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Slim Kid performing at the Live à LaPlage de Glaz'Art in France, Paris in 2013.
|Birth name||Trevant Jermaine Hardson|
|Also known as||Tre Hardson, Slim Kid Tre, The Legend of Phoenix|
|Born||October 5, 1970|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Years active||1991 – present|
|Labels||Delicious Vinyl, Flying Baboon, Up Above Records|
|Associated acts||The Pharcyde|
Trevant Jermaine Hardson (born October 5, 1970), best known by his stage name Slimkid3 (sometimes stylized as SlimKid3), is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Los Angeles, California. He is best known as one of the four original members of The Pharcyde.
Tre Hardson began his career in the entertainment industry as a dancer and choreographer under the moniker Two for Two with his two high school friends Bootie Brown and Imani. Two for Two made numerous appearances in music videos, but had its most notable exposure with a short stint on the television show In Living Color.
As a member of The Pharcyde, he has contributed to Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, as well as its follow-up release Labcabincalifornia. He also worked on the third album Plain Rap with the two remaining members of The Pharcyde after Fatlip's departure. After the release of Plain Rap, Tre also decided to leave the group to pursue a solo career.
Since his departure from The Pharcyde, Tre would also go by birth name of "Tre Hardson" as well as "Slimkid3". He has also formed a band Faqawi which has accompanied him with his solo career.
In 2000, Tre Hardson released a limited edition CD entitled The Legend of Phoenix, which was a name he shortly performed under. In 2002, Tre released a solo album, Liberation on his record label Flying Baboon. His second solo album Slimkid3's Cafe was released in 2006.
- The Legend of Phoenix (2000)
- Liberation (2002)
- Slimkid3's Cafe (2006)
- Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark (2014) (with DJ Nu-Mark)
- Another Day Another Dollar (2011)
- "Ayyomyman" b/w "Roots Love & Culture" (2002)
- "All I Want for Christmas (Is Somebody Else)" (2007) (with Fatlip)
- "Bom Bom Fiya" b/w "Bouillon" (2014) (with DJ Nu-Mark)
- "I Know, Didn't I" b/w "No Pity Party" (2014) (with DJ Nu-Mark)
- Korn - "Cameltosis" from Follow the Leader (1998)
- The Angel - "Make It Betta (No Cuss Version)" from No Gravity (2001)
- Fieldy's Dreams - "Sugar-Coated" from Rock'n Roll Gangster (2002)
- Erick Sermon - "Street Hop" from Chilltown, New York (2004)
- Mýa - "Fallen Part 2" from Sugar & Spice (2008)
- Jazz Liberatorz - "Ease My Mind" from Clin D'Oeil (2008)
- EPMD - "Actin' Up" from We Mean Business (2008)
- Ivan Ives - "Stand Up" from Newspeak (2009)
- N.A.S.A. - "Hip Hop" from The Spirit of Apollo (2009)
- Iron Lyon - "Keep On" from From the Ground Up (2012)
- Yancey Boys - "Rock My World" from Sunset Blvd. (2013)
- Vasquez, Andres (August 29, 2012). "The Pharcyde's Slimkid3 Recalls Recording "Bizarre Ride," Explains Breakup". HipHopDX.
- Jarman, Casey (December 10, 2009). "Extended Q&A With Tre Hardson (aka Slimkid3)". Willamette Week.
- "Trevant Jermaine Hardson" faqs.org
- Family Tree Legends
- Burkhalter, Aaron (December 8, 2005). "Organically Grown - Tre Hardson grows grassroots hip hop.". Eugene Weekly.
- Horowitz, Steven J. (November 9, 2011). "SlimKid3 Teams With DJ Nu-Mark For "Another Day Another Dollar" EP". HipHopDX.
- Official website
- Slim Kid 3 discography at Discogs
- Tre Hardson discography at Discogs
- Tré Hardson at the Internet Movie Database