"That's me, Trey Wright," he said as he introduced himself to a nationwide audience on Monday. "I'm a junior at Pattonville High in St. Louis. And if you couldn't tell, I'm kind of a big deal."
For the second time, a student has been featured on an MTV reality show, MADE, designed to help participants live out their dreams.
Trey Wright, a junior, didn't exactly follow in the footsteps of Mikala McGhee by appearing on the program.
McGhee, , wanted to become a ballroom dancer. Instead Wright wanted to perfect his rapping skills. The episode chronicled the challenges any teenager faces when trying to juggle dreams and the reality of high school, tests and part-time jobs.
In Wright's case, that meant pushing himself, and overcoming skeptical teachers and even his parents, who weren't afraid to tell Trey and the cameras that they had their doubts.
Wright was tutored by rapper Sadat X, a member of Brand Nubian. Sadat focused on showing Wright how rapping is more than words that come out of your mouth, although the pro did manage to string together Albert Pujols, Stan Musial, Kurt Warner and Edward Jones into one rhyme. He learned the hard way that it takes study, improvisation skills, endurance and organization.
How did it go? Watch the episode for yourself to find out.