The singer released the first installment of his mixtape series in June, 2009 which spawned multiple tracks that became an important part of his catalog and also live shows. “The creation of ‘Anticipation’ began after I presented ‘Ready’ to my label for the first time. I just started recording on my days off and the music felt great and decided that I’d rather share the music than let it sit and be idle,” he had said about the project more than a decade ago. “This is music without politics, without creative boundaries.”
Trey dropped the second edition, ‘Anticipation 2’ almost 3 years later in November, 2011. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 after moving 135k copies in the first week. It has been a longtime demand of fans to have the two projects available across streaming platforms. Finally today, Anticipation I and Anticipation II are now available across major streaming platforms, as Trey decided to give fans something to listen to during this pandemic period.