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Hometown Hero LA Listening Party

Images from the LA Silent Listening Party of Hometown Hero at Diamond Supply on Fairfax.
Thank you to TI, DJ SKEE, Compton's Most Wanted, Affion Crocket, Lil Twist, Kelvin Pena and everyone I might have missed for coming out and supporting. 

T.I., O.T. Genasis, Ricky Bell (New Edition Young Buck), A.D., GuapDad 4000, G Code, D Ship Jr, Affion Crockett, Compton Menace, Dj Skee, Dj Base, Page Kennedy, Destorm, Lil Za, Lil Twist, Wuz Good, Eastwood, Cocaine, Marcus Paulk, Roy Purdy, Kelvin Pena, Slink Johnson, Cozz, Steve Lobel, Big Lonn (Taylor Gang) Rook, SosaMan TDot Ildude, D9GZA Edi (Outlawz), L.A. Leakers

Event Produced by: Urban Fêtes
Photography by: Ashley Barker

XXL Mag - Trae Tha Truth And Young Thug's New Song “Don't Know Me”

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Trae Tha Truth is just two days away from dropping off his anticipated Hometown Hero album on March 16, and we're getting another taste of what we can expect. After unveiling the official tracklist last week (March 6), the Houston native delivers his "Don't Know Me" record with Young Thug off of the project.

Trae, who is also now going by King Truth, teams up with the ATLien over the hard-hitting Moxii-produced instrumental, which also features a familiar sample from singer Avant's "Read Your Mind" hit song from 2003. The new song dives into the two rap stars' humble beginnings, but assuring doubters that they won't have the last laugh.

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XXL Mag - Trae Tha Truth Presented With The Key To Houston

Trae Tha Truth is the man in Houston. He has already been honored with his own day, now he has been presented with the key to the city.

It was announced the Hustle Gang rapper would receive the honor over the summer, during his annual Trae Day event in July. But due to Hurricane Harvey devastating the city in August, the presentation was delayed until yesterday (Dec. 15). Trae announced the news to fans on Instagram. "On TraeDay I Was Declared The First Rapper To Recieve The Key To Tha City... But Because Of Hurricane Harvey , My Ceremony Was Delayed," he captioned a video showing off the glass key. "Well Today The Mayor And City Officials Presented Me THE Official KEY TO THA CITY!!!! Blessed!! #KingTruth @reliefgang Humbled!! HoUSton This One For You!!!! Throw Them UP!!!!"

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Billboard - Trae Tha Truth Rescues NBA Player

As the devastation continues in Texas, some positive stories have surfaced in the flood waters. On Wednesday, NBA star Jonathan Simmons revealed in an interview with John Denton that rapper Trae Tha Truth rescued him with his boat from Hurricane Harvey's flooding in Houston. 

"Trae the Truth, the rapper, is from Houston and we know a mutual friend from San Antonio. They brought a boat to Houston because [Trae] had to evacuate as well," said Simmons, who played at the University of Houston during his collegiate years. "They came and got [Trae] and then he came and got us right away. Luckily, I had a friend in the area who could help us out." 

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