The southern rapper known as TruDat hails from Enterprise Alabama. Clearly a talented energetic high paced rapper, he won the low country awards 2015 artist of the Year as well as being nominated for two awards here in 2016. He cites his main influences as the hip hop artists he spent his youth listening to. He honed his skills as a rapper by entering writing,and emceeing along side Dj disicple claiming his first spot in sc hiphop history. While at job corps in Morganfield, KY. studying electricity he was working on his craft as an MC. After finishing and coming back S.C. only to lose his baby sister (shanita) and aunt (bonita) he was hell bent on making it to ensure his mom, niece, nephew, and kids were taken care of. Through finding himself again after so much lost he made the acquaintance of Kidd Cosmo. They went on to produce a concept album together that spawned A hit street record Song, released on MR.CAROLINA 2:SUPACAROLINALISTIC.A couple of years after leaving new money records, TruDat began to seriously concentrate his efforts on his music career. He launched his own label ,joined CmCt and released Wish a nicca would and lets get right. The buzz around this new talented down south rapper started to build and influential music industry insiders including Pastor troy, Bloodraw and Beanie Seigal, also The Streets, Atlantic, sony, slipnslide and savagelife were sitting up and taking notice. Savagelife signed TruDat to their promo label SupaUnit, and the first port of call for was to release a response to the hit of that summer, Mo Money. His version, Vile, really got people talking. He then released his first serious track on his label, SixHunnidDemons and then re-released Lawd Knowz. This was closely followed by the radio and club hit Record Deal in the summer of 2014. By then, TruDat was really building up a reputation as the one to watch in rap and hip hop. Also U go girl. His impressive video for the single won the Best Low Budget Video accolade at the C2C Awards that year.TruDat SixHunnid has continued to grow as an artist and he has been working with producers including jacob lethal and weatherman beats. He is now signed to 600WaYz Ent. and is ready to enter the mainstream with such releases as, 600 degreez & SixDaRuler the album.
We sat down with TruDat SixHunnid. The determined and focused, hip-hop artist. From South Carolina, to find out more about his story. What motivates him to continue to grind hard and follow his dream, of success in the music industry.
What is your artist name?
What is your music genre?
Hip-hop,rap,rnb, & hickhop.
Where are you from?
Enterprise Al, by way of Kingstree, SC. Now residing in Myrtle Beach, SC.
How long have you been practicing your craft?
What made you want to be an artist?
My mother she use write and rap to me as baby from growing up listening to Low rider, Egyptian lover, Prince, any oldie but goodie and etc.
Describe your first time performing?
Eager, nervous, excited and just ready.
What music or artist influenced you?
My mom,2pac ,biggie,Ugk,Out last,Pastor Troy and DMX.
Earliest memory involving music?
Dancing anywhere and everywhere I heard low rider lmao that was joint.
How did music influence you growing up?
It saved I had two mom’s Thomesena Jenkins and Bonita Jenkins music was my father it’s the only day I ever knew.
How would you best describe your music?
Dirty south energetic ,art of Story telling,lite bars,nasty mouth muahf**ker lmao.
What do you think is the biggest misconception you hear about your music?
I don’t think I hear one.
What is your typical songwriting process like?
I write songs in 45mins maybe 2 a day.
What inspires you to keep grinding and working on new music?
Because everyone claims to be so bad but I showed what bad is that’s why I broke a million playz on SoundCloud. Cuz, I been working at it ever since I came to this planet ain’t quite dere but I’m getting better at it.
How do you decide what song to release as a single?
It needs to be catchy. Have a great vibe. I get input from my producer.
What can you tell us about your latest release?
It’s best to date but don’t start there follow my journey then pick up here on “Book of Six Ch.3 ” the first 2 chapters sets it all up.
What do you think is the vibe of the album?
It’s classic once you give it a listen you won’t stop.
What do you hope fans and listeners take from it?
My struggle my pain my glory never give up all we got is time.
Do you have any shows coming up?
Apr22nd Raleigh NC -i love being From the south tour Presented by My Classy and the The Grammys award and fashion show Presented by Abla.
What is the best way for fans to get in contact with you?
Instagram: @6ankRollShawty or www.6ixhunnidwayz.com.