"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." - Romans 1:16 KJV
Taurus Hearns Jr. (born July 25, 1994), formerly known professionally as "Truth" - now 'X-Truth'- is a young, musical artist, Christian songwriter and record producer who was born in Youngstown, Ohio. At the age of six months, he was legally adopted by his paternal grandmother, Linda Faye Jones, and raised in Pinson, Alabama where he attended church since age six. X-Truth credits his grandmother for keeping him on the right path and providing him with opportunity to break the cycle of substance abuse and crime- encountered by his mother, Tonya Hearns, and father Taurus Hearns Sr. (who continues to spend the majority of his adult life in prison). X-Truth was first introduced to music while attending church. As a member, he learned to play the drums and sing in the choir. As an adolescent, he became aware of his talents for singing and rapping after his uncle would take him to a studio to record. Not only did X-Truth discover his vocals, but realized his artistic gift of writing and composing music.
Inspired by musical leaders and pioneers such as Bob Marley, 2Pac, Lauren Hill, Lecrae, ColdPlay and others, at age nineteen, X-Truth started his own independent record production company, HillZion Records where he released several tracks including "Alive", "Dreams", "Jesus Swagg", and the Christian remix to Fetty Wap "Jesus Won't You Come My Way". Although the themes of his music centers around everyday struggles of life and how to positively cope with problems, the majority is about "glorifying the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and giving those who listen to it, hope in knowing there is a better tomorrow for those who seek a better future in Christ." X-Truth's music is positive, uplifting and motivating. It inspires and nurtures the soul, giving ultimate praise to the One above. With his southern flavor and thoughtful approach to music, X-Truth is anything but your cookie cutter hip-hop artist. He has quickly gained a following from his unconventional approach. X-Truth is focusing on spreading his positive message to the masses and seeks to change the music industry.