To the unaware, Tree Sound Studios can sound like a musical fairy tale. There are stories of Andre 3000 running from room to room to record vocals and keys on OutKast's 2003 hit "Hey Ya!"; tales of Drake and B.o.B meeting each other for the first time there, or Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. doing the same and deciding to record a project together. Then there's the time that Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and Slaughterhouse were all recording there simultaneously, unaware that they were even in the same building. When rapper J. Cole heard about Tree Sound, he couldn't quite believe it.

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