Tree Ave was born on February 15th, 1992 in Detroit, MI. Growing up on Detroit’s Northwest side; Tree Ave was a little league football star that also had a curious mind. He spent most of his time with his brother (Spike) who is 4 years older. The two would roam the neighborhood getting into mischief, riding on the back of Ice Cream trucks and ordering chili cheese fries from the neighborhood Oscar’s Coney Island. At age 11 the family relocated to Metro Detroit suburb West Bloomfield. This is where Tree Ave began to engulf in his individuality. When he was 13 Spike took him along to a studio recording session for his group the “D-Boys.” Tree wrote his first verse and had a chance to record it that night, that’s when things changed. His mother bought him a cheap computer and he gradually began teaching himself the ins and outs of recording. But throughout High-School football was his main focus. Tree Ave graduated high school in 2009 and went on to play Division-1 college football at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He quickly realized that he was no longer going to deal with the politics that came along with the game and decided to move back to East Lansing. He made up his mind that he was going to not only make music and be some average rapper but he was going to produce his own songs and craft a unique sound. Out of nowhere he began reading up on the science of sound, studying the greats of hip-hop and other genres and simultaneously producing beats on Fruity Loops. Gradually he outgrew Fruity Loops and began producing music on Ableton Suite.
Through the course of Tree Ave’s early recording career he began to evolve his song writing technique. Like many of the legends of Rap, Tree Ave does not write his lyrics down on the traditional notebook paper. Instead, Ave takes the time to visually construct the verse completely in his head. While he agrees that this method is much more difficult and time consuming, he feels that this allows him to better capture the raw emotion and sonic energy that’s embedded in the production.
From producing most to all of his own songs, to writing lyrical masterpieces in his head, Tree Ave is the perfect indie rap package.
Tree Ave’s debut EP “Don Juan Demarco” was released on March 31st, 2013. All of the music for the project was produced by Tree Ave himself. The EP is inspired by the 1994 film Starring Johnny Depp. In it, Depp plays a smooth talking cavalier who proclaims himself to be the greatest lover in the world. The songs on the EP have a new age trap feel, with old school west coast elements. The lyrics are edgy and in your face chopped up and loud.
Tree Ave is set to release his second independent EP “Foxy x Ave” on July 12th, 2013. This EP is a collaboration with local Michigan EDM DJ/producer Foxy Nicholas. Comprised of 3 new age sounding originals. “Skyfall”, “Kansas” and “C-Notes”
The Ying Yang Twins
The Ying Yang Twins is an Atlanta-based American hip hop duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born De’Angelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). The group debuted in 2000 and rose to mainstream popularity in 2003 collaborating with Lil Jon in his single “Get Low”. In 2004 and 2005, Ying Yang Twins became more popular with party singles “Salt Shaker”, “What’s Happnin”, “Shake”, and “Badd”. They have received notoriety for their song “Halftime (ft. Homebwoi)” which is played at New Orleans Saints homegames after most touchdowns.
Ying Yang Twins debuted in 2000 with the single “Whistle While You Twurk”, which was played on urban and pop radio stations and peaked at #17 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. They grew even more famous when they toured with Juz tha King, Kat Nu and Demo Dil on the tour called King Me. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin’, came out later that year. Immediately after discovering fellow Atlanta hip hop artist Lil Jon, A&R Bryan Leach began talks with representative Michael ‘DJ Smurf’ Crooms about signing the Ying Yang Twins to TVT Records. Protracted negotiations meant that a deal was not finalized in time to for the label to release their next album, Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins, which instead appeared in 2002 on Koch. The album was successful among hip-hop fans in the Southern United States. The same year, the group appeared on the album Kings of Crunk by Lil Jon on the single “Get Low”, and the song was a huge club and radio hit. As Crooms had negotiated only a one-album deal with Koch, the duo was free to finally submit to the advances of TVT, who had impressed them with their recent work with Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.
If you took the swag of Lil Wayne , the versatility of Ludacris and the lyrical prowess of Nas and rolled all of that into one artist you would have Xzayvier. Born Nicholas Xavier Kennedy on March 15, 1993 in Montgomery, Alabama, This hip hop phenom has established himself as one of the hottest new artist in the game. While attending Auburn University in Montgomery, he dropped his instant-classic debut mix-tape “Hard Work”, and with the smash hit single “Tonite” leading the way started his Ascent to the top of the hip hop world!
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