Truey V
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Truey V

Buffalo, NY 14215, USA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFTRA

Buffalo, NY 14215, USA | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop Experimental




"Short Moscato and Truey V Team Up for “Aaliyah”"

Buffalo emcees Short Moscato and Truey V are two of the city’s most talented, and one month before their appearances in Herd Fest’s 2015 Hip-Hop Showcase presented by Deep Thinka Records, they’ve teamed up for a great collab.

Taking the name from the late turn-of-the century RnB goddess, “Aaliyah” begins with a mystical beat of which Moscato remarks “Sometimes I wonder why all my songs sound like intros.” His verse goes on to be bar-rific with shoutouts to a young Batman (who he cleverly calls “Lil’ Wayne”) and “girls that do power squats” before he hands the chorus and second verse off to Truey V. V’s verse starts off with the line “Sometimes I rhyme slow, sometimes I rhyme quick,” an allusion to the oft-referenced 1991 hip-hop classic “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow” from Nice & Smooth. It ends up being something of a guideline for his verse, as V’s flow becomes more rapid as it goes on. The two form a nice duo that’s equal parts flow and wordplay, and a perfectly complimentary beat from CUFX puts “Aaliyah” over the top.

Herd Fest’s Hip-Hop Showcase takes place June 19th at Duke’s, and is a must-see for any heads out there. Listen to “Aaliyah” below. - Matt Moretti

"Spotlight: Good Huemans"

Pry open the lid of any budding street-corner philosopher and they will tell you that there is a vast difference between the concepts of knowledge and understanding. Certain information is able to be passed along by way of language that, once consumed and processed becomes knowledge. Understanding, on the other hand, is more rare and sacred—something ultimately personal.

As a rapper who is well aware of the limitations of words, Truey V. of the Good Huemans Collective, lives out his life in the valley where the two seek to become one. He describes the medium of art through which he expresses himself as one in which he is the brush and the world is his canvas. This ethos underscores an energetic movement in which the particulars of language play second fiddle to the raw underlying message of loving acceptance that is felt as much as it is heard.

Likewise, it should be said that telling a story about an organic entity like Good Huemans ultimately does very little to transmit an understanding of what the group is on an energetic level. The historical facts are easy enough to relate to: The collective was born out of the passionate desire to merge two seemingly separate worlds when rapper Truey V, who had been creating positive vibrations through music and community on the East Side of Buffalo, joined forces with WZA of the group Radarada, an artist more active in the Elmwood Village and West Side. Along with members Komo Rebi, Short Moscato, Hitch Burney, and DJ Chauncey Tails, the extended collaboration has further expanded the scope of both its geographical and stylistic terrain.

Attempting to move beyond the facts and foray into deeper descriptions about the group inevitably gives way to linguistic calisthenics bordering on the absurd. Take for instance the following masturbatory fiesta that I had originally drummed up to begin this article: Although Good Huemans Collective performances may appear as hip hop gatherings per usual to the elderly, the chronically uptight, or the prototypical black-notebook-toting music critic with atrophied third eye syndrome, upon further review in the esoteric referee replay booth effervescent dianetic energy can be seen spraying wildly like hot pink lemonade from a prismatic genetic coil of punctured firehoses back and forth between each very alive and active participant present.

If that meticulously craft-brewed sentence didn’t do the group justice, it is because no words likely will. Think back to those classic 1990s Apple Jacks commercials where the arrogant adults with dead imaginations attempt to dissect what it is about delicious cereal that kids love so much. Wearing the journalist’s hat I find myself caught up in a similarly futile dilemma attempting to illustrate and relate the Good Huemans ecstatic exuberance. Truey V. was keen enough to anticipate and share this exact prophetic premonition with me when I interviewed him at a lively gathering of friends last week.

“You know, instead of writing something about us, it might be better to get a film crew down here so people can just see us in our natural habitat like a National Geographic documentary,” he said. I couldn’t agree more! After all, as language is a primary tool of the hip hop artist, reading an article about one such is akin to viewing a photograph of a photographer taking a photograph.

To simplify: Go forth! Look, listen, and vibrate along with Good Huemans this Saturday, September 12 at the Music is Art Festival, so that you may drink deeply of the sugary milk bowl and know for yourself what it is that I have failed to describe unto you. - Andrew Esposito


After Dark Ent presents The Internet at the Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY TONIGHT!
Also catch local group, Good Huemans a musical collective featuring Flagrant City favorite, Truey V, Short Moscato, Hitch Burney, Wza, Komorebi, Chauncey Tails. - Rhonda Lowe


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Truey V: 7VN6XTN

Truey V is a Visual & Performing artist from the 7sixteen with a birthday falling on the same day as his cities area code, he creates riotous/anthemic music and is definitely a rising star in his region. 

If you are familiar with the hip hop scene in Buffalo, NY you have probably heard his name, you might’ve even seen him perform! TRUEY V has erupted in Buffalo’s underground music scene, becoming one of the local up-and-coming hip hop artist to watch and has released a debut EP: “Trap Rage”.

This summer, Truey V was asked by fellow Buffalo natives WestSide Gunn & Conway, who signed to Eminem’s Shady Records earlier this year, to play a role in their “Machine Gun Black” video.

Truey V made a name for himself in the counterculture scene when he and fellow artist, Hitch Burney recorded “Inuyasha”. The song was shared on social media and quickly spread beyond their friends and social art circles and propelling them to perform at A3C in Atlanta. With his disruptive sound and unique image his music captures the audience and takes them on a journey into the world of TV.


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