Street Cred Volume 2 which is hosted by Big Will and Studio 816 In The mix, has hit the streets..straight out of Kansas City, Missouri! We had the opportunity to interview Big Will very recently , just after Street Cred Volume 1 was released – make sure you read that interview and the respective first project. Street Cred Volume 2 is available for free streaming on SoundCloud and available for free download on the Midwest Mixtapes website.
Our homie Tre features on this project with his latest single entitled Enough featuring Annastasia Nicol.
The music business is one of the toughest industries to make it in. It can bring you down to the point of self-doubt and second-guessing yourself in the face of constant rejection and disappointments. If its not dealing with with extraneous and unforeseen setbacks, there’s betrayal and back-stabbings from industry folk who are always looking to short change artists, while posing as friends and people who are supposed to help. This is what prompted ‘punk rapper’, Tre, from Pretoria (originally from Cape Town) to pen the track Enough, which features up and coming vocalist Annastasia Nicol (who was interviewed by us last month).
Enough is a musical interpretation of that moment when one has that final straw break and turns their back on all the naysayers, and says forget them all! Their opinions mean nothing, you will do what you have to do to keep your dream alive. The song has a heavy symphony-like lead by a violin melody, supported by an electronic backdrop which will not be out of place at a Trance themed music festival. This showcases how Tre as an artist is willing to break barriers and incorporate a vast amount of sounds, in order to achieve what is destined for him despite the hardships along the way. In one’s journey, trying a multitude of things before getting it right is vital. It hardly ever happens that somebody who achieves anything great gets it right at the first time of asking.
For one so young, Tre has been at it for 8 years and has decided to update the formula of his rather tenured music career. Since bursting on the music scene at a tender age, Tre has released three studio mixtapes, Up and Coming in late 2012, Return of Tre in 2013 and Tre Day on the 5th of April 2014. His latest album called Get Up: All City Toy is expected to release in the latter half 2016. At the moment the single Enough is a stand alone project that serves as a prelude to the Get Up: All City Toy album release.
If there’s ever a time one can say enough and not mean that they are quitting – Tre has been able to put a new spin on that. Like his idol Eminem made “Fight Music” popular, he may have just coined the term “Fight Back Music” with this record.
Enough is available for free download on Audiomack.
For many people embarking on music as a career is of a process of self-discovery. It’s a gut-check period where an artist tries to figure out where they belong – be it as a performer, in production or elsewhere behind the scene. One such artist who’s still on a journey of self-discovery, musically and otherwise, is young muso Annastasia Nicol.
Annastasia will be making a musical debut as a feature alongside rapper Tre, on his forthcoming single Enough which drops on June 30th 2016. You can check out the Press Release video for the enough single, via the Tre Youtube Channel.
The young singer, who’s still in high school and looking to break in the industry, granted Lavatory Records an exclusive interview. She discussed her decision to pursue music, future career plans, working with Tre, and a little bit of this and that.