Trae Tha Truth is a national treasure. The Houston rapper was interviewed on Fox 26 today for his efforts in rescuing victims of Hurricane Harvey and he was riding in a boat to help out.

Trae, riding through the flood water, describes how he started saving people with the boat and assisting the fire department with friends to get to victims. When asked by a Fox 26 reporter why he was braving the elements, Trae gave an answer that showed his compassion and how his experience with the hurricane made him want to help others in need. "I felt helpless yesterday when I had to be rescued, so I know that feeling," he said.

Helping hurricane victims isn't the only way that Trae has been giving back this summer. This July, during his 10th annual Trae Day, the Houston rapper donated 75 scholarships to students in partnership with the Houston Public Library. In an interview with a local Houston ABC affiliate, Trae detailed why he gave away the scholarships. “We were trying to find a way to excite the people, because our reading rates are really low,” Trae said of his donation. “Sometimes you gotta give people that push to make them want to do better as a whole.”

He isn't the only rapper helping the victims of tropical storm Harvey either. Drake, Nicki Minaj and others in hip-hop are also taking concrete steps to aid the people of Houston.

Early this year, Trae dropped his album, Tha Truth Pt. 3. Post Malone, Young Thug, Lil Durk, D.R.A.M., Maxo Kream, Tee Grizzley and Royce 5’9 all make appearances on the LP.

Trae is undoubtedly a hero for his city. Watch the video of Trae Tha Truth helping Hurricane Harvey victims below.

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