ABOUT T.R.Y.P.



WHETHER YOU REMEMBER HIS ALIAS OR NOT, IS NOT HIS CONCERN. IT'S HIS STORY THAT HE BELIEVES PEOPLE SHOULD VALUE! EVERYONE HAS BOTH HIGHLIGHTS AND LOW MOMENTS, HE'S HAD BOTH PAIN AND TRIUMPH. TRYP WANTS TO USE THESE EXPERIENCES TO TEACH AND REACH YOUNG PEOPLE, HOPING THEIR LEARNING WILL SAVE THEM SOME PAIN AND CATAPULT THEIR TRIUMPHS.

AFTER RECEIVING HIS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, BRADLEY WAS PERSUADED TO ENROLL IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY, WHERE HE COMPLETED 8 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE FOR THE COUNTRY HE LOVES WITH A PASSION. SERVING FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, BRADLEY FOUND THAT A SYMBOLIC "WALL" EXISTED AND HE HAD TO MANEUVER HIS LIFE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT "WALL". HE WAS CHALLENGED IN EVERY AREA OF HIS BEING; BODY, MIND AND SOUL. THERE WASN'T A LOT OF PROMISE, MORE OFTEN HE ENCOUNTERED ROADS THAT LED TO DISAPPOINTMENT AND DISCOURAGEMENT. HIS HEART ACHED AS HE LONGED FOR FAMILY HE MISSED AND LOVED, AND LONELINESS LED HIM TO EXPERIENCE VERY DARK PLACES. HE WAS LEFT WITH HIS FAITH ALONE, AND CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD CONSISTED OF TALKING TO HIM, BUT RARELY GETTING ANSWERS.

 BRADLEY DECIDED TO MOVE CLOSE TO HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER AND WORK ON THEIR RELATIONSHIP, BUT KNEW HE DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIM. THIS TIME TOGETHER PRODUCED MORE DARK DAYS FOR HIM. AS HE FELL INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION, BRADLEY LOST THE CREATIVITY TO EXPRESS HIMSELF IN CONFIDENCE AND TRUST OTHERS WITH HIS SECRETS. IT WAS IN THIS SEASON OF HIS LIFE, HE DECIDED TO VENT THE BEST WAY HE KNEW HOW...

 IN 2017, BRADLEY LAUNCHED THE TRYP BRAND AND RELEASED HIS FIRST "ROYAL TEE" SHIRT. YOUNG PRINCE, A NICKNAME GIVEN TO HIM BY HIS "POP" WHEN HE WAS A BABY, BRADLEY DISCOVERED HIS PURPOSE AND DECIDED HE WANTED TO USE HIS LIFE TO "TEACH AND REACH YOUNG PEOPLE". NO MATTER HOW YOUNG OR HOW OLD, CHILDREN ONLY HAVE ONE SET OF BIOLOGICAL PARENTS AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO WORK ON A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.

BRADLEY DREAMED OF BEING ABLE TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE WHO WERE LIKE HIM, AND HE ASSURES THEM THAT DEPRESSION, THAT EVENTUALLY LEADS TO SUICIDE, IS NEVER THE DESIRED OUTCOME OR ANSWER TO THEIR PROBLEMS. HE SHARES HIS MANTRA WITH OTHERS, "WHEN LIFE KNOCKS YOU DOWN, GET UP AND ADJUST YOUR CROWN."