by Leor Galil
Dane's words came back to me as I listened to Tree's "Probably Nu It" for the third or fourth time, when tears began blurring my vision. Tree's warm, grainy voice slightly trails off on the hook—"probably knew it'd be the same old, same old"—in a way that lends him a been-around-the-block poeticism that makes him sound way older than 30, his actual age. And Tree absolutely owns it, rapping with a cool, assured grace that makes him come off as a wise dude who's still as eager to make music as ever. "Probably Nu It" is the first track on Tree's new The @MCTreeG EP, which Scion AV released for free yesterday. It's another great one from Tree, and while I've got some other favorites (such as "Soultrappin / I Believe"), "Probably Nu It" sets the bar pretty high—not just for the other songs on the EP, but for other rap songs in 2014. It's not the first time Tree's music has got me so emotional, and I imagine it won't be the last.