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Slim Kid performing at the Live à LaPlage de Glaz'Art in France, Paris in 2013.
|Birth name||Trevant 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, DJ Nu-Mark|
Trevant "Tre" 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 a founding member 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 the year of 2000, Tre released his first project, a mini EP titled, "The Legend Of Phoenix". However Hardson's first solo album, Liberation, was released in 2002. Recorded over three years, it featured contributions from the likes of MC Lyte, Saul Williams, Chali 2na, N'Dea Davenport, and Kim Hill.
A second album, Slim Kid3's Cafe was released in 2006.
In 2011, he released Another Day Another Dollar, a collaborative EP with DJ Nu-Mark. This was followed up with Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark, a collaborative album with DJ Nu-Mark, which was released on Delicious Vinyl in 2014.
- The Legend of Phoenix EP (2000)
- Liberation (2002)
- Slimkid3's Cafe (2006)
- Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark (2014) (with DJ Nu-Mark)
- Another Day Another Dollar (2011) (with DJ Nu-Mark)
- "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)
- "King" b/w "Let Me Hit" (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.
- Warmerdam, Elizabeth (August 26, 2013). "Bizarre Ride Can't Call Themselves Pharcyde". Courthouse News Service.
- Burkhalter, Aaron (December 8, 2005). "Organically Grown - Tre Hardson grows grassroots hip hop.". Eugene Weekly.
- Rosenthal, Jeff (April 24, 2013). "38. Slim Kid Tre Brings 90210 Actor To The Pharcyde". Complex.
- Bush, John. "Liberation - Tré Hardson". AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- Cowie, Del F. (December 2002). "Tre Hardson Liberation". Exclaim!.
- Horowitz, Steven J. (November 9, 2011). "SlimKid3 Teams With DJ Nu-Mark For "Another Day Another Dollar" EP". HipHopDX.
- Raymer, Miles (September 3, 2014). "Watch hip-hop vets DJ Nu-Mark and Slimkid3's 'I Know, Didn't I' video". Entertainment Weekly.
- Official website
- Slim Kid 3 discography at Discogs
- Tre Hardson discography at Discogs
- Tré Hardson at the Internet Movie Database