TRU (band)

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TRU
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Background information
Also known asThe Real Untouchables
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Richmond, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, gangsta rap, southern hip hop
Years active1989–2005
LabelsNo Limit, Priority, Koch
Past membersBig Ed the Assassin (deceased)
Master P
Cali-G
Chilee Powdah
King George
C-Murder
Milkman
Silkk the Shocker
Sonya C

TRU (an abbreviation of The Real Untouchables) was an American hip hop group from Richmond to New Orleans, active from 1989 to 2005. The group originally consisted of rappers on the New Orleans-founded record label, No Limit Records. The members are brothers Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker.[1]

The group released six albums, incorporating the typical No Limit formula of G-funk rhythms married to hardcore gangsta lyrics.[1]

History[edit]

The group originally consisted of Master P, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker. King George, Big Ed the Assassin, Cali G, Sonya C, Chilee Powdah and Milkman, before being shortened to just Master P, C-Murder and Silkk the Shocker. The group's first two releases, 1993's Who's Da Killer? and 1992's Understanding the Criminal Mind, were released independently through In-a-minute Records. In 1995, the group released their third album, True on No Limit Records, which had been established the previous year.[1] In 1997, the group was shortened to include just the three Miller brothers and the trio released their fourth album,Tru 2 da Game, followed by Da Crime Family in 1999.[1] However, by 2003, No Limit had fallen on hard times and was shut down. TRU returned in 2004 on Koch Records, released their sixth and final album, The Truth.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Members[edit]

Former members

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 403. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.

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