Quick News on Trae, Too $hort and Holy Hip Hop Music Awards

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.

  • Caine

    Good to see Trae bout to drop. Fa all ya’ll dat don’t know bout em, check him out…

  • KLETEWOOD

    WHERE’S ANDRE NICKATINA???? DRE DOG needs to be on this Album.

    Powda for the hoes!

  • L.M.’s Finest

    For real where is Andre Nickatina??? That fool is hard, and I aint even from the bay.

  • brebre

    I LIVE IN BAY AND THIS IS REAL TALK – NOBODY OUTSIDE BAY LISTEN TO BAY RAP OR GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT. SAD BUT TRUE. (U CAN’T DENY THE TRUTH. DON’T GET MAD BAY NIGGAZ) THEY HAD A CHANCE WHEN THE MEDIA ALL RIDING HYPHY BANDWAGON. THEY HAD A SHOT BUT DIDN’T TAKE IT.

  • brebre

    BAY RAP SCENE SURPRISINGLY SUCKS. THE PACK? NIGGA PLZ. A BUNCH OF TEENAGERS IN SKATEBOARDING CLOTHES. HOW ORIGINAL. (DAMN, I MISS PAC)

  • Cuban Link

    Who cares?Too Short sucks nowadays, and so does nearly everyone on that.Dem Hoodstars?Whack.Big Rich?Whack.Yukmouth’s the only cat up there worth listening too, the Luniz were amazing.

    And Trae?That nigga used to be sick, but hes a sell out too.How the fuck are you gonna RAP on Smells Like a Teen Spirit?Fuck that sell out, he just jumped on the hip hop rock star craze.

  • Dr Flav

    Too Short is the truth, pay homage to the pimp. Cant hate on a cat that puts his hood on his shoulders.

  • jriva

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    brebre Says:

    July 19th, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    BAY RAP SCENE SURPRISINGLY SUCKS. THE PACK? NIGGA PLZ. A BUNCH OF TEENAGERS IN SKATEBOARDING CLOTHES. HOW ORIGINAL. (DAMN, I MISS PAC)

    I also miss 2Pac (and Mac Dre) but i’m kinda tired of hearing rappers talkin’ about the same thing over and over. The Bay is giving hip hop a cool different twist and you gotta recognize that!!!!

  • bigbankhank

    trae is a beast the nigga neva sold out they just took his old verses from the 90s and put it on that shit no what ya talkin bout before ya speak. castro. Niggas aint fuckin with trae

  • NEO

    AYYYYY HEY HEY HEY YALL BOYS BETTER WATCH OUT FOR MY NIGGA TRAE HE FIXIN TO RUN OVER ALL THESE NIGGAS TRAE DA TRUTH YA DIG?????????

  • Mr. Whats beef

    trae who? never heard of him, must be a southern thing. lmao oh and im not from new york

  • romil

    That’s wussup holy hip hop week! I hope my boy swift gets nominated. Show these cats how the game should be played, plus we aint gott worry about no haters and violence jumping off.

  • WEST RIDAH CUZZ

    TRAE & ZRO ABN YA DIG..HTOWN SOUTHWEST,OH YEAH IM FRUM CALI BIA!!!

  • BlackGenius

    That’s what I’m talkin bout Yay Area Reppin hard wit the OG Too Short.That fool that said nobody outside the bay listens to Bay music obviously has never been outside Cali.We get love everywhere except for NY they don’t like the west especially since Biggie got merked out here.

  • Cuban Link

    I dont give a fuck, Trae signed off on that shit, so he sold us out on it.Last year he was dope, Swang was the best southern song of the whole year.But now, fuck ‘em!

  • http://www.yahoo.com what it do

    TRAE is the muthafuckin truth, He is the realist….. Restless was the sickest album of 2006. Aint nobody has shit on trae. He even kill rick ross’s flo on his own beat.

  • Cuban Link

    ^LMFAO, negro Rick Ross dont have a flow!

  • http://www.yahoo.com what it do

    Cuban link you a maricon