Meet The Urbaanite: De’Traelyn Hubbard

Meet De’Traelyn Hubbard, a Houston native honing his talents + skills as a student at Tennessee State University and our Urbaanite summer editorial fellow. He is an advocate for the progression and education of people on black experiences and history. De’Traelyn is ready to make his mark on the world by using his voice and writing abilities to positively impact his community. Driven by God, his dreams, and his family, check out his Nashville.

Full name: : 

De’Traelyn Christopher Hubbard

Company, Business, or Organization: 

Journalism Student at Tennessee State University.


I was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised in Houston, Texas.


Aspiring Actor and Journalist/ Storyteller.

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville?

I am currently creating guides of Nashville for the lovely Urbaanite. I also have created some open discussions on social topics catering towards young adults and millennials. Creating a platform for individuals to use their voice as well as learn. Shortly, I will be releasing some of my solo performances and monologues.

What inspires you?   

My Dreams and Family inspire me. Knowing the things that I want to accomplish in my life inspires my drive for seeking success. My family inspires me to be loving, genuine, caring, and God-fearing.

Coffee, brunch, or happy hour?

I love to eat, so this is a tough one. I really enjoy grabbing Starbucks frappuccinos as well. Shout out to my mom, she definitely put me on. So Brunch and Coffee!

Current book you are reading?

I recently finished reading “What Set Me Free” by Brian Banks, and transitioning to “Native Son” by Richard Wright.

an album you are listening to? 

E23 by EBE Lil Ta

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now during Covid?

I really enjoy visiting Love Circle. Especially at night. I love looking at how the city lights up and the chilly feeling. Definitely, my favorite spot to visit during the colder months.

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