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Country:United States
Releases:[The Big Picture] [Open Book] [Da' T.R.U.T.H. & Friends Live! (DVD)] [The Faith] [Moment Of Truth] [Who Is The Truth EP]
Lyrics:Found 46 lyrics at BusyR.com Lyrics Archive.
Info:Emanuel Lee Lambert is Da Truth. Da Truth's debut album was Moment Of Truth released in 2004. He quickly returned with a follow up called The Faith in 2005. His first recording is the EP Who Is The Truth (2003).

Better known to his family and friends as Manny, Da' T.R.U.T.H. was presented the Gospel at the age of five when he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. As a teen, he was a talented drummer who listened to contemporary Christian music. A self-described ?old soul,? he never found rap music appealing, though he was attracted to aspects of the culture.

No Interest
I had no interest in rap music. As a matter of fact, I was disenchanted with the whole idea of rap, says Da' T.R.U.T.H. Providence would have it that one day he and his friend Tyrone (Twyse) began free-styling for fun when he discovered that he actually possessed a talent for rhyming.

Da' T.R.U.T.H. co-founded the Christian Hip Hop group NIV and at the age of 19 he acquired the moniker of T.R.U.T.H., launching his ministry as an urban missionary.
The young man who fell in love with the hip hop culture is now seeing that love requited. The graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University and The Institute of Jewish Studies has ministered for audiences of over 100,000+ at events such as Creation Fest.

Early Success
Even before the 2004 release of his first album, he enjoyed a record-breaking eighteen month stint at #1 on MP3.com?s Christian Hip Hop chart. That acclaim, coupled with his standout appearances on Out of Eden's "Spirit Moves Remix" and The Cross Movement's smash single "The Light", paved the way for him to become the fastest-selling, solo christian hip hop artist with the release of his debut album Moment of Truth.

Currently, he is featured on two top-10 singles of the Radio and Records (R&R) Christian Rhythmic Chart label-mates The Ambassador's "Feels Good" (#2) and Flame's "LADIES" (#4). He's been mentioned in both Vibe and The Source magazines and profiled in New Man magazine and a myriad of christian and gospel media outlets.

His television appearances include BET's Lift Every Voice, INSP's Steelroots and Mixx Master's Lounge, and Word Network's Bobby Jones Gospel. He is also a featured artist in "Holy Hip Hop : The Movie" the urban Christian film produced and edited by Christopher "Play" Martin released on Maverick Entertainment Group's Spirit label in 2006.

Da TRUTH performed at a party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on August 26th, 2007 celebrating the 16th birthday of the daughter of a local megachurch pastor: Chanae, the daughter of the Rev. R.A. Vernon, pastor of The Word Church in Warrensville Heights. The celebration is filmed for MTV's hit reality show "My Super Sweet 16". "I wanted everybody to know Christian girls can have fun," Chanae Vernon said. "It's not about the money. It's not about the flashy stuff."

Sophomore Album
Inspired by Cassie and Rachel, the two young ladies martyred at the Columbine shooting in 1999, his sophomore album is entitled "The Faith". In it, Da' T.R.U.T.H. sets out to expose what he terms as the hyper-individualism pervasive in the American church.

The Truth versus I
The MC states: In Scripture, the emphasis is on "the" faith not merely "a" faith. Here, it is all about "a" personal faith which has been relegated to a means to personal comfort. Whereas, "the" faith is a common body of beliefs that govern how we think, our influence and how we behave. However, we've become so "I" centered that it has become common to ignore what God has said to all of us and biblical absolute truth has been obscured. The Faith is his lyrical epistle purposed to bring this back into focus.

Stellar Awards
His sophomore album "The Faith" has won a 2007 Stellar Award in the "Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year" category.
His third album "Open Book" (2007) won in the same category Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year at the 24th Annual Stellar Awards 2009.

Nominations: Grammy
Another nomination was received for the prestigious 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 in the category Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album for the record: "Open Book" (2007).

Nominations: GMA
Da TRUTH is nominated in the category "Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year" for "Who Am I?" of the album "Open Book" (2007) at the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards, the award ceremony is held on April 23rd, 2008.

Awards: GMCVA
In February 2008 Da TRUTH wins the Gospel Music Channel Video Award (GMCVA) for his Grammy nominated, "Who Am I?" music video. The video won in the hip-hop category.

On 29 and 30 December 2006 Da TRUTH recorded his concert at Impact 2006 in Atlanta for the release of his DVD "Da' TRUTH & Friends LIVE!". Together with performances of Trip Lee, JR, Tye Tribbett, Cross Movement and Flame.

His most recent album is the release of "The Big Picture" in 2009.

