Da' T.R.U.T.H.

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Da' T.R.U.T.H.
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Da' T.R.U.T.H. at a recent tour of Nairobi, Kenya.
Background information
Birth name Emanuel Lee Lambert, Jr.
Also known as Da' T.R.U.T.H.
Born (1977-12-15) December 15, 1977 (age 39)
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Christian Hip hop, urban contemporary gospel
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2003-present
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
Website mixedbagent.com

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[edit]

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.[1]

Recordings and albums[edit]

The Faith won a 2007 Stellar Award in the "Rap/Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year" category.[2] 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.[3] He is a close friend of Kirk Franklin and has been on tour with him.[4]

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.[5]



Year Album Chart positions[6][7]
U.S. U.S. Christ U.S. Gospel U.S. Rap U.S. Ind. U.S. Heat
2004 Moment of Truth 45
2005 The Faith
  • Released: October 13, 2005
  • Label: Cross Movement Records
24 7 34
2007 Open Book
  • Released: July 10, 2007
  • Label: Cross Movement Records
5 2 29
2009 The Big Picture
  • Released: July 21, 2009
  • Label: Cross Movement Records
110 4 2
2011 The Whole Truth
  • Released: September 13, 2011
  • Label: Universal Music Christian Group
109 5 2 11 25
2013 Love Hope War
  • Released: January 29, 2013
  • Label: Infinity Music Distribution (CSD)
88 5 2 10 11
2014 Heartbeat
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Label: Mixed Bag Records, eOne Distribution
84 7 2 8 16
2016 It's Complicated
  • Released: June 3, 2016
  • Label: Mixed Bag Records, Next Music, eOne Distribution
5 11 39


Year Album
2007 Da' T.R.U.T.H. & Friends LIVE!        
  • Released: May 15, 2007

Guest appearances[edit]

  • "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


  1. ^ http://mixedbagent.com/portfolio-posts/da-t-r-u-t-h/
  2. ^ "Da' T.R.U.T.H". Gospel Music Evolution. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Kia Jones Plublic Relations Press Release Da Truth Archived April 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "DA' T.R.U.T.H.'S THE BIG PICTURE DEBUTS AT #1". Fusemix.com. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/300069/da-truth/chart
  7. ^ Da' T.R.U.T.H. "Da' T.R.U.T.H. - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

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