Press


Reviews/Interviews

"A large part of a rap song’s success is the rapper’s ability to marry the right lyric to the right production. Tre Houston does just that with this latest single ["What Happened? (Movin')"] from his debut LP, Unorthodox. Tre’s vocal inflections, tempo changes, and clarity in enunciation make this tune even more appealing to mass audiences. The result is a hot radio and club track that distinguishes him as an artist with rapping skills, and not just a guy who raps. This track is worth the download. Get it today."

Gian Fiero - The Muse's Muse


"'Unique' might be a more apt word to describe the artist himself, rather than the title "Unorthodox". It's what to be expected from a 6'4, white rapper that was born Rowland Wickes Folensbee III. But you can delve deeper into his psyche by reading his own insight on the blog he uses to self-promote (trehouston.blogspot.com) if you so choose. Southern rap gets a lot of guff for not being lyrical but Tre Houston aims to tear down those preconceptions by likening himself to such skillful emcees as Brother Ali, Common and Lupe Fiasco. While those are high standards, Tre does manage to bring a different style than the typical sound you are accustomed to from the Lone Star state by dropping an upbeat album without being needlessly misogynistic or gangsterous. Tre kicks off the album with "The City" and immediately the listener is introduced to an upbeat..."

Justin 'Tha Shiznute' Chandler - RapReviews.com


"I like this single by Nashville-based hip-hop artist Tre Houston called "Home". It's a fun joint that has a nice blend of underground and commercial-ish hip hop flavor. The strings make it a lil commercial but the drum pattern brings us to the underground side and Tre's bars can go either way but they're tight. I also like that the track isn't overly produced, it's just right for me. "Home" is off Tre Houston's EP called "Live From Nowhere"."

"Home" Single Review - Sugar Cayne Music


Tre Houston Interview with Death Chamberz Music


Feature Interview with Towermix Online Magazine


Feature Interview with Belmont Vision Newspaper



Television/Movie Features

Song "Vegas" featured in the debut episode of national cable network The CW's reality show "Plain Jane".

The CW Television Network: Plain Jane


Songs "Vegas", "Let's Get Crazy", "Pretty Mama", "All Over The World" featured in the 5 episodes of national cable network The CW's reality show "Remodeled".

The CW Television Network: Remodeled


Song "Vegas" featured in Suave advertising campaign featuring Sofia Vergara and Theodore Leaf


Song "Vegas" featured on NBC Sports


Song "Vegas" featured on CBS Sports


Song "Pretty Mama" featured in the second episode of Netflix's original series "Hemlock Grove".

Netflix: Hemlock Grove


Song "Pretty Mama" featured in Turbo Kick workout DVD.

Turbo Kick


Song "Pretty Mama" featured in the ABC Family original film 

"Christmas Bounty"

ABC Family: Christmas Bounty


Song "Pretty Mama" featured in VH1's television show "Single Ladies".

VH1: Single Ladies


Song "All Over The World" featured in USA's television show "Rush".

USA: Rush


Song "It's Real" featured in Showtime's television show "House of Lies".

Showtime: House of Lies


Song "Let's Get Crazy" featured in Fox's television show "Glee".

Fox: Glee


Country song "Apple Pie Moonshine" co-written by Tre Houston featured in multiple episodes of WGN's television show "Outlaw Country".

WGN: Outlaw Country


Song "Pretty Mama" featured in Fox's "Empire"

Fox: Empire


Song "Let's Get Crazy" featured in CBS' "Stalker"

CBS: Stalker


Song "Let's Get Crazy" featured in ABC's "Blood & Oil"

ABC: Blood & Oil


Five video performance features on Pivot TV and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new show "HitRECord on TV"

Pivot TV: HitRECord on TV




Awards/Achievements

Endee Magazine Artist of the Week April 2013


International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist 2013


Winner of the Belmont University Urban/Pop Showcase


Urban/Pop Feature of the Belmont University Best Of The Best Showcase 


Awarded Muse's Muse "Club Song of the Year" 2008 for the song "What Happened? (Movin')"





Product Features

"HITRECORD ON TV: Music From Season 1" 

Featuring Tre Houston on "Trash" and "The Otherside"

Available on iTunes


Song "Let's Get Crazy" featured as in-store demo song for the

"iKick501" Speaker Docking Station


Song "Storm Warning" featured in 

2011 Backside 5 Clothing Promo Video


Sponsored by Backside 5 Clothing


Sponsored by Luvin Feelin Clothing

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