Trey Songz completed a magazine shoot with GQ Magazine for the March 2012 issue, The magazine also spoke with Songz about his forthcoming album ‘Chapter V’ read after the jump to hear what Trey had to say plus view more shots from his shoot with GQ.
While peers Frank Ocean and Drake have taken R&B to trippier and rappier places, respectively, Trey Songz continues to chart with more traditional baby-making jams, like “Say Aah” and the occasional ass-affirming anthem “Bottoms Up” (with Nicki Minaj). He lives by older rules, too: “What made Prince Prince is, you didn’t know shit about him. As an artist, you [need] a persona, a mystique. When you step into Twitter, Facebook, alla that…you’re giving a piece of it away.” In talking about his forthcoming album, Chapter V, Songz implies he might be moving in another legend’s direction. “I could make a hundred ‘Bottoms Up’s,” he says, “but they won’t change nobody’s life. Marvin Gaye sang love songs to a certain point, and then it was like, ‘Fuck this, I’m not clean-cut no more. I’m putting this skully on, letting this beard grow out, and I’m doing whatever the fuck I wanna do.’ ” Is Songz about to get all radical on us? “I might. Give me a couple of years, though.”