In the same year that artist Ambassador had to take leave from his musical career Da Truth announces on November 3rd, 2009 a sabbatical:

An apology from Emanuel L. Lambert Jr. - Da TRUTH
"In light of a moral indescretion in my personal life, I will be taking a sabbatical from music ministry and teaching upon fulfilling my current commitments to work closely with my pastor, church and restoration team. I have repented first to God and then to my wife and family. It is my prayer that my family, supporters and the brethren in Christ will collectively be able to forgive me. In the days ahead, my family and I will be taking the appropriate steps necessary to heal and regroup together as a unit. I prayerfull ask that our privacy be respected at this time.

I ask for your forgiveness as I work towards reconciliation. My greatest hope is that my failures and short comings are seen for what they are -- MY failings and not a reflection of the God that I proclaim. Despite my falling short, the resurrection and life changing power of the cross remains the same.

While I never imagined myself ever being here, I humbly ask that you lift my family and me up in prayer for the wisdom, healing and restoration we need. I look forward to the day when I will stand before you again, while living a life that reflects the power of the glorious gospel." - Emanuel L. Lambert Jr. / Da TRUTH

Sources: cleveland.com/plaindealer: MTV's My Super Sweet 16' to party modestly at Rock Hall / David Briggs, August 23rd, 2007 ; Sphereofhiphop.com: An apology from Emanuel L. Lambert Jr. - Da TRUTH, November 3rd, 2009

Release:The Big Picture
The Big Picture
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Info:The album is released on July 21st, 2009.

1. U Ready?
2. The Big Picture Interlude
3. Legend
4. Tree to Tree
5. Intermission - Chris Graham
6. Lost - featuring Tia Pittman
7. Trumpet Blow - featuring Trip Lee
8. You Made
9. Applying The Big Picture
10. My President
11. Great Wall
12. Fantasy
13. Talk to You
14. That Great Day (Remix)
15. How Long
16. Pain
17. Suitcase
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Release:Open Book
Open Book
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Media:[Audio CD]
Info:The album released on July 10th, 2007.

1. Intro
2. Who Am I? - featuring Tye Tribbett
3. Man Up - featuring John Wells ? The Tonic
4. Star Struck - featuring The Ambassador
5. Price Tag - featuring Trip Lee
6. 13/30 Interlude
7. 13/30 - featuring TWyse
8. Every Day - featuring Tia Pittman
9. Why I Do
10. That Great Day - featuring Donnie McClurkin & Tye Tribbett
11. I Need You - featuring IZZY
12. Open Book
13. Rose Interlude
14. Rose - featuring Lisa McClendon
15. Click (No Regrets)
16. Fig Tree
17. Outro
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Release:Da' T.R.U.T.H. & Friends Live! (DVD)
Da' T.R.U.T.H. & Friends Live! (DVD)
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Media:[Video (DVD)]
Info:The DVD is released on May 15th, 2007.
The concert footage is recorded on December 29 and 30, 2006 at Impact 2006 in Atlanta.
Guest appearances by The Cross Movement, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, The Ambassador, FLAME, JR and Trip Lee.
Bonus features include: Da' T.R.U.T.H. - The Documentary. An intimate chat with Da' T.R.U.T.H. and TV host Gerard Henry and commentary from The Cross Movement, Kirk Franklin, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Tye Tribbett, JR, FLAME, Trip Lee, Michelle Bonilla and others. Also, included are the "Who Am I?" music video and unplugged performances.
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Release:The Faith
The Faith
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Media:[Audio CD]
Info:1. Welcome to the Faith
2. Our World
3. Classroom
4. Incredible Christian
5. On Duty
6. Legacy
7. Go
8. Turn You Around
9. Civilian
10. Stand Chant
11. Stand
12. 2 Is Better
13. Conversations (Interlude) - featuring Lecrae
14. Conversations
15. Teacher?
16. Portrait (Da Vinci Code Snapshots)
17. Whose Team?
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Release:Moment Of Truth
Moment Of Truth
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Media:[Audio CD]
Info:1. This Is for You
2. Please! - featuring J-Silas
3. Scent
4. After Your Heart
5. My Story - interlude
6. My Story
7. All We Owe
8. Jesus Anthem - featuring the Cross Movement
9. South Street
10. Satisfied
11. N.F.L. (New Found Love) - featuring JR
12. Truth
13. Who Is That? - featuring Flame
14. Roll Now
15. Fourplay
16. Fourplay '- interlude
17. Here and Noun
18. Resurrection
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Release:Who Is The Truth EP
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2002 [ Listen to HHH from this era on Spotify ]
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The EP was released without artwork.

1. Accept the King
2. FourPlay (the Original)
3. Aint Tryin to Sin
4. Kingdom Values
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