Fat Trel is a generous rapper, with a full chesty voice and invigorating de- livery.

D.C.’s leading street rap specialist is the latest signing to Maybach Mu- sic Group, the record la- bel home to the likes of Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Omarion, Rockie Fresh as well as big boss Rick Ross.

Hailing from the notorious E St. Northeast, Trel rep- resents all that Wale is not: aggressive and unaplogetically gangsta.

Earlier this year, Trel released his SDMG mixtape (an acronym of Sex Drugs Money & Guns), an impressive introduction to the Slutty Boyz rapper which included buzzworthy singles.

The 21-track ef– fort featured guest verses from Compton ratchet rapper YG and fellow D.C. reps Wale and Black

Cobain, while production was mostly handled by 19-year-old Canadian upstart JGramm Beats, Chicago’s Young Chop, Lee Bannon, New York’s Harry Fraud, and Cali’s DJ Mustard also contributing


There, Go-Go still reigns as the dominant local music and only fragments any

semblance of a gangsta rap

scene. But it’s this

chaos and the disruption that birthed Fat Trel. It’s the relent- less raunchy lyrics that draws us in. He is an un- deniable talent who could very well grow to be the East Coast brash d-boy