Truth recently released his sophomore EP titled The Fight For Survival. The independent album consists of compelling lyrics and features from Ill Bill (of La Coka Nostra/Non-Phixion), Royal Flush, and Tragedy Khadafi (fka The Intelligent Hoodlum). He also has production from Da Beatminerz, Large Professor, and longtime personal DJ (and album executive producer) Blahzay Blahzay’s PF Cuttin.
His new single “TNT (Truth & Tragedy)” features 30-plus-year Queens O.G. Tragedy Khadafi. DJ Doom originally produced the song, but the good people from Animal Military Records decided to drop a visual for the Extra P remix. Large Pro’s take also includes cuts from Rocksteady Crew’s own DJ JS-1. “TNT” takes listeners back to the essence, while JS-1’s creates a hook by mixing quotes from D.M.C., Q-Tip, LL Cool J, and Havoc. P’s Jazz sample and wide range of instrumentation sets the stage while Truth lyrically stands on his two feet while ending his verse with, “I’m an MC, peace to Shan / Started from park jams / It’s Queens tradition, y’all listen, but wouldn’t understand.”
With direction by Tha Embassy Elite, the borough of Queens becomes the backdrop of “TNT.” The viewer may begin to reminisce about the good days of Video Music Box, Yo! MTV Raps, and Rap City when music videos were about the artists, the art, the DJ, the b-boy and not the glitz and glamor.