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Trae The Truth’s Gets On Houston Radio Once Again

In 2009, the popular Houston rapper and philanthropist was the center of controversy after one of his events ended in gunfire. Houston Hip Hop station 97.9 The Boxx blamed the rapper’s music as a reason for the violence.

After a publicized feud, the artist was officially banned not only from 97.9, but all Radio One stations; which specifically targets urban markets at 69 radio stations in 22 cities throughout the nation, including his hometown of Houston.

The ban itself extended beyond traditional radio play; it also included not acknowledging any event featuring Trae, including charity endeavors, and resulted in the firing of former Boxx personality DJ Brandi Garcia, after she played a track featuring the artist at at 50 Cent concert, despite the fact that it was a personal event.

In the five years since then, other stations have come onto the scene and quickly fizzled due to lack of funding and resources; but on December 31, 2013 this all changed when Clear Channel, the largest radio conglomerate in the nation, debuted 93.7, seemingly ending The Boxx’s reign as Houston’s sole source for Hip Hop. While The Boxx’s ban against the emcee still stands, Clear Channel has made it clear that it doesn’t apply to themselves, already inserting the Diddy and Jeezy assisted “Hold Up” off of Trae’s latest “I Am King” release into their regular rotation.

“To (finally) be heard on Houston radio again after five years is a true blessing,” says Trae before adding “I’m grateful for them creating a platform. I’ve been in the streets, but not everyone else is in them. Not everyone else could access my music easily, and now they can.”

Also set to debut in Houston is the famed morning show “The Breakfast Club,” which has featured Trae before, but will now be played in Houston as well.

Explains Trae, “A big salute to Doc Wynter and Eddie Martiny, they were responsible for not only giving me a chance, but getting me back onto the radio over at Clear Channel. I think it’s the beginning if a powerful relationship.”

Fans can also look forward to the return of the “I Am Trae” app for iPhone and Android as well as a recently launched outlet for prison art, inspired by the incarceration of his brother.

“I have a lot more things to come with I Am King and in general. There’s also Tip’s solo album, a Hustle Gang project, and a release from Doe B for those that are still waiting on it,” says Trae.

  • i’mreloaded!

    Trae goes in man.

    • Sean Taylor

      Goes in where might I ask?

      • i’mreloaded!

        Dat was corny af.

      • ColeWorldNoBlanket

        2 your mamas house bitch.

  • What Is This

    Yeaa Um Trae is my dude, But I don’t think people even noticed that his music wasn’t being played…Lol

    • Chris

      Pretty much. That ban did nothing to stop his wave.

  • MrWindyCity82

    You can’t ban the TRUTH!

  • David Gonz

    TRE GETS LOVE NOW CUZ HE ON THE SNITCH TEAM

    • black god

      got paperwork?

      • Bumpy Johnson

        he did a 222 tip crime stopper commercial …do you need any more.

        you ever been in prison, do you know who snitched on you. coz 4/5 my niggas got knocked dont know who did.

  • Mel

    this guy sucks. you can’t even understand what he is saying on his songs. do people even buy his music if you can call it that

  • I like trae tho…I know he needs the pub but damn eytime I hopped on the mic they’d a heard me telling them to s my D….5 yrs and he ain’t pull no triggers at the event in question is insane, no play in ya own city ain’t right. Bruh still was on a lotta mix tapes and ish if y’all was paying attention….

  • Polecat

    Tre ain’t bad he’s actually straight I’m from the lonestar,he okay..you can know me better @ reverbnation/ novacane1

  • TimeWillTellu1

    Love those cartoons

  • brotha_man

    like trae but z-ro is better

    • John Q. Public

      Rap-A-Lot got Zro on sum bullsh*t right now. fuk J Prince hes a snake

  • Kevin Anthony

    Banning someone because there music is too violent Though? Music may play a part at influencing people but, so do tv, movies, video games, instigators, alcohol, drugs, a lot of things..”Food for Thought” Kevin Anthony-21 on soundcloud

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      here we go with the justifications movies dont mention real things that go down in the neighbor or that could be sensitive to whats going on down in the hoods and @ some of these events … now movies like juice and menace def have had impact because they speak to those same people but they @least carry a message and those movies arent continued to be remade and remade and remade and remade and remade like some of these violent rap tunes … in addition the actors dont carry thier roles into real life like alot of these rappers do ……. i said this before but 2pac is one of the last rappers to admit that people learn game from music …… stop the denial ………. every1 wants to be gang afililiated until some real ish happens then it was just entertainment …….

      • Kevin Anthony

        Whats Good Kev. Its not about me trying to justify anything, Just bringing light to the fact that its more than music that makes someone “violent” There are countless movies out there that deal with the reality of what goes on in the neighbor”hoods” “Belly” “sate prop” “Toy soldiers” any of Master P’s old movies an so on. I think We are responsible for our own actions, music never hurt anybody, And a weapon cant work unless someone uses it. There is a message in everything though Kev, what I relate too..someone else may not and what you relate too I might not be able to identify with. Im from the hood, one of the worst in the whole country. Safe to say I’ve seen a lot, and even though Im from that environment, the music I makes reflects a more positive approach on bringing awareness to social injustices and all that goes on in our communities. Just because that’s the way I express myself dosen’t mean everyone else is going to take that same approach. We can’t knock those for telling their story, just try to understand it that’s all. Im also an actor, worked with “A” list celebrities an all that, and we are taught as actors to never turn anything down because its work. Just a role. Unfortunately, some actors do carry their roles into real life. Take for instance that kid Lilo Brancato from “A Bronx tale” and “The Sopranos” who was charged for Murder in real life, or Sam jones from “Smallville” who was arrested on federal drug charges. Yea Pac was right, you can peep game from music..but that’s music in general, My music isn’t “Gangsta” but you can learn a lot from what im saying if you have an open mind. But Kev, the Point is, no one is immune to doing anything violent. Its Just ashame that Hip Hop gets such a bad “rap” Kevin Anthony-21 on soundcloud

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  • Billy

    lol he back on the radio