It seems like every time Tree works with another rapper, I end up wanting to write about how well he works with whoever that rapper might be: Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, whatever. The point is that Tree, as a producer, does the whole warm-soul-plus-hard-drums thing so well that it sounds innovative, rather than firmly couched in hip-hop traditionalism. It also helps that his voice is raspy and closer to a strained yelp than anything calm, which is a perfect foil for Danny Brown, who completely destroys his verse here. Tree’s Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out is out May 15th from Creative Control/Closed Sessions.
Stream: Tree f. Danny Brown, “No Faces”