Local Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artist Dre-T Celebrates Release of His Sacramentality EP

Local Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artist Dre-T Celebrates Release of His Sacramentality EP

It seems cliche these days to point out that a hip-hop artist is “so much more than just a rapper,” but in the case of Sacramento’s Andreas “Dre-T” Tillman Jr., it’s absolutely true. Still in his early twenties, Dre-T has become a staple in the local spoken-word scene and is a “poet-mentor” to many inner-city youth in his work with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, a literacy organization out of UC Davis. He is the founder and host of a spoken-word-based open mic night called Penny 4 Your Thoughts at Sol Collective every Sunday from 7 – 9 p.m. When he was just 20, Dre-T received a $20,000 grant from the California Endowment to foster leadership skills and increased engagement for youth in South Sacramento. As a rapper/performer, Dre-T has shared the stage with international artists like Los Rakas, Ise Lyfe and even Wu-Tang’s GZA. Dre-T’s new EP, Sacramentality, shows an artist wise well beyond his years.

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