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Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Whereas most early No Limit product sounded like it had been recorded on dusty four-tracks, Master P broke out the serious cash for Tru, his collaborative project with his two younger brothers, Silkk the Shocker and C-Murd... more »
Whereas most early No Limit product sounded like it had been recorded on dusty four-tracks, Master P broke out the serious cash for Tru, his collaborative project with his two younger brothers, Silkk the Shocker and C-Murder. The production is cacophonous and manages to speed up the hollow San Francisco Bay area bass with some of the jump-up funk of the South. Of all their trife tales, Tru are known best for "I'm Bout It, Bout It," the track that spawned the movie (I'm Bout It), the catchphrase, and the worldview. But apart from that, Tru are at their strongest when bringing in lyrical help from outside, mixing their own thick soup with meaty soup bones (King George and Big Ed on "Anything Goes") or some hot spices (Mia X on "Last Dance"). --Jon Caramanica
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TRU/TRUE was tight A.P. from Kansas City , MidWest Playaz
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This No Limit old school was what jumped it all off "bout,bout" was too tight and f**k them funky hoes was a playaz theme for the summer. The old TRU click with King G. and Master P. made No Limit what it is today, so when you lookin for some old s**t to bump pull out yo TRU/True. Stay TRU Playaz"
Constant | Vancouver, BC Canada | 01/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tru's debut album "True" (1995) opened some eyes back in the day when No Limit was just another unknown record label to many of us. While Master P had been in the game for a number of years, he combined forces with his brothers Silkk the Shocker and C-Murder and collectively they would release three group albums as Tru. This was the first No Limit release I came across. Executive produced by Master P, guest appearances come from Mia X, King George, Mo. B Dick, Tobin "TC" Costen, Big Ed, Uhuru Wright and C-Bo. After the intro, hardcore "Last Dance" feat. Mia X starts things off, a track where Tru talk about murder, drugs and life and death. "That's How We Break Bread" feat. C-Bo is laced with a killer beat. Tru talk about the hustling life on "Living that Life" and "Another Day, Another Dollar" has a laid back beat and is about getting money. "I'm Bout' It, Bout It" is that track that blew up and made people pay attention to Tru, laced with a sick background beat, this is one of those cuts that became an anthem. My favourite track on this album is "Ain't No Glock" a track where C-Murder excels and P drops a nice chorus over an addictive beat. "Would You Take a Bullet for Your Homie" feat. Big Ed is anothers standout track about loyalty and death. The second to last track "Keep It All Good" is a nice feel good track to bump. The album ends with Tru giving shoutouts to fam, friends, industry peoples and God. I enjoyed alot of the production on this release, and while Tru's lyrical content is limited and there is some skip material, overall they came out well on "True" delivering some real standout cuts that still play well many years later."
Tru at their best
Kd | 05/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was trus 3rd album and also their best, excellent tracks and hard lyrics. Master P was on point as were the rest of tru. This was up with the best of what gangsta rap was offering in 95 and was a straight classic. Its nice to hear the others rap with P instead of just him alone too like his solo albums. There are a couple of tracks that aren't too good, but most of the album is heavy with nice beats that you can ride to and nice flows about real life things that go on and you can relate to. They were not the best lyrically, but for gangsta sh#t, it was hard and untouchable. Everyone in tru is real and also do and mean what they say. You have to respect the hustle. You can play this straight through and just chill. No limit at its best and what made it. So if you ain't got this, or if you are wandering about it, just get it. Later!"