Trae Tha Truth Debuts 'Slugs' with Young Thug, Unveils 'Tha Truth 2' Album Tracklist (Exclusive)
Texas OG Trae Tha Truth continues to keep it real with the release of his forthcoming album Tha Truth 2. The follow-up to his 2015 effort Tha Truth takes a cue from its first installment as the Houston rapper recruits a mixed bag of MVPs including Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa and T.I.
"Tha Truth 2 is more from the soul, it's more dark," Trae tells Billboard of the 17-track offering. "It's from the heart, the energy and vibe gives you that Pac feel, capturing the moment and displaying that pain, the passion, and the struggle in a certain way. I'm blessed to be one of the few that can do the same thing. This album reminds me of Pac's [third album] Me Against the World... When you're at that breaking point where you're either gonna lay down or come out swinging, I decided to come out swinging."
Trae also teases the effort by dropping off "Slugs," a dark record featuring Young Thug. "Every song on Tha Truth 2 fits in a certain way. “Slugs" fits musically with the vibe of the dark, melodic feel," he explains. "With the combination of Thug’s high energy and my laid-backness and the combination of my melodies, it’s one of those songs that gets you amped up, but you can also ride to it."
He also reveals that "Slugs" was originally meant to be on the double-disc version of Tha Truth. "It was very hard splitting up the two albums, but it turned out to be perfect," said Trae, who is also on his national Truth tour now.
Tha Truth 2 -- now available on iTunes for pre-order -- will descend on Feb. 5. View the tracklist below.
Tha Truth 2 Tracklist
01 - Intro (ft. Lil Duval)
02 - Crazy (ft. Ink)
03 - Takers (ft. Quentin Miller)
04 - Spray (ft. Jay Ton)
05 - Slugs (ft. Young Thug)
06 - Who They Got a Problem With (ft. Yo Gotti)
07 - My Niggaz (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)
08 - All Good (ft. Rick Ross, T.I., & Price)
09 - Let Me Live (ft. Ink, T.I., & B.o.B.)
10 - Fuck the World (ft. D. Lylez)
11 - It’s Time
12 - Work
13 - Thirsty (ft. Roscoe Dash & Wiz Khalifa)
14 - Fuck With Me (ft. Ink)
15 - Mamma (ft. Watch the Duck)
16 - The World Needs You (ft. Liz Rodrigues)
17 - I Will Survive