MP3: Trae Tha Truth ft. T.I., Rick Ross, and Audio Push – “All Good” (Prod. by Watson the Great)
Debuted by Noisey, the Texas Rap Kingpin Delivers the Star-Studded Second Single For Forthcoming Tha Truth 2 Album As His National Headlining Tour Begins
Critical Praise for Trae Tha Truth:
“More concise rhymes, insightful and diverse subject matter, and solid features show how far Trae has come as an MC and a songwriter.” – BET.com
“Houston hip-hop veteran Trae Tha Truth may not be anything to you but down in the city of Screw Juice, the Asshole By Nature is the man in the streets” – VIBE
“Trae embodies everything that is Texas in an artist. He’s independent, strong and a survivor.” – SXSW.com
“Trae Tha Truth (or just Trae) is one of the more authentic artists currently operating in Texas, if not the South in general.” – HotNewHipHop
“Trae tha Truth is one of Houston’s most imposing musical forces, a bona fide legend in the harrowing streets of southwest Houston.” – Houston Press
Telling a familiar tale of going against all odds, Texas rap legend Trae Tha Truth teams up with Rick Ross, T.I., and Audio Push on “All Good,” a single from Trae’s forthcoming 8th studio album, Tha Truth 2. Premiered by Noisey, “All Good” has the emcees reflecting on highs and lows, and the affect that money can have on relationships. “Me against the world but I still won’t quit, got it from the bottom so it’s been a long trip,” sings Audio Push’s Price on the song’s chorus. Trae is kicking off 2016 in a major way, picking up where he left off in December when he announced Tha Truth 2 while sharing the albums first single, the Quentin Miller-assisted “Takers.” While that continues to pick up steam, the circles of bosses on “All Good” demands immediate attention.
“The concept came from the reality of the struggle where you got a lot of people that count you out, a lot of people that’ll fuck you over, a lot of hoes that fucked you over,” Trae Tha Truth explained to Noisey. “Just in general it’s from the standpoint of, regardless of how people done us, it’s all good, we’re still alright, we’re built for that. It’s relatable. It came from our story and our vantage point but it’s relatable to the world, cause everybody feels like that. You’ve had a few people in your life that you thought was solid with you how you’re solid with them but they really weren’t shit. But rather than cry about it, it’s all good.”
T.I., the Grand Hustle President, and Trae Tha Truth have both played active roles in their hometown communities over the years, never forgetting where they came from. On Christmas Eve, T.I. gave back in the form of playing secret Santa as he helped to pay for last minute gifts in Atlanta. Trae has never stopped putting on for his community, and the City of Houston has acknowledged it when they honored him more than eight years ago with his own holiday. Trae Day is an annual festival commemorating Trae for his role as a civic leader – he was the first rapper in Texas to be given an official holiday by the city, and is the only to receive proclamations from two different mayors. He has also founded a nonprofit organization, helped counsel inmates, sponsored at-risk high school students, and more. Trae Tha Truth’s Tha Truth 2 is the second part of a two album series, following 2015’s Tha Truth. The project is slated to release on February 5th and is available for pre-order on iTunes.
Fans can catch Trae on his Truth Tour, which kicks off today.
Listen to Trae Tha Truth ft. Rick Ross, T.I., and Audio Push – “All Good” (Prod. by Watson the Great): https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/all-good-feat-rick-ross-ti-audio-push
Check out the Noisey premiere: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/trae-tha-truth-ft-rick-ross-ti-and-audio-push-all-good-premiere
Pre-order Tha Truth 2: http://smarturl.it/ThaTruthPt2
Get tickets for the Truth Tour: http://www.iamtrae.com/shows/
Trae Tha Truth Background:
There are three ways to write about Trae Tha Truth. One is to talk about his music, and that’s important because he is a rapper and making music is what he does. The other is to talk about him as a human, and that’s important, because he has done some truly monumental and impressive things. The third is to talk about the intersection of him as a rapper and him as a humanitarian, because that’s where Trae really belongs. His music is often inspired by the experiences of the disenfranchised, which is rooted in the broken roads of the ghetto. It’s driven by loss, by love, by loyalty, and by when one or two or all of those things are taken away or tested of those he cares about.
Trae Tha Truth is very modest, he never talks about his guest features he’d done or any of his new tapes (Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T.I., Nas, etc.) or how he’d landed another MTV JAM Video of the Week or how he’d signed to T.I.’s label or any of the things people were watching him accomplish from afar. What you need to about Trae is he is a rapper, who has only ever viewed rap as another way for him to help people. Trae Tha Truth’s Tha Truth 2 is the second part of a two album series, following 2015’s Tha Truth. The project is slated to release on February 5th and is available for pre-order on iTunes.
“All Good” ft. Rick Ross, T.I., and Audio Push: https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/all-good-feat-rick-ross-ti-audio-push
“Yeah Hoe”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzoV_lKNzxw
“Takers” ft. Quentin Miller: https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/takers-feat-quentin-miller
“Tricken Every Car I Get” (Video): https://youtu.be/Z-wAh7J1yjg
“Tricken Every Car I Get”: https://soundcloud.com/traeabn/tricken-every-car-i-get-feat-future-boosie // smarturl.it/Tricken
“I Don’t Give A Fuck”: https://youtu.be/emsBn80en8c
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/trae-tha-truth