Tha People's Music
Tha Truth is a conscious/political hip hop artist, poet, and rap-tivist (rapper/activist) known around the Philadelphia area for battling imperialism, inequality, corruption, and discrimination. He has performed in countless venues at concerts, colleges, demonstrations, conferences, and benefits. Among these appearances Tha Truth performed at "The People's March for Peace and Justice" in 2007 in Newark, NJ where he shared the stage with Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!" and Congressman Jon Conyers (one of the initators of HR 676/the Universal Health Care bill). He was also featured as a special guest performer along with M-1 of Dead Prez at the 2008 People's Peace Conference at Rutgers University Law School in Newark, NJ. Tha Truth has performed at the ISO Conference at Columbia University in New York City, the Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW) benefit concert in Philadelphia, and the Worker's World National Convention in New York twice. Additionally, Tha Truth performed in the 'Drop Beats Not Bombs' concert at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Veterans for Peace National Conference at the University of Maryland, and the 2009 Green Party National Conference at North Carolina Central University. In other appearances, Tha Truth spoke twice at Rowan University, He performed at The University of Pennsylvania, and he was also one of the artists who took part in the "Rock the Rulers" concert outside the Capitol Building in Washington, DC during the Troops Out Now Encampment of 2007. On the day before the 2008 Election, Temple University's radio station in Philadelphia interviewed Tha Truth and asked him to speak to the students about the issues. Tha Truth's song 'U.S. Drug War,' was included on the official American Drug War Movie Mixtape CD release. Environmental benefit events Tha Truth has been featured in include concerts at Pennsylvania's Cedar Brook Middle School Earth Day Festival, "Arts in The Park" in Elkins Park, PA, and The Brown Bear Music Festival to expose pollution in the Monoshone Creek in Philadelphia. Tha Truth put out his debut CD "Tha Civil Rights Movement" in 2006. His second CD "Tha Civil Rights Movement Part II" was released in 2007. In late 2008 Tha Truth unveiled his third CD 'Tha People's Music.' 'Tha People's Music' was inspired by Howard Zinn's classic best selling book 'A People's History of the United States (from 1492 to Present)'. On this CD, Tha Truth sums up lesser known perspectives on the history of the United States (starting with the theft of Native American land by Columbus) from 1492 to 2008 in two songs ('The Real History of the US' & 'The Real History II'). Throughout his latest project Tha Truth also tackles bigotry, poverty, air pollution, corporate privatization of resources, worker's rights, U.S. healthcare, corporate media, New Orleans recovery efforts, police brutality, military recruitment, the death penalty, immigrant rights, the prison industrial complex, US foreign policy/empire, and more. Tha Truth aims to educate and inspire audiences while sacrificing nothing musically. He says that his goal is, 'To use the power of music to get people motivated to do what they can to work for social justice and a better world for all humanity.' Due to Tha Truth's focus on environmental justice, 'Tha People's Music' CD comes in packaging made from all recycled materials.