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TRASE (Erik de Wal, 1976) is a rapper/MC from The Netherlands.
Genres: Hip Hop / Rap / Old School
WHO I AM:
TRASE (Erik de Wal, 1976) is an MC from the north of The Netherlands and brings the real Hip Hop since '94. Went for his in 1997 after breaking up with his former band.
"The Encounta" (2001), "Supply and Demand" (2003), "The Essentials" (2004), "Fase of Transition" (2007), "The Strategic Fit Promo EP" (2012), "The Strategic Fit The Prequel" (2012), "The Strategic Fit" (2012).
MEANING OF THE NAME:
TRASE stands for Things Really Ain't So Easy. TRASE in fact is his tagname which he came up with around 1989/1990. Basically formed for the great letters and it's diversity to draw (design) with. TRASE originally started as a graffiti artist. BAND HISTORY: After elementary school TRASE discovered his love for the manipulation of the English language. Growing up in the north of The Netherlands, he tried to hit every mic available. Back in 1995 he started rocking house parties and ciphers alongside his formerly partner in rhyme, SIGN and DJ DEAR. Together they formed "THE BUCKWILD TRIBE", a group which fell apart in the end of 1997. In a period of 4 years they recorded some demo tracks which were never officially released. TRASE took it to the next level when he decided to leave the group and by taking manners in his own hand. It was 1998. TRASE was on mission to pursue his own solo career. He was tired of the no progress type of phases he had been dwelling in during the last years. The match with IMPRO turned out to be promising; they released their first product in 2001. The debut EP “The Encounta” attained favorable reviews. In the period after TRASE has worked on a project with several local artists and started working on another solo release. Originally he was to release a fully length untitled LP, but after completing several tracks it was shelved for reasons that were not entirely clear. In 2004 TRASE took his time to focus on new songs and has spent a lot time recording and performing. The past five years he connected, collaborated and performed with artists from Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and USA. Right now TRASE is back to the lab working on a new album, because it’s about time for Hip Hop to resurface with true lyrics. The upcoming release will feature different styles of creative productions. His main beatsmith IMPRO will take care of the executive production of the new album and it will be released lateron this year. Stay tuned.
ReverbNation Profile: www.reverbnation.com/mctrase