ARTIST: Trae a.k.a. Tha Truth
REPPIN’: Houston, TX
LABEL: Rap-A-Lot Records
NEW ALBUM TITLE: Life Goes On
“Every life situation you go through whether good or bad, at the end of the day life’s still gotta go on. I got a brother doing life sentences. I lost a lot of partners last year, you know? I got people doing time [in jail] so with me I gotta be that one to ride for them 100%…Losing a lot of people kind of drives me to be ten times greater. You gotta do what you feel they would have wanted you to do. [DJ Screw] never got a chance to see me blow up like he said I would—It’s messed up he ain’t get to see it. Not just with him, but with Hawk. Each day that pass it just makes me grind ten times harder.”
FIRST SINGLE: “Screwed Up” f/ Lil Wayne
Listen Here: [audio:http://www.xxlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/traescrewed2.mp3]
“We ended up linking one day at the studio and from there we made it happen. It was me, Wayne and Wacko of UTP. We sat up there and vibed and Wayne came up with the hook and his verse. It’s a two part hook—he came up with his part, I came up with mine.”
Jadakiss, Styles P., Lil Wayne, 2Pac, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, Slim Thug, Jody Breeze, Lloyd and Rich Boy.
Mr. Lee, Mr. Rogers, Nova, Nitti, and more
HOW IT’S DIFFERENT FROM THE LAST ALBUM:
“With every day that I’ve lived, to make it out in the streets, you live and you learn. So in my case, every day that you live you become more knowledgeable. So this album I’m way more mature because I’ve been through a lot of things.”
-Mixtape with The Empire called It Is What It Is
-Developing TV show on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim with his A.B.N. crew.