- Not to be confused with Muslim artist Imran "Da Truth" Khan or Trae tha Truth.
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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.
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.
Lambert is married to Nicole Lambert, and is the father of two daughters. In 2009, after six months of silence on the issue, Lambert admitted to an extramarital affair with Shanté Tribbett, the wife Tye Tribbett, a friend and fellow gospel artist, who himself had been caught in an extramarital affair with a woman from his choir. Shanté turned to Lambert, a close friend and confidant, for counseling. Their relationship became sexual, and Lambert later announced that he would temporarily step down from his ministerial role and admitted to disappointing his wife and children. Cross Movement Records, Lambert's first label, suspended the artist following the affair's revelation.
Lambert reconciled with his wife by June 15, 2010, and they celebrated a re-commitment ceremony on their eighth wedding anniversary.
|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 featuring La'Tia & Keran
- "L.A.D.I.E.S." by FLAME
- "From the Mid to the East Cypha" by FLAME featuring Azriel, E-Licia, J-Silas, J-Son, Phanatik, R-Swift & Thi'sl
- "Eternal Cypha" by The Cross Movement featuring J-Silas, Todd Bangz, R-Swift & FLAME
- "Spirit Moves (Remix)" by DJ Maj featuring Out Of Eden
- "Everyday" featuring Tia Pittman
- "The Light" by The Cross Movement
- "I Like Me" by Kirk Franklin
- "Ridaz" by J.R. featuring Trip Lee & Iz-Real
- "Love & Grace" by The Ambassador featuring J.R.
- "Identity" by Lecrae featuring J.R.
- "Swagged Out With Tags Out" by KJ-52
- "I'm Alive Remix" by Jahaziel featuring G KiD & The Ambassador
- "J-E-S-U-S" by Anthony Brown & group therapy featuring Michelle Thompson
- "Worshipping Tonight" by V. Rose
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- Kia Jones Plublic Relations Press Release Da Truth Archived April 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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- "Tye Tribbett Gets Honest About Marriage Struggles as he Celebrates 19 Years with Wife Shante' After Dual Affairs That Could Have Led to Divorce | BCNN1 - Black Christian News Network". blackchristiannews.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
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- "Tye Tribbett Cheats on his wife!". Lipstick Alley. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- "Da T.R.U.T.H. Gets Suspended". AM 1310: The Light. November 23, 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- "Da' T.R.U.T.H. Reconciles with Wife: Couple Re-commit on 8th Anniversary | EURweb". EURweb. June 25, 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- Da' T.R.U.T.H. "Da' T.R.U.T.H. - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved August 26, 2012.