On January 31st, Nate Trillo finally premiered his long-awaited music video for “Da Vinci” featuring Raja Banks on YouTube. The captivating visual has attracted the attention of many individuals in Trillo’s hometown of Midlothian, Texas, as well as serving as the debut of another artist, Raja Banks. The contrast between Trillo and Banks’ voices allow for a sharp, crisp flow over a hard-hitting beat.
Following his previous single, “Say No Mo,” the new video for “Da Vinci” already seems to have the potential to be Trillo’s most successful project up to date.
In addition to YouTube, “Da Vinci” is currently streaming on Spotify as well as SoundCloud.
VMG had a moment to find out what Nate has up, and what’s next…
1) What keeps you motivate when it comes to your music?
My supporters, my fans, the people who appreciate my work and who actually really enjoy it. I get criticism every day but all the love and support I get from the real people are the reason I keep doing what I do. I’m all about fun and excitement, no room for negativity. I make the kind of music for the people that feel good about themselves and get things done in life. I’m just trying to show people what can truly be done if you stay focused on what you want.
2) When you think of “Vintage Media Group”, what comes to mind?
There’s too much good music out there that isn’t getting noticed. I think VMG making moves when it comes to showcasing some of the real potential in some of these artists.
3) Being that you are from Midlothian, Texas what is the state of Hip-Hop there? How would you titled your style of music?
Midlothian is one of those countrified, cowboy-towns, so you can imagine what it’s like being a “rapper” there. Sure, the young people love Hip-Hop culture, but I’m one of a handful of individuals trying to make something really big happen. Don’t sleep on Midlo though, that city growing fast and hopefully I can put it on the map. Someone said my style is like a mix of Trap and West Coast, but I’m still playing around with my voice trying to find my sound, and I’m sure I’m going to always be moving to whatever sound I like at the time.
4) With your most recent music video “Da Vinci” is Crazy DOPE, I Really Like It… can you give us some details on how you came up with that song?
Man, that whole verse where I say, “Paint a pic like Da Vinci” was on like three different beats I had before, but it wasn’t fitting right, so I stashed it away until my boy Raja got on a project with me and I liked the way it sounded on the track. Sooner or later, I just really liked the idea of Leonardo Da Vinci in general and ran with it. The man is a genius even of our time, he’s the literal definition of a renaissance man which is what I strive to be, a “Young Da Vinci.”
5) Where can your fans & supporters find you online? Via Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
Twitter and Snapchat are my babies, both @natetrillo. All my music videos are on www.youtube.com/natetrillo2
6) Who are some of your influences?
Tyler, Rae Sremmurd, Desiigner, Yachty, Kanye, and Vince Staples are my main influences. I’m not about “keeping it real” like J Cole, or having a flow like Kendrick. I just want people to have a good time when they’re bumping my stuff. I want my music to be able to bring smiles and excitement wherever it’s being played. All about positivity.
7) Any Last Remarks?
I truly believe anything is possible. I know there’s a lot of basic rapper stereotypes that I don’t fit, but that’s what I’m trying to prove. I’m trying to clear the path and break down the boundaries for others. In the meantime, I want to shout out everyone that’s supporting the boy because they’re the ones that’ll ride with me to the top.