Trae Tha Truth Denied Injunction Against Houston Radio Station

Trae Tha Truth went to court Friday (May 14) in an attempt to secure a temporary injunction on Radio One, who’s Houston radio station 97.9 The Box, is refusing to play his music. Unfortunately for Trae, the judge decided ultimately that he would not be able to uphold it.

According to the Houston Press, the judge stated that the injunction was “impossibly broad” and stated that if Radio One didn’t want to do business with the H-Town MC, no matter what the reason, it was their right.

As previously reported, Trae filed a lawsuit against The Box, it’s parent company Radio One, and a few of it’s employees, claiming that 97.9—the only hip-hop station in Houston—stopped playing his music after an on-air interview in which radio personality Nnete Inyangumia accused him of causing violence at a recent public festival. In addition to the ban, he accuses the station of interfering with other personal business dealings. For instance, Trae alleges that Kracker Nuttz, one of the station’s most popular DJs and a 12-year vet of the company, was reportedly fired for accidentally playing a song by Chamillionaire, which featured a verse by Trae.

Trae is suing for general damages to his reputation, character, and standing in the community, as well as mental suffering, loss of professional opportunities, performance revenue, record royalties and other damages.

The next hearing is set for August 16. —Brooklyne Gipson

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  • $yk

    Y’all are snoozing on this one.

    “Radio One, Inc is a U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities”

    ^ He ain’t only blackballed in Houston. If he moved to another state, I’m pretty sure Clear Channel and/or Infinity Broadcasting would honor this ban too.

    Yo ms_spittuh what’s the word on the street down there about this? They’re slowing taking rap away from y’all down there, what’s poppin’?

    • ms_spittuh

      Sweetface…let me explain this..I get my 5 year old niece from PreK for 11am in the morning. While my mother are waiting in line for 20 to 30 minutes, you here the same 5 songs almost twice in that hour. Its all the R&B shit thats out. Hell these mutha’fuckas barely play Alicia Keys enough. Its more than just the Hip Hop thing honey. I don’t know wtf is wrong with 97.9 the Box but its gotten so bad to where most of us listening to Talk Radio. I literally almost cried and pulled my hair out today. I heard “My Chick Bad” 5 times in less than 2 hours. How is that possible? Thats the word from me. But you have had people call in asking “Man don’t play this/that again”…when you’re in the car shit you’re board. I just listen to see if they’re gonna say anything important. Not really for the music anymore. Couple of words for you – EVERYTHING MAKES A CIRCLE. PEOPLE ARE GETTING TIRED. Hell just pray on it and real Hip Hop will be in the forefront again. But niggas are tired down here. Its the little overly sexed ghetto kids that listening to alot of this…calling in and screaming when they hear Drake’s name lol

      • $yk

        “Its the little overly sexed ghetto kids that listening to alot of this…calling in and screaming when they hear Drake’s name”

        ^ lolz

        Yeah it’s what I thought. The same thing ure saying has been done with radio in PDX. They dropped the rap format from one station to sports radio, and the urban station is on 107 now, which comes through with so much static, you give up trying to tune in.

  • swype-matic

    Damn this is sad, 97.9 has been 97.9% trash since about late 2005. The only time you can here them play good stuff is like 3am on saturdays and from like 9pm to 11pm on sundays. I barely even here houston artists on that station. It’s pretty much the Lil’ Wayne/Drake/Nicki Minaj and massive amounts of RnB station.

    • El Tico Loco

      Sounds about right.

  • EmCDL

    Damn thats messed up….

  • shone jones

    Typical 97.9 Bullshit.

  • caino

    its the same in the UK as well, the same 5 songs basically played in rotation!! it sucks and gets boring as hell. Compaines gotta realise beofre all their listeners start switching over! (shout out to Radio 1 , that means you!!)

  • P81

    so tell me this why do you all listen to radio anyways?… Everyone knows what the rotation is about… I mean really. We live in a day in age were we don’t need radio to enjoy music…

    I havent listened to radio in 10 years, no joke. If i want to peep an interview, or guestspot or anything I catch it later on you tube…

    Radio is radio, case closed.

    • $yk

      “why do you all listen to radio anyways?… Everyone knows what the rotation is about…”

      ^ for me, sometimes I want to switch up from the CDs in the car. And yeah, believe it or not, I wanna hear what they are playing.

      But radio doesn’t come to mind at all when I’m home.

  • deuce53

    smh..i thought us up here in seattle had it bad,but this made me realize radio sux everywhere now!!! not off the article but errybody that commented on it let me know its all bad everywhere…shit sux…ppl payin for they shit to be on the radio, brainwashing ppl into listening watever the hell the upper powers want them too…fuck the radio, til a real radio station hits the come up, that aint blinded by money, and the current trends that errybody else doin

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