At 20-years-young, Trey Wood has shown the skateboard world he has incredible transition skills and bold nerves to take on the mega ramp. We recently chatted with the young lad from his home in Arizona to learn a little about his musical taste. Scroll down below to learn where Trey got his rap music influence, what he likes to play on canyon runs in his car, and stream his top ten rap songs on Spotify.
What type of music do you like listening to?
I like listening to all kinds of music. I switch up the genres every ten minutes, but mainly I’ve always grown up on rap music, and that’s what I listen to the most, but I like electronic and rock music.
Who would you say influenced your taste in music?
My dad was the main influencer in my music taste I would say just because at my house he’d be bumping old rap music throughout the house. I grew up listening to old school rap music like Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Coolio, all those dudes. My dad was super into all that. Whether it was Eazy-E or Nas or whatever he wanted to listen to at the time. He was just always playing super loud music.
Are you into any of the new school rappers that are out these days?
There are some songs that I’m defiantly into with the new style. I take what I like about it and what I don’t like about it. I switch up my music genre so much I just try not to make stuff get old for myself by listening to it too much. I like listening to old stuff more myself, but I’m not against it.
How are you finding music these days?
Finding new music is pretty easy for me because I have so much time on my hands. I just go on Spotify and search for hours on a plane or have people playing it around me, and I can Shazam the music and find out what the song is or ask the homies what song is playing if I don’t know. One time I was out in China, and my friend played this song called Zygote by Patrick Cowley, and it was the most insane song I’ve ever heard. I just didn’t know what it was. That introduced me to a whole different type of music.
I know you like working on cars. You had an FRS. Is that something you’re still into?
I like literally just sold it. I still love working on cars. I have an E36 BMW in my backyard and a 1982 Toyota pickup truck. I bought a 2020 Toyota Corolla hatchback just as my daily driver. But I sold the FRS just to be more responsible because it took a lot of my money. I’m trying to be an adult and buy a house, so after I do that, I want to get back into the faster cars and get myself a 2020 Supra. That’s the plan.
Has car culture influenced your taste in music at all?
It has a little bit. That’s how I got into electronic music. I would go out in my 500 hp FRS at like two in the morning and rip the mountain roads around Arizona, listening to electronic music just hauling ass through the mountains with my friends. Like this artist—it’s like a rave artist, but her name is Rezz the song is called Lucifer, but I would just have that song blasting, and I would be hauling ass through the mountain roads in my car. I never listened to electronic music other than that. It was just so intense at the time.
You ever been to a rave?
I’ve been to like three in total, I believe. I never really found interest in, and I just kind of ended up going to one, one day—their pretty sick in all honesty. I’m not like a raver type of person, but it’s just a fun time to go.
Who would you want to see perform live, alive, or dead?
That’s a tough one. I’d probably have to say Tupac. That be a sick one and watch him perform All Eyez On Me.
Do you have a playlist for when you are competing?
For when I’m competing, I usually listen to upbeat, fast rap music kind of like Chief Keef, Key Glock, and people like that who have that cocky attitude to get you in the mood to do what you have to you know? (chuckles)
Do you ever compete with headphones?
No, I honestly hate skating with earbuds or headphones in my ears just because I like to hear everything that’s going on with my board and around me. I like listening to music while I skate. It just has to be on a loudspeaker that’s not directly in my ears. I feel like I’m blocking off a sense because all I can hear is the music and not the skateboard.
What would your dream song be for a video part?
I was just thinking about this the other day. I haven’t put too much thought into like the perfect song for a video part because I want to see the whole part first and see how music could go with it. Ante Up by M.O.P. I think that would be a super sick song for a part. Editor’s Note: Check out JP Walker’s Full Part in True Life.
In the past, have you been involved much for the music selection?
In the past, I haven’t had much say in the music that’s going in the video part because usually, it’s a group part. This year will be a change because I’m going to have a couple of single parts for myself, and I’ll be more in control of everything and how it’s edited, the style of music, and all that stuff, so I’m excited for that.
So you think you’ll lean more towards rap music for a part?
I’m not positive. Probably not unless it were to be an old school rap song. As I said, I like certain weird electronic and rock music like indie rock. I’ll have to figure it out.
So outside of rap, what other stuff are you listening to?
I like a lot of house music like Kaytranada, Toro y Moi, and I like a lot of old rock music like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath. Also, I listen to Pato Banton, the Rastafari dude. I switch it up to a little bit of everything—less on the country side. The only country song that I have on my phone is Must be the Whiskey by Cody Jinks, which I heard in Boise, Idaho at Vans Park Series while all the boys were at an afterparty. I couldn’t tell you any other country song. (laughs)
Are you more of a Tupac fan than Biggie?
I like both, but I support Tupac more because he’s more around from where I’m from. I listen to Biggie just as much as Tupac I can’t favor one more than the other.