Catch The Next Train!
A lot of people equate Seattle with the typical imprints left by sports coverage and general
media. These would include rain, coffee, salmon and large and diverse community rich with music
history. These are NOT the characteristics that define the Seattle A-Train Gang grew up in. Much lesser
known on a wide scale is the gritty, local detriment that was Holly Park. A crime riddled housing
project that maintained a cluster of underprivileged families. Drugs flowed through the intertwining
streets, graffiti tagged the fences, and hope lived on the other side of town. THIS was the 1980s scene
that raised Train.
When the ceiling is low, you tend to bump your head a lot. A-Train Gang was no stranger to
mistakes and troubles that plague urban youth. With only alcoholics, gang members, and drug
dealers/addicts as role models, if you're lucky enough to make it to 21, you will make it there the hard
way. Train was no different as he saw his fair share of run-ins with the law coupled with the frequent
loss of family and friends either to homicide, drug abuse, or the penal system. In 2004, after slamming
into a few dead ends, Train decide to go full speed ahead into his rap career. He joined the super group
Lac of Respect and became acquainted with Seattle's underground, independent rapper scene. The
following year, just as he was getting into the swing of things, Johnny Law slapped the cuffs on Train
and shipped him off to fulfill a prison sentence of seven years. This didn't stop him from releasing his
debut album “The Train Stops Here”. After his lengthy stay, in 2011 A-Train Gang hit the streets hard
and began churning out tracks to piece together mixtapes to be release on his own impring: Gunclap
Rap Enterprises. He dropped “Went Solo: Finally Buster Free” in the summer of 2013 and quickly
followed up by releasing “Orange October” that same year.
A-Train Gang maintains that working through his music has helped him to stay focused as he
vents the frustration that he acquired in his childhood. We all can relate. Now, after a busy and
productive 2014 arranging a network and strengthening contacts, Train is in a position to break into a
larger scene with the necessary support and expand his audience. If you aren't competing to be the best,
why are you in the game? Train hopes for stardom and his efforts and continued pursuit speak to this
determination. As long as Superman doesn't show up, no one can stop this Train.
Catch The Next Train!