It’s 2021, and O Racks a.k.a. TreeGang Racks on his well known Instagram page where he has garnered a fan base and shown that it’s possible to make it out of the slums and hardships that many people grow up facing.
We were curious as to what O Racks a.k.a. TreeGang Racks went through and how he overcame it.
Q: It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story? How did you get to where you are today?
Well, I’m from Hempstead, Long Island. For those of you who don’t know that’s the hood in Long Island, it’s 15 mins away from Queens. I come from the bottom, I had to get it on my own since a teen in & out of jail since 14. I had to hustle to survive because my family was less fortunate. I started selling weed at the age of 11 to help provide. I was considered a product of my own environment. I got shot & stabbed at 15 I was playing with guns & hanging with the wrong crowd. That was just how it was where I was since I did my first real bid at 16 (gun charge) and did a year, then went back to jail 17 and was fighting for my life when I got hit with attempted murder. I ended up beating it two years later, but it was hard.
The only thing it did do though changed me as a person I came home smarter, more ambitious & started to chase my dreams for my rap career. One thing I can say now looking back everything happens for a reason god put me through that to see all the things I was doing wrong and to correct me to think how I think today. So looking back, I’m glad I went through it because it made me stronger. And I always say this it could have been worse. I got here today with God on my side plus hard work & dedication I put my all into this music, even at times when I wanted to quit I kept going.
Q: I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
I had to go through life or death situations from getting stabbed getting shot at such a young age. Going to jail back to back as a youngin not even being able to do teenage things everyone else was doing like going to prom or graduating. I had to get my GED in jail and really study and read to build my mind. I went through things no kid should go through like seeing people die losing close friends that meant a lot to me. Always felt like knowing one was there for me, but god but it only made me stronger & ready for the real world
Q: Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I specialize in the way I work & how I work. I strategically think things through before I do it, but I’m also spontaneous I’ll get up and go across the world randomly to shoot a video. Just because I want to show people I’m different. And people should work with me Because I didn’t know slouch if our working together, I’m a give my all other people would wait to see what you’ll do, but me I’m Going make the best of it because my name is attached to it. If you know me then you know I do what I say & I stand on that
Q: What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
My best advice is to give it your all don’t listen to other peoples opinions on how you should chase your dream because everyone has a different path, a different story you gotta be consistent & content at whatever you’re doing. Don’t do things with negative thoughts always keep a positive mindset & think things through. Manifest what you want to be done and it will happen. If you believe you gonna be successful, no doubt these that’s what it’s gonna be
Q: Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success means to me winning and doing better than you did before, gaining things you always wanted to gain & reaching all the goals that you set for yourself that’s success
Q: What’s next for you?
I got a lot of new music coming to a lot of new business ventures & can’t wait to show the world what I’m about. They Gona be surprised at what I got in store. This year is mine & I’m gonna take it to the top. I will be number 1 on their billboards just watch & see
Q: Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
People can connect with me by listening & supporting my music you’ll hear my story, my pain & my success through my music. Also, check out my interviews look me up o racks LOL you could even google me. And stay with me through my journey. If you want to see my day to day life as a musician add my Instagram @treegangracks you gonna see a whole lot of flexing and a lot of real shit. I don’t cap like these other rappers I’m different I really made it from the bottom to the top I bought my mom a house already I had all the cars the girls already I got the nice high rise they dream about and that’s from hard work & dedication now watch when I go mainstream Ha ha it’s gonna be a whole Another ball game. I’m a take care of my hood, but the block & provides for those in need that’s just me.
Now follow O Racks a.k.a. TreeGang Racks through this journey & you’ll see.