but also an actor, where he appeared in the film What About the Children’ and casted on the National TV series Chicago P.D.

I had the opportunity to speak with Trent G. Here is what he had to share during a recent interview with Consciousness Magazine regarding his inspiration for touching people with his music, giving back to the community and making a difference in society.

Aaron Robinson: What do you believe separates you from hip hop artist?
Trent G: My delivery and aggression when I rap, I demand attention. I demand to be listened to when words come out of my mouth. A lot of rappers today, they don’t do that, it’s more like they’re talking. They don’t put any passion into what they are doing. My passion is very intense when I rap.

Aaron: You are the creator of Gutta Gospel. How did this style of music derive?
Trent G: With Gutta Gospel music, it’s not your average gospel music. I’m trying to reach people that other gospel artist and gospel singers are not reaching. I came up with the name from being in the secular environment and trying to reach a different audience. I use regular hip hop beats and some beats that you may hear Lil Wayne rapping, Young Jeezy rapping on or Drake. I use those beats and yet I put the Word of God over those beats. Gutter Gospel reaches the street, it reaches the hood, it reaches the urban community, and it reaches those drug dealers and gang bangers. That’s who Gutta Gospel reaches and that’s who I’m aimed at. That’s why I created Gutta Gospel to let them know that this is a street Gospel, but yet better an acronym that stands for Getting Utterance Through The Anointing.

Aaron: Your artistry is rooted on the foundation of your belief in God. With that said, what do you believe is your ultimate goal or mission, not only as an artist but as an individual?
Trent G: My goal for the music is to reach people all over the world with the Word of God and to change peoples’ lives, because music can touch you in a way to make you change your life and make you want to have something better for yourself. Music is a very powerful tool to use. You have some things people can’t say, but they can say it within their music. When people hear my music I want them to be changed, I want them to be touched. I want them to say ‘hey, I want to come out of this negative lifestyle I’m living.’

My goal as an individual is to pretty much let my light shine amongst others and let them see that here’s a guy who is being himself, he’s not being a follower; he’s not compromising. He’s letting his light shine to other people who may be in a situation attempting them to compromise their faith and their belief. The goal as an individual is just to reach people on an individual basis and just get them to understand that being their self is better than being somebody else and being somebody you’re not…just to be who you are and what God has called them to be.

Aaron: There are many Christian hip hop artists who have a challenge being accepted in the music gospel arena by traditional pastors and traditional church goers or believers. What are your thoughts on this?
Trent G: You said the keyword, tradition. They are afraid to come out of the box. They are afraid to rock the boat a little bit. People like that, they have to understand that this is a new generation. We’re coming up in a new generation where traditional gospel is not reaching the urban community. I think t’s people like that who give gospel hip hop artist a hard time, they do not see and they don’t understand the change. You can’t say that God can’t use Christian rap to reach these people. God is a traveling God; He’s all over. You can’t put your little limits on God. So when pastors and stuff like that give Christian rap a hard time, they don’t see, they don’t understand the cause of Christian rap and they don’t understand the meaning behind Christian rap. Traditional gospel is not reaching the Chef Keef’s, it’s not reaching the Young Jeezy lovers. It’s not reaching them. What we as Christian rappers do is put the Word of God over these hard beats, over these dope beats that youth and young adults listen to and that’s what will get there attention. Traditional gospel is not reaching rap heads.

Aaron: Working in a music business that can be cruel and unfriendly, how do you stay humble?
Trent G: I stay humble from just staying in my Word, staying close to God and staying prayed up. I always remember ‘he who exults himself shall be humble and he who is humble himself shall be exalted’…the scripture tells us. I never want to get to the point where I feel big-headed or I feel that this is all me, because I know whatever blessing is given to me comes from God and as surely as it’s given it can be taken away. I remain humble and I remember any good thing comes from God...any money, any opportunity, any tools and things that will make you think that you are in the lime light comes from God. It’s not by my might, not by my strength and not by my power but only because I have God on my side. So God keeps me humble.

Aaron: When it comes to the community or giving back, what are some of the efforts or community initiatives that you partake in or are involved with?
Trent G: We have a food pantry in Englewood, Chicago. We give to the homeless. We go to schools within the city of Chicago and we put on concerts for the students. We saw students just fall on the ground crying out for God and just crying out that God would change their lives. These are students and kids…16, 17 and 18 year old gangbangers who are really crying out for God. We engage in the street ministry. We go out and talk to the teens and talk to the youth on the street. We pray for them. And I do individual things myself. I give to the homeless; I pray for people with need. I do what I can until God blessed me with more to bless them more. But as of right now I just do what I can. Even when I can’t give, I still try to be a blessing for them in another way or I give out of what I do have.

