Single: Trae Tha Truth – “Thuggin” ft. Young Thug & Skippa Da Flippa

The H-Town Hitman and Thugger Take What They Want in the Single From the Upcoming Tha Truth Pt. 3

07.14.2016

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

The Song:

With a booming voice and a clear authoritative delivery, Trae Tha Truth‘s deep smooth rapping voice imbues his music with a hard-earned gravitas. On the other hand, rap eccentric Young Thug contorts his high-pitched yawp to inject a sense of mania into tongue-twisting phrases. Joining forces over a haunting trap-style instrumental, Thug is the Yin to Trae’s Yang on Thuggin,” premiered by Complex. Their third collaboration, following 2014’s Try Me and last year’s Billboard-premiered Slugs,” “Thuggin'” is a menacing banger, with Trae, Thug, and ATL growler Skippa Da Flippa exchanging creative threats, outlandish boasts, and rapidfire witticisms for four-and-a-half action packed minutes. With a typically infectious hook from Young Thug, “Thuggin'” is a highlight from Tha Truth Pt. 3, Trae’s star-studded upcoming album. “Thuggin'” follows the release of the nostalgic, McDonald’s-sponsored Take Me Back,” and the Billboard-premiered posse cut I’m On 3.0,” which features appearances from A-Listers like Snoop Dogg, T.I., and Rick Ross alongside quality up-and-comers like G-Eazy, D.R.A.M., Dave East, and Jay-Z’s new favorite rapper Tee Grizzley, established lyricists like Fabolous, Chamillionaire, Curren$y, Styles P, and Royce Da 5’9,” and even artists such as Mark Morrison and Gary Clark Jr.

Explains Trae, “Me and Thug have a whole bunch of records from the past that haven’t been released and when we coolin’, it gives us vibes. I’m in the zone where I want people to enjoy the music and recognize that it’s only a few of us out here with pure talent. It’s like I say in the song: ‘We trained to take from them because they wouldn’t feed us.’ No one willingly helped us find a way to eat so we had to take. Take or be taken. ”

About Trae Day: 
Trae Day, an official holiday declared by the Mayor of Houston to reward Trae for his contributions to the community, will take place July 21st. This year, Trae Day is a full-on celebration, lasting an entire weekend. Sponsored by McDonald’s, Trae Day will feature free performances from a legion of artists, such as Dave East, Curren$y, Nick Cannon and others, and numerous gifts and give-aways. “Trae Day was supposed to be a day that they celebrate for me,” explains Trae, “but I reversed it and made it a day that we celebrate the city of Houston. The fact that I can go back and put smiles on people’s faces and give them hope, that’s what gives me my energy and my motivation to keep pushing.”

Listen to “Thuggin'” ft. Young Thug & Skippa Da Flippa: https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/thuggin-feat-young-thug-skippa-da-flippa

Check out the Complex premiere: http://www.complex.com/music/2017/07/trae-tha-truth-young-thug-skippa-da-flippa-thuggin

Pre-order Tha Truth Pt. 3https://empire.lnk.to/ThaTruthPt3

Tha Truth Pt. 3 Tracklist:

1. Can’t Get Close
2. Too Late f/Post Malone
3. Alleviation f/Kim
4. FRFR
5. Thuggin f/Young Thug & Skippa Da Flippa
6. Still Out Here f/Ra Ra
7. Fallin Down f/DRAM
8. Trae Day
9. Pull Up f/Maxo Kream
10. Prodigy f/Sy Ari Da Kid
11. Break Out Tha Function f/Kim
12. Take Me Back
13. Tried To Play Me
14. Ghetto f/T.I., Wyclef Jean, & Ink
15. I Ain’t Mad Ya f/Ink
16. Nothin To Lose
17. Feel So Lost
18. I’m On 3.0 f/T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce da 5’9″, Curren$y, DRAM, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G-Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison, & Gary Clark Jr.

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic for more info.

 

The 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 WayneRick RossT.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 came out on February 5th and is available to buy on iTunes. Stay tuned for Tha Truth pt. 3, releasing on July 21st.


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“Thuggin'” ft. Young Thug & Skippa Da Flippa: https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/thuggin-feat-young-thug-skippa-da-flippa

“Take Me Back”: https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/take-me-back

“I’m On 3.0” Posse Cut: http:// https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/im-on-30-feat-ti-dave-east-tee-grizzley-royce-da-59-curreny-more/

Pre-order Tha Truth Pt. 3: https://empire.lnk.to/ThaTruthPt3

“Children of Men” ft. J. Cole & Ink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzVbJ3Ct-uU

Tha Truth 2 on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ThaTruthPt2

“Slugs” ft. Young Thug – https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/slugs-feat-young-thug

“All Good” ft. Rick Ross, T.I., and Audio Push: https://soundcloud.com/traethatruth/all-good-feat-rick-ross-ti-audio-push

Tha Truthhttps://open.spotify.com/album/2CtNgai04DA2rQ69NYJc2x // http://apple.co/1S7O8JN

“Tricken Every Car I Get”: https://soundcloud.com/traeabn/tricken-every-car-i-get-feat-future-boosie // smarturl.it/Tricken

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/trae-tha-truth