Adrian Truth started off innocent enough; a quiet kid singing in the church choir. With his mother and older brother coaxing his natural abilities, Truth discovered his calling at only four years old. “My brother and I would always act like we were in a music group and put on shows for everybody,” said Truth. “We were just having fun with it, but all the girls in the neighborhood kept telling me how good I was and how much they liked it so I kept it up.
Now in his twenties, Truth has surpassed the days of serenading the block and took to the masses with his experimental mixtape entitled “Truthfully Speaking” released in 2010. Like most artists, Truth strives for a national stage, but this KC/Independence, MO native has his roots firmly implanted in the local scene. Truth’s hometown pride shows through while he simultaneously tries to set himself apart from any other Kansas City artist. “I feel like our music is for everybody, not just one specific demographic,” said Truth referring to not only himself but the entire Npursuit Ent. “And that’s what really sets us apart from maybe some of the other local artists. You get a lot of guys who like to go out there and be negative about other artists and that’s not really what we do. We feel like if you wanted to you could listen to most of our music with your parents in the car.
While Truth’s style and panache take his music to another level, what differentiates him wholly is his work ethic. Since Truth’s career is still in the upstart stages, he still maintains a full time job to finance his everyday life and all of his musical aspirations while dedicating any free time to creating what could always be radio’s next big single. “It’s hard, but I feel like at the end of the day it will make a better story,” said Truth while talking about working sometimes more than 50 hours a week while trying to create art. “I love music so much that I make time, no matter what. People will see me while I’m working and think that I’m talking to myself but I’m not, I’m making music. It sounds weird but I have melodies in my head every day.
Whether or not Truth is the “next big thing” to come out of Kansas City may be debatable, but there are three things that no one can argue; First, he is talented beyond belief. Second, he is hungry for success and an identity in the music game. Third, he will do whatever it takes to make that happen.