Published on October 15th, 2015 | by Jerry Doby0
Who Is: Sealy Troh
It’s always cool to introduce emerging talent. Sealy Troh, not yet a household name, has the ability to make a difference in Hip-Hop. His style and delivery help create a signature sound that’ll soon be recognized rapidly.
From the outside looking in, who is Sealy Troh?
Agreed! There are numerous young artists hoping to make a name in the genre of Hip-Hop. However none convey ideas with the deliberative flow and youthful, emotive angst as presented in the original lyrics of Eric Trotman – working under the pseudonym of “Sealy Troh.” Born to Barbadian working class parents in the suburbs of Southern California’s Antelope Valley, Sealy’s stage name is a combination of his grandfather’s surname, “Sealy” and Eric’s nickname “Troh.” “I’m influenced by electronic, experimental, indie, hardcore and hip-hop,” Sealy says with a smile as he reminiscences on his former days as a vocalist in punk/hard rock bands. The range of musical styles Sealy Troh indulges in are eclectic. He is a fan of artist such as “He is Legend,” “Kanye West,” “Atmosphere,” “Bibio,” “Marvin Gaye” as well as “Foster the People.”
“Rapping is a do it yourself genre. If your lines or lyrics are weak than that’s on you. I wanted something that made me responsible for who I am – where I could rely on myself to show up.” When watching Troh perform you can feel his fire, you know this is a man with passion. “It’s like I become a different person,” says Troh. Sealy Troh is an artist who has been into a variety of music for years and looks to make his own wave.
What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?
While I was in high school I used to make flyers for rock shows and I did this from freshman year till maybe a year or two after graduation. Since I was the flyer maker for all the shows in the antelope valley I would always get in for free so I was constantly surrounded by music . I attempted a couple rock bands of my own and was a vocalist for some others until I decided to take my music into my own hands. Other people were unreliable so I started off rapping because it was something I could do on my own .
What do you want people get from your music?
I want people to have fun and enjoy it above all. Digging deeper, I believe I have songs that will build people up and make them feel loved or connected. My overall message is to be progressive, and that comes up in multiple ways. Sometimes being progressive is looking at our past, and other times its planning for the future. My message revolves around progression and the journey along the way. I hope that people can relate, and vibe.
Tell us about your current project and your latest single.
My current project out is called “With You”. It dropped in 2nd quarter of 2015 and I am very excited about it. The title “With You” is a bit broad but it represents the connection we all have with each other. The main single off of this project is a song called “See Me” ft. Casey Veggies. This song is about a young fast lifestyle. While this song may seem just to boast, its intent is motivational. The title “See Me” revolves around a person who is always on the go and has to find a balance between “work and play”. To me this is a great radio, driving, or club record to get people excited and celebrate life.
What has been your greatest professional achievement so far?
I believe the best is yet to come, but either working with Grammy winning producer Novel, or playing shows where they had to make room capacity.
For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you?
I would start new listeners off on “See Me” if they’re looking for something fun, but if they are trying to get deeper or “realer” I would recommend “Hate Gon’ Cost Ya” an antibullying song that speaks on love for one another.