Trae Tha Truth & Young Thug shine on a dark, emotional banger.
Trae The Truth may be a humanitarian, but that doesn’t mean he won’t bust heads over disrespect. Though the upcoming Hometown Hero is positioned to shine a light on Houston’s Hurricane Harvey related struggles, new single “Don’t Know Me” finds Trae reflecting on a more intimate struggle. Young Thug holds it down with both a chorus and a passionate verse, which finds his vocals rising into a desperate plea of sorts; it’s interesting work from the man known as “Sex,” and certainly more powerful than his average featured appearance.
Speaking with XXL, Trae opened up about his decision to work with Young Thug for this particular cut. “I felt that we could get in our zone and it’s a different type of record than what people would expect us to do together,” he explains. Ultimately, it was a good call from the Houston legend. Trae’s baritone and Thug’s nasal vocal tones create an aurally striking juxtaposition, and their unconventional chemistry leads is evident on this emotional street banger.
I ain’t even trippin’ bout it
I was livin’ for the hood, you was gettin’ out it
Go ahead fore I fuck around and flip you out it
Everybody said they real shit, gettin’ crowded