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Trae the Truth, ‘I’m On’ Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, MDMA – Song Review

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Houston rapper Trae the Truth recruits Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale and MDMA for ‘I’m On,’ a track from Trae’s latest album ‘Street King.’

The song rides a mid-tempo piano groove that never changes much as each rapper takes his verse in a different direction. Lupe Fiasco starts things off with a sports-heavy rhyme that references Carmelo Anthony and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Trae comes next. In whisper-rap style, he spits, “Struggling first class, headed for the runway / Real n—- sh–, I gotta make it one day / Sick of hard times so I tell ‘em to fall back / Sittin’ in all white but the Phantom is all black / For everything I lost tell ‘em I want it all back / Everyone who left me for nothing, tell ’em to call back / They ain’t authentic, tell them I don’t even relate / Minus the love they feel like I was something to hate.

Big Boi brags that he’s “rocking alligator shoes,” while the usually low-key Khalifa is more rapid-fire in his delivery when he raps, “Older people looking at me like how I bought all of this? / I say I got it from grindin’, perfect timing / Started at the bottom, ain’t afraid to climb it / Took something rough and turn it to a diamond / It ain’t come easy, had to find it.

Trae doesn’t get much time to shine with all the stars surrounding him, but the chill vibe of the collaboration is a good way for him to introduce himself to those still not familiar with his work.

Listen to Trae the Truth, ‘I’m On’ Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, MDMA

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