trae.jpgOn September 18, Houston MC Trae will release his new album, Life Goes On, through Rap-A-Lot Records. The LP features a variety of guest appearances, including the lead single, “Screwed Up,” which features Lil Wayne. In addition, Jadakiss will appear on “Smile,” Lloyd and Rich Boy on “Ghetto Queen” and 2Pac on “Against All Odds.” “I’m the truth,” says Trae. “Everything I say is true. You’re gonna see a lot of real shit coming from me. I ain’t here to be friendly with nobody. I ain’t here really to kick up no dust. It just is what it is, the truth. I’m bringing to the game the realness, no fabricated shit. I did my own thing. I made my own way.”

Legendary Bay Area MC, Too $hort, released a new compilation album, I Love The Bay, on Tuesday, July 17. The LP features a collection of independent California hip-hop artists such as Keak Da Sneak, Turf Talk, Yukmouth and others. “I wanted to represent the entire Bay Area,” says $hort. “There is a lot of new talent coming from the Bay.” I Love The Bay is the first release on Too $hort’s new imprint, Up All Nite Music Label. The tracklisting for the LP is as follows.

1. Going Dumb - Young Bay / G Stack / Keak Da Sneak / Too Short
2. That Thang - Mistah FAB
3. Blame It on the Drugs - The Neighborhood
4. Video Vixen - Dem Hoodstarz
5. This What It Is - Big Rich
6. I Don't Dance - Messy Marv
7. Park the Scrapers - Bavgate
8. In the Street - Turf Talk
9. Shine Like Me - Yukmouth
10. You Don't Wanna See Me Rich - San Quinn
11. You See It - The Team
12. Yes Sir - The Pack f/Mistah FAB
13. Scrape - Traxmillion
14. Doors Open - Dolla Will
15. Town Business - Beeda Weeda / Dolla Will / J-Stalin / Lil Al tha Gamer / Eddi Projex / Zo The Roasta
16. We'll Roll You - Mac Dre / Zion I
17. Don't Lose Your Head - Too Short / Zion I
18. Richmond - Frontline
19. Lose It - Mistah FAB / Too Short
20. I Love the Bay - Madam Alizay/ Kreme / Pryceless
21. This My One - E-40 / Too Short ft Mike Marshall

The Fellowship of Holy Hip Hop will host the 8th Annual Holy Hip Hop Artist Showcase and Music Awards on January 18 and 19. The event will take place during Holy Hip Hop Week and will be held at Center Stage Arena in Atlanta, GA. Hip-Hop pioneer, Kurtis Blow, will host the awards will Eddie Velez and Kelly Glow. The honorees for this year’s event include Kay Bizzy, DJ Rapzilla, Da Truth, Tha GIM and others.