We had the good fortune of connecting with Tavo Tha Trill and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tavo, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is undoubtedly my perseverance. No matter the challenge or obstacle, I find a way! Most people quit when times get tough and usually that’s when they’re about to make a breakthrough. There’s an old saying that holds true; “If it was easy, everybody would do it.” If you want something bad enough, you can’t let anything stop you from getting it!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
For most of my music career I was so worried about being labeled as a “Mexican/Latino” artists that I sacrificed the blessings that came with it. I wanted so badly to just be recognized as a “rapper” and not a “Mexican rapper.” I NEEDED to be respected for my art without being labeled or put in a “box.” That all changed for me in 2020. I didn’t realize I had access and support from a demographic that I wouldn’t have otherwise if it wasn’t for being lucky enough to be born Mexican. I’ve always had Spanish/Latino influence in my music because it’s just part of who I am but now I’m really leaning into it. There is very little representation across all platforms of media in America for Mexicans. I want to be part of that change. To inspire others who come from the same place as I do that anything is possible if you work hard enough. Mexicans play a massive role in this county and it’s time for our stories to be heard.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m all about the food! I moved to the DFW in 2017 to pursue music and also to advance in my corporate career from a small town in the northern Texas Panhandle called Perryton. My 4 stoplight hometown doesn’t have much variety so you can imagine my excitement when I made my move to Fort Worth. Nothing beats Texas BBQ so our first stop would have to be Panther City BBQ on the Southside. I’ve become close friends with Panther City BBQ’s own, Flaco, who has his own segment on the menu if you will, “Flacos Tacos.” The best Texas BBQ with a Mexican twist! Brisket tacos, barbacoa and the best brisket elote on the planet! They recently have expanded the business and have become a staple in the city to say the least! It’s a family ran business and the people are even better than the food and that’s really saying something!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m a first generation Mexican American so my work ethic and outlook on life wouldn’t be what it is without the guidance and example of my parents. My father migrated to the US in 1978. He didn’t know a lick of English, but that didn’t stop him from attaining the American dream. His first job was at a feedlot in Guymon, Oklahoma. Shortly after he found his way to the West Texas oil patch where he made his mark in this country. With over 40 years of experience he has become a well known and respected man in his field. I look back and am so thankful because it gave my mother the ability to raise us as a stay at home mom, which I think made the biggest difference in the lives of my siblings and I.
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