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Trae in Austin, Texas in 2005.
Background information
Birth name Frazier Thompson III
Also known as Trae Tha Truth
Born March 5, 1981 (1981-03-05) (age 28)
Origin Houston, Texas
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1998 - present
Labels Asylum, Rap-a-Lot, Fontana, Universal
Associated acts Screwed Up Click, Z-Ro, Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Yung Joc, Slim Thug, Rick Ross, Young Noble, UGK, Young Jeezy.
Website Trae at MySpace

Frazier Thompson III, better known by his stage name Trae, (born March 5, 1981). is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. With his cousin Z-Ro, he is a part of the underground rap collective Screwed Up Click. Trae and Z-Ro, along with Trae's other cousin Dougie D,[1] are the founding members of the group Guerilla Maab.[2]



Trae first gained exposure on the Houston rap scene in 1998, when he made his rapping debut with a guest appearance on Z-Ro's album Look What You Did to Me. In 2003, he began his solo career with the album Losing Composure. 2004's Same Thing Different Day, 2006's Restless, and 2007's Life Goes On followed shortly after. Trae's third mainstream album Tha Truth is expected to be released in February 2010.

Trae was involved in a scuffle with fellow Texas rapper Mike Jones at the 2008 Ozone Awards. Both later apologized for the incident.[3] It was recently suspected that Trae's music was banned from Houston's local radio Station, 97.9 The Boxx.[4]


In 2008, Trae was awarded by the mayor of Houston, Bill White, and Council Member Peter Brown with his own day, Trae Day, in honor of his outstanding work within the community. This is the first time the honor has been extended to a rap artist. Trae Day was celebrated July 22, 2008.[2] At a Trae Day event on July 22, 2009, [5]




Solo albums

Collaboration albums

  • 1999: Rise (with Guerilla Maab)
  • 2000: In the Mist of Guerillas (with Guerilla Maab)
  • 2002: Resurrected (with Guerilla Maab)
  • 2002: Year of the Underdawgs (with Guerilla Maab)
  • 2003: Assholes by Nature (with Z-Ro)
  • 2008: It Is What It Is (with Z-Ro)


  • 2006: Later Dayz
  • 2007: Tha Truth Show
  • 2008: The Streets Of The South part 1
  • 2008: The Diary
  • 2008: The Streets Of The South part 2
  • 2009: Both Sides Of The Fence (with Rob G)
  • 2009: The Incredible Truth


Year Single Chart positions[6] Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2006 "Swang" (featuring Fat Pat & Big Hawk) Restless
"No Help" (featuring Z-Ro)
"In the Hood" (featuring Big Pokey & Yung Joc) 64
2007 "Screwed Up" (featuring Lil' Wayne) 71 Life Goes On
"Nuthin' 2 A Boss" (featuring Slim Thug)
2008 "Ghetto Queen" (featuring Lloyd & Rich Boy)
2009 "I Won't Change" (featuring Krayzie Bone & Twista) The Truth

2009: I Could Use Somebody - Trae (ft. Kings Of Leon)

2009: Something Real - Trae (ft. Slim Thug, Plies, Brain Angle (Of Day26) & Jodeci)

2009: Not My Time(Feat Lynzie Kent) - Trae


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