From Nancy B:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRAE THA TRUTH RECEIVES HUMANITARIAN AWARD AT 8TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS
RAPPER SURPRISES PACKED STADIUM WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE
Houston, TX - Community events are nothing new to Houston rap artist Trae The Truth and this past weekend's MLK Day celebrations saw him all over the city; first as Co-Grand Marshal of the 3rd Annual MLK Day Youth Parade on Saturday, January 17, followed by a surprise live performance at the 8th Annual MLK High School Battle of the Bands, where he was honored with a Humanitarian Award for all of his service to the community.
Trae surprised a packed stadium by appearing with the Willowridge High School "Mighty Eagle" Band, who won the award in the Large Band category and performing his well-known smash and ode to DJ Screw, Swang, as part of that band's set. It was the hit of the 3-hour-plus evening and had many on their feet.
Monday, January 19 found Trae as the honored guest of 15th Annual MLK Day Grande Parade honoree, Council Member Peter Brown, with whom Trae often performs acts of community service. The two rode in the red drop-top custom owned by the late Pimp C, courtesy of Chamillionaire's custom car shop, Fly Rydes, who had provided all of the transportation for that parade's dignitaries.
The two wore matching "Peter Brown for H-Town" T-shirts and Peter had this to say to an interviewer,
"This is part of a phenomenon that is happening all over this country. It feels like a spiritual awakening taking place all over the country, making us all brothers and sisters with the same common cause; to improve the lives of everyone in our society. It is really fitting to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that we can all experience like brothers and sisters. It is exactly what MLK would have wanted."
To watch this interview go to - http://www.pitchcontroltv.com .
At the end of the parade route, Trae stopped at a standing ice-cream truck with a crowd of kids around it and to the kids' delight, the ice cream was on him - the entire truck.
* http://www.myspace.com/traethatruth *
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