Tre Day

I’m not sure how many of you have the luxury and/or privilege of having random people run up on you handing you mixtapes but that shit is daunting. Why do so many “independent rappers” think its okay to just run up on you, arm extended, with CD in hand? 8 times out of 10, giving you some hot garbage.

There was a time when someone that wasn’t on the radio or television ran up on you with a CD, you could halfway trust that it was gonna be aight. Granted, you wouldn’t expect it to be the greatest thing in the world, but there was a time when cats actually thought to themselves “man, nobody knows who the fuck I am, I gotta go extra hard.” Now, since everyone with a computer that burns CDs and has photoshop, everybody thinks they are an artist.

That being said, I’m sure that you all can agree that sifting through all of that, including all the stuff on the blogs, myspace or where every it is that you go for music, gets to be pretty difficult. Hell, its so much shit out there that I don’t even click on the “big named” artists links when they pop up. Fugg it, its too much music out there.

But then, you fuck around and come across something that reminds you of why you like to throw random shit in the deck and hopefully discover a gem.

Playboy Tre is cat I’ve known of and known for a couple years now. He was always the behind the scenes dude more or less because he’d always been running with a rapper/crew who was a label priority or up and comer and the time. He started off in the Attic Crew with Youngbloodz, Jim Crow an’nem. Then he hooked up with Bohagon and formed the Georgia Durt collective that they still represent to this day. Nowadays Tre has been running with B.O.B., serving as a frequent collaborator and hypeman at his shows.

When he’d give me pieces of his music for review, honestly, I’d listen more as a fan instead of a magazine writer/critic. Because I mean, shit, it felt like I kinda knew buddy as more than some random rapper. So, most of the time when he’d ask me what I thought, I’d reply like a regular dude with “yeah, i fuck with it” instead of giving some journalistic ass answer.

Anyways, when he handed me his latest mixtape Goodbye America: Da Story of A Drunken Loner, I knew I was going to listen and enjoy it, but not as much as I wound up enjoying it though.

The title of the mixtape should let you know that it has a theme, that the music actually sticks to. Ya’ll know how folks like to name their projects something and describe it as “a story” or “a day in my life” and the only things cohesive on the album are the skits? Well, that doesn’t happen here. Tre is rapping about getting the hell up out of town and he gives various reason why, most of them revolving around family and loyalty issues.

“Goodbye America”

“Eagles Fly”

“Set Me Free”

“Ain’t It Funny”

“I Know”

Overall, this project reminded me of what Southern Hip Hop sounded like before people (mainly lames and out of towners) started coming up with their bland idea of what its supposed to sound like.

If you liked what you heard, you can peep the rest here. If you fuckin’ with it, you can hit up Tre here and listen to rest of his catalog.

Damn, I almost forgot…dude is funny as hell too. He has a group of skits on youtube that are hilarious! Some of these hard ass rappers should watch these and relax.

“Muggin’” & “Locked Up”

  • Brixxxx

    Wow, those joints were really good. I was not expecting that.

  • maxwell

    For the love of God tell me where I can buy this CD!!!! Seriously!!

  • E-Fleezy

    I’m from N.Y. raised on the real hip hop. so most of the time I wouldn’t even piss on a southern rapper.
    But this dude is madd nice with it!
    his beat selection is excellent.
    if this was the face of southern hip hop istead of the soldier boy minstrel show, then maybe the south would get some of the credibility it deserves

    • Mean Greene

      The South aint waiting around for you or anybody else to give us credibility playboy.

      Anyway the link to d/l the mixtape dont work anymore. Is it for sale somewhere? ‘Aint it funny’ alone puts this guy somewhere in my personal top 10.

  • rain103

    yoooooo that “i know” joint is heat!!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com MGG

    a new link has been added to the piece above, but here it is again just in case.

    http://www.datpiff.com/Playboy-Tre-DJ-Swatts-Goodbye-America-mid12037.html

  • bakerboi

    wow, I was not expecting that, but black ice you have not steered me wrong yet, I think it was you who turned me on the The PROTON’s. However, this dude rite here reminds me of Outkast first came out, before the spaceships took their ass and dropped them back off. don’t get me wrong love me some big boi and andre 30,000, but this shit is really saying something that we don’t here on these commercial ass radion station or from these commercial ass rappers now-a-days. PLEASE SOMEONE PULL THE PLUG ON THE RADIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bakerboi

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    COPY AND PASTER THE URL

    REAL SHIT, i JUST DID AND IF YOU DO TO GET THE FREE ONE YOUR ONLY GETTING 25% OF THE REAL MIXTAPE. i DON’T KNWO THIS DUDE, BUT FROM WHAT I HEARD ON XXL IT’S WORTH $6.99

  • FreeMyMind

    Yeah, I been messing with dude, he got what it takes to have longevity in the game … you can buy this cd from

    http://www.iapstore.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=31319

  • Double Eff T from D-E-C

    This dude is nice but then again the ATTIC crew has been holding down for the longest.

    Y’all out of towners trippin’ if y’all think that ol’ snap sh@! or Shawty-Lo represents Southern Hip-Hop…

    This here is dat true ATL sh@!…when e’erbody was rocking flip-flops & socks w/the Dave Justice Braves jerseys…Don’t hate

  • seattlehead

    yoooooo “i know” is my cut. that joint is fiyah! keep givin’ me that heat!

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt Loony-T

    Im an artist on Georgia Durt. We built this shit from the ground up in our region. Yall been sleepin on us and we on some other shit than the norm, check it out….

    http://www.myspace.com/loonyt706

    http://www.youtube.com/loonyt

  • K ROC

    This some hot shit…GA DURT LIVES FOREVER!

  • Quis4sho

    Dude iz straight… Sounds like he took his time & put this shit together… He gets much props from me…!!!

  • NotEasyBNMe

    Damn, buddy is on his job, did anyone catch the concept on “Set Me Free” – that song alone shows his range, anyone else would have made that beat a love song, thanks Black Ice, Im about to go buy this mixtape now, but I will burn it and give to my fam, lol (its all promotion)

  • http://www.comegetblazed.com Nina Blaze

    Wow, Congratulations Tre’! Wonderful job. I am so proud of everything you guys are doing. It’s been a long time coming. Shit– like five years since GEORGIA DURT started. Keep making great music man. And if you didn’t know Playboy Tre’ before now don’t sleep!!

  • walter wrikshaw

    i got this tape along with a collective effort called the eastside takeover at the ac3 hip hop festival in atlanta ga with b.o.b and born wit it..im not sure if these guys are a camp but they are definetly the shit…google eastside take over

  • rkm

    wow, this is incredible. he’s getting my money for sure.

  • 3degrees

    Tre’s on his grind with this one.

  • VoiceOfReason

    Yo I meant to comment on this yesterday at work, but Goodbye America, Eagles Fly, and I Know are bananas.

    Thanks for using your platform to put us on new, refreshing artists as opposed to complaining about what Hip Hop has become.

  • Rudi DeVille

    Playboy Tre been putting that shit down.I’m just glad to see that er’body is getting chance to see what I’ve been seeing for years.
    Proud of ya homie! , Rudi from DeVille

  • http://4cryinoutloudentertainment.blogspot.com boogieland

    good example of being entertaining, and still sayin somethin relevant.

    thanks, red dirt!

  • T.Rose

    Tre is taking it back to the root and soul of what music needs to be!!

  • http://DAVIDFAVORS81@myspace.com ***CHEEZE PLEAZE***

    TRE I’AM FUCKING WIT GOOD BYE AMERICA.NIGGA YOU’ER VERY TLANTED.KEP U THE GOOD WORK.
    ****CHEEZE PLEAZE****
    HOLLA

  • http://www.adaymip.com ADAY

    I so, so, so, much fuckz wit this my nigga…u @ dat level…i know i done said dat shit in the past…but u far and beyond the top of your shit right now…i’m truly and truthfully inspired after hearing this shit…u make me proud to say, “I KNOW THIS NIGGA…I GREW UP WITH THIS NIGGA…DATS MY NIGGA!!!”…LOL…definitely keep hit’em wit this REAL MUSIC!!!

  • boi-dan

    Hmmm, I wasn’t expecting this from a Bo Hagon affiliate.

    But yeah, I’m going to check on this mixtape, I definitely appreciate his honesty ans subject matter.

    But wtf is up with the songs ending abruptly, nigga.

    • boi-dan

      Never mind, I see thats the mixtape, they should have blended it better though. If you got a track on repeat or flipping through the ending is a bit irritating.

  • onelove

    I am truly loving Good Bye America! The song is real!

    To Boi-dan, the songs don’t end like that on the actual CD. Maybe it’s something with the internet. If you can go ahead an buy it.

  • bakerboi

    YO!!!!!!!!!!! I gave yall some game earlier in this post, but I just got the actually CD, not that datpiff shit (I aint going to front tho, they do be having some shit) but if you think the songs you got on datpiff is the shit, then you are sadly mistaken. the actually mix cd is bangin, i haven’t press forward yet, even through the SKIT’s. I feel like it’s money well spent. The rap, beats and arrangement are on point, PLUS his vision is REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMEBODY GET THIS DUDE A DEAL. i SAID IT BEFORE AND I SAY IT AGAIN HE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY.

  • http://myspace.com/kaosdatboi Kaos Dat Boi

    What’s Good world this is ya dawg Kaos dat Boi (myspace.com/kaosdatboi)and on the real my dawg Tre has an array of skills and has even helped me get my act together and even putting me on number 22 of the mixtape which is a funny azz skit. He is a powerful force in southern hip hop and i’m glad the world can now see and enjoy his movement.
    F.A.C./GA Durt The Movement!

  • D.D.

    This is the definition of dope. Thank you so much for letting us know.

  • http://www.dailygrindonlinemagazine.com Daily Grind Online Magazine

    Thas whats up Tre…we see you doin big THANGS over there…Keep Grindin’

    Much luv

    DG

  • http://plusgigs.com/ google+ circles

    q6HX9e Im obliged for the post.Really thank you! Will read on…