Best local MC with a Dirty South mouth

Playboy Tre

Staff Pick

There’s something about a rapper who claims he’s doing it for the “have-nots” that just screams Dirty South. With his last two mixtapes, 2008’s stellar Goodbye America and its follow-up Liquor Store Mascot, PLAYBOY TRE's self-deprecating rhymes rival the depth of Killer Mike, the creativity of Bobby Ray (with whom he tours as hype-man), and the self-awareness of Kanye West. Thing is, Tré delivers it in his own countrified voice. It reverberates throughout Mascot on the chilling, rock-infused “Remember Me,” the frustrated “Sideways,” and the title track, on which he pretty much sums up his approach to music and life. With a heart for everyday people, he's a homegrown rebel frustrated by the powers-that-be. So he drinks — a lot — while cursing the status-quo. Beer in hand, rhymes in tow, the East Atlanta-reared Tré is an MC for the times.
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