Exclusive Interview




BIO Atlanta based duo Trilhoutte defy easy categorization with a deft blend of R&B, hip-hop, and soul spawned by such varied influences as New Edition, R.Kelly, Eric Bellinger and KCI & JOJO. Blurring the genre lines, the pair first made waves with their partnership with local producer and engineer Say yo Feek and artist Chrizz Michaels. Much like his song’s mixture of sounds, their own music aimed to surprise and manipulate expectations. Trilhoutte Is made up of Baton Rouge producer Ty Cook and Chicago producer-vocalist Shaq on da track . They both arrived in Lafayette Louisiana separately, choosing different songwriting paths. While Ty produced and did work with Sweet November, Shaq lent his talents to artists like Sean Ardion and Lesly Lesha, even winning a Awards for his work on Lesly Lesha’s “Show Me.” After a chance meeting, Ty and Shaq combined their talents and decided to officially form an act. Their instinct has always been to push against structures. Overall, TRILHOUTTE’s record, and indeed their overall mindset, is one of progression. Since they cannot be specifically classified into a genre, their main objective is to make good music in a different way. (FULL BIO IS ATTACHED)






Top 5 Influences? Shaq: R. Kelly, Eric Bellinger Ty: Chris brown, Big Sean, and Michael Jackson.






New Projects? We are currently working on new songs besides the ones we have out right now, but our plan is to use the next few months pushing our single “1×1=x” and as we gain more attention and fans we will plan a official drop date for the project. Our goal for the project is to not only give our fans an R&B album, but a mixture of R&B/Hip Hop and pop all in one which is what separates us from any other R&B artist/group. We will use this next project to show the world that we are that new wave or open lane that’s missing in the industry. So the goal is to drop the project Most likely before 2017 ends.






What got you into music? Both of us, “Ty and Shaq”, grew up around a family full of musicians and they grew up singing in church choir. Ty: I started on the drums at the age of 2 and would occasionally tamper with the keyboard. Once I was about 19 I started leading praise and worship. Shaq: I grew up playing the keyboard and singing in praise and worship my whole life. With both of our backgrounds being this way it’s pretty obvious why we love making and writing music, playing instruments and the production of music.






Anything to tell your fans? Thanks to the ones that supported we knew that our hard work would pay off and thank you to the ones that doubted us because that fueled us to push harder. We love and appreciate y’all and we are working hard to get more shows prepared for y’all and to get this new project out and new videos.






Goals for 2017? Well we want to make sure that we get this new project finished for sure and that we kill these next performances we have for the next few months. We need Keep promoting ourselves and our brand and Making sure that we are booked all of 2018.

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