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Tha Civil Rights Movement Part II

by Tha Truth

A rapper against greed, violence, ignorance, and stereotypes
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Political Rap
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1. Public Address Intro ft. Martin Luther King Jr. Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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2. The Camden 28 Intro ft. Howard Zinn Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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3. The Camden 28 Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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4. Ralph Nader On The System Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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5. Universal Healthcare Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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6. Popular Music Today Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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7. The Real News Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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8. Intelligence (The CIA) Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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9. Origin of Religion Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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10. Free Your Mind Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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11. We Need Peace Ft. Lady JAM Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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12. Equality Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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13. What They Don't Want You 2 Know Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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14. The Real News (remix) Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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15. Global Warming Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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16. It's Time (Part 1) Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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17. Take My Advice Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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18. Keys 2 A Better World Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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19. Outside the Box Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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20. Words From Pam Africa Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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21. Solutions Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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22. End of The Newark March Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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23. F Bush (Remix) Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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24. Its Time (Club Mix) by DJ Filthy Rich Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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25. Bring The Troops Home Tha Truth - Tha Non Conformist Movement
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Album Notes
Tha Truth is a conscious/political hip hop artist, poet, and “rap-tivist” known around the Philadelphia area for battling imperialism, inequality, corruption, and discrimination.

He has performed in countless venues at concerts, colleges, demonstrations, conferences, and benefits. Among these appearances Tha Truth performed at “The People’s March for Peace and Justice” in 2007 in Newark, NJ where he shared the stage with Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!” and Congressman Jon Conyers (one of the initators of HR 676/the Universal Health Care bill). He was also featured as a special guest performer along with M-1 of Dead Prez at the 2008 People's Peace Conference at Rutgers University Law School in Newark, NJ.

Tha Truth has performed at the ISO Conference at Columbia University in New York City, the Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW) benefit concert in Philadelphia, and the Worker's World National Convention in New York twice. Additionally, Tha Truth performed in the "Drop Beats Not Bombs" concert at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Veterans for Peace National Conference at the University of Maryland, and the 2009 Green Party National Conference at North Carolina Central University.

In other appearances, Tha Truth spoke twice at Rowan University, He performed at The University of Pennsylvania, and he was also one of the artists who took part in the “Rock the Rulers” concert outside the Capitol Building in Washington, DC during the Troops Out Now Encampment of 2007. On the day before the 2008 Election, Temple University's radio station in Philadelphia interviewed Tha Truth and asked him to speak to the students about the issues. Tha Truth's song "U.S. Drug War," was included on the official American Drug War Movie Mixtape CD release.

Environmental benefit events Tha Truth has been featured in include concerts at Pennsylvania’s Cedar Brook Middle School Earth Day Festival, “Arts in The Park” in Elkins Park, PA, and The Brown Bear Music Festival to expose pollution in the Monoshone Creek in Philadelphia.

Tha Truth put out his debut CD “Tha Civil Rights Movement” in 2006. His second CD “Tha Civil Rights Movement Part II” was released in 2007 and is encased in packaging known as an eco-wallet. The eco-wallets are made of 100% recycled paper with 0% plastic.

On this project Tha Truth tackles social issues throughout his lyrics. Unlike his first album, there isn't much content about his personal life. Instead, Tha Truth addresses poverty, global warming, inequality, universal healthcare, Fox News, independent media, the CIA, Co-Intel-Pro, LGBT rights, right wing hypocrisy, distribution of resources, and the crimes of the Bush administration. Other themes of the album include the story of The Camden 28, and confronting conformity, materialism, and sexism. Between songs there are words from activists like Larry Hamm and Pam Africa.


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Strong Music and Message
I like this CD alot, It's definantly raw and original with a message but still has the feel of good sounding music. Great job with everying, the music and the message.

Mr. Write

Tha Truth is HERE!!!
Finally, a revolutionary rap artist who knows his ish. Tha Truth is here and in full effect. All you politicians play close attention. Tha Truth has arrived to dispel the myths and hypocrisy of all these so called politians who are in the pockets of corporate big wigs. If you are serious about music and changing the world for the better, than Tha Truth's second CD - The Civil Rights Movement II will guide you through the process!!! Tha Truth is REALLY HERE!!!! All you need to do is buy the CD and spread the word!!!

Porl S. Belshaw

Tha Truth = Artist/Musisian of great importance
I find it's really easy sometimes that when you listen to an artists music, you draw parallels or make comparisons to other musicians work... Well I can't do that with Tha Truth because he's truly unique and, I feel, a very important artist in bringing urgent issues to the audience. I grew up listening to hip hop in the early eighties, and when it all went 'Gangster' I lost interest... that's part of the many reasons why I really like what Tha Truth is doing, especially in our current times... Each song on Tha Civil Rights Movement Part II is articulated in a lucid and conscious way, with a sampled introduction by Martin Luther King Jr. leading into Jays speech, an immediate sense of urgency is established through informative lyricism. Like a flowing river of conscious enlightenment, each song speaks [Tha Truth] about important world events and issues, juxtaposed by an array of complimentary samples. In terms of music production, the album as a whole is rich with diverse textures and moods carried along by pulsing rhythms and melodies. Jays lyrical delivery is one of directness and clarity and listening to him is like swimming in a sea of knowledge. Tha Truth is more than a rapper; He's a multi-faceted artist and a really great, down-to-Earth human being who uses the medium of music to carry a message that affects all of us, young and old. We're in this together... One fam. Oneness loveness.
Porly ॐ

