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Truth & Whitelies

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"10/6/08 Review by the Biggest Letdown"

(Review censored)

My man over at The Biggest Letdown wrote a really, really great review on your record. check out the link:

and here's the text:Monday, 06 October 2008
I was concerned when I first received this album. I thought to myself REALLY? AM I REALLY GOING TO LIKE THIS? OR AM I REALLY not GOING TO LIKE THIS? Well, it's definitely different from what I'm used to hearing. Truth is a hip hop artist who is showing the world that his music originated on the streets. The name of the album says it all.

The version of this album that I'm listening to is the radio edit. This means that every once in a while I think the CD is skipping, but it's really just protecting me from hearing a bad word here or there. I'm really glad that it does this. When I'm hearing about a man shooting a bitch or getting into a fight, I don't want to hear him also say the words S**, PISS, F**, C**, or M******R. Thank you for censoring, people. There's a song on this album called SHAKE YOUR APPLEBOTTOMS. It's pretty good. It's about wanting a girl to shake the junk in her trunk. I like the term APPLE BOTTOMS. I may even name my first child that. Not first name, but middle name. Maybe something like Nathan Alexander Apple Bottom Jones. That has a ring to it.

Anyways, if you get a chance and you like hip hop that's not overplayed on eMTV, then check out Truth. He's talking about some serious shit, but it's censored, so it's like you don't know what the bad words are. Nice. Check him out.

- The Biggest

"Truth: The Streets Want Their Music Back - Music Review"

By Gregg Sauber, HOT INDIE NEWS .com
Date Published: July 29, 2008

Brooklyn bred emcee Truth produces a solid effort with his debut album "The Streets Want Their Music Back". While his lyrical content supplies the obligatory rhymes about guns, women, and drug dealing, Truth also delivers introspective verses about his rough childhood living in group homes and dealing with the deaths of friends and neighbors. The ominous instrumental on "Watch Your Step Kid" sets the tone for the album. Truth expresses his violent side on this track, reminding us that messing with him equals a one way ticket to the grave. Despite the prevailing aggressive subject matter, Truth is able to touch on social issues such as drug addiction with lyrics like "You got babies comin' from wombs with a couple of pounds, parents comin' from detox you better sit your ass down".

The standout track on the album is "Bring The Pain For BK", with its smooth, horn laden beat and catchy hook. Truth rides the beat with ease and his poignant, clever lyrics make for an undisputed hood anthem. "Money Is The Ruler of All Evil", a synthesizer heavy track, is where Truth's skill as an emcee is on full display. He shows amazing breath control as his quick-fast rhymes invoke images of a young Twista. A surprising gem is the heartfelt track "Dear Mom". This slow, somber tune plays out as an expression of the lessons Truth has learned from his mother and provides an update for how his life has been going. Truth may be at his best when delving into his personal experiences and getting lost in his thoughts, because the result is his moniker, truth.

The album suffers from a few bad decisions as far as production and audio quality. "Party Like the 60's" has the potential to be an instant hit, but the fuzzy vocals sound as if they were recorded through a telephone. Other missteps include the annoying Juvenile knockoff "Ahh!!", the generic "Shake Your Apple Bottoms", and the shouting of "Stop Acting Up". With twenty tracks on the album, there is a decent amount of fat that can be trimmed, which would make for a more potent overall effort. Despite its flaws, "The Streets Want Their Music Back" is a stylish introduction to the complicated world of Truth, a talented up and coming rapper unafraid to convey his innermost thoughts and feelings.

"Truth - The Streets Want Their Music Back Cd Review"

Twenty tracks: a formidable size for any album. Truth's The Streets Want Their Music Back is pure hip-hop and rap, much more lyrics than musical background. In this day and age, anytime a serious rap album comes out, there are two schools of thought: Some think that a lot of the "gangsta" rap is about violence and drugs, which isn't an unwarranted claim, while others just love rap because of the romanticism of a dangerous existence, and some of the catchy tunes. There is an interesting mood present throughout The Streets Want Their Music Back: Part of it is affirming that "you've gotta make a change" if you're unhappy with your life, which is a rare thing in rap music today, so that is very laudable in this album. There is also the generic, if not more subtle, romanticism of the slum life, but in a comparative way that still somehow appears to point more towards the importance of trying to move up one's station in life.

Reviewer: Susie Kopecky

Reviewer's Rating: 6.5 -


The Streets Want Their Music Back" LP
released 9/9/08
Shatterring Records
Distributor Select-O-Hits



The Hip-Hop/Rap artist known as TRUTH & WHITELIES was born and raised in Brooklyn. He began producing music utilizing the "Electronic Frontier" and became prolific in computer composition as well as production, honing his skills by constantly creating. Realizing that his familiarity with systems and electronics were his edge, he attended a technical college to obtain an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree in Network Systems Administration and Industrial Electronics. TRUTH's debut album "The Streets Want Their Music Back" (released September 2008) is the embodiment and expression of his belief that Hip-Hop originated on the streets of New York. So his music is in actuality a "back to the future" phenomena and hence the name of his first album. This LP, distributed nationally by the legendary Select-O-Hits Distribution Company, begins and ends with versatile lyrics and head-banging beats that harness the anger and rage going down day by day on the streets of New York City.