I recently spoke with Western Pennsylvania based rapper TEN/27 as he was cruising the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. If you haven’t heard of the Johnstown rapper, let me take a few minutes to get you familiar with him.
You can call TEN/27 a local rapper if you want, but he is far from that, and honestly that statement just adds more value to local rappers, because if you didn’t know…Trevy Is Famous. The 56 & Runnin’ artist has over 87,000 views on YouTube and a following that most aspiring artists would pay for. His latest video “814 Pride” gained over 2,000 views in just a few days, not to mention he is quietly putting his hometown of Johnstown on the map.
The success that TEN/27 has recently been seeing is because of the effort he has been putting in for years. Where some may have taken rhyming as a hobby, TEN/27 saw it as a way out. He started rapping at the age of 13 and hasn’t looked back since. Some of TEN/27’s inspiration comes from those who have influenced him along the way. When speaking with TEN/27 he cited AZ, Nas, Half-A-Mil, Royce Da 5’9”, and Philadelphia rapper Journalist as his biggest influencers. When you listen to TEN/27 you can actually hear those who have influenced him in his delivery and sound. When he lays down a track he delivers much more than what you typically hear in Hip Hop. It’s a breath of fresh air and something that the game is missing.
With there being so much talk nowadays about the current Hip Hop scene and where it’s headed, I had to ask TEN/27, “How do you feel about the current state of hip hop?” “I’m adapting to it,” he replied, “I am currently working on a new single titled “Supa Dupa” that has more of a southern style to it. Be on the lookout for that New Trev City 2 as well.”
In TEN/27’s young career he has already performed in cities like Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Boston, D.C., Charleston WV, and Cleveland OH. He has also had the pleasure of collaborating with such artists as Shyheim, Ambition formerly of Pretty Ricky, and 56 & Runnin’ label mate Chris DeVille. However, TEN/27 told me that his biggest accomplishment was meeting his idol, AZ, and to perform not only in front of him, but beside him as well.
If you took the time to read this article on TEN/27, do yourself a favor and check out his latest video “814 Pride” which pays homage to his hometown. When asked where his love for his hometown comes from? TEN/27 replied, “The people…I get my love from the people who support me.”
Peep the new video by TEN/27 (Trevy Is Famous) below and be on the lookout for his next single. I heard it already and I’m sure you’ll like it as I did. If all goes as planned his next single is called “Magazine” and it features Ambition formerly of Pretty Ricky. Stay tuned to the movement and “Take Your Seat At The Table” for more interviews like these and much more.
Pennsylvania rapper Ten/27(Trevy Is Famous) drops the video for his latest single “Long Journey.” The new track features Brooklyn bred emcee Starkim and R&B songstress Venus. Filmed in New York, the new visual also captures a cameo by Hip Hop legend AZ.
Check out the new visual by TEN/27 featuring Starkim and Venus below. New Trev City 2 mixtape by TEN/27 is in the works. Be on the lookout.
Last night’s ‘Silence The Violence’ event held in Johnstown, Pennsylvania was a huge win for the city’s Hip Hop scene. Over 200 people came out to support the positive event brought to the city by 8 One 4 Us. Not only did folks have a great time, but also importantly, no violence took place at the event. The audience saw great performances last night by local artists D-Ess, Kim King, Club Fresh, and 56 & Runnin’ Ent. artist TEN/27.
R&B artist Ambition, formerly 4Play of Pretty Ricky, was also in attendance. His performance sent all the ladies in the building to the front of the stage, especially as he ended his set shirtless. The highlight of the night, however, was when Grammy award winning artist Mr. Cheeks came through and shut the whole scene down with his performance. Mr. Cheeks got the crowd out of their seats and on the dance floor when he performed a medley of his and the Lost Boyz greatest hits. The audience got to hear songs like “Renee,” Lights, Camera, Action,” and “Music Makes Me High” to name a few.
All in all, the event was a huge success for the city of Johnstown. The Roundtable Empire was very proud to be a supporter of the positive event. Shout out to TEN/27 (Trevy Is Famous) for getting us involved. Check out some pictures from the ‘Silence The Violence’ event below.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said it best, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” In recent times this nation has been plagued with a racial tension that is devastating this country. Injustice and violence is happening all across this nation, in a neighborhood near you. More and more lives are being taken, by the hands of not only the law, but by the people we know of in our own community. In the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania they are taking a stand in an attempt to “Silence The Violence”.
This special event will be hosted by Grammy Award Winning hip hop artist Mr. Cheeks of the Lost Boyz. It will also feature special performances by Ambition (formerly 4-Play of Pretty Ricky), TEN/27 [Trevy Is Famous], Kim King, D-Ess, and Club Fresh. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the violence that has been plaguing the streets and how the community can come together and help silence the violence in their streets. Members of the Johnstown N.A.A.C.P. will be present and the branch President will speak on how violence is affecting the community of Johnstown. Mr. Cheeks himself will also speak on how he was effected by violence. This event is presented by”8-ONE-4 Us” in collaboration with The Roundtable Empire and On My Hip Hop Ish. Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website.