Gene Dixon of the Camden 28

Thank you for making this music!
Your album is great! I really liked it...a whole lot! I first heard about the Camden 28 song from another member of the group - Paul Couming - He "googles" "The Camden 28" regularly to keep up with any news that might be out there about the action. He spotted info about your work and e-mailed the rest of us about you. I checked out the web site for the CD and heard a 45 sec demo. Of course, I immediately bought the album. I've been trying to find a direct address for you 'cause I wanted to thank you for writing and recording the song. You do a great job of telling the story and putting it in the context of today's news, even though it happened over 30 years ago! Besides all've made me a hero with my grandkids! They, of course, heard all the stories before - seen all the tv and movie stuff and all that and didn't think too much of it. But when they found out that Tha Truth wrote a rap song about it and the song was actually on a cd...well! Now they think I'm a super-star and brag about it to all their friends. I took the cd up to Father Doyle's (another Camden 28 member) church the other evening and played it for a group of students from Fordham University who were there to view the movie. They were all very impressed. You have some really great stuff on your album and your rap name is really fitting - Tha Truth – I also particularly like the song, “Universal Healthcare” – that’s fantastic! Keep up the good work. Thanks for bringing the message of freedom and justice to today's young people!


Civics class now in session
"THA CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, PART 2" picks up right where "PART 1" left off. PUBLIC ADDRESS INFO sets the tone for the album by mentioning campaign reform, Mount Rushmore, the CIA, and much more. "You want dumbed down music? You got the wrong one." And he's not kidding. This guy is as much a teacher as entertainer. For everyone who believes in the concept of UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, you now have your anthem. It even comes with a built-in mantra: "It don't matter who, what, why, or where. All people need universal healthcare." Every song on this album is a little lesson in civics and civilization. THE REAL NEWS takes a shot at people who make headlines at the expense of what is actually going on in the world. INTELLIGENCE blows the lid off Iraq war, including the mercenaries in Blackwater and the rest of the corporate thugs making money from it. EQUALITY talks about how gays are people who were born that way and how prejudice against them is ignorant. Once again, the instrumentals are not limited to the standard hip hop beats. In the appropriately-named OUTSIDE THE BOX, Tha Truth raps about being original and being yourself. To emphasize his point in what may be a hip hop first, the song features a bluegrass banjo alongside classical strings and a drum loop. F BUSH (REMIX 2.0) updates a hard-hitting track from "PART 1" by calling for the impeachment of the entire Bush regime for the senseless loss of life created by their war in Iraq. BRING THE TROOPS HOME ends the album on a simple, yet very powerful note with a chant of "Bring the troops home. NOW!" We can only hope that someone in power is listening.


I'm loving this album!!
I loved Tha Truth's first album but I have to say... I like this album A LOT better!! I like it so much I have a hard time getting through it because I keep replaying the songs over and over. Especially "Universal Healthcare." That might be my favorite song. There is so much information on this CD; it's so informative. I've gotten a lot of new information and learned a lot from the lyrics. I can tell Tha Truth put a lot of research into his lyrics and spent a lot of time crafting his message/ideas. I like the skits a lot too. I was cracking up laughing at the skit before the song "Free Your Mind" (I like that song too by the way), and I like the skit where Larry Hamm speaks before "F Bush." I was also bouncing around in my car big time to "Solutions." It's a funny story, the first time my daughter came in my car since I bought this CD, I wanted to keep playing certain tracks over and over because I liked them so much... But she said - No we gotta listen to the whole thing straight through. I told her - I can't wait till you get out of my car! hahahaha So I am a big fan of Tha Truth and I'm really into this new album! The lyrics and message are so clear... I'm loving the beats, the lyrics... everything is great! If you're reading this and thinking about getting the album... You won't regret it! You'll love it!


I bought both albums and the DVD
I bought Tha Civil Rights Movement Part 1 and it was an excellent album. This one, Part 2, is also great, for the same reasons, and covers a huge range of issues, from Iraq (and the similarity with North Philly!), Vietnam, the lies we are told, the similarity between Democrats and Republicans, the futile war on drugs, the need for universal healthcare, the propaganda of Fox News, 9/11 lies, etc. I strongly agree with all these issues, the only doubt I have is about ‘global warming’ since it very recently came to light that Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ contained a number of inaccuracies. Anyways, the whole album is amazing too, including the excerpt with the girl talking about how popular music distracts from the ‘more important social issues.’ And of course, 'F Bush' the remix is amazing. The sounds are similar in style to some of the material I’ve heard in the Ninja Tunes label by artists like Coldcut and the Herbaliser. I thought it was professional, I think both albums have the potential to do very well in the UK, and it was also good to see you performing live on the DVD. I'm looking forward to hearing Part III!

Amet Eirul

The time has come for Tha Truth to be heard!
I have both CD's from this gifted and passionate artist and am hear to let you know that he is "right on"with his messages. He believes and masterfully communicates what is really going on and what is really important. He is a change agent and his message should be mandatory listening for all of you who are concerned about the state of things in this country. Keep up the good work, Truth!

Daryle of

Music that Matters
I have been listening to this CD for a while now, and I think I need to get his first one too. I love what Tha Truth brings to the table. Me and this crew called Hostile City Street Beat are working on putting on shows and anti-racist fundraisers, so I will definitely put Tha Truth on a few bills.


I Strongly Endorse This Album
I never liked rap before - but my daughter did, so I bought this cd for her. Well guess who's listening to the CD every day? ME! I was so wrong. Your music is great. I love it. I will be ordering the first CD. I will also be ordering a set for my adopted niece. Your music is about issues that effect everybody. My daughter fights for gay rights. Your music effects her. I say "F Bush". Your music is for me. Your music is for everyone.
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