About Tre Pound: Hip-Hop is the ultimate competition for survival. Those emcees with the right skills withstand the turbulence of the music game and achieve stardom, while their less tenacious competition often fade into obscurity. Enter Tre Pound (born Darrick Hernandez), a man who has no problem fighting for survival. Born to a Panamanian mother and African American father in New Jersey, but raised in P.G. County MD, this young emcee has experienced more than his fair share of hardships. "My struggles started in the womb. My whole family was coke oriented from smokers to pushers. Unfortunately, my mother loved her pipe and my pops wasn't around so you can imagine the life I endured."
Tre Pound began writing to express his struggles at age 11. By age 14, fueled by his love of music and desire to become a more complete artist, he began producing. After serving five years in prison for drug trafficking and gun possession Tre is more focused and determined than ever. "My music is reality rap. Good, bad, ugly or indifferent, it tells the truth. "Tre doesn't use music as an escape from reality, like many new artists, its more of an artistic release of raw emotion, struggle, heartache and triumph. "A lot of people want to play gangster; trying to be something they aren't. However, they don't understand that pressure busts pipes. Once the lifestyle catches up with them, they are telling on everybody they know. You can't teach heart. You have to be built for this."
His latest mixtape, "God's Gift to the Pistol", is a lyrical showcase of Tre's word play and work ethic. "God's Gift to the Pistol features a number of DMV artists including Lola Monroe and production by BuBu the Producer. Aside from working on his own music Tre is busy shooting videos, producing, and collaborating with a number of artists on tracks and at events. As busy as Tre's schedule has become, you won't hear any complaints from him.