Bud­ding rap­per drops mix­tape

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment -

we are in the world but not of it. So th­ese are some of the is­sues I deal with in the mix­tape.”

He said the mix­tape was a “warm up” pro­ject to test the wa­ters ahead of the launch of his de­but al­bum which would be re­leased “soon”.

“I have used th­ese mix­tapes to gather the con­fi­dence and skills for launch­ing a de­but al­bum in the not too dis­tant fu­ture. Fol­low­ing the re­lease of Wel­come to Le­fatse, I feel con­fi­dent enough to launch my de­but al­bum and also per­form in Le­sotho and be­yond,” Trer said.

When asked about the dif­fer­ence be­tween a mix­tape and an al­bum, he said: “The real dif­fer­ence be­tween mix­tapes and al­bums are the pur­pose of each. Mix­tapes are a way for artists to es­tab­lish their sound, build a fan base, so­lid­ify their rep­u­ta­tion, and pro­mote a forth­com­ing al­bum. On the other hand, an al­bum is a way for an artist to gen­er­ate money and cater to an al­ready es­tab­lished fan base.

“I think my de­ci­sion to start off with mix­tapes was wise since it is an ef­fec­tive way for a rap artist to gain the ex­po­sure and vis­i­bil­ity needed to launch their ca­reer.”

Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from such in­ter­na­tional Chris­tian rap­pers as Le­crae and Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Wel­come to Le­fatse delves in the myr­iad of chal­lenges young be­liev­ers face, while also try­ing to keep a pos­i­tive out­look through­out the com­pi­la­tion. The verses are of­ten packed full of lyri­cal con­tent how­ever with ref­er­ences to scrip­ture over some chilled hip-hop beats.

In It’s Not Over Trer im­plores Chris­tians and non­be­liev­ers alike not to throw in the towel when life does not take the di­rec­tion they had planned or ex­pected. Sui­cide, the rap­per chants in a cap­ti­vat­ing style, is not an op­tion since Je­sus is the an­swer. In the song Prodigal Son, he notes that while young peo­ple can lose their way, God wel­comes them to the fold when they de­cide to re­pent.

Dreams in­spires the dis­cour­aged to con­tinue to aim for their as­pi­ra­tions and not jus­tify their fail­ures with ex­cuses.

Trer added that fans keen on get­ting their hands on the mix­tape can con­tact him through his Face­book page.

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