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Magda Hassan
01-14-2009, 03:32 AM
Just thought I would give this guy a plug. He tells it like it is and isn't afraid to say so and he takes on the death penalty, immigrant rights, bigotry, the prison industrial complex, U.S. healthcare, police brutality, Hurricane Katrina, NAFTA, military recruitment, US foreign policy/empire, and so much more. Lyrics are heavily influenced by Howard Zinn's 'A People's History of the United States' There are contributions on the album by Angela Davis and Cynthia McKinney.
If you like Immortal Technique, Public Enemy and or Dead Prez you'll probably love this guy. He also makes the case that to be politically uninterested or neutral is to be complicit in what is happening. Hopefully he will raise a few consciences with his lyrics.

Here is their web site: http://www.thatruthmusic.com/welcome.html
and you can get a sample of his music here as well as reviews: http://cdbaby.com/cd/thatruth3

Below is a review from CD Baby about Tha Truth's album 'Tha People's Music'
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Tha Truth Tha People's Music The lyrical truth about the historical and present corruption, inequality, and injustice in the US and the world - and how to fix it. Tha Truth is a political hip hop artist, poet, and activist known around the Philadelphia area for taking on 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 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. In 2007 Tha Truth performed at the ISO Conference at Columbia University in NYC. In the same month he performed in the Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW) benefit concert in Philadelphia and at the Worker's World National Convention in New York. Additionally, Tha Truth performed in the "Drop Beats Not Bombs" concert at Rutgers 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. In July of 2008 Tha Truth was invited to perform at The Green Party National Convention in Chicago. On the day before the 2008 Election, Temple University's radio station 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 and “Arts in The Park” in Elkins Park, PA. 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 dropped his third CD "Tha People's Music." "Tha People's Music" was heavily inspired by Howard Zinn's classic book "A People's History of the United States (from 1492 to Present)". On this CD Tha Truth sums up the suppressed, real history of the United States from 1492 to 2008 in just two songs! Throughout the project Tha Truth alerts listeners to the most critical issues occuring throughout the US and the world. Through his complex rhyme patterns he describes how these issues go back through time, and specific ways to take action to fix them. Tha Truth takes on the death penalty, immigrant rights, bigotry, the prison industrial complex, U.S. healthcare, police brutality, Hurricane Katrina, NAFTA, military recruitment, US foreign policy/empire, and so much more. Tha Truth has shown once again with "Tha People's Music" that he is one of the few artists presenting what his name entails. As he did on his last release, he again shows his skill at educating an audience while sacrificing nothing musically. In a time where most musicians drone on apathetically about trivial and unoriginal subject matter, Tha Truth represents a breath of fresh air; he is an artist in every sense of the word. Utilizing originality, creativity, and a desire to use his talent to move the world in a better direction, Tha Truth is a rapper one ignores at their own risk. When it was conceived, hip hop gave a voice to the voiceless on the streets of New York City. Tha Truth's music continues the tradition in providing a voice representing another side... the side often ignored in the media's agenda and the government's spin. Put simply, Tha Truth makes the case that to be politically neutral or uninterested is to condone what is taking place in the world.