Aaron: You are from the Southside of Chicago where many youth’s lives have been taken away from them. What do you believe are some of the solutions to counteract violence in this city?
Trent G: I believe that we are the solution. And when I say we, I mean the people that are from that community…people that use to live that lifestyle as far as the drugs and the gangs and things like that. Another solution is the church. People within the church, we have to come out more. It’s amazing what a word can do for somebody’s life. I seen words just transform people’s whole frame of thinking. What I learned is that these kids on the Southside of Chicago, a lot of them have broken hearts. They’re broken-hearted because their parents are divorced or they’re living in lack or a relative died… lack of finances. There can be many solutions. I’m just talking about what I believe in celebrities can come back to these streets within Chicago and talk to the kids and give back and show that they care. We have to put on different programs that they can go to and try to create jobs for the youth. All the former gangbangers in Chicago, they can step out there and come talk to these kids. I believe the people are the solutions to a lot of the problems that are going on. If you would just open your mouth and say something to these kids, words can change their life.

Aaron: Do you have any new projects that you are working on or expected to release?
Trent G: Right now, I’m working on two singles that were released through Universal Music Group that are titled “Christ Can Change the Game” and another called “Convicted Felon.” I’ve been promoting those singles. Right now I’m in the studio just making music. There will be more singles and EP’s released. It’s a lot coming from me.

Aaron: Would you like to add anything in closing?
Trent G: Basically, I would just like to say to the streets out there, to the young guys, to the young women out there who may come across this interview, who may be reading it - be yourself, be yourself! Don’t follow after the status Quo. Don’t follow after the negative lifestyle. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now, where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Where do you want to be? Go to school, get an education. Try to keep your records clean. Don’t get caught up in the system of being in jail, having felonies on your record. Stay away from that lifestyle as much as possible because it’s nothing but the devil and is set up to destroy you. Be your own man, be your own woman and try to live life as righteous as possible because righteousness pays off in long run. Being evil and doing dirt… it doesn’t last. - Consciousness Magazine


"Meet TRENT - G, a powerful rapper"

There are many talented rappers and poets in the world. Some of them are well known and some of them are known, but not as much as others. With that said, “Trent – G” is definitely a talented rapper and poet on the rise from Chicago, and we estimate that he’s going all the way.

Let me start by saying that he is no amateur in the music industry or rocking microphones, having been featured on multiple national TV & radio shows to interview and perform. In the earlier days of his career, “Trent” won $10,000 on the “Steve Harvey Show” as the fastest rapper, from there to “Good Morning America”, to multiple newspaper write-ups in Chicago. “Trent” has been featured on “107.5FM” (WGCI Chicago Radio) “102.3FM” (WYCA Chicago Radio) “106.3FM” (WSRB Chicago Radio) “92.3FM” (WPWX Chicago Radio) “98.9FM” (KISS KENTUCKY RADIO), and countless of others.

When “Trent – G” was younger, he glorified street life in his lyrics, but as he got older and matured, “Trent” started to rap about his faith in God, the justice system, and let out messages of hope, encouragement, and motivation in his lyrics. However, even with a more righteous flow, he still amazes crowds with pure lyricism. Trent’s life story was featured on “The 700 Club”, airing on ABC Television, and viewed by millions. “Trent” was the first rapper to perform on the TV Show “Singsation”, airing internationally on WGN TV, and hosted by former presidential candidate “Dr. Willie Wilson”. “Trent – G” was also a special guest on “The Empowerment Encounter” TV Show, airing internationally on “The Word Network”, and hosted by renowned Pastor “Jamal Bryant”. “Trent – G” was also a special guest on “The Dorinda Show”, airing nationally on “Total Christian TV”, and hosted by Grammy winner “Dorinda Clark Cole” of “The Clark Sisters”. Trent’s rap skills also have taken him to be a special guest on “The Pastor Donnie Mcclurkin Radio Show”, not once but twice.

Furthermore, there is one song from “Trent ” that we gave an ear to especially, and that is a song called “Reparations”. This is a very powerful song pinned by “Trent” that endorses the belief that reparations are owed to American Descendants of Slaves for what their ancestors endured on American soil.

