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|Info:||The Truth consisted of two members, who are Isaiah DA
Outsyda (September 26, 1980), and Brian Ewing, also known as
Maximillion Warchild (December 19, 1980). The Truth is also
known as also known as Max N Zeke or Max and Zeke.|
They feel like they have something to prove to God first
then to their listening audience.
Max says "Our destination is to save a million, even a
billion, I don't want to put any limits on God!" They know
they're not worthy of anything, but they remain ecstatic
that God chose them to tell the truth in a way not
compromising to man.
He was born on December 19, 1980 to Katrina Nash. Raised by
a single Christian mother, he knew the ways of the word, but
chose otherwise for a period of time. After a stint in
Atlanta Georgia, he moved back to the streets of Chicago.
Max started gangbanging at an early age. Drugs, violence and
destruction were following him, trapping him into a
lifestyle that he wasn't fit to live.
However, music was always a part of his life. He grew up
listening to the likes of Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, and
Roger Zapp, as well as secular rappers such as Scarface,
Mystical, Fiend, The Geto Boys, the late Big Punisher, and
many more. "This is what I want to do for the rest of my
life," he said to himself, over and over again.
Max joined a rap group and did performances on and off, but
knew in his heart that wasn't the way to go. Max met Isaiah
DA Outsyda in the halls of Rich Central High. They rhymed at
their lockers, sharpening their skills gathering attention
of many people. One faithful day after performing at a
Jamboree at Lights of Zion church in Chicago IL, Max
realized that he was using his gift of rapping for the wrong
purpose and set in his heart to dedicate his gift back to
God, as well as his life. "It's like I had to start all over
again, learning to live, learning to rap, and everything."
Isaiah DA Outsyda
Isaiah was born on September 26, 1980. He was born to Rev.
Horace D. Russell Sr. and Evangelist Gloria Russell. Growing
up, Isaiah began to notice he was different at a young age.
After struggling heavy with asthma as a child, he suffered
many medical complications. Then one day God changed his
life! "I was in the bathroom, and I was around six years old
when I saw an angel! He said to me 'be good and obey your
parents'. Afterwards, my asthma was gone!" Instead of
gangbanging, Isaiah chose to go down the road of sports and
music. He became an awesome athlete and played basketball
for his high school teams. He also is an accomplished
drummer, with 8 plus years of experience.
Trying to fit in
Isaiah grew up listening to Salt N Pepa, Busta Rhymes,
Redman and Method Man, The Clark Sisters, Kim McFarland,
OutKast and many others. He began rapping, glorifying
murder, sex and drugs, things he had not been accustomed to
being the son of a preacher. " I'm not gonna lie, I was just
trying to fit in" he say's. " I knew I had always wanted to
be some type of a writer, because I used to write stories as
a youngster, and poems. I wrote this one poem about my
teacher Mrs. McClinton, because I had the biggest crush in
the world on her. She was a grown lady with dimples out of
this world" he jokes.
After receiving many basketball scholarships, Isaiah had a
huge downfall. His lung collapsed in 1997, leaving his
dreams of playing collegiate sports on hold. Instead of
blaming God, he gave his life to the Lord. He knew the Lord
had something else for him to do. After hooking up with Max
in high school, they bonded, and did music solo and
Then one day God called them to do music for his purpose and
namesake. "We chose to dedicate our gift back to God, so
that he can get the glory out of our music. After forming
"The Truth" in 1999, they have traveled around the world
telling the goodness of Christ. They tell people "when it
comes to Christ; it doesn't have to be cheesy". The Truth
has been heard on Breathe Easy's album Baby Food and on The
Gathering, a Grapetree compilation album soon to be
Their debut album "The Truth Hurts" was released on
Grapetree Records in 2002.
Unfortunately, later that year in 2003 Grapetree Records
folded and not only did the label fold but The Truth also
unknowingly signed away the rights to their name, songs and
album to Knolly Williams.
So in 2004, The Truth officially changed their name to Max
and Zeke, and joined The Keyz2Life Production Company and
created their sophomore LP, "Christ Music". But due to the
financial backing and lack of marketing, the album was never
released and Max and Zeke became frustrated and over the
next couple of months severed their ties.
|Release:||The Truth Hurts|
|Media:||[Audio CD] |
|Info:||Executive Production by Knolly "Rubadub" Williams.|
1. Ladies N Gentlemen
2. Loose Your Hold
3. In The After
4. Are You Ready
5. Dough, Ray, Me - featuring Breathe Eazy
6. Double Take
7. In My City
9. People - featuring Fiti Futuristic
11. My Porch to Your Yard - featuring Fiti Futuristic
12. The Messenger
14. Pass the Mic
16. Soul Saver
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