Artist Q&A: 5ive 3re

Sitting down with Rap Artist 5ive 3re of Blue Nose Music


Q: Where are you from?

A: I was born at Madigan, raised in Tacoma, Spanaway briefly, then Everett.

Q: How did you get your moniker?

A: I first went by MC 253, then shortened it to 5:ive 3:re (Five Tre) when I started takin it more seriously. I always wanted to rep where I was from regardless of where I lived so I named myself after where I’m from.

Q: What do you do?

A: I write lyrics and rap em’ and also play the talkbox.

Q: How long have you been doing it?

A: Writing raps, I’ve been doing since a sophomore in high school. Johnny ESPN (Juan Espinoza) and I used to rap during lunch and over the phone when I first started out. Recorded my first verse ever at his house, he taught me how to count bars and all them gotta knows.
Q: Who are your influences?
A: Musically, my influences mostly all stem from Rap-Hip Hop. I used to listen to a lot of Tupac, HPG albums, Mr. Shadow, Fingazz, Bay Area rappers, and Roger Troutman. There was a point in time when all I listened to was Zapp & Roger.
Q: How did you end up on BNM?
A: I ended up on BNM after previous conversations with 00G asking about shows, and how to get in on em. I heard his music he had on Reverbnation and thought to myself thats the type of music I’m tryin to be a part of. I shot em a song to collab on he liked it wrote to it sent it back. A couple months later I moved to Olympia from Everett and we had linked up for a session. I brought over some beats and Can’t Handle The Night came from it. After a couple more sessions I got the official Welcome to the DogHouse.
Q: What do you see your purpose as?
A: I see this BNM as a team, and I see my purpose as doing what is for the greater good of it. Whether its street promotion, proof listening, or sharing links from other artist we’ve connected with. My purpose with making music is simply to express what I got goin on in my heart and mind, and try to make it relatable too.

Q: Where do you want this to take you?
A: To where I never imagined would be cool not the stereotypical mtv millionaire bracket.

Q: Special Shoutouts?
A: My brother,Phenom 57, Johnny ESPN, Brendan Ostbo, 00G, Thunderchief, SK 202, Mike Groshong, Tony Snow, First Degree The DE and the rest of the Fahrenheit Movement

Q: Any last words?
A: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter dont mind”- Dr. Seuss

– Greg Double, Blue Nose/ Fahrenheit Records

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