Brick City’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla has earned his stripes within New Jersey’s independent hip hop scene for the past 20 years.
Citing Rakim and Public Enemy among his earliest influences, he invokes the style of the greats with his trademark fierce rhymes, intelligent wordplay and hard witty bars addressing real life issues from the streets and beyond.
Driven to represent and give voice to his local New Jersey community while championing the traditional values of hip hop’s golden age, he began as a founding member of the group “It’s Only Family” before working with Naughty by Nature, Lords of the Underground and El da Sensei.
Through his involvement in Treach’s Garden State Movement of 2004 designed to bring the local hip hop community together, multiple cross collaborations inevitably led to long term working relationships which last to this day.
Ultimately and most notably the group 050 Boyz were formed from the embers of these various fires with sparring partners Prince Ak and RIQ. Taking their name from New Jersey’s district code was a clear statement of intent, planting a flag firmly in the ground to represent their area, as did their classic 2015 album “050 Everything”.
A whole host of local affiliates featured on the album including Fly Kwa, Treach, DoItAll, Famiil, Lakim and Trilly Trills, while production was courtesy of Clinton Place, the original tour DJ of Flavor Unit’s Supreme C.
This would prove to be a landmark release for the group, projecting their name beyond Newark as they enjoyed worldwide airplay and written media coverage, culminating with guest appearances on Sirius XM at the invitation of both DJ Eclipse and DJ Premier.
With all continuing to pursue solo careers, Tru Trilla has signed up with New Dawn Records for two initial releases in 2020, the first being “The Seymour Chronicles EP” on March 17th, a precursor for his incredible album “God of Barz” which releases May 29th.
Both deliver high on the verbal ballistics scale with skilled rhymes, bars and hooklines, and the production means the classic sound of the east coast is in full effect.
All information about these releases is available from the label's official site at www newdawnrecs com
Hip Hop, Rap,
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- Uploaded Tune Tru Trilla uploaded Real Rap ft Prince Ak (Radio Edit produced by Sumerio Square) Wed 01 July 2020
- Uploaded Tune Tru Trilla uploaded God's Mercy (radio edit) Tue 28 April 2020
- Uploaded Tune Tru Trilla uploaded God's Sympathy ft Fly Kwa & Confucious (produced by DNA Beatz) Wed 08 April 2020