HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Born Matthew Charles Lee, on April 3 in Oakland, CA. TRUNDEED grew up surrounded by music. Mother sung in a band, Uncle played drums in a Jazz band, Aunt Mary Stalling is a world renowned Jazz singer, Cousin Adriana Evans Was signed to Virgin Records and is currently signed to Universal Japan as an R&B artist, and the list goes on and on so you can see how it was kind of meant to be. Ever since the age of 10, TRUNDEED has been writing and recording songs. At the age of 16 he joined a rap group called “360”, were he continued to polish his skills with the group until they got signed by a local record company in 1997. After two years of recording with the group and not seeing any progress, the group split up and TRUNDEED resigned with the same record company as a solo artist. In the year 2000 TRUNDEED released his first album “Live and Direct”, the response was great. He began selling records, radio interviews, and going on tours to places he never imagine like (Alaska). In 2003 the record company thought it would be a good idea to release the second album “Tru to the Game”. During that time TRUNDEED won an award from The National Recording Academy (the company that puts on the Grammys) for local artist of the year, and also attended his first Grammy award show. After promoting Tru to the Game for one year, and not getting the same exact response like the first album the record company dropped TRUNDEED. In 2004 he joined a production company where he began writing and producing songs for artist and record companies, from local to major across the country. For two years TRUNDEED took the attention off his self and turned it to other artist, but in 2006 he decided to put the focus back on him. just working hard and waiting for his big break in this industry.