Yesterday, July 22nd, was Trae Day in Houston, Texas. If you haven’t heard of Trae, he’s a big Houston Rapper, who’s been getting more national attention lately. Dude has been grindin’ forever, and is crazy respected in Houston. He’s part of Guerilla Maab, and ABN (Assholes By Nature) and is featured on a bunch of shit, going way back.
Last July, Houston’s Mayor Bill White recognized Trae for his work with at-risk youths in the inner-city communities. He declared the day, July 22nd, Trae Day. Last year, they had a big ass block party in the parking lot of Sharpstown Mall in Houston. This year, it was an even bigger block party, this time at TSU Stadium. (Texas Southern University)
Trae Day featured live performances, free school supplies giveaway, HIV/STD tests and immunizations, as well as pony rides and moonwalks for the kids. It was a family event type deal. I was there taking pictures, and covering it for yall.
Live at Trae Day where: Bun B, Rick Ross, Gorilla Zoe, Mannie Fresh, Yung Joc, Hurricane Chris, Shawty Lo, Slim Thug, Blood Raw & USDA, J Dawg, Rich Boy, GS Boys, Rocko, Jay’ton and the whole ABN crew, Ron Artest, Von Wafer, Herculeez and Big Tyme.
We got there a bit too early, and shit wasn’t really going on yet, but the crowd got bigger quick. They’re where booths set up , selling CD’s, rims and some other stuff. I got a tight Magazine DVD combo for only $6. Beside that, I managed to get some cool pictures, and some exclusive video to share. I was suppose to talk with Trae also, but he was mobbed with people the whole time, so where going to do our interview another time soon. Check out some exclusive pictures, and videos below. Ya boy Slim Thug even says a quick Whats up to REUPSpot. (Pics first, videos below them)
And here is some footage from All Hip Hop of Trae showing love to the fans:
We left early, because I just wasn’t able to stay the whole time. When I checked out the coverage this morning, I learned there had been a shooting shortly after we left. No fatalities, which is good. But it was sad to hear, because this event was suppose to be family friendly, and about non-violence. Hopefully this doesn’t hurt the event, and Trae comes back strong next year. Read the whole news story.