When Fat Trel buried speculation last fall by officially signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, the questions began rolling in. How would the signing influence the D.C. rapper’s music? Would the move finally catapult Trel into stardom, making him D.C.’s next great rap hope? Anticipation for his first post-signing project mounted in the following months, [...]
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Fat Trel fans have been eager to hear a full project from their favorite goon since he inked a deal with MMG, and the D.C. rapper has responded with a steady stream of music in the lead-up to his next mixtape, Gleesh. On "Too Much," he reworks Drake’s earnest standout track of the same name [...]
Following his signing to MMG, D.C. rapper Fat Trel has been picking up the pace lately. His latest offering, "In My Bag," features Trel and Wale embarking on a journey of self-indulgence. The labelmates trade a series of stunt-heavy, I-do-this-and-you-can't lyrics over an icy, hypnotic beat. If being in your proverbial bag is about dwelling deep [...]
Last week, Nooch shared "Too Many," his collaboration with fellow D.C. rapper and recent MMG signee Fat Trel. The track is billed as the lead single from the Nooch’s upcoming project, Sophomore Slump, though it also appeared on last year’s Rookie Season mixtape. Regardless, "Too Many" demonstrates the 18-year-old’s impressive mic presence. Despite his youth, Nooch [...]
D.C. rapper Fat Trel delivered the video for "She Fell in Love" earlier this week, his first single since joining Rick Ross' imprint—and the MMG influence is strong, both in the track and the Dre Films-directed video.
Bookended by advertisements for Ross' upcoming album, Mastermind, the video features Trel at his most tender, finding love at [...]
It looks like Wale has stuck to his promise to concern himself with his fans and music as opposed to critics. On Monday, he released the remix to The Gifted’s strip-club anthem, "Clappers." Producer Hit-Boy reworked the beat, and Wale recruits his MMG boss Rick Ross, new labelmate Fat Trel, and rising sensation Young Thug for a [...]
With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]
Gripe all you want about food pics and selfies. If you are a DMV hip-hop artist and you’re not on Instagram, you may as well be rhyming into an abandoned mine shaft.
D.C. rappers love Instagram like decor-loving yuppies love Pinterest. Follow just a few local MCs on the photo app, and your feed morphs into [...]
Now that Fat Trel is a major label signee, let the new, flashier music commence. Trel's new track, "She Fell In Love," isn't really about love—it's about lusty times in Florida. There's the girl he bedded in Miami. Then there's the girl he met in Orlando after a show. By song's end, he's remembering [...]
Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
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