Trae Day 2010. This one was special, being the first since Trae got banned from Houston’s only hip-hop radio station 97.9 the Box. To cap off the stormy events that littered Trae’s path to this year’s event, the weather decided to be a dick. Ominous clouds hovered anxiously throughout the event. The man above would later proceed to empty his tear gland on us. Imagine heavy downpour mixed with scorching humidity and you’ll get half of the picture of the Trae Day 2010 weather. Now imagine being trapped in a 12×12 tent with 300 black people while all that is happening. Other than that, it was a fantastic event full of memorable moments, as evinced in this photo essay.
To all my white friends, this is what is known as “the dougie.” Go ahead, look it up.
I was dying from heat exhaustion. Sudor poured off my back until @PromoPrincess magically appeared and passed me a Teflon Don towel.
Every year for the last 3 years, I’ve attempted to snap Trae arriving for Trae Day. Every year, someone unfailingly obscures the image by getting in between Trae and my camera. This year’s unintentional photobomber is none other than exiled G-Unit rapper Young Buck
The knuckleheads who robbed Stephen Jackson’s wife at gunpoint must have been privy to his itinerary. That’s all kinds of fucked up.
All photos © Rizoh