Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
Rapper/producer Tree has been an integral part of the Chicago hip-hop scene for a good while now, and is well-connected throughout the Windy City. His name is known and respected in all parts of the Chi, thanks to his signature Soul Trap production sound, and also his gruff and tough vocals. And Tree’s most recent project, Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out, was met with critical acclaim when it was released earlier this year, giving him a bigger nationwide buzz than ever before. And there are no signs that he plans on slowing up anytime soon. In fact, he’s dropping a brand new solo project on December 10th, which he describes as “one of the most damaging EPs ever,” and has a handful of other Soul Trap collaborations in the works with fellow Chi-Town artists as well.
Being that Tree is so deeply embedded in his local hip-hop scene, we got on the horn with him to find out what five songs by Chicago artists he currently has in Heavy Rotation. And he one-upped us, by not only breaking down his five picks, but also by making sure he selected all exclusive joints to premiere here on NahRight for the first time. Check out a very special Chi-Town Edition of Heavy Rotation with Tree below.