Tris J is definitely not a household name at this point, which is why he’s on this list. The Chicago rapper is affiliated with Sir Michael Rocks, not only as his blood cousin, but as part of Rocks’ Toothpick Clique crew. This is where and when we first gained notice of the deep-voiced MC.
Tris J aka Tristan Casanova only began stepping out as a rapper in his own right in 2012, he’s got just two mixtapes under his belt at this point; the first is Tris World, which is definitely a good introduction to the style of Tris, and the second is Tristal. Tris J’s deep voice flows over beats like molasses, and he strings his words together without a care, often injecting humor into his lyrics. Tris is jokes, plain and simple. He’s a fan of the cowbell, as are The Cool Kids, and his beat choice may be somewhat interchangeable with the more well-known Mikey Rocks, but that’s not to put shade on either rapper, in fact their choice of production should be praised more often than it is.