I could put The World of True in a randomizer I think I’d learn something new about the project every time. Why? Simply put, True God’s latest album features a collection of wins, losses, concepts and ideas, puts them in a musical blender and says “damn what you think. I’m going to tell my story the way that I see fit.”
We’ve come to expect that defiant behavior from True. It’s part of what’s led him to the successes he’s seen over the years, both as part of Team DAR/DAR Elite and as a solo artist. It’s also what’s led him to be someone I personally rely on to tell me the truth in uncomfortable situations. That said, his defiance also leads to music that is celebratory as much as it is education and full of teaching moments. On an album that features Pen and Pixel-like cover art and 19 songs of lyrical music, you get more than even the title would suggest.
A listener could listen to one of the Elite features and get that True wants to showcase his groupmates while still celebrating his own successes. For example, “DAR Fugees” features Elite channeling the classic rap group. That’s not all we get here, thankfully. A listener could also listen to “Zuri’s Love” and realize that the love he has for his daughter and how it’s evolved over the last nine years is one of the reasons he keeps pushing on and prospering. One could put on “Rhoda’s Son” and hear a man who lost someone paramount to his life, but still presses on because he knows his mother wouldn’t want him to fall off.
Like many of True’s post-Rhoda’s Son projects, it’s autobiographical and personal as hell. However, World of True still remains accessible to those who just want to experience his musings. It’s hard, though, to pin down one track to recommend from this one. No, that’s not because True’s my brother. In fact, that should make it easier to recommend just one song from WOT. With that in mind, the second half of the album stands out because it features some of the more-emotional songs. This is one of his strongest projects over the last few years–which says a lot considering the run that Elite has been on from 2019 until now. Check it out above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.