Da' T.R.U.T.H. at a recent tour of Nairobi, Kenya.
|Birth name||Emanuel Lee Lambert, Jr.|
|Also known as||Da' T.R.U.T.H.|
|Born||December 15, 1977|
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres||Christian Hip hop, urban contemporary gospel|
|Labels||Cross Movement, Xist, Mixed Bag|
|Associated acts||Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, KJ-52, Trip Lee, J-Flo, FLAME, Michelle Bonilla, The Ambassador, R-Swift, Thi'sl|
Emanuel Lee Lambert, Jr. (born December 15, 1977) is a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Da' T.R.U.T.H. Not to be confused with Muslim artist Imran "Da Truth" Khan.
Early and personal life
Lambert is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University and the Institute of Jewish Studies. Lambert is married to Nicole Lambert, his wife of 14 years and is the father of 2 daughters, Carlise Jackson and Summer Rose Lambert.
Recordings and albums
The Faith won a 2007 Stellar Award in the "Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year" category. BET, "Lift Every Voice", INSP's "Steelroots", "Mixx Master's Lounge", Revelation TV's "The One to One Show", Word Network's "Bobby Jones Gospel", VIBE, New Man magazine, and Source Magazine have all featured Da' Truth and his music. He is a close friend of Kirk Franklin and has been on tour with him.
In 2009 Lambert released his fourth album called The Big Picture which features collaborations with Kirk Franklin, Trip Lee, and Tye Tribbett. This project hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Chart on the day it came out, also reaching No. 1 on the CMTA R&B/Hip Hop Chart, No 2 on the Billboard Gospel chart, and No 4 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian chart during release week.
|U.S.||U.S. Christ||U.S. Gospel||U.S. Rap||U.S. Ind.||U.S. Heat|
|2004||Moment of Truth
|2009||The Big Picture
|2011||The Whole Truth
|2013||Love Hope War
|2007|| Da' T.R.U.T.H. & Friends LIVE!
- "No One Greater" by J-Flo
- "When You Step" by FLAME
- "Sinti (Without You)" by Michelle Bonilla
- "Feels Good" by The Ambassador feat. La'Tia & Keran
- "L.A.D.I.E.S." by FLAME
- "From the Mid to the East Cypha" by FLAME feat. Azriel, E-Licia, J-Silas, J-Son, Phanatik, R-Swift & Thi'sl
- "Eternal Cypha" by The Cross Movement feat. J-Silas, Todd Bangz, R-Swift & FLAME
- "Spirit Moves (Remix)" by DJ Maj feat. Out Of Eden
- "Everyday" feat. Tia Pittman
- "The Light" by The Cross Movement
- "I Like Me" by Kirk Franklin
- "Ridaz" by J.R. feat. Trip Lee & Iz-Real
- "Love & Grace" by The Ambassador feat. J.R.
- "Identity" by Lecrae feat. J.R.
- "Swagged Out With Tags Out" by KJ-52
- "I'm Alive Remix" by Jahaziel feat. G KiD & The Ambassador
- "J-E-S-U-S" by Anthony Brown & group therapy feat. Michelle Thompson
- "Worshipping Tonight" by V. Rose
- "Da' T.R.U.T.H". Gospel Music Evolution. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
- Kia Jones Plublic Relations Press Release Da Truth Archived April 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Hero Tour (Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Da T.R.U.T.H.) - Concert Recap: March, 2006". Gospelflava.com. 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
- "DA' T.R.U.T.H.'S THE BIG PICTURE DEBUTS AT #1". Fusemix.com. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
- Da' T.R.U.T.H. "Da' T.R.U.T.H. - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
- Da' T.R.U.T.H.'s Official Myspace Page
- Da Truth "Open Book" New Album Review on Rapzilla
- Cross Movement Records
- Da Truth "The Faith" Album Review on Rapzilla
- Da Truth & Friends DVD Trailer on Rapzilla
- New Da Truth Music Video "Who Am I?" featuring Tye Tribbett on Rapzilla