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Trae the Truth Gives Back to Harris County Inmates with Ice Cream

The rapper and his team are back at it again.

By Shelby Stewart July 16, 2021


Trae Tha Truth stands next to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his team after providing 2,000 pints of ice cream to Harris County inmates. 

HOUSTON’S HOMETOWN HERO Trae Tha Truth is always giving back to the city that made him, and this week is no different. Ahead of his upcoming Trae Day celebration, the Houston rapper decided to give back to Harris County inmates Thursday with a surprise visit and ice cream. 

Trae [Frazier Othel Thompson III] and his business partner Roderick Batson were able to visit both Harris County jails with a sweet treat. The post he shared to Instagram, which has already has over 27,000 likes, shows pictures and a video of the rapper bonding with the inmates. In his post, he "saluted" Harris County Jail for giving his team the opportunity.

His team was able to successfully donate over $20,000 worth of ice cream (2,000 pints) from his new ice cream shop, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, which opens in the Katy area on July 22, also known as Trae Day. The highly anticipated ice cream parlor will employ people with special needs.

"We hope to change the way the world looks at everyone," Trae wrote in his Instagram caption about Howdy Homemade Ice Cream. "The mission is to inspire and bless others with our blessings."

This wouldn’t be the first time he’s joined forces with Harris County Sheriff's Office, as earlier on in the year the activist and rapper collaborated with Sheriff Ed Gonzalez for inmates to attend virtual funerals for loved ones amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Trae Tha Truth has managed to keep busy the last few months. He recently released his project “48 Hours After,” as a dedication to the city of Houston and the late DJ Screw. 

For more information on Trae Weekend, visit Trae Tha Truth's Instagram page

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