Trae Tha Truth Helps Habitat For Humanity In Honor Of Late Friend

By Jay Casteel  |  12/04/2012

Trae helping the Oliver family.

Houston rap vet Trae Tha Truth, and members of his ABN and Brown families, volunteered with Habitat For Humanity Houston on Saturday (December 1) in honor of the legacy and memory of Dominic Levar Brown, Sr., aka Money Clip-D, once a member of the rapper's ABN clique and described as his "right hand man."

Money Clip-D was tragically gunned down in November 2011. Mayor Parker recognized Dominic (Clip-D) for his philanthropic spirit and role as a community pillar by designating December 1st in Memorium as Dominic L Brown Day. His role as a vital foundation to the Southwest community, as well as Trae's ABN Family, made the desire to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity Houston an immediate decision.

Captured in Instagram images (above), the day began at 7:30 am, after returning to Houston from a performance in San Antonio a few hours prior. Trae, along with various members of his camp, came prepared to lend a hand to the Oliver family on their journey to home ownership.

"I am grateful to Mr. Trae and his team for coming out and helping to make my family's dream a reality," Oliver said.

Trae cut various materials, helped assemble walls for the home, as well as the roofing. "It's truly a blessing to give back to a family and honor my brother Clip's legacy. I am truly honored," said the rapper.

In conjunction with members from the Habitat for Humanity staff and Shell Corporation, Trae found another way to help build a community and the city of Houston, which he loves so much. After the build, the family held a private ceremony to honor Dominic.