Is Tree the hardest working man in Chicago hip-hop? He might could be. He’s already given Chris Crack and Brian Fresco stellar projects so far this year, not to mention a few loosie EPs he’s dropped on his own. And today he returns to the pulpit with RoGizz for The Pimp & The Preacher.
Which one is which? Well, you’ll have to listen up to make that call. This event is six tracks deep, and features all Tree production with RoGizz doing the heavy lifting on the vocals. Lennon, Tree and others show up to assist. It’s soul trap at its finest, from the chuuch to the palace. Join the congregation below.
Directed by Peter Campbell. Produced by Tree.
Today we get the new video from Brian Fresco and Tree’s critically acclaimed collabo project, SoulMoney, which is easily one of the year’s best thus far. This time, however, Fresco is giving it up to the baes of the world. He’s on his Mr. Lova Lova Man steez on this one. Button down shirt, khakis — the whole nine.
You can catch Fresco performing at Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA concert series later on this month. For now, do it for Bae above.
Directed by Bang and Oligar
Big Tree missed yesterday’s #TreeTuesday release as he’s currently hard at work on yet another project, #TrapGenuis, which is due out before the year’s end. Is it even debatable that he’s the hardest working dude in Chicago hip-hop right now? I could be wrong, but Tree stays working.
Anyhoo, here’s a new video for one of the standout joints on his MC TREE EP, which dropped via Scion AV earlier this year. This crlip was filmed in the early morning hours during a tour stop in Utrecht, Holland. International, baby!
Brian Fresco. Tree. SaveMoney. Soul Trap. Put it all together, and you’ve got this new 10-song project (which technically makes it an album, not an EP, but I digress) from Brian Fresco, produced entirely by Tree. Two of the Chi’s biggest talents joining forces for the greater good of local rap. They’ve already knocked it out of the park with every leak thus far, so see if they can make a flawless victory with the whole package.
Soul Trap. Save Money. SoulMoney. Enjoy the meeting of the minds below.
Produced by Tree
Salute me or mute me (c) Ty.
This joint is too dope. Project Mayhem member Big Ish Lo grabs frequent collaborator Tree for his new single, “Salutin.” No hook, just straight bars on this one — from two high caliber Chi City emcees. Gotta salute ‘em for this.
His royal Treeness is back with this week’s #TreeMix, and on this Tuesday Biggie’s “What’s Beef?” is up for grabs. What is beef? Well, it’s many different things to many different people, but press play to understand just what Tree considers beef. Hopefully it’s not what’s for dinner.
Produced by Tree
Another stelling from Fresco and Tree G from their forthcoming collabo EP, SoulMoney. This one is dedicated to the baes of the world. You even get to hear Brian crooning for the baes — it’s that serious.
SoulMoney drops Thursday. Check back then, bae.
Directed by Cory Bory Films
A beautiful new collabo between Rogizz and his partner-in-crime Tree is now upon us. These two have quite a few notches under their belt, as most of their pairings are can’t miss. Well, they keep their track record spotless with this beauty of a new release. Check out their photoshoot fresh video above, and stay woke for their Soul Trap EP due out soon.
It’s Tuesday, therefore you already know what time it is: #Treemix Tuesday time. It’s a weekly holiday presented by FSD. For this week’s installment, MC Tree G takes to Misun’s Summer Bootlegs to sing a swan song to our favorite months of the year. We hardly knew ye. We might be ushering in fall, but we can’t be mad about this track — consider it a consolation prize. Adios amigos.
It’s Tuesday and Tree is back with another installment of #Treemix Tuesdays. This time Tree jumps on DC band, Misun’s, latest offering, “Goodbye Summer” to kiss another Summer goodbye. It’s always a shame to have to let go of another one! You’ll want to keep this one on repeat and hold on to the heat as long as you can. Stay tuned for more #TreemixTuesdays. If you missed the past weeks, do yourself a favor and take some time to listen. #Soultrap #Misun #GoodbyeSummer #MCTREEG. Shout out to @MisunBand for releasing this record!
Directed by APJ Films. Produced by Tree.
No need to beat around the bush here: this joint is fire. The beat, the bars, the infectious hook — it’s all there. This is yet another release from Brian Fresco and Tree’s forthcoming collabo tape, SoulMoney, which they’re two for two from thus far. “Rose” was incredible, but this here just upped the ante. The video truly brings the track to life, and see how many listens it takes for you to nail that hook. Great work all around. Very much looking forward to SoulMoney, which is tentatively dropping on September 25th.
I put that on my soul.