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    Trey Songz talks being anti-Euro, an all-rap mixtape and more in an exclusive Q&A with VIBE.com! Get a preview of the interview below, and for the full post visit VIBE.com

    VIBE: From conversations I’ve had, many folks think Pain, Pleasure & Pain might’ve came out too soon after Ready. Do you see why someone would say that?
    Trey Songz: What makes it early?

    There wasn’t really a play hard to get factor to build anticipation.
    That’s not an artist’s concern. I’m here to make money and make my impact on the game as solid as I can. The game is not what it used to be where artists should wait before they put an album out.

    What was the major influence behind doing your fourth album at this time?
    Because I’m here. I’m not here to wait until people think I should put an album out. I wanted to put an album out, immediately. After you put six singles out on an album, how much longer should you wait? You wait for someone else to come and do what you doing and take your spot? No.

    True. Did you feel any pressure to create a Ready 2.0?
    I’m not here to make Ready 13 times. I’m here to make a different album each time.

    What would you say are the primary differences between Passion, Pain & Pleasure and Ready?
    Ready is a more commercial album. It’s more an album that was strategically done for trying to attain a spot for myself. I didn’t have my place in the game before Ready. Ready was the album that did that for me, and it was strategic from the single placement to the songs I sang. I probably wouldn’t record some of those songs had I not needed relevant radio play.

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on September 29, 2010 - 4:50pm

Trey Songz talks being anti-Euro, an all-rap mixtape and more in an exclusive Q&A with VIBE.com! Get a preview of the interview below, and for the full post visit VIBE.com

VIBE: From conversations I’ve had, many folks think Pain, Pleasure & Pain might’ve came out too soon after Ready. Do you see why someone would say that?
Trey Songz: What makes it early?

There wasn’t really a play hard to get factor to build anticipation.
That’s not an artist’s concern. I’m here to make money and make my impact on the game as solid as I can. The game is not what it used to be where artists should wait before they put an album out.

What was the major influence behind doing your fourth album at this time?
Because I’m here. I’m not here to wait until people think I should put an album out. I wanted to put an album out, immediately. After you put six singles out on an album, how much longer should you wait? You wait for someone else to come and do what you doing and take your spot? No.

True. Did you feel any pressure to create a Ready 2.0?
I’m not here to make Ready 13 times. I’m here to make a different album each time.

What would you say are the primary differences between Passion, Pain & Pleasure and Ready?
Ready is a more commercial album. It’s more an album that was strategically done for trying to attain a spot for myself. I didn’t have my place in the game before Ready. Ready was the album that did that for me, and it was strategic from the single placement to the songs I sang. I probably wouldn’t record some of those songs had I not needed relevant radio play.

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auritosweet's picture

Dude sounded a lil bit mad
Lionsqueen_yuuup's picture

I agree with u CharBaby!! TOTALLY!! And yes Jay07,he sounds pissed to me too!! Cant blame him!! He was asked so laaameeee questions though!! That's the thing i like bout Tremaine. Always speaking his mind! U go babe!!! UR DA BADDEST!!! Btw come donw to the French West Indies!!! Be glad to attend one of ur shows!!! (Guess u and ur team gonna wait til ur totally known down here!! But hey! im down for a private show! Wont complain!) LOL:-)!
Jay07's picture

i know he's a very dedicated and ambitious guy, but is it me or does he sound annoyed or pissed?
CharBaby's picture

OMFG I LOVE HIS COCKINESS & HIS IDGAF ATTITUDE!!!! THE WAY HE ANSWERS HIS QUESTIONS IS SUCH A TURN ON!!!!!
ilovetrey95's picture

treyyy yhuuu maddd beastiiieee !!!!!!!! everyythiinq yhuu sinnqq or sayy iloveeeee !!!!!
Tasha_Fierce's picture

I love all four albums and the mixtape songs. You are a true artist. Whatever you do will be scrutinized, that's just how it works. Stay true to who you are and continue to make good r&b music. Your true fans will continue to support you. Live and love life!!!!!
diamondsongz's picture

baby keeo doing ur thing, dont let anyone tell u tht u rushing ur album and ppl will stop listening to u. baby ur fans will always be here. u are the best in the game, u r actually wat the game needed over these past years. we are going straight to the top baby. dont let anyone tell u different. and we will be here right behind u, or beside u which ever u prefer. love u *muah*
KiaMarie's picture

Trey Trey!!!! From the first time I heard your voice I knew that you were gonna make it!!!! "I gotta make it" was a great album, I felt the hunger you had for the industry in your voice. "Trey Day"??? My fiance' went out and got that for me after I already had gotten it, cause I put him on to you, yeah, we were "role play"ing sumthing serious!!! Lol..... "Ready" was the most perfect album I have ever heard in my life until I heard "Passion Pain Pleasure". There are a lot of mixtape joints I would have liked to make an album, but hey, it is what it is. And Im listenin to it all!!!! From the Lyrics to the Vocals to the Instrumentals, You and Your team are the "Bomb Diggity" lol..... Keep up the good work!!!!! I made this up today what you think??? (Or I think I made it up, I kno I didn't get it from anyone else, It just popped in my head, Ya'll probably been had it all figured out tho) -Everyday "I Gotta Make It" "Trey Day", cause Im "Ready" for "Passion Pain & Pleasure"!!! Yea, Yea, I kno......Im the best :-) Oh yea, btw, Im single now cause "he didn't want my love, my love, noooooo"............... Just an F.Y.I........
ZJ's picture

I'm a male from Australia where Trey is not as widely recognised (not yet)but Trey i'm so happy for you with the success that you have had. The new album is great. Favs are 'Love faces' and 'Doorbell'. This Interview is very honest and genuine.. Trey you have a gift and the music just seems to come naturally to you..Keep it going!
Amorsherrie's picture

Trey, keep doing your thing baby! You are on TOP and from what I see and hear.......the TOP is where you'll remain! LOVE IT!
yatta95's picture

I love ppp and ready for 2 different reasons. They are both great albums. And if trey would have made an other ready someone would have something to say about. And if he would have waited forever to put out another album it would have made me sad. Plus Ready came out a year ago so is one whole year to early to put out another album. All i have to say is trey is doing a great job with his career and he should keep doing him =}
mii_sunflower's picture

well i love ppp and ready. am glad that u made ready because i feel u need to be here in the r&b game and if they wld have listing to the first 2 albums gotta go and trey day then they wld have new that u need to be in the game i love u trey stay true to ur self like u been doing and ur angels will have ur back like always yuuup

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