Live from the underground, Trae The Truth reigns. He’s been recognized as a superstar in Houston, even getting his own Trae Day every year. Despite a ban from radio, due to an incident in 2009 where a shooting happened during his day, Trae hasn’t let any of it slow him down. He’s actually got bigger with many mainstream artists defending and supporting him. Street King has been in the works for over a year and features some of his best work yet including collaborations with Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Scarface, Lupe Fiasco and many more.
Stand Out Tracks: “Gettin’ Paid” Ft. Wiz Khalifa: Trae harmonizing >>>>. V-Don’s production is at his best. Of course, Wiz does a bang up job on the hook like he’s been doing on other records.
“I Am The Streets” Ft. Rick Ross, Lloyd & Game: Rick Ross opening up about his (alleged) drug dealing past and his life changing when he made a stack in the trap in 24 hours. Lloyd singing about the streets and adding a little verse. Inkredible made this production so damn smooth too.
“Street King”: Title tracks been sounding good in 2011. Trae keeps the momentum going with some street induced lyrics letting you know who he is.
“Just Don’t Get It” Ft. MDMA: Never heard of MDMA but I need more of those amazing hooks.
Down Sides: When you have Shawty Lo spitting preposterous bars like, “CEO, I’m the new Russel” on “Hood Shit,” it’s time to ex out that verse. For real, who was in the studio when he recorded that? I was ready to throw my laptop. It’s also pretty heavy on the features, like, Viscera from WWE heavy. I see that he was trying to flex his industry muscle hard.
Final Word: Trae and company tackle a lot of regular issues. That’s always a bonus when you make music: making it relate to the listener. This album pretty much fills up the disc with an hour and 19 minutes worth of music. When’s the last time you seen a retail release like that? Combined with it’s great music, this is a purchase you won’t regret.