Trae Tha Truth Spotlights the Plight of Houston in “What About Us” Video
Last September, Trae Tha Truth took to the flooded streets of Houston to assist those who were imperiled by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, famously using a boat to do so. Now, he's revisited that period of time with a new visual for "What About Us," a track that finds the rapper reflecting on the aftermath of the storm and the perceived neglect Houston's faced in the months since.
The visual features footage of all Trae Tha Truth's many interactions with Houston locals after the storm. It begins with footage of his interview with CNN, which saw the rapper discussing the chaos he'd seen in the days following the peak of the storm.
In the black and white footage, we see Trae engaging with locals, helping out in any way he can. In some clips he's in his boat. In others, he's pointing toward some heavily storm-damaged areas of his native city. When the camera isn't focused on him, it's directed toward Hurricane Harvey survivors, who tell their side of the story. Trae's fellow Houston native Beyoncé also makes an appearance in the footage.
The song itself is a somber one that sees Trae expressing his frustration. "So went down on my knees, I make a call to God like he the last one left/It's kinda hard to get through it, I'm still yelling for help, it's like the whole world deaf/And though I'm tryna see through it, I'm feelin' life is miserable, ain't no point in even tryin'/They say it could have been worse and it'll prolly never get better watching the blind lead blind," he spits on the track.
"What About Us" is all set to appear on Trae's forthcoming album, Hometown Hero, which drops this Friday (March 16). Watch the video for "What About Us" below.
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