The topic of reparations is not new in America. The United States paid reparations to interned Japanese Americans, Native Americans for seized land, etc. However, some disagree with the belief that reparations should be paid to American Descendants of Slaves, as they pose the question “Why Should I Pay For Something That I Did Not Do?” It’s an ongoing debate, especially with Evanston Illinois passing a reparations bill for its black residents, and the presentation of HR-40 on Capital Hill by representative Sheila Jackson Lee, which speaks to reparations for slavery. Nevertheless, the song written by “Trent -G” has amazing lyricism and delivery. There are many other accolades to “Trent – G”, from award nominations to more TV appearances. In closing, this write-up is to simply show the greatness of “Trent – G” as an independent artist on the rise. His lyrical drive is continuing to open doors for him in the music industry, and we at “Entertainment Monthly News” believe he is going to the top.

Check out his music video, entitled “Reparations”, which is in fact one of the hardest rap songs ever made on YouTube. You can also reach “Trent” at “trentgmusic” on all social media platforms. - Entertainment Monthly News


"Chicago Rapper, TRENT - G"

Who is “Trent – G”? “Trent – G” is an independent award nominated rapper from Chicago who has been a special guest on numerous TV & Radio shows to share his lyrical talents with the world. Trent’s first national TV appearance was him winning $10,000 on the Steve Harvey’s Big Time TV Show as the fastest rapper in the world. He then went on to be a special guest on “Good Morning America” for his fast rapping talent. After those shows, “Trent” was written up in many Chicago newspaper articles, like “The Daily South Town Newspaper”, “The Windy City Word Newspaper”, “Street Wise Newspaper”, and others. “Trent” has also shared the stage with other Chicago rappers like “Twista”, “Common”, Da Brat”, and more. He even opened up a show for “Mike Jones” once.

Furthermore, when “Trent” was younger, he glorified negative things in his music, but as time proceeded, he started to make music to inspire, motivate, and encourage the listener to want more out of life. He also shares his faith in God, and talks about his relationship with Jesus, which brings us to “Reparations”, a rap song written by “Trent”. The song has so much passion and heartfelt lyricism to it, that we over at “The L.A. Times” could not ignore it. When we asked “Trent” what was his motivation behind the song, he told us that “I Just Wanted To Make A Song That Let The World Know Where I Stood On The Topic Of Reparations Being Paid To American Descendants Of Slaves For What Their Ancestors Endured On American Soil”. He then said “So, If Anyone Wants To Know My Views On The Topic Of Reparations, That Song Says It All”. - The L.A. Tribune


"TRENT - G, I'll Wait for you"

Trent - G is a rapper that's known for his aggressive style and lyricism. However, in this song, along with the singer Mikki, he unleashes a more romantic feel, as he tells the love of his life to move on. As to why Trent - G is never coming back in this song remains a mystery to the listener, but his incredible flow, along with the vocals of Mikki definitely compliments the beat, produced by Robin Wesley. - Real Magic TV


Discography

1: Reparations (Single)

2: I'll Wait for you (Single)

3: Stop Mean Muggin (Single)

4: Beautiful (Single)

5: Convicted Felon (Single)

6: Get Out the Hood (Single)

7: Levels of Devils (Single)

8: He's Resurrected (Single) 

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Bio

Trent - G is an independent award nominated hip hop recording artist and poet from Chicago, who has been featured on over several national TV & radio shows to display his lyrical gifts. Trent's very first national TV appearance was him winning $10,000 on the "Steve Harvey's Big Time" TV show as the fastest rapper. From there, Trent went on to be a special guest on "Good Morning America" for his fast rapping ability. Furthermore, Trent has been written up in multiple newspapers for his rap talent, such as "The Chicago Tribune", "The Austin Voice", "The Daily South Town", and more. Trent's life story was featured on "The 700 Club" TV show, which is a nationally syndicated TV program, airing on ABC TV. Trent was also the very first rapper to perform on the nationally syndicated TV program entitled "Singsation", airing on WGN TV. Trent was also a special guest on the nationally syndicated radio show entitled "The Donnie Show", hosted by multiple Grammy and Stellar award winning singer "Donnie Mcclurkin". In closing, Trent made the Grammy ballot in 2014, as "Best New Performer", and was also a special guest on "The Dorinda Show", a nationally syndicated program that presents new talent to the world, airing on "The Word Network", and hosted by Grammy winning gospel singer "Dorinda Clark Cole". There is much more Trent, and he is ready to perform for your event. Thank you. 

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