The city of Chicago has been buzzing about a brand new rap group that’s quickly made their mark on the local music scene. Meet Trenchmobb, the Windy city’s most promising rap crew led by Sosa Corleone and JR007. The young duo first starting gaining traction with their first single “Take Off” in February 2017. After dropping their debut album, Be Home Soon, in the same year, the crew’s catchy melodies and undeniable beats bolstered their success beyond Chicago’s city-limits and onto a national stage.
With multiple video premieres on WorldStarHipHop including Coming Home (259MM views), Zooted (1.2MM views), and their massive hit Mona Lisa (1.9MM views), Trenchmobb shows no signs of slowing down. While Trenchmobb is currently tearing up the stages in Atlanta as a featured act in the A3C Festival Showcase, they took the time to tell Vydia more about their journey from the streets of Chicago to the stars of WorldStarHipHop and the secret behind their rapid rise to success. Here’s what they had to say:
How did your crew originally come together?
JR 007 met Sosa through Sosa’s little brother… the two clicked over music immediately..the click got bigger and more rappers like TMB Spazz joined the ranks.
Where did the name ‘Trenchmobb’ come from?
The name was thought of by Sosa Corleone, the initials correlate to two separate clicks, Tony Mobb (in memory of a close friend of Sosa’s) and Terror Money which is a click associated with JR007.
You are quickly rising the ranks in your hometown of Chicago. Has growing up in the Windy City impacted your approach to your music and content creation, if so how?
Without Chicago, there wouldn’t be anything to rap about.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
50 Cent, Gucci Mane, Chief Keef.
You first made waves in the industry after dropping your debut single “Take Off” on YouTube back in 2017. Now with a string of hits like “Mona Lisa” and “Be Home Soon”, what would you say is a key factor to your rapid success?
By working hard and keeping that consistency.
Earlier this year, you dropped your highly-anticipated debut album, Be Home Soon, what was the biggest challenge you faced in putting this project together?
Getting in touch with YouTube producers whose beats we used and getting everything cleared to release the project on all platforms.
Many of your videos like “Zooted” and “Mona Lisa” saw overnight success on YouTube. What contributed to this viral success and how were you able to capitalize on it?
By staying authentic to ourselves.
What is your dream venue to perform at?
United Center, Chicago.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
What’s the best piece of advice you received as a creator?
Learn the business like you learn the music.
What advice would you give to aspiring creators?
Work hard, work constantly, and learn the business.
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