Trae Tha Truth spoke at length with VladTV about the inspiration for his authentic songs about street life, which he said is a product of his different life experiences—including his brother getting a double life sentence. Speaking more about the situation, Trae revealed that his older brother was charged with capital murder for killing a DA agent, which he described as one of the biggest cases in his hometown. 

When it comes to his own run-ins with the law, Trae revealed that he was facing 40-years for an altercation when he was just a teenager, which was later knocked down to a 2-year deferred sentence. After the incident it was Trae's incarcerated brother who encouraged him to step away from the street life and do music, which you can hear more about above.