Speak Only Truth
“Be all you can be, true, but the problem is, A dream’s only a dream if work don’t follow it” - Kendrick Lamar
This is a verse the Georgia based emcee Tru “Truth Da Realest” Collins clearly takes to heart. She is a young new artist with a humble but assured style paired with an aggressive and concise flow. Truth started recording and releasing her music independently in the summer of 2011. In 2015 she ventured into the business side of things, and has since released hits like 2B Honest, Go Get It, Pull Up/Hop Out ft Mellow, and most recently Horror Story. Truth attributes her hustler spirit to watching her mom and dad work to provide for her family. She’s a very unique rapper who doesn't shy away from speaking up about the high and low moments in her life and what she has experienced growing up.
Stemming from distant family relationships, Truth decided to establish Dope Family, which is a moment of inclusion and building each other up to be the most genuine versions of ourselves. Truth says, “Everybody has family issues. Whether it’s your family who doesn't support your dreams, doesn’t like your style, or isn’t okay with your sexual orientation, etc. I grew up for 20 years trying to please my family and others.” She hopes for Dope Family to be a group that appreciates everyone for exactly who they are while respecting each others individual ideas of whats “dope”.
Truth attributes early musical influence and inspiration from artists like Prince, OutKast, Missy Elliot, and Kendrick Lamar. “I want my music to inspire others to be themselves and enjoy life. I want it to bring happiness. I want to start conversations about things folks don’t want to talk about”. Truth says about her hopes for her musics influence. Her idea of personal success is doing better than the previous day. Any step towards a goal is success. Truth thinks, “You can only measure your own success by what you’ve already done”. Wise words from a young but raw and insightful individual. Truth Da Realests recent works can be streamed on Spotify as well as Youtube, but Soundcloud features a larger inventory of her current tracks