Rapper Tru Born releases new single ‘Pain Hurts’

The NYC rapper known as Tru Born has released his latest single track, “Pain Hurts” feat. Ermaine. The single has been concurrently published with two B-side bounce songs, “Somebody Lied” and “Da A Team (feat. Brooklyn Benny).” Each of these new Tru Born tracks have been proudly published on the Frank Perry Productions Music Publishing independent record label, outside the support and influence of the corporate music industry.

Bumping with bass, rattling with beats and showcasing the rhymes and lines of one of the East Coast’s most aggressive urban poets, “Pain Hurts” by Tru Born is a sure sign that the birthplace of hip hop is still on top.

Tru Born cites as main artistic influences many titans of the old school. These include Michael Jackson, Kid ‘n Play, the Fat Boys, Run-D.M.C., and even members of his family. His new “Pain Hurts” single has a legitimate connection to the King of Pop, in fact, in the form of its featured vocalist, Ermaine. Ermaine Coleman’s unmistakable singing can be heard in the choruses to “Pain Hurts,” as well as in background vocals she recorded for Mary J. Blige and studio session work she did for Michael Jackson, himself.

Tru Born’s “Pain Hurts” is preceded by his “Lyrical Minded” single, published in 2013, and by an EP, “All Me,” which arrived in 2011. Both remain available at online music stores for listening and purchase today,

Asked to comment on the themes of his new “Pain Hurts” single, Tru Born writes that the song is “an expression of what we experience in today’s world.”

The rapper got his most significant introduction to the hip-hop stage while performing with the underground rap crew, Black Army, circa 1996.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support and for believing in me,” writes Tru Born, “and thanks to Frank Perry Productions Music Publishing for making it happen for me.”

“Pain Hurts” by Tru Born feat. Ermaine is available online worldwide beginning 26 November 2015 (Thanksgiving Day, United States).

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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