Trae Tha Truth Addresses Radio Ban on New Mixtape
Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth, has allegedly been banned from commercial radio stations in his hometown due to his alleged street ties. Not only is Trae speaking out about the situation, he's putting his charged emotions into a mixtape.
"I ain't into making nobody famous, but at the end of the day you gotta understand one thing: I keep it too thorough for the streets, so people are going to ride or die with me," Trae told AllHipHop. "I'm too real for that, you can't ban me."
1,000 of his fans agree and have gone on to sign a petition on the net, appealing local station KBXX 97.9 The Box to lift their ban on Trae's music. The ban is said to be in response to a gang-related shooting that occurred at Trae's "Trae Day" community event at Texas Southern University on July 22, 2009.
Rappers Bun B and Rick Ross and a Houston City Councilman were in attendance at the event, which was billed as a "family block party," and featured school supply giveaways for kids, pony rides, voter registration, immunizations and HIV testing. At the end of the concert, several men fired into the crowd, wounding eight people. Trae addressed the shooting the following morning on 97.9, questioning whether the incident was gang-related, and calling the shooter a "coward."
Now, Trae claims that he has been banned from the station, a matter he plans to discuss on his forthcoming mixtape 'Can't Ban Tha Truth.' The rapper has also reportedly finished his new album, 'Tha Truth,' which features the single 'Incredible,' with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.