August is my favorite month of the year! The weather starts to break and it is not awfully hot anymore. It is also my pleasure and honor to introduce this month’s man crush Tra’Von Armond Williams or Tra’Von Armond formerly “Traykash.” I first met Tra’Von during Honors Visitation Weekend at Hampton University in 2011 and it has truly been an honor to watch him flourish. He was literally the Big Man on Campus that everyone wanted to either be like or get to know. He’s 22 years old from Columbia, South Carolina. He’s taken (sorry ladies)! Tra’Von Armond is an brand manager, and entertainment connoisseur who is passionate about elevating artistic talents into professional careers. He is involved in assisting talent with the necessary backing in order to propel their brands to higher levels. He has also worked with television and radio networks, and small businesses, which all provided the much needed experience that lead him to collaborate with several notable companies on an array of marketing campaigns to include Revolt TV, and Atlantic Records. With his charismatic personality, humble nature, and determined mentality he is sure to “shake the industry.”
Now on the rest of the interview!
Do you have any interesting fun facts about yourself?
As a kid, I enjoyed watching shows like Dragon Ball Z, The Crocodile Hunter, 106 & Park.
How would you describe your personality in three words?
Personable, Understanding, Motivated
Which do you prefer to listen to your heart or your brain? Why?
I prefer to listen to my heart. I believe that God speaks to us through our hearts, and not our minds.
Who is your celebrity crush?
She was on one side of the screen and I was on the couch, and ever since we laid eyes while I watching ATL, Lauryn London has been my lady. Of course she doesn’t know this special moment, but I remember it just like yesterday !
Who do you think should make the first move males or females? Why?
I think men should make the first move. If a man and woman are both in the same room, and the man doesn’t make the first move, it simply means he isn’t as interested as he could be.
What’s the longest relationship you’ve been in? What did you learn?
The longest relationship I been in wasn’t consistent but it lasted off and on for over six years. Through my mistakes, I learned how to be a man and not a boy.
What motivational words would you tell someone on the come-up?
My favorite quote is, “Don’t complain about how much is on your plate, when your goal was to eat.” I use this because we oftentimes want to reach success, however we sometimes fail to realize with on our journey towards success the roads can become overwhelming.
What’s the most awkward date that you’ve ever been on?
Ha, I’m an awkward person, so a typical awkward date in my eyes was a very normal one.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
In the next five years I see myself finishing all of my professional schooling, and beginning to live out all of my dreams.
What do you usually do to let a girl know that you are interested in her?
Not to sound like a creep but I try to be in the same environment as her as much as possible without acknowledging her. I promise not a stalker lol, maybe this answer did not come out the way I intended it to !
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about yourself?
My favorite thing about myself is that how determined I am, and my least favorite is that I oftentimes care what people think of me.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
Behind God and my mother of course, the most influential person in my life is Sean P.Diddy Combs. I admire his work ethic, his own determination and his success.
What’s your personal theme song?
My personal theme song is Hustler Musik – Lil Wayne
What are your lifetime ambitions?
One day I want to be able to impact the world on a global level. It would be amazing to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
What are your career goals?
Honestly, I want to either be a CEO of Universal Music Group or Viacom, and I wont stop until I make it.
Why do guys tend to hide your feelings and not fully express them?
Guys are conditioned to not show feelings or show their emotions because society deems that as not being masculine enough.
What do guys do to make them feel better after a long day? What are your forms of self-care?
I can’t speak for every man but I know for me SLEEP is everything. I feel much better after a good nap.
What are you most afraid of living in today’s society?
A Trump society, literally !
How do you seize and take advantage of every single day?
I seize and take advantage of every single day through organization. Recently I purchased this black journal from Office Depot. This journal serves as an organizational tool providing a place to jot down my “to-do list”, notes, ideas, and biblical inspirational quotes.
What’s the most discouraging part about being a man? How do you deal with it?
The most discouraging part about being a man is the burden of trying to fulfill societal expectations of being a good man.
How are you changing the world?
I believe I am changing the world by giving young men a proper role model to admire and strive to be greater than.
What’s one thing you want the world to know about you and who you are?
I want the world to know, that if you get a chance to get to know me, I am not the person you may have heard about. Get to know me for me, and not for what you have heard. I promise you will not regret it !
Do you have a brand? Share what it’s purpose, mission and goals here –
Well you guys are the first to hear it but I am in the process of rebranding from “TrayKash” to Tra’VonArmond. Still stay #PluggedIn for what’s to come. I am still the same me, just the documentary from a different angle. Meanwhile you can follow me @Tra’VonArmond ( I think this article will release after the big switch)
Want to connect with Tra’Von – Here’s his social media:
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The Armond Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization COMING SOON