Trae Tha Truth On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Trae Tha Truth On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, writer, record executive, and activist:


Here’s what they got into:

  • Trae’s new release, ‘Life n Pain’, being a venting through his recent life struggles
  • The legacy of Houston rap and H-Town creating their own lane in the culture
  • Why Trae is often called on by the people in his community for help before others
  • Criticism over his unorthodox methods of giving assistance to those in need
  • Gaining trust through his fans knowing he’s one of their own
  • His brother serving two life sentences and several of his siblings murdered
  • Advice to fathers about not giving up on the fight for custody of their kids
  • The legacy of J. Prince and Rap-A-Lot Records as well as Trae’s history with J
  • Trae’s deep vault of unreleased tracks and his friendship with J. Cole
  • The impact of Trae’s song, “D. Swang”, featuring Fat Pat, Hawk, and Pimp C
  • Trae’s deep ties with UGK’s Bun B that go well beyond the music
  • How far Lil Duval has come since being featured on Trae’s album ‘Life Goes On’
  • Joining Dave Chappelle at Yellow Springs and Dave flying to Houston for Trae Day
  • Getting arrested over protesting during the Breonna Taylor trial
  • His take on why people tell him he reminds them of 2Pac
  • The blessing from Tupac’s mother Afeni to feature a Pac verse on “Against All Odds”
  • Trae’s song, “Smile”, featuring Jadakiss and Styles P brining East Coast respect
  • East Coast ties, including a friendship with the originator of the culture Kool Herc
  • Discussing Trae Day, the four-day concert/comedy/activism event
  • Trae blamed for violence following the festivities of the first two Trae Days
  • Surviving stray gunfire at a Houston club that left several of his friends dead
  • A video going viral of Trae pushing the bullet out of his arm
  • Trae’s friendship with Nipsey Hussle and the tough days following his death
  • A proud dad moment of Trae collaborating with his daughter Truth
  • Trae’s Relief Gang organized in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
  • How big Trae’s part-ownership of Bumpboxx ended up becoming
  • Finally, what we can expect next from Trae tha Truth

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