Frazier Othel Thompson III, better known by his stage name Trae tha Truth or simply Trae, is an American rapper and activist from Houston, Texas. Beginning his career in 1998, he soon established himself as a prominent member of the Texas hip hop scene, releasing his solo debut Losing Composure in September 2003. Same Thing Different Day came in 2004, followed by Restless in 2006, his debut on Rap-a-Lot Records. In total, Trae has released 11 solo studio albums, as well as 26 mixtapes and two albums as a part of the duo Assholes by Nature with longtime collaborator Z-Ro. Trae is also known for his I'm On series of singles, which have featured a number of prominent artists since the first installment in 2011. He is currently signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.
In addition to his music career, Thompson is known for his activism and philanthropy as the founder of both Angel by Nature, a charity aimed at helping the impoverished youth of Texas, and Relief Gang, a non-profit organisation initially formed to help the people of Houston and the surrounding areas rebuild their homes, as well as provide shelter, food and education in the wake of 2017's Hurricane Harvey.