Trae Tha Truth Details Upcoming Pimp C Tribute From Future’s Album [Video]
Last week, Future revealed to XXLMag.com that in addition to collaborations with Snoop Dogg and R. Kelly on his upcoming debut album, Pluto, the 2012 XXL Freshman teamed with Trae Tha Truth for an homage to Pimp C. While at SXSW, XXLMag.com caught up with the Houston native to get some more details on the song, which he says is called "Long Live The Pimp."
"It's a crazy record, man," the raspy-voiced rapper told XXLMag.com. "It's a crazy record to where people from Texas, Louisiana, all the Southern states, even Atlanta—they gonna feel at home with that record. It's gonna touch a lot [of people]. Future got that crazy club vibe. He gives that energy [on] 'Long Live The Pimp.'"
Following his appearance at the XXL Freshmen Live concert in Austin last Tuesday, Future spoke on the record. “I got this crazy record with Trae Tha Truth from Houston, Texas–this tribute to Pimp C,” the Atlanta native said. “I’m making statements. I’m not doing features just to be doing them. When you hear the song, you gon’ be like, ‘Oh, that sounds like Snoop is supposed to be on there. That sounds like R. Kelly. It sound like Trae Tha Truth. It sound like Houston. That’s what I’m about. I’m about creating, painting those pictures.”
Like fans, Trae will have to wait until Future's album drops to hear the final product. "I was wondering was he ever gonna leak it, but he said he's saving it," the ABN rapper continued. "So I gotta sit and wait [to hear it] just like everybody else."
Between debuting the video for "I'm On," featuring Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, and Wiz Khalifa, releasing the audio of "I'm On 2.0," alongside Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Bun B and Mark Morrison, dropping his King of the Streets: Freestyles mixtape, and linking with T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, 2012 has been a productive year so far for Trae. He hopes that the collaboration with Future will only help him continue to build. "That probably gonna be one of the records that's gonna help my buzz even boost 50 times more."
Future's Pluto will be dropping on April 17. —Adam Fleischer