After Chicago’s very own Soul Trappin’ Tree finished his show at Knitting Factory, he linked up with ya boy for my new “In The Groove” interview segment to speak on his debut NY set, his “Soul Trap” vision, The Scion-backed Tree EP, and being a defender of the culture.

“I’m not the ideal rapper. I look different. I sound different….I’m trying to change the culture. I’m trying to make gang banging sound stupid.” — Tree