TRICK TRICK RELEASES SEVENTH EP, “ELEMELEM”

By Mikey Eckstein


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Award Winning Artist, Producer, Actor and Community Activist Teams Up with Hip Hop Heavyweights for New Release.

Detroit, MI – June 10, 2021 – Award winning artist, producer, actor and community activist, Trick Trick, also known as Dr. Christian Mathis, has released his seventh EP, ElemElem, Monday June 28, 2021 on all major streaming platforms. Mathis, who was recently featured in the FX original series, Hip Hop Uncovered, started working on this release earlier this year.


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Trick Trick, known for his vigilante style sound, took ElemElem in a different direction for this new self-produced EP. Rather than me chasing down the villains in my lyrics like most expect from my music, I created ElemElem to bring fans on the spiritual journey of lessons I’ve learned throughout the past year, Mathis states. I’ve learned so much about who I am, where I’m going and being 100% true to who I’ve become.”


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Mathis, a well-respected legend in the industry, included friend and mentor, Redman on the new release, as well as Detroit’s own Ro-Spitz and up and coming female rapper, P-Dot. Mathis, also produced over half the album, and mixed and mastered all the recordings. “This album had to be sonically strong, I want a sound that people are still celebrating 40 years from now,” Mathis said. “Only I knew exactly what I wanted for the sound. I spent months mixing and mastering in my studio.”


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The track, “Who Got It,” featuring Redman was an unexpected twist in the EP’s development. “This track was spiritually organic,” Trick Trick shares. “I was sick, and Redman just called to check and see how I was feeling. He said, we’ve lost too many people this year, we can’t lose you too. We went on to talking and he asked me what I’ve been up to and I told him about the new album. Immediately he said, let me get in on that. He took on this album like it was his own. Three days later, I had a full verse.”


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Trick Trick performed tracks from ElemElem live at the El Club, located at 4114 West Vernor Highway, in Southwest Detroit on Sunday June 27, 2021. Special guests included, P-Dot, G100, and more.


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ElemElem officially dropped on Monday June 28, 2021 on all major streaming platforms, which happensed to be Mathis’s birthday.