DMV rap icon Fat Trel drops new track ‘Art’ via Asylum Records
The track is joined by a rowdy official music video, directed by BeDifferent Media and streaming now at YouTube.
Fat Trel says: “Everything you do is ‘Art.’” “Down to how you talk, the way you dress, having fun, getting money, taking care of your family. The way you express yourself and how you go about it, it’s ‘Art.’”
“Art” marks the second single from Fat Trel’s long-awaited new mixtape, Nightmare on E Street 2, slated to arrive this summer. The upcoming project – which follows 2012’s critically acclaimed Nightmare on E Street – was heralded last month with the premiere of “Finsta (Ft. Big Boogie),” available now via Asylum Records at all DSPs and streaming services. The track is joined by an official music video, directed by BeDifferent Media and streaming now at YouTube.
Hailed by Pitchfork as “generous, irrepressible, self-deprecating, and instantly likeable,” Fat Trel has been cultivating his East Coast-meets-Southern sound for more than a decade, unleashing a steady stream of critically acclaimed mixtapes (including 2014’s breakthrough Gleesh), singles, and guest appearances alongside Rick Ross, Wale, Young Dolph, Tyga, Chief Keef, Danny Brown, and Young Thug, to name only a few.
Among his latest accomplishments are a string of fresh singles – including “Shining (Ft. YG Teck),” “VULTURE ISLAND FREESTYLE,” “Strike Sum,” and “LLB3 (Long Live Boosa),” all joined by companion music videos streaming now at YouTube – along with collaborations like Aquaa’s “My Body (Feat. Fat Trel)” and Foams X Fat Trel’s “Just A Reminder,” and high-energy features on such recently released albums as Logic’s College Park and Big Boogie’s Definition of Big Dude.
Having served three different prison sentences between 2016 and 2022, Fat Trel is now a free man with a new outlook on life, eager to reignite the flame he had going in the mid-2010s. The first step in that journey is Nightmare on E Street 2, an evolutionary showcase that stands as a roadmap for the next chapter in Fat Trel’s life, one where he won’t need any more second chances.
Fat Trel adds: “This is about a man coming home from prison who’s handling his business and growing and maturing as a man.” “I’m talking about being a father, spending time with my kids and making good decisions, but I still let the streets know that I am who I am, I want my fans to take away the growth I’m showing now. Like the Trel they see now, isn’t the Trel that was talking about killing n-ggas back then. I want them to appreciate the hard work that I put into getting into this mindset because I put a lot of time and hours into this.”