Before Young Jeezy was putting on for his city, Rapper Trick Trick (one third of the group Good Sqwad) was representing Detroit to the fullest. Strategically placing visuals of Detroit historical landmarks in his videos such as Berry Gordy's Hitsville USA, St Andrews Night Club and the infamous Belle Isle Park. In the mid 90's Trick Trick and Goon Sqwad were major players in crowding the city's club scene, when club Legends was engulfed with raw talented Detroit performers in a vibrant environment that welcomed Hip Hop music and the younger generation that was willing to step up to the stage and perform their lyrical skills in in front of anyone that would listen.
Fast forwards almost two decades later, Rapper Trick Trick is still standing the test of times and still putting on for Detroit City. His new ventures include B.M.B Entertainment with Rapper/Actress Charlie Baltimore and movie role appearances. Walking the BET Hip Hop Awards Green Carpet with a classic Detroit Baseball Cap and signature Al Wissan Detroit clothing.
Trick Trick has a positive vested interest in Detroit, only seeing the positive side even when the media is promoting negativity about a city that was home to some of the major key players in music history such as Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations to say the least...Detroit had a bright past and an even brighter future.
Check out the exclusive Green Carpet Interview with Rapper Trick Trick below!
Examiner: What ventures are you currently working on?
Trick Trick: "I am currently doing movies, in one film I play a land lord, I also play a pastor in the movie A House Divided".
Examiner: "I can see that."
Examiner: What is going on with Detroit right now...the city is not doing good?
Trick Trick: "There is nothing going on with Detroit... Detroit is doing fine, Detroit is just on reset, luckily it didn't reset with a riot, but it is just like planting a flower, when you plant a flower you start with dirt and a seed, and it grows. Detroit is in the growing process...There are some young ignorant individuals that do influence the city, but that is not what the city is all about.
Examiner: How do you feel about what happened to Ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick?
Trick Trick: "What happened to Kwame sucks. I don't feel like one or two people in the court system should determine your fate...you have to have the right representation. I would be in prison right now if I did not have the right representation. I had to keep trying different lawyers until I got the proper representation in court. "
Examiner: "What are you wearing on the BET Hip Hop Awards Green Carpet?
Trick Trick: (Pointing to the symbol on his shirt) I am wearing Al Wissan clothing.
Rapper Trick Trick is the truest example of what it means to have a "Detroiter's Spirit...We don't drop the apple, we don't drop the peach...We drop the D!"