Truth Ali – The American Dream [Audio]

“I was gonna wait and put this track out when my album dropped. But with all of the social injustice, I feel like the only way to fix some of these issues is by brainstorming up solutions. I think it’s everyones “American Dream” to live in peace, we live in a great country but that doesn’t mean it’s flawless. And I’ve always felt hip-hop should be portrait of the times.” – Ali

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Truth Ali – Hello World [Video]

Homelessness in San Diego has reached epidemic proportions. The city ranks 4th in the nation in terms of its overall homeless population. Hoping to shed some light on what’s going on, rapper/producer Truth Ali tells the story of a homeless war veteran in San Diego, California. Watch the powerful visual for “Hello World” below and check out his new album “Joshua Trees” on iTunes now.

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KXNG CROOKED feat. Truth Ali – Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed) [Video]

The official video for “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)” by KXNG CROOKED of Slaughterhouse and Truth Ali produced by Jonathan Hay and Ajami. This is part one of a five part video series that has been filmed in three cities: Louisville, Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois. Producer Jonathan Hay had the idea to recreate the late Keith Whitley’s country classic from 1988 with the same title. Tragically, Whitley died from alcohol poisoning in 1989. In KXNG CROOKED’s verse he talks about alcoholism and getting sober. The video was shot in Kentucky, where the late country star once lived. The song also tackles child abuse, suicide and adoption. “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)” is from the forthcoming Urban Hitchcock LP that features Cyhi The Prynce, Chino XL, Canibus, Professor Griff from Public Enemy, Royce da 5’9, Skyzoo, Planet Asia and more collaborations from KXNG CROOKED. The album is dropping on October 5th.

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KXNG CROOKED, Truth Ali & Morgan McRae – Don’t Close Your Eyes [Stream]

“Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix)” is a Billboard exclusive from the “The Urban Hitchcock LP” being released on August 4th. Producer Jonathan Hay decided to pay tribute to the late singer with “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix),” a mashup that features Keith Whitley’s 1988 single “Don’t Close Your Eyes” alongside verses from Kxng Crooked and Truth Ali. “I feel the rap verses really capture the emotional torment of the original,” Hay tells Billboard.

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KXNG Crooked & Truth Ali – Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix) [Stream]

Today would have been the 60th birthday of country’s Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. Producer Jonathan Hay, who hails from Kentucky like Whitley, decided to pay tribute to the late singer with “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix),” a mashup that features Whitley’s 1988 single “Don’t Close Your Eyes” alongside verses from Kxng Crooked and Truth Ali. via Billboard

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Truth Ali feat. Royce Da 5’9″ & KXNG CROOKED – Lost In Paradise II [Stream]

Dynamic flow and inventive lyrics coupled with a heavy baritone voice are just a few ways to describe rising emcee, Truth Ali. Born in Bakersfield California, Truth represents the struggle and blue collar work ethic of his hometown combined with the laid-back appeal of his adopted home town San Diego, California. Kxng Crooked joins his Slaughterhouse brethren Royce da 5’9 on the sequel “Lost In Paradise 2” by Truth Ali. The song is produced by Ryan Marrone who is known for his work with Nicki Minaj. Truth Ali is currently working on his debut album “Trail Of Tears”.

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Truth Ali feat. Royce Da 5’9″ – Lost In Paradise [Stream x Download]

Dynamic flow and inventive lyrics coupled with a heavy baritone voice are just a few ways to describe rising emcee, Truth Ali. Born in Bakersfield California, Truth represents the struggle and blue collar work ethic of his hometown combined with the laid-back appeal of his adopted home town San Diego, California. Truth was raised around music, as his grandfather, Sunny Stokes, was a jazz/funk singer and as such, he values the technical side of emceeing, like syllable/wordplay, metaphors and storytelling. His goal is to remain true to himself and create music that resonates for generations ahead. “I didn’t do my job if I’m not drenched in sweat after I perform,” Truth continues. “I want to connect with people so that they experience my emotions. And maybe, just maybe make someone who has dealt with the same struggles as me, feel free for that moment.” Truth Ali is currently completing his debut album, Trail Of Tears, but today he releases the projects first single, “Lost In Paradise,” featuring Royce Da 5’9”.

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