Part of Paris’ Guerrilla Funk roster, rapper Truth Universal embodies the spirit of political awareness and DIY ethos with sharp, insightful verses that examine racism, self-hatred, the Bush administration, prison systems, and issues surrounding his hometown of New Orleans. “Black Culture” is off Truth’s debut album, the aptly titled Self Determination, and features rappers Wise Intelligent and Digable Planets’ Doodlebug.

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