Tree (Monster of the Midwest)
TREE I am an Artist......... Like many artists, I can't remember a time when I didn't draw, paint or sing. I grew up in Chicago, and two things stand out in my memory as giving me great joy: My grandmother's drive and criticism on everything I did to keep me motivated and the hood for creating a monster. I say a monster because those two things made me the man I am today. Music is my life whether I make it BIG or not. I just like to see people have a good time and enjoy great music. I'm tired of hearing these songs about people getting beat up or shot in the club......Music is suppose to sooth the mind, body, and soul so I think it's time for someone to step it up. That someone is Tree!!!!! My Style......... I really don't have a particular style. I can say Tupac and Biggie were influential to my style but I think I'm different from the rest. I'm different because I'll do country, blues, jazz, rock, pop, etc. It really doesn't matter as long as it's fun and sounds good. I absorb my knowledge from books, magazines, articles, discussions with different artist, and just everyday life. I am constantly working to improve my art. I've been on 9 major tours with no record deal so I have a little experience. Example: 1st Anger Management Tour, Jiggle Ballers Tour, Ruff Ryders Tour, TRL Tour, Cash Money Tour, Nelly Tour, etc. I've been around so many big stars in the music industry and I just soak up as much knowledge as I can. My Dreams.......... My dream is to be apart of the hip hop timeline. I want to be one that not only made an impact to hip hop but the music industry as a whole. I also hope to have my own clothing line in the future as well as being financially stable to take care of my family, friends and community.