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Houston rappers Trae tha Truth, Paul Wall, more respond to Hurricane Harvey

Staff Writer
Austin 360

As flood waters deluged one of the greatest rap cities in the country, many of the city’s musical heavyweights and music scene personalities turned their social media streams into disaster information channels, retweeting messages from friends and fans trapped in their homes waiting for rescue. They also began to mobilize relief efforts for the weeks ahead.

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Here are some of their posts:

Rapper Trae tha Truth recorded a plea for help on Instagram. He’s been using his feed on the social media to share the latest disaster relief info.

Rapper Paul Wall is collecting supplies to aid families in his neighborhood.

He’s also planning relief events.

Lil Keke is also planning to collect donations.

Slim Thug shared photos of the flooding. He seemed shocked by the extent of the damage.

On tour in Washington D.C., Chingo Bling shared prayers for his friends and family at home.

Rapper Devin the Dude shared videos of the devastation.

The city’s patron saint, Beyoncé, shared her prayers.

So did Travis Scott, one of the city’s most prominent young rappers.