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Trae Tha Truth Pours His Heart Out On ‘I Am King’ Mixtape

To summarize, Trae Tha Truth is not a people’s person. Hailing from Houston, the 15-year vet and pathological pessimist has turned shyness into a cottage industry. He is the rare MC in a predominantly extroverted genre to bespeak the merits of solitude—perhaps his most visible track to date is the untrusting loner’s anthem “No Help.” Misery, it turns out, doesn’t love company. Lately, the retreat-prone, raspy-voiced rapper has had some legitimate gripes with the world. His late brother, Money Clip D, fell prey to gun violence in 2011; he fell off speaking terms with his cousin, the once-mighty Z-Ro, who ...

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