Headphone Highlights

Trae Tha Truth

60 minsFirst aired 15 Nov 2018
Tru Films

Houston’s hometown rap hero presents bumpin’ southern beats and hot new tracks, from DJ Screw classics to Travis Scott and Young Thug.

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Trae Tha Truth is a rapper and producer who came up in the late ’90s with his formidable southern rap flow. He’s known as part of rap groups Guerilla Maab and Screwed Up Click, and is part of the duo AB; he’s released over two dozen full-length solo albums since the early ’00s. In recent years, he’s become a figure of positivity and change in Houston – when the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hit the city, and after Trae had to be rescued from his home by strangers, he drove his boat around the flooded city to rescue others. In response to the US government’s delayed aid relief, Trae created the Relief Gang with Houston DJ Mr. Rogers, which is working to repair the city’s damaged infrastructure. In 2018, he released two albums – 48 Hours Later and Hometown Hero — exploring the themes of Houston’s survival through the lens of bumpin’, gut-punchin’ southern rap.


Interview by Matt Sonzala
Engineered by JP del Mundo
Produced by Carmen Hofmann

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