Tha Civil Rights Movement
I've been rappin for 9 years. I figure if you've got talent you can make music about anything so why not make it about what's most important in the world? I rap about poverty, non violence, anti conformity, anti greed, the environment, the need for equality, tolerance, and unity for all people and a lot more topics that I feel need to be heard. To improve the world we live in we need to shift the focus off of greed - we need to stop the rich from getting richer and start sharing the world's resources. People are dying from starvation while others have so much food they throw it out. People are also dying in pointless wars stemming from greed, intolerance, and division in society. I am all about activism through hip hop. I don't follow trends I start them. I'm a Non Conformist. I was named Tha Truth because people pointed out that this is what I bring through my lyrics. People need to see hip hop doesn't have to be the way it is. It wasn't always this way. It was about music. About expression. Before large multinational corporations came in and took it over. Nowadays everybody wanna act like Scarface and talk about their money, jewels, rims, and guns. I know corporations would like for hip hop to stay this way... Then we can all remain stupid and not question the greed, violence, and corruption that surround us in society. They are keeping people stupid and shallow and focused on trivial things. Money does not earn true friends it attracts fake people who want you for your money. Violence doesn't get respect it gets you dead or in prison in time. As people we need to stop supporting the corporation's strangle hold on hip hop and support independent artists. It takes REAL skills to talk about real issues and to display real intelligence while still keepin the music hot. It takes real strength to be a leader and to not follow the crowd but to lead it. This is what I do. Listen to my music and recognize how hip hop has the potential to bring people powerful messages about social change, social justice and awareness. I attend many rallies, events, benefits, marches, etc but you can find me in the streets any given day bringin the message through my music. We can't often find 'Tha Truth' on major television or radio stations (which are owned by souless, greedy, corporations) but we can find it in real music like the kind I make. A man once said 'The world is my country, all of human kind is my family, and to do good is my religion.' This is how I feel. Peace, Tha Truth.