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Trae Tha Truth is a Houston rapper who made his first appearance on Z-Ro’s debut album in 1998, ‘Look What You Did to Me.’ His album Exhale was released this summer. Trae sat his 1-year-old daughter, Truth, on his lap for an interview with Nick Cannon to talk about his new music, being banned from radio and his song dedicated to Nipsey Hussle.
The rapper had originally planned to push the album back to focus on his kids but says, “The label said we had to go”. Nick Cannon says, “…that’s how you provide for your kids right there.”
Trae says, ‘Exhale’ is different from other albums, “I think because the point of life that I was at, I was just going through a lot of things.” Trae says he got to a boiling point and just had to let it all out. Between fighting for custody of his daughter and the death of Nipsey Hussle, he needed to express himself, since he “…doesn’t really sit down to talk to people about his problems.” Nick says Trae’s tribute to Nipsey was “moving” and truthful, but in this album specifically he allowed himself to emotionally be vulnerable.
Nick brought up later in the interview that Trae has not always had the best relationship with radio. In response, the Houston rapper says, “I’ve been banned worldwide for ten years…over something I had nothing to do with.”
They closed the interview on a good note on the topic of words Trae would use to describe himself. He says, “the truth, genuine and transparent”.
Catch the FULL interview below: