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Tree ‘New Or Leins/Training Day’

Chicago MC Tree just put out his latest release "New Or Leins/Training Day." The raspy-voiced MC has been quiet recently as he gears up for his upcoming mixtape release, Trap Genius, but blesses us with his latest gem. On the new track, the Soul Trap spitter lays sandpaper bars about his i…
Stream Ghostface and BADBADNOTGOOD’s ‘Sour Soul’
Ghostface has teamed up with Canadian jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD to record and release Sour Soul, a new 12-track album that is available for streaming today (Feb. 20). The set sports features from old-guard underground stalwarts DOOM and Elzhi, critical darling Danny Brown and Chicago newcomer Tree...
A Guide To Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene
When XXL released its 2014 Freshmen Cover last month, one of the biggest talking points among hip-hop fans was the strong presence of Chicago rappers. With Chance The Rapper, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and Vic Mensa all making our list this year, it marked the first time in the cover's seven-year history t…
Tree “Look At Me”
Chicago's Tree, who we featured in The come Up, is preparing to take his SoulTrap sound overseas.
In honor of his first European run, Tree lets loose a freebie called "Look At Me." "I'm sure it'll be an inspiring trip as I'm already inspired by that love…
Tree “Probably Nu It”
Last May, we featured Tree in The Come Up during the buzz of his highly celebrated mixtape, Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out. With the New Year already in motion, the Chicago MC is putting out The @MCTREEG EP, which will be released for free via Scion AV...
The 25 Most Slept-On Songs Of 2013
It's been a hell of a year for hip-hop, with the big dogs all dropping albums, the underground bubbling like never before and a crop of up-and-comers putting out some of the best music in years. But with so much great music floating around, hip-hop fans were bound to miss some things...
Take A Look At Tree’s Video For “Busters”
Here we get Tree spittin' some heavy rhymes in the middle of a Chicago winter for the video to “Busters”, which is off Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out. The 29-year-old, from Cabrini Green housing projects, is at his best, unleashing heartfelt rhymes with his s…

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