We had the good fortune of connecting with 1029 Tre and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi 1029, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I grew up without guidance. I grew up mentally unstable. Pain drove me. I was depressed and angry and things felt like they would never get better. I was ready to quit and I tried to quit, time after time. I couldn’t see the other side. In reality, I couldn’t see me being where I am today. I sat back and I worked on myself. I found what I love. I found the things that come naturally to me and I worked at them. I knew I wouldn’t end up well if I kept going down the path I was going before because I saw what that path did for the people around me so I made a way for myself. I worked on my mental state. I prayed and meditated. I learned to love myself which caused me to be able to love others. I want the world to know that I’ve been there. I’ve been at rock bottom. I’ve been hurt and I know it’s not easy to overcome but everyone can. I want people to remember and use me as a symbol of perseverance. I want to inspire people to grow and be the best person they can be. Be yourself unapologetically. Things are going to happen that you won’t be able to control and you’ll question it. It will hurt but you have to keep going. I want people to see how I kept going and it paid off. How I found extreme happiness and comfort out of the cards I was dealt. I also want my father’s name to live forever. I want people to remember his name because the world didn’t get a chance to.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is me. My music is me in my most vulnerable form. Me in my most pure state. I express my mind and my emotions in my music. All of the fun, sad, good, bad, happy, mad, proud, disappointment, everything. That’s what separates me from everyone else. Even though people may have been through similar situations, no one can say they’ve lived the exact same life as me so the things that stand out will stand out. That’s why every person is unique. Those same similarities make people feel like the songs was made for them as well. They can relate to it. To get where I am today in my career, it took a lot of hard work and a lot of risks. I had to do some stuff that I didn’t want to do but I put my pride to the side and did it. I know what I have to get done and if I had a chance to go back in time I would do it all over again. I overcame every obstacles with my chin, knowing this is all gone pay off soon. Turnt my losses to lessons and I took everyone like a man. Learning from each one, I allowed them all to shape my growth and I will keep moving forward that way. I’ve learned that you can’t skip steps in life. There are things that you will have to go through that will teach you things that will carry you a long way. I also learned to worry about myself. No one else will have the same path as me because what’s for me is for me. I want the world to know that you can do anything you put your mind to and that’s all it takes it for you to believe in yourself.
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?
If my best friend was coming into town the only place I would definitely take her with me would be the studio because that’s the only place I know I would go. I don’t really go out to the club unless I’m performing but if she just really wanted to we would probably go wherever the move is. I know all the party promoters and all the people who like to be on the scene but I’m not really just into that. I would like to go to the Trap House Museum or maybe the aquarium or a art museum or something but I just usually hit up the gang and we come up with something to do. I know for sure I would have to take her to Grip’s Good Eats. It’s a black owned restaurant off Metropolitan in East Point.
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 like to thank God first for even providing me with this talent and work ethic. I would also like to thank him for putting me in this position and for allowing me to find my purpose on this earth and live in it. I would like to thank my family friends and supporters for listening and sharing my music. I thank my team for helping me and always encouraging my creative genes. Most of all, I have to give a special thanks to myself for having the courage to step out and try new things. I thank myself for allowing myself to grow and stay creative. Everyone who has ever played my music, liked a post, shared a post, Etc, I want you to know you’re appreciated. Let’s go up 29ers.