Trae Tha Truth, RaRa and T.I. come through for some Southern reflections on “Better Dayz.”
With his upcoming album Hometown Hero set to drop at midnight, Houston legend Trae Tha Truth has delivered another taste of his upcoming project. While yesterday’s melancholic Young Thug collaboration left a strong, powerful impression, today’s drop showcases the album’s versatility. The new banger is a guitar-driven, Southern-style banger, with T.I and RaRa sliding through to hold it down for the Hustle Gang. Unfortunately, Tip only provides the hook; it’s a shame, as he would have murdered this beat. Still, RaRa and Trae hold it down with a verse apiece, and overall, it’s a refreshing drop from the Houston legend.
RaRa sets things off, taking to the soulful guitars with a vivid reflection on childhood lust and jealousy-fueled violence. The Hustle Gang rapper’s carefree demeanor permeates throughout his verse, a stark contrast to Trae’s inherently hardened and world-weary baritone. Whenever Tha Truth spits, you can hear the experience and wisdom behind his words. Not unlike Freddie Gibbs, he simply carries himself like an OG.
Pride hit me all in my feelings, lookin at n***s win
How the fuck Tha Truth gon make it, I’m movin’ 3 for 10
Lookin like I’m homeless and broke, a damn Halloween
Aggravated caught me a robbery headed to the pen