Grammy nominated hip hop artist Da' Truth shared a cryptic exchange with internationally respected Christian Apologist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias via Twitter last week, and it triggered a worldwide response. With questions surrounding the idea of truth, God and religion, thousands of listeners from NGEN radio and Jam The Hype shared their concern for the outspoken artist wondering if he was questioning his faith. In reality it was revealed that Da' Truth wasn't confused about his Christian beliefs, but he and Zacharias were sharing lyrics from his new single "Religion."
In support of the new single, available nationwide starting today via TruthOnDuty.com and iTunes platform on all digital platforms, the music veteran has debuted the official music video on his website Truthonduty.com. The song features a real-life discussion between the multi-faceted artist and Zacharias about the complexities of religion, the theme of the new album.
"Yes, I wanted to reveal my single, but more than that, I wanted to share REAL thoughts and concerns that I have struggled with throughout my life," explains Da' Truth. "Is there one true religion? Is it arrogant to be exclusive? Can we be certain that Christianity is the only religion that God acknowledges as true? Many people, Christians included, struggle with these questions, and I want them to know they aren't alone. Through this song and my entire album, I want to provide a soundtrack that articulates some of the internal twist and turns that people experience concerning exclusivity in religion and ultimately start a discussion among each other and together we can resolve the one that has to be true."
Being brought up in a Christian household, Da' Truth went through a period in which he began to question God and the idea of religion. While he arrived at the conclusion that there is only one true God, he knows that others face the same questions everyday, but may not feel comfortable addressing them.
"The popular aphorism that 'All religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different' simply is not true, yet this idea continues to be advanced in society. In reality, all religions are, at best, superficially similar but fundamentally different," explained Zacharias.
This topic and the new track are teasing fans of what to expect off of his highly anticipated new album It's Complicated, set to release this spring.