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Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"nakEdtruth plays the Cutting Edge Conference at Howlin' Wolf's Den 8/26"

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"Road to Austin: 5 Musicians Share Their Networking Game Plans for SXSW"

"SXSW 2015 was an experience I will never forget. I attended the conference partially blind being it was my first time attending, and I hadn't known anyone personally to register. That said, I acquired the badge which gave full access to the conference, festival, and tradeshow events associated with the music portion.

"Equipped with 100-plus hard copies of my mixtape...I soon realized that even that was not enough considering the high volume of music lovers and contributors that were all around. So, instead of quickly distributing my CDs, I kept them on reserve for any influential people I encountered. In short, the CD served as my business card. Using the lessons I learned from last year's conference, I printed actual business cards [for this year].... These cards are also flyers to promote my social media accounts and newly created website.

"Unlike my first rodeo, this time I will reduce cost, distribute more, and travel lighter. A secondary benefit is it will be easier for people to accept and retain my paraphernalia. With so much going on it can be awfully easy to get lost in the shuffle. I have seen this from the perspective of an artist and a fan during this massive event. So, the big question is: how do you get remembered? There is no perfect answer to this, but I plan to try my luck with this new method of mine. SXSW, here I come!" - Sonicbids Blog

"Carnival Delights"

"What the festival offers instead is a full day of entertainment with nonstop, live music onstage throughout the day. Headlining the festival is Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, along with R&B singer Raven Salve from Pensacola, Florida; NakEdtruth, a Hip Hop artist from Thibodaux..." - Dig Magazine


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"Ultimate Louisiana Party-Blues & Cultural Festival"

...with Reverend KM Williams and the Amazing Trainreck, Brewster Moonface, Guy Schwartz, Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor,Carlo Ditta, LZ Dillion, Tassie Burnette, Nicole Jackson, Tugboat Tony and the Pushers, D-Whit, Tres Bourbonnais, Diego and Projekt Hangover, Hendrick Rosemond, Tony Xpress, KB Bonus, Margie Gandy, nakEdtruth, Donna E. Scott & Friends, Kalila, Lil Jabb & the Zydeco Soldierz, the Apple Scruffs, New Creation. - Houston Press

"Ultimate Louisiana Party Blues & Cultural Festival"

The two days of fun-filled, family entertainment features Louisiana musicians, local and regional bands and national touring acts. The genres of music cover everything from blues to jazz, rock to reggae, R&B and gospel.... Sunday’s lineup includes Tugboat Tony and the Pushers, with D-Whit. Texas blues, jazz, R& B, rock bands for Saturday are Tres Bourbonnais, Diego and Projekt Hangover, Hendrick Rosemond, Tony Xpress, and KB Bonus with singer/songwriters Margie Gandy and nakEdtruth. - Houston Arts Alliance

"Ultimate Louisiana Party Festival Tour"

See "Talent" tab - Ultimate Louisiana Party

"Area Magazine, Third Issue"

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nakEdtruth - GROW LP (2020)

nakEdtruth - "Oh Mighty" [single] (2020)

nakEdtruth - "My People Tired" [single] (2020)

nakEdtruth - Innocence to Experience LP (2019)

nakEdtruth - "Still Young." [single] (2018)

nakEdtruth - Haitus Rap [mixtape] (2018)

nakEdtruth - "King Me" [single] (2016)

nakEdtruth - "Bar Code II" [single] (2015)

nakEdtruth - Still Young. Still Grown. [mixtape] (2014)

Pure Genius - Self Reflections EP (2013)
Pure Genius - DEMO-stration 2 LP (2009)
VC Entertainment - God's Will LP (2007)
Pure Genius - DEMO-stration LP (2006)
VC Entertainment - The Second Coming EP (2005)
Pure Genius - First Judgment EP (2004)



Lyricist, songwriter, and producer, nakEdtruth, has been performing and recording music since around 2003. His career began as a member of the Hip Hop trio Pure Genius based out of Thibodaux.

Late 2013, the south Louisiana native released his first solo song and followed exactly one year later with his first mixtape, Still Young. Still Grown. After a three-year run off that record, coupled with singles and features, he eventually dropped another mixtape, Hiatus Rap.

Over that entire period of perfecting his craft, nakEdtruth endured the true struggles of being a starving artist, which happens to be a song title of one of the tracks on his previous, self-produced studio album, Innocence to Experience, which released early 2019. Associated with that album were many music videos including an animated video for the song "Makeda" which was designed to inspire young women of color.

Now, he has returned with his sophomore album, GROW. This project is meant to display his new and developed skills as an artist as well as his growth as a person.

"What you choose to be is dictated or manipulated by the world, but who you are is how God made you. Stay nakEd.."

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