Directed by Aaron Perkins Jr.
If you’ve been following FSD and/or Tree’s career closely, then you know 2015 holds a new album from the production/rapping wiz, which he’s christened TrapGenius. And the rollout has begun with a trailer for the tape as well as the exciting leak for “Don’t Een Kare.”
Today, however, we get his documentary for the project, aptly titled TrapGenius: The Documentary. Tree offers this short film up as a counter to Noisey’s Chiraq documentary that dropped last year. This is the Chi as Tree sees it, and it’s a v gritty piece.
“This documentary is my attempt at clarifying what a trap genius is. Not one who is in the action of trapping or a victim of the trapping but one who is proficient in the wisdom and understanding of the trap. One who can adapt to and penetrate any trap!! This is not my trap! I do not know these individuals! So my understanding of the environment in general allows me to maneuver in any trap or trap-like environment.”
Produced by Bobby Johnson.
Fresh off the release of “Feelings,” Spenzo’s back with yet another loosie and this one features the Soul Trapper himself, MC Tree. Like his last few drops, this joint won’t appear on Spenzo’s Ahead Of My Time project and is just a little something to hold you over until the project is released.
Check out what Spenz and Tree G cooked up below and stay tuned — Ahead Of My Time is on the way.
Fun fact: I was at a Lollapalooza party thrown by Revolt this past summer, when the DJ put on this record. I can’t remember who the DJ was exactly, but the sound of the song stopped me in my tracks. I knew it was Tree, but I didn’t know what song it was. Was it something that’d been out that I’d missed? I knew it wasn’t. So I went around the event, on a mission, to find out what was happening with this slapping new Tree pumping out of the speakers.
Well, I was told it was from Tree’s new album, and it was produced by Xcel. An unlikely pairing, that produced a very solid outing. I secured myself a copy of the Mp3 (hey I have my connections), and have enjoyed it privately ever since. Perks!
Today the world gets it, however. So hopefully you’re as excited about it as we were. Tree has been performing this for months now and it has been a fan favorite, so see what all the fuss is about below.
TrapGenius, Tree’s new album, is due out soon.
Directed by APJ Films
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Tree is one of the hardest working dudes in the music biz. He drops countless projects of his own, not to mention one-offs with other artists; but after spending much of 2014 throwing oops to some of the best in the Chi, he’s kicking off the new year with a new project of his own.
Enter TrapGenius, the new street album from Tree. When is it dropping? Well, it could happen any day now. No, for real, for real. Maybe even today. But as we wait on this new album, Tree gives us a quick preview of what we can expect to hear with this TrapGenius trailer.
“Not only am i in tune with trap music, I come from the trap-born in one of the most notorious projects in the country. People see the more classic music I make and here I wanted to take it back to the trap. My prestige as a SoulTrap artist has taken me around the world but I still have love for the the neighborhood and the people I grew up with.”
Check the trailer above, and stay tuned for more info from the TrapGenius himself.
The element of surprise. On Christmas Eve, completely unannounced, Chris Crack and MC Tree G have slid down our chimneys like the proverbial Santa Claus’ to give us the gift that keeps on giving: a new EP. You gotta love it. No promotion, no announcement or a big to-do, just dope music out of nowhere. When you’re this good, you don’t need to brag. When you’re churning out sounds like this, you don’t have to talk — you just do it. Point blank period.
So with that being said, I’ll stop talking and let you get into Tree + Crack — a winning combination.
“Everybody’s Something” w/ Chance The Rapper
Last night, Saba tore down Concord Music Hall in Chicago, as part of Red Bull’s Sound Select series. Tree was also on the bill, which included some of the dopest artists in the city. During Saba’s headlining set, the rising rapper brought out the likes of Chance The Rapper, Mick Jenkins, Eryn Allen Kane and Tree to share the stage with him. From the clips above you can see how wild the crowd got.
Check out clips of Saba, Chance, Mick, Eryn and Tree rocking out above and below. The do tracks like “Everybody’s Something,” “Heaux,” “Burnout,” and “For Y’all.” Stay tuned for more RBSS events taking off in 2015.
Shouts to Pursuit of Dopeness
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!