"Like many other rappers, Trew began his career winning rap battles in his home state of Virginia. Since then he has earned respect in many underground scenes from Virginia to New York, California to New Jersey. And even though Trew has yet to hit the mainstream, he drips swagger. His flow is smooth, his delivery and attitude just shy of cocky. Regardless, Trew is a student of hip-hop."

Urb Magazine

" Trew has a certain swagger and is primarily about showing off his making abilities and as such has an amount of surpurflous lyrics, but at the same time crosses many of Hip Hops genres. So whilst he can do the slushy and the blinging type tracks he can also drop a good flow and impress on more serious offerings. Trew's rhymes endorse his own blue collar experiences: school, love, working the 9 to 5 and living the everyday struggle. Trew's patented gangsta lean is heard throughout every lyric he writes. His witty personality, along with his candor about every day life is not only brutally honest… but very refreshing."


"Good Songs! We are really impressed with the total package!"

Hardcore jamz

"Virginia rapper Trew adds a ferocious bridge to “You’re A Crumb, I’m Ole.”"

Alternative Press

About Trew Music

James “Trew Music” Crockett AkA Trew is an American Alternative Hip-Hop rapper and song writer. Born in Prince George, VA, Trew grew up listening to an array of musical genres of different eras. Visits to his grandparents in Mt. Vernon New York during his childhood influenced him heavily. Here he was surrounded by music, lyrics, fashion, and various cultures that helped to create his own hybrid style of entertainment. Trew’s curiosity influenced him to become a music major, which earned him various awards for playing trumpet, baritone, and keyboard.

His diligence and ability to network led to creating partnership with industry insiders at all levels. As a result, New York based labels RockBoy & Roc-a-Blok records helped to release his debut album “The Big Chill.” The project and its lead single “What it is” featuring Lyricist Lounge’s great Wordsmith, was met with great acclaim and charted on many college and indie radio stations. Shortly afterwards, Trew jumped back into the studio to record the follow up mixtape “Return of the Chill.” With an ever growing buzz in the industry Trew teamed up with Ski Beatz protégé Eric Haywood to release the now leaked “The Morning After”. 

Now, in a new phase of his musical career, Trew finds himself gaining worldwide attention. He has recently released his new EP “The Incredible Fantastic Part I” and new maxi single “Crazy” featuring remixes of some of his newest and most popular songs on the internet. His talents, determination and unique style have opened opportunities for him to write jingles and be featured as a model for clothing companies such as Ecko, LAYOP, Cardigans& Cigars and Local celebrity.

As of recent, Trew has written songs for soundtracks for Sony Motion Pictures and toured with rock band “Kid is Qual”, as well as Pop-Rock bands “The Audition” “Valencia” and “Promise of Redemption”.  He is planning to do his first overseas tour in the winter of 2012


Trew represents the breath of fresh air the music industry has so desperately been waiting on. His interest in health, and fitness have also made him even more appealing to the blogosphere. He continues to combine his head nodding feel good music with trend setting style into a formula that is guaranteed to blur lines and bring the FRESH back to music.


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