Seven months ago, Tech N9ne and Strange Music teamed up with Warrior Built foundation and Monster Energy in order to create an original piece of music and and video to reflect the sacrifices and hardships our troops endure both during and post-war. “PTSD” is intended to create awareness around various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other obstacles our troops and veterans face, as well as giving hope to those living with such emotional challenges, letting them know they’re not alone.
Tech N9ne held a competition and allowed artists and rappers from around the country to submit a unique final verse, with the chance to win a trip to Kansas City to record with Tech N9ne, making an appearance in the song and video itself. This project gave aspiring artists the opportunity to take the next step in their careers and contribute to a meaningful and worthy cause. After receiving over 4,000 submissions to the competition, Bloomington, Indiana rapper Jay Trilogy was chosen as the winner.
Jay exclaimed, “I’ve been given a chance to take a huge step in my career and vastly increase my fanbase and it’s all because I kept at it and came harder instead of backing down!” On the purpose behind the contest, Jay said, “After taking a look into Warrior Built and what this contest was all about I was obsessed with being a part of it.”