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DaBaby Is 2019’s Funniest, Scariest Rapper

Charlotte rapper DaBaby looks at his phone, and there is a video of a woman's butt on it. DaBaby gets so fired-up about this that…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2019 - 12:32 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Tree The MCTreeG EP

How old is Tree? Do we even know? He certainly looks like a young man, but the Chicago rapper/producer has a voice like a gnarled,…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 4:25 pm

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Stream Preservation’s Guest-Heavy New Album Eastern Medicine, Western Illness

The New York rap producer has been making music for a long time. He's collaborated with people like GZA, DOOM, and Yasiin Bey, and he's…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2020 - 11:23 am

Stream Tree & Vic Spencer’s New Album Nothing Is Something

A few years ago, the Chicago rapper and producer Tree made a name for himself. His style sounded grizzled and hard-earned -- thoughtful lyrics, ragged…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2019 - 11:23 am

Stream Tree Trap Genius

Chicago's new hip-hop wave has put the city back on the rap map, and one of the unsung heroes of that movement is Tree, a…
Caitlin White | February 24, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Tree – “Like Whoa” Video

Chicago is a truly great city, but it's currently deep into a winter that sounds incomprehensibly hellish, and the town could probably use some reason…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Download Tree @MCTreeG EP

Last year, the Chicago rapper-producer Tree -- who's given his hard, gnarled, singular sound the distinctive genre name soul-trap -- gave us his messy but…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week, 2014 kicked into top gear, musically speaking, leaving us with way more than five great songs competing for space in our list of…
Michael Nelson | January 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Tree – “Probably Nu It”

Last year, the Chicago rapper/producer Tree earned a spot in the Mixtape Of The Week column for Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out, a…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2014 - 5:29 pm


The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

Tree – “Busters” Video

One of the strongest rap mixtapes of the year thus far is Sunday School: When Church Lets Out, the latest from the tough and gnarled…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Tree Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out

The Chicago rapper/producer Tree calls his style "soul-trap," and that's a better genre descriptor than a critic nerd like me could come up with. Seen…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2013 - 2:15 pm