Tru Life

Tru Life



Roberto Guzmán Rosado, Jr.[1] (born March 19, 1976),[2] better known by his stage name Tru Life, is an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent. He was signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records briefly but was incarcerated soon after. Before signing he had spent time with various other labels, featured on numerous songs and had already generated quite a buzz due to prominent beefs, appearances on mixtapes and Smack DVD.

He was released from prison in 2016.

Since his release from prison he has actively protested his innocence, and stated that he pled guilty to a criminal charge only because of the situation being effectively stacked against him in such a way that he felt he could not win a trial, despite the fact that he didn't participate in any crime. In his eyes, it was a better choice to plead guilty and accept the sentence than to risk a trial, which would have not only put him at risk of being convicted of a more serious crime but also at risk of a much longer sentence. He has also indicated since his release that he is a changed man and has left his previous life of crime and drama long behind him and is moving on in a positive direction.

Soon after his release Tru Life featured on a song with Rick Ross which was received well. The music video for the song, released on YouTube, gathered over 1 million views within one month.

As of January 2017 Tru Life has featured on a few mixtape tracks but has not released a single. Despite stating that he is working on his own record and starting his own label, he announced that he has signed a deal with Sony Epic and Future's Freebandz label.



The Journal Volume 1
The Journal Volume 1 is an album by musical artist Tru Life, released on June 28, 2005.
Me Tienes Adicto
Me Tienes Adicto is a song by musical artist Tru Life, released on September 20, 2014.
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Tru Life Signs to Future’s Freebandz Label
  –  September 7, 2017
music. Especially when you got kids and a life and your life has been so torn apart by being gone for eight years and you’