The following text & pics are from Truth's MySpace sites:
Truthmaze is one of the originators and premier hip hop artists in Minnesota, beginning in 1983, as a vocal percussionist (beatboxer) known as B-Fresh. He was part of one of the first hip hop recordings from Minnesota to reach national presence as part of the I.R.M. Crew, and has been recording since 1986 with such groups as I.R.O.C., Brown Mark (of Prince and the Revolution), Mixed Breed and The Mighty Micronauts, whose infamous debut album was recently re-released on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
In 1989, he embarked into the genre of spoken word and as excel there as well. He is one of the most dynamic spoken word artists on the scene, with his performance infusing everything from African drumming, jazz, hip hop, to neosoul. He has been a member of a number of bands and collectives, in addition to the ones mentioned above, including Trektah Beam Express, Blak Pham, Moveable Feast and the Dijonettes. He sings, plays percussions, rhymes, beatboxes, and has been compared to Gil Scott Heron, Saul Williams, KRS One, the Last Poets, among others.
Recently hosted the Cheap Cologne CD release party, The Hook Up New Years Eve Party and the Nubia's Rhythm! Respect! event, and can be seen performing at various venues in the Twin Cities. In February, he will be traveling to London for performances, and the European release of his upcoming solo debut CD, Expansion and Contraction (Psoems 1:1). In March, he will release the album in the States, with a CD release party at the Varsity Theatre.
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