Tre Mission – one of North America’s first Grime emcees – shares a new song, Make A Move, today. The track adds to Tre’s previous singles, sampling the elements of his forthcoming album, Orphan Black, due on July 26. Now available for pre-order, Tre delivers the album artwork and full tracklisting – see below for full details and watch the video for Make A Move here.
Orphan Black was produced by Tre and mastered by Freeza Chin. Highlight guests include Merky Ace on Sim Simma and EllzBS on Plus. The project embodies Tre’s diverse influences and gives listeners an impressive cross section of this, transcending boundaries across all genres. See below for a complete tracklisting.
Make A Move follows the sensationally energetic and playful release of the trap-ladenHennessy Pool, Hockey, and the darker introspective vibes from You Can Have. You Can Have was released on Toronto’s 185th birthday, fit to pair with an Earth Blood Studios-directed video filmed in the Don Mills/Victoria Park area of Toronto, where Tre grew up. Hockey features cold visuals by Toronto’s Dan Lemoyne, while Hennessy Pool is set against bold blood red and black backdrops, and cut away shots of Tre Mission performing to camera of the local streets – establishing the tone for the trappy, ominous beat and cautionary bars.
Orphan Black follows Tre’s latest Bare Selection-released instrumental project, Bare Selection 001, and his first full-length release since 2014’s Stigmata and Tizzy Gang collaboration (alongside Merky ACE and Cadell), Opps Next Door (2017).
While making his print on the UK music scene via the grime scene as both an emcee and a producer, Tre Mission has always used his lyrical artistry over varying beats and tempos, and put them to practice alongside a slew of some of the world’s finest emcees, too. Opening for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Badass, Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada, Tinie Tempah, Wiley and Skepta, he has also collaborated with Wiley, Skepta and JME for his album Stigmata, which went on to be nominated for a JUNO Rap Recording of the Year. His prolific productions have leant themselves to some of the UK’s biggest talents including Chip on Honestly ft. 67, Gets Like That & Mad With It, Jaykae Knock Door Run, Big Zuu on Manual, and Remember Remember, and even breakthrough singles for AJ Tracey on Luke Cage and Buster Cannon.
With FADER honing in on his genre defiant ways, quoting, “Mission stalks ground between grime, hip-hop, UK garage, reggae and dubstep yet never sounds anything less than right at home.” and Noisey referring to him as “an incredibly talented rapper”, Tre Mission continues to hit out quality and intriguingly unexpected twists to his repertoire as he prepares to dive headfirst in to Orphan Black.
Orphan Black Tracklisting:
3.Make A Move
4.You Can Have
7.Sim Simma (feat. Merky Ace)
8.Plus (feat. EllzBS)
10.Free GS9 Interlude
13.The Lobby Pt 1
14.I, The Chosen