Marcus Montana, aka TRU-SERVA, is a passionate man whose mission is to help others find true life.
TRU felt a calling to use his talent of hip-hop to help change lives. From a young age, hip-hop influenced his style, language and attitude and it felt natural to use this genre of music and way of life to help reach people. Through his rap lyrics, he portrays a powerful message of the cross and of a positive change. He sees himself as an over comer and example of hope to many, where he stepped above the trap of being an African American male dead or in jail by age 25.
TRU aims to make a connection between the streets and the church, saying “The walls of the church need to fall down and people need to get out of their seats and go out.”
Industry caught up with Tru-Serva to find out what inspires this artist to inspire change.
How did you come up with your name?
Initially it started as a profession of what I strive to be. A lot of people would always ask what it meant, so about 10 years ago I developed an acronym for it.
T – Total Praise
R – Relationships
U – Unashamed
S – Servant of the Call
E – Eyes Focus
R – Rise Above Expectation
V – Vision for Others
A – Accepting God’s Grace
What message are you trying to convey through your music?
First I want people to feel love and that they can know the grace and peace that comes with knowing God. Secondly, that they can love Jesus and still have a good time and finally that people can worship through hip-hop.
What’s your favorite song to perform and why?
Whoa, so many different songs, but currently would have to be “Open My Eyes” because during a rough straight when my daughter was in the hospital is gave me the strength and belief to alway trust in Jesus.
Where can people find your music?
Eyes Open is in stores, for physical copies head over to my website(www.truserva.com) or online at all retail outlets. You can also stream my music on Spotify.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat- all are @truserva
What are your plans for the future?
Well my I’m in the process of creating a Duet album with my label mate Dawna Johnson that will be released the week after Thanksgiving called “We Believe” Also want to drop a free mixtape on Late october/early November if we can have it all done.
We will be on the lookout for the new album!