EXCLUSIVE: Trey Songz ‘Songz 4 Peace’ In Minneapolis

On Thursday December 17th Grammy nominated recording artist Trey Songz came to the Twin Cites in support of his charity Songz 4 Peace. The day started out at Brooklyn Center High School where Trey participated on a panel to discuss current topics related to the youth. Others on the panel included Noonie G, Troy Hudson, American Idol Finalist Paris Bennett, who’s holiday CD “A Royal Christmas” is in stores now and Founder of Mothers for Change Valentina Banks. The panel was moderated by Trey Songz DJ and former radio personality DJ Foot. Some of the questions included — When you were growing up, what did you find to be your biggest motivation or positive influence, what was your biggest negative influence? What do you feel is the most important cause of violence with our youth? And What’s the most important life lesson you learned as a teenager and now as an adult?

Urban Bridgez Group provided gift bags for the teens that included music, shirts, posters & more. As we helped prepare the event at Brooklyn Center High we couldn’t help but notice the excitement for Trey’s arrival. The students anticipation showed clearly as we put up posters in the school promoting the event. Trey Songz is an artist for his fans. Something we need more of from recording artist, professional athletes and anyone else in the entertainment industry. Shortly after he arrived at the school and with the Gym full of students, Trey entered the Gym to begin the discussion! While answering questions on the panel it was obvious Trey is very involved in his charity and takes it very serious. As applauds and screams continued, Trey reminded the students that there focus should be to listen to what the panel had to say & they did. After the discussion Trey took time to personally hand out special gifts to students who won them in an earlier drawing and took pictures with the winners as well.

UrbanBridgez.com spoke to Trey later on and he shared that it was very important for him to start the charity and to participate in it for the sake of the youth. Something he holds very near to his heart & will continue to grow Songz 4 Peace for even more events in the future. As for the holidays Trey will be spending some much wanted and needed time at home with his family, something he’s very excited about. You would have to be living under a rock to not know how far Trey has came in the last year, with guest appearances with everyone from Toni Braxton to Mary J Blige and the release of his current album “READY.” Trey says he is blessed to be able to have had the honor of working with legendary artists like Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton & Mary J. Blige. While speaking on his next album, Trey says he hasn’t officially started it yet, but plans to after the first of the year. His goal is to take his brand even further with the next project as he plans to expand out more while recording. Something he says is due to the success he’s had this last year as a recording artist.

Later on in the evening Trey took to the stage at clup Epic in Minneapolis. A venue he is familiar with as he performed there just earlier this year. All you heard was “Yuuup” and the place went wild! Trey took to the stage to perform hits from his latest release “READY.” The only down fall to the day of events would be the violence that erupted at the club during and after his performance. Three fights broke out all involving young ladies, which prompted Trey to say “real women don’t fight!” After all this was for Songz 4 Peace, it’s just too bad some just didn’t grasp that.

Overall it was a great event and concert & Trey proved to us all, why he is so successful and on his way even further!

Special Thanks To…
Brooklyn Center High School
(Students & Staff)

Nicole Pierce

Sony Music

Miss Shannan and B96

Tim Wilson (Urban Lights Music)

Jamecia Bennett (Brown Child Entertainment)

Ariel, Ms. Galie, Kila and Jorge Rodriguez!

Check Out Pics from Trey’s Video “One Love”

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