Today we’d like to introduce you to AC Trigger.
Hi AC, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I was born in KC but grew up in a college town called Warrensburg about an hour away where I’d develop most of my passion for music. I stunt ride ATVs and dirt bikes when I get free time and for a while that was my life until music took that spot. I’m only 19 and I bought my first crib back in KC. In 2020 my music was streamed in 82 countries and on all streaming platforms, I totaled around 50k streams. Which isn’t a ton, but it’s better than the year before and that’s what matters to me. I get dms from people all the time from all these different places telling me how much my music has helped them and inspired them in their own unique ways. And it makes me feel like I’m making a difference in the world.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Growing up, I never really fit in. I was a smart kid, even graduated a year early, but I didn’t have many friends. I used to get bullied quite a bit in elementary and middle school which over time led to depression and anxiety. Until I found music, I was in a pretty dark place. In 8th grade, I started writing poetry to express myself, by freshman year, I started rapping, but I kept it to myself because at the super country school I had to go to, people got hardcore bullied for doing anything that wasn’t country enough. I think it was junior year when I actually started releasing my music, I’d just post it on YouTube to anyone that wanted to listen. I realized then that even though most people around me were against me, my music helped people, which made releasing music so worth it.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a rapper. I specialize in emo style rap but lately, I’ve been transition into more of a hype aggressive style. I’m most proud of my streams last year. In 2020 alone, I was streamed in 82 countries and amassed around 50k streams across all my songs, which is a lot for an artist like me still coming up. What sets me apart is why I rap. I don’t write about a life I’m not about, I write music about my life and each word I write has deep meaning behind it.
Risk taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
I’m definitely a risk taker. I’m a firm believer that high risk yields high reward. I’m not making enough from music to live off of it yet, but I still consider it my primary job. Until recently, I paid for my music (equipment, marketing, mentoring, etc.) by working at Walmart. I spend every penny I can manage on my music, thousands, never knowing for sure if it will pay off, but music is my passion, so it’s worth the risk.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/actrigger