Houston, TX - Thursday, July 22nd marked the 3rd anniversary of Houston rapper, Trae Tha Truth's annual celebration of Trae Day and despite the fact that Mother Nature was less than cooperative, gracing the crowd with her uglier side, the thousands that attended seemed barely to notice.
Instead, they showed all of the enthusiasm and support due an entertainer who had clearly gone out of his way to show his appreciation and support of them. Nationally known artists like Lupe Fiasco, Young Buck, Yo Gotti, Gorilla Zoe and Young Money signees Jae Millz and Lil Chuckee joined Trae on stage with media outlets like MTV News' Shaheem Reid and Rahman Dukes, Ozone's Julia Beverly, Sirius' Angela Yee and XXL's Brooklyne Gipson on hand to capture it all for posterity.
Trae Day was definitely a day for family and Trae proudly sported the latest addition to his, baby son Houston. School supplies were given out to those less fortunate, as were free back-to-school immunizations and health screenings.
As the days festivities drew to a close, the massive crowd dispersed peacefully, making it the perfect end to the perfect day.
The message of the day seemed to be "you can't ban the truth" and if the size of the crowd, without the support of local radio for the event, is anything to go by, the message indeed holds true. Trae intends to keep that message alive. His Can't Ban Tha Truth mixtape drops August 24th and will feature Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, Yo Gotti, Jae Millz, Yung Quis, Gutta Gutta, Jay'Ton and more. Stand by for details.............