We’ve got a double feature for you today. Two artists co-signed by the DMV’s own, WALE.
Weigh In – Should Fat Trel and Black Cobain Quit Their Day Job?
Black Cobain’s BIO
Everyone has a moment where they say “Now or Never”; whether you are going for your dreams ,beginning a new segment of your life , or just taking a courageous step. For Northern Virginia rapper Black Cobain it is all three. Born In Alexandria Virginia to Vance Gloster with 2 sisters and 3 brothers Black Cobain is the heart and soul of music.
Since hearing Notorious B.I.G’s “Juicy” Black Cobain knew he wanted to be among the greatest MC’s. In 2009 he signed to The Board Administration as their first music artist and now his dream has come a little bit closer. Black Cobain released his first mixtape on October 16 ,2009 entitled “Now or Never” under The Board Administration imprint.”Now or Never” is considered to be one of the nation’s capitol most unfastforwardable music projects; featuring solid production from heavy hitters such as Best Kept Secret (Wale ,Young Chris and Rick Ross) Kevin Ross(Songwriter/Konlive), Kingpen Slim(BeamUp Ent), Phil Ade(368musicgroup), and Ms.Kim(Rare Essence).
Since releasing “Now or Never” Black Cobain has down shows with Wale, UCB,Tabi Bonney, The Clipse,and Raheem Devaugn. He is also working with various artist such as Wale, Tre of UCB(Uncalled 4 Band)J.Cole,and Currency on up and coming projects.
Graduate of VSU , member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Co-CEO of Young Millionaires Black Cobain is represents a positive image in his community and music.
FAT TREL’s BIO
Fat Trel is Washington D.C.’s next best rapper to grab the music industry’s attention. His sound is so street, so thug, and too raw. His gritty lyrics are honest, and he successfully delivers gritty, pulverizing flows with no remorse and with no apologies. Many have declared him as, “D.C.’s Gucci Mane,” because of his ability to combine street realities with humor and entertainment. Plus, he owns D.C.’s club scene. A true performer, his demanding stage presence, confidence, and swag define his live performances that set him apart from other artists. In fact, it was this star quality that caused D.C. hip-hop pioneer, Wale, to take notice. Since then, Fat Trel and his personal production and management team the Basshedz have teamed up with Wale and his roster of artists, the Board of Administration, to refine his skills and spread his buzz. People love his music and so far, fans from Las Vegas to London have latched onto Fat Trel’s movement.
After an infectious response to his highly acclaimed mixtapes, Noska Muzik (2009) and Youngest Running the City Vol. 1 (2010), his following grew. His audience includes elementary school kids to adults in the workplace, from the city to the suburbs. He’s remained consistent performing at local clubs and venues. His most notable accomplishment to date is a toss up: being played on Washington D.C. radio stations and opening up for Wale at live shows. He’s come a long way. 20 years ago Fat Trel was born, Martrel Reeves, at Dansville Regional Hospital in Dansville, VA into a large family of three brothers, one sister, and parents Pamela Reeves and Calvin Gravel on June 26, 1990. 13 years ago while in 3rd grade he wrote his first rap. His mom noticed his passion and interest in rappers and told him to write a song about his neighborhood. It was at that moment, at 7 years old, and after writing 3 verses and a hook, Fat Trel’s grind began. His infamous grind is self described as, “aggressive and non stop. We take no days off.”
5 years ago, at age 15, he walked out of Largo High School’s doors and never returned, but this was the same year he met his manager and first inspiration Kari Gold, or P, of the Basshedz. P helped Fat Trel realize his special talent and once they showcased it to the community, his audiences felt the same way. 1 year ago, December 16, 2009, Fat Trel officially signed to the Basshedz, which also includes producers, Ian “E” Bintliff and Abdul “Ab” Brown. His life took a dramatic turn when he got shot. It was at that moment he realized how soon everything could be taken away in just one moment. This pushed him to work even harder. It was just 3 months ago, May 7, 2010, that his inspiration and determination were recharged after the birth of his son, Harlem Reeves. And now he’s humbled by his newfound success. Fat Trel’s “now” consists of sharing the stage with Wale and the Board of Administration. If he isn’t performing at a club or working in the studio with the Basshedz on his highly anticipated mixtape No Secretz, he’s writing or connecting with his internet fans– all while staying true to his personal motto, “live life however you want to live life.” Fat Trel plans to ink a major record label deal by the close of the year and to secure an opening slot on Wale’s upcoming tour.
Click below to hear Black Cobain and Fat Trel on the Morning After
Here are their submissions:
Fat Rel – Patron In My Cup
Black Cobain – Pin Drop