Scoop B Selects: Bakersfield, California’s Truth Ali

Truth Ali. Photo Credit: Twitter

Truth Ali is on the rise to the top and nothing is holding him back. The Bakersfield, CA native spits fire when he raps in his technical style full of metaphors. Truth is extremely adept lyrically and his deliverance is profound.

Truth Ali’s hip-hop inspirations include Tupac, Nas, and Jay-Z. Truth is a genuine emcee who values lyricism, which can be heard immediately in his music. So far, he already has songs with with Eminem’s Slaughterhouse/Shady Records artists Kxng Crooked and Royce da 5’9”, Cyhi The Prynce, Planet Asia and Skyzoo.

Another major inspiration to Truth was his grandfather, Sunny Stokes, who was a funk/jazz musician. Sunny gave his grandson words of wisdom and before he passed away, he gave him the advice to “finish the last round” (yes…just like boxing). Sunny’s motivation and encouragement stuck with Truth Ali, which is why he adopted the last name “Ali” after Muhammad Ali. Just like Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of all time, Truth Ali is set to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Truth Ali’s upcoming album Resurrection Season 1 is almost out and it will be unique because there will be skits in addition to the music. The album will be like a story or a TV series. Based off the dope music Truth already drops, this album will be beyond amazing!

About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit