Trae Tha Truth’s new album title, Hometown Hero, is more than an empty platitude. His tireless work during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey resulted in him receiving the key to the city of Houston, so Hometown Hero is an appropriate name.
The veteran MC’s latest solo LP features 12 tracks and includes songs like “What About Us,” which examines life in Houston following the devastating natural disaster. Trae gets a few assists on the project with T.I., Mozzy, Young Thug and Boosie Badazz making guest appearances.
View the Hometown Hero stream, cover art and tracklist below.
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A little over a week before Trae Tha Truth drops his Hometown Hero album, the ABN leader has unveiled the LP’s tracklist and debuted a new single from the project.
“What About Us,” which is inspired by Trae’s work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, is one of the 12 tracks from his upcoming album due out on March 16. The follow-up to 2017’s Tha Truth Pt. 3 features guest appearances by T.I., Young Thug, Mozzy, Boosie Badazz and RaRa, among others.
Check out the official tracklist for Hometown Hero below and listen to “What About Us” above. Pre-order the LP here.
1. What About Us
2. Don’t Know Me f. Young Thug
3. I’ll Be Fine
4. No Pressure f. Mozzy
5. Dayz I Prayed f. Ink
6. I Got It On Me
7. I Can’t f. Boosie Badazz & RaRa
8. No Question f. Kim
9. Shooter f. Money Man
10. Better Dayz f. T.I. & RaRa
11. Ain’t Nuthin Better
12. I’m Still Around
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HipHopDX spoke to Trae about what motivated him to choose this album title, and he shared a few different reasons for its selection.
“A couple of things … that’s the city name [for me] as far as the people and as far as the adversity the people have faced,” Trae told DX. “The people are rooting for me at home and elsewhere too, so it just felt like the right title … Tomorrow, the news is also breaking that I go to court with Radio One. We trying to get that ban lifted. You know [they] gonna try to manipulate it, but it’s time to move forward.”
The ABN leader also unveiled a March 16 release date for the album, sharing the spotlight with frequent collaborator Mozzy — who is releasing a new EP titled Spiritual Conversations on March 2 — in an Instagram post. Trae’s upcoming project will be the follow-up to Tha Truth Pt. 3 album, which dropped in July 2017.