Tierney Reed (T.R.U.T.H.) — Rap
Chicago-born emcee T.R.U.T.H has made it a point not only to expose her own demons through masterful lyricism, but also to create a dimension free of facades and artificiality. Using brutal honesty and self-empowering messages, along with a captivating stage presence, she keeps her audience at attention. Speaking on tough subjects such as patriarchy, politics, police brutality and sexuality, it is safe to say that T.R.U.T.H is not for the faint of heart. She proudly boasts about melanated women, nappy hair, full lips and curves, prompting ladies of similar descriptions to love themselves. Referring to herself as a “Black Girl Genius” (a term coined by her college professor, Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown), T.R.U.T.H wants all her sistas to feel free to express their genius in all their illustrious forms. T.R.U.T.H adds art activist to her title by using Hip Hop workshops to teach youth about creativity, self-expression and freedom. T.R.U.T.H is a take-control, no-holds-barred wordsmith, art activist and musician.