Social Media Goes in on Houston’s 97.9 The Box Over a 7-Year Long Ban on Rapper Trae the Truth Despite Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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Social Media Goes in on Houston’s 97.9 The Box Over a 7-Year Long Ban on Rapper Trae the Truth Despite Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Beyoncé visited her hometown of #Houston, TX to provide some relief for residents who were affected by #HurricaneHarvey. One of the people who she passes out food with was Houston rapper #TraeThaTruth. He goes out of his way to do so much for his community, but he is over looked by local radio station #979TheBox.

The station, which is the biggest for hip hop and R&B, put a ban on the rapper’s music back in 2010 after a shooting occurred at his annual #TraeDay event.

Back then when Na'Tae was on the show they (Na'Tae and Trae) had words because she blamed him for the shootings that occurred, since then they banned him from the show. It was proven that he wasn’t connected to the shooting in any way, however, the station allegedly decided to boycott Trae and anyone who associated with him. Since then, they haven’t played any of his music and don’t celebrate any of the good things that he does for Houston. Trae later filed a lawsuit in retaliation.

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As for the Hurricane Harvey relief he’s done for the last two weeks, Trae has performed rescue missions, fed people and donated money, toiletries, clothes and other essentials. Despite what many onlookers believe, celebrities like #TI, #CharlamagneThaGod, #BunB’s wife Angela Walls as well as Houston locals are not upset that Beyoncé has received tons of recognition for her efforts yesterday, rather they are disappointed that the radio station is choosing not to let go of a simple misunderstanding.

The ban has stifled Trae’s career and Houstonians don’t believe that it’s fair to him. “Trae does so much for our community and its just not fair that his career can’t reach the level of success we all want it to,” one of our Roommates tells us.

To read more about the boycott against Trae and the lawsuit he filed in retaliation, click here.

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  • Quin

    I love Trae the Truth….he helps his community and others….i stopped listening to 97.9..the talk to much and very messy…but anyway…on another note…I DISLIKE i Would say HATE..but that’s good…but BEYONCE aint shit….she not out hete helping the community like Trae….she just want some.brownie points…Trae amd his friemds beem out here bustin they tales helping people..and he remain to smile and take pics with the people…he is humbled…he is blessed…he is awesome…he is the man of the hour…the main on the day
    ..the man of the week..amd the man of the month…all out MAN OF THE YEAR GOES TO TRAE THE TRUTH…we love u baby

  • Rae M Martinez

    I rather listen to trae the truth then Beyonce any day of the week. I rather listen to someone who’s well into his community and we’ll involved with the community and has actually helped the community as we were goin threw the hurricane. 97.9 plays crappy music as it is and is to involved to be jus like all the regular radio stations out there. I keep trae the truth music in my phn and in my car and I rather support a musician who’s more involved with his community then a fake musician who doesn’t even write her own music and forgets where she came from any day.

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