We had the good fortune of connecting with Antonio ARMENiO Trujillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Antonio ARMENiO, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
Hello let me introduce my self, my name is Antonio Armenio Trujillo, I am from Pueblo Colorado, the home of the hero’s. My background consists of a viscous cycle which put me up against my demons with physical and mental trauma I was stumped in time I triumphed. You see 6 years ago if you would have told me I was going to be a rapper or just the thought of being one has never crossed my mind. You see I’m a wrestler, I’m not a very good wrestler but it’s all I know since 4 years of age that’s what I utilize to let out pent up rage. Well rap wasn’t the motive until august of 2015 I experienced my first memorable relationship break up after spending 2 short years. I was already dealing with addiction of medicinal recreational use. And it seemed to elevate and I had a rebellious state of mind I just wanted things to go my way I wanted a way to prove myself and retaliate in the most eventful resentful way. I told my ex I’m going to start rapping, and the expression I received was as if I was a clown. All I had on my mind that following winter was to finish high school with or with out the person that deceived me. 2016 arrived I realized that i wasn’t the same anymore I felt angry and down right depressed. I was very Introverted growing up and my senior year was sweet because my younger brother was just starting his freshman year. You see I had few classes I was caught up on credits and had time on my hands. I started writing every chance I had every moment every emotion. I realized I had this skill things started to make sense to me through the use of English, I excelled when it came to spelling tests or story telling. Come February after enduring days of training and fiddling around in my head high school state was finally here. My head wasn’t clear I didn’t last but somehow my brother achieved what ran in our blood line an individual state title. The experience at the Pepsi center did something to me I felt a certain way and confident for my siblings victory. Something was telling me that these moments can be captured and some one needs to tell the story. I had lots of written rhymes that I accrued, after graduating high school I immediately started college on 7/11/16. From doing handstands to becoming the preacher man, my goal was to be a personal trainer so spring 2018 I completed the program receiving an associates degree in occupational studies. I maintained this routine of exercising working out staying healthy and mitigating depression symptoms. I had this gift to just write out workouts plot and just match the pieces to the puzzles. I had post traumatic stress from the events of 2013-2018 and it haunted me to near self execution. 2018 was the year that impacted me to develop into who I am today. It was November right before thanks giving. I experienced days that I went through, dazed and I’m so confused Days that I don’t know who I am or who what where. I lost my grandma my fathers mom and my grandfather my aunties father, impacted and muddled I was a puzzled mess. My father was on the verge of suicide. It wasn’t until the night he was drinking heavily and got real violent revved the cars engine and said he is going to end it all. I was traumatized so the following day that morning I admitted my self to health solutions after threatening with a pocket knife, the motive was to get in and secure a bed. Moments leading up to the admission I was stuck in this trance writing a song expressing my self filling the notes up with vulgar. I spent 1 week facilitated. I acclimated with all the sit downs and one on ones. The big question I was stressing over was what’s next? How can I combat my depression how do I exercise these demons? I remember being on the phone with my mom and she had said my uncle has come down from Texas, who is Zack Sanchez a 4K video director/ editor production company owner. She mentioned my brother and his friends messing around making music. I reconsidered my life something was telling me you have all the tools necessary to climb out of the hole your in and seek your potential. I was resentful and plentiful and fully medicated. In time I reciprocated I felt totally different I had a new point of view on life and how it should be lived. 2019 was here and had big plans for 2020 I discovered this app Trackd it provided artists with the ability to share ideas around the world, allowing engagement with fans and listeners all in one place. Trackd allows users to receive direct funds via Chip in.
I released my first single on January 29, 2020 and proceeded to release a single per 1 month for a total of 11 unique songs and one music videotape the instagram series. While making the songs I managed to make an album Called DiVine infinite 2021 it was published through Distrokid a total of 13 songs, the art work of the album was a cork Nike shoe and a Zoloft pill. It symbolizes eventful episodes of my life in real time. I purchased all my instrumentals and included a years worth of content to keep it alive. I had Zack sanchez produce and master my songs. It wasn’t until February 3, 2021 Trackd reached out they heard my singles and I secured my first article through the United Kingdom, London.
My songs started to generate revenue. The article stated, “COLORADO RAP ARTIST EARNS MORE MONEY ON TRACKD THAN 1 MILLION MUSIC STREAMS”
I was earning cash for my demos which were unreleased songs, I began to realize depression was a deep rest and through the music I discovered how to build a new relationship 2021 I have 6 music videos listed to be out during the year I became Unity infinite it’s the syndicate Unity infinite became my platform. Divine infinite is the artist, the album was released December 29, 2020 I live two separate lives I’m Divine infinite my alter ego. By day I’m Introverted shy, and hard working, I’m a process and packaging licensed med employee, who works a $20,000 trim machine called the Centurion Pro at Penrose, Apple Valley, By night I’m an artist i post out to entertain the start of 2020 was fresh for me I utilized instagram started with 187 followers, I managed to gain attention and receive motivation and support for my music. 2021 gave me one thousand Individuals to stimulate and infatuate. My songs explain my reality, my life, it’s medicine I dose daily. I have big plans big production I’m heavily invested and I’m taking this serious it’s fight on and write songs I want to be iconic on my conquest. I have plans to make it a tradition to drop an album yearly I have a series. Eminem inspired me while I was enduring the mental episode I would tune into his album the 2009 Relapse, the song was Wide Awake, it was over I decided I’m going to take on the Great Journey, represent my city, my family, my friends, loved ones and those who have been a part of my life those who impacted me my father Paul Trujillo and Mother Natalie Trujillo gave me life and I’m going to make use of the cards I’m dealt with.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My music genre is Hip Hop Rap, some Trap, and rap. I’m unique as an individual because I’m original I don’t copy everyone else, my feelings and emotions are placed into every song, I consider the events I experience and explain my life in real-time. I am most proud of the fact that I managed to secure my first article within a year of making music, and I’m in a position that I’m able to drop content monthly while also providing an album per one year. I started pondering thoughts of possibly rapping while isolating my self working out in the basement from me being impacted from life events and seeing so much death I suffered from depression and post traumatic stress I eventually admitted myself and reciprocated once I was released I had the ability to express myself and tell my story. I experienced speed bumps while on this journey like everything you face challenges and you work through levels and milestones, I one by one faced my demons and built a new relationship with the battle that was going on in my head. Something to note and take home from all this is no matter what the odds are find some inspiration find someone iconic to look up to and go all in fullfil your dreams no matter how bizarre they are it’s your life. This is unity infinite and I’m Divine Infinite do check me out I’m on 32 platforms such as Apple Music & Spotify, thank you.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in Pueblo Colorado it’s the steel city it’s somewhat small and has a really neat Irish pub called the Shamrock they brew their own beer and have some tasty Pueblo chili macaroni and cheese, the river walk has some amazing views at night on a nice summers day it’s very peace full and pairs well with a joint. Sometimes it’s nice to just head to downtown Pueblo and visit Cloud 9 hooka and add a little nicotine to your life, it’s a really nice place looks like a bar and has some really nice trippy lights to just vibe and get in the right mood.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to express a high level of gratitude to those individuals who let me full fill my vision and who take part of the great journey. My parents of course if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be able to be me. Other family members include Melanie Broomhead, Veronica Martinez, my brother Jace Trujillo, Faye Pompa, & other family members unlisted. Friends I would love to dedicate this one to you because this group of United individuals help me develop Unityinfinite my platform.
Jace Trujillo, Andrew Lucero, and Natalie Trujillo.