As a singer and philanthropist, Travis Ryan Bramble, a young man, popularly known as Trav B Ryan has amassed a substantial amount of musical and songwriting expertise. Through music and art, he aspired to transform the world as a child in Brooklyn, New York.
Travis is most proud of his activism and interests, and he aspires to use these to further his music career and spread his message of love to others.
Today, he breaks things down for us and takes us on a trip through his art and his music life. Throughout the course of his life, he has shown a unique sense of self.
What is your real name?
Travis Ryan Bramble
What’s your official Showbiz name?
Trav B Ryan as in Trav be Ryan as in I am who I am.
How did you get into music?
My sister used to rap. She was a phenomenal rapper and used to battle kids in our school. I loved that attention and presence she had while rapping and I wanted that. I wrote my first song and then fell deeper and deeper in love with it after that.
What field or genre are you into and how would you describe it?
I would describe it as music for your spirit. It’s definitely some hip hop in there and some other influences but it’s coming directly from me so I can’t put that into any other genre that’s except my own.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
That was forever ago. I was in a group with my friends and we recorded an album named Spin Citi. That time made me more familiar with song structure and the whole process of music. We really studied the songs on the radio and studied everything the artist did.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
My mom inspires me so much. She’s one of my biggest fans. So I always hear her voice telling me to keep going and keep living my truth.
Any models you look up to? With reason(s) why?
I look up to myself, to be honest. I always try to outdo my past self and try to be the best me I can be.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
I look out for people that are only interested in using me. There are a lot of those people running around here and I work too hard on myself and my craft to let them get close.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
Oversaturation. We live in a time where everyone is a rapper so it’s hard to keep things fresh and original. That’s a huge obstacle for me.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
I think the internet brings you so close to your fanbase that you don’t need labels anymore. You can now know what people you should market to and what type of songs they like and when they are listening to your music, etc.
These are label metrics that can now be accessed by anyone. I think that will make record labels obsolete.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Keep going and keep putting yourself into your work. Use your voice like it is the only thing you have left.
What is your current project about?
My current project is Through The Darkness and it’s a song about making it out of anything because your light is stronger than everything. I wrote this at a time when my father passed away due to Covid 19 and I needed to dig deep in myself to find strength. To get answers.
This song reflects that journey and the result of it. It’s also a song about forgiveness. He wasn’t the best father but I still forgive him for it. I had to let that grudge go through this song.
What are your hobbies?
I love to write. Watch my Knicks. And review movies. I always loved filmmaking so I made sure an aspect of it remains in my life.
What do you do aside from this profession?
This is all I do. I eat sleep and thirst for music. It’s my life.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Accept me on my days and my good days and I will never let you down.