As ya’ll should know, Tree had one of the top musical efforts of last year, and even earned a Frozen 10 award for his last tape Sunday School II. Very few artists are consistent nowadays, so I’m glad to see that Tree is one of those few. Scion A/V got hip and presented to everyone.. the @MCTREEG EP.
The great thing about this group of tracks is that it’s just so soulful. There’s an abundance of feeling in each song. The third song “Soultrappin’/I Believe” is reminiscent of some Ray Charles era stuff. You can’t teach this kind stuff. And just as wonderful as that is Tree’s rhythm. Though this EP takes less of a rap direction, Tree still breaks it down with killer flows like the second verse of “Stay Away” for one example. Musical excellence.
Beyond that the songs really have powerful and personal messages. Tree really puts himself in these lyrics, it’s not no fabricated alpha-male garbage or anything else to put up a front. “Stay Away” is about him falling out of love with his ex and getting away from the trap life, “Uh Million” is an intricate admiration of a chick he’s messing with, “Like Whoa” is about someone he know being on a come-up, and how proud he is of him/her.
Beyond all that analytical stuff, the songs just sound dope. All of the beats beautiful. The only thing I’d take away from them is that some of them have peaking bass. All the songs are ridiculously catchy. You’ll find yourself reciting all the lyrics within a week tops.
Lennon’s verse is “Grace” is a great example of the catchiness. And although it doesn’t impress me, it’s hella hype. Taylor Outlaw is an incredibly rapper, anyone who hears her verse will immediately be typing her name up in Google. Her cadence and rap technique is super crisp, and her raps are passionate.
The @MCTREEG EP feels like an experiment with a new sound. Well now that we know it’s successful, it’s time for Tree to really show us what he can do.
It’s definitely winter.
Favorites: “God Like” “Like Whoa” “Soultrappin’/I Believe”