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Hear Danny Brown Assist Chicago Rapper Tree on Raspy ‘No Faces’

No Faces

Chicago rap is more aesthetically diverse than it gets credit for, and one of the city’s less well-known rappers whose carved out his own niche is elder statesman Tree. His worn-in soul beats and gravelly voice sound an entire region away from Chief Keef, Chance the Rapper, or Lupe Fiasco; instead he carries the torch for rappers from the Deep South, including David Banner. For “No Faces” he ropes in Danny Brown, whose nasal whine is both a counterpoint and a relative to Tree’s rasp. But the star here is Tree’s effortlessly catchy hook, which shows that his small profile is due in no part to lack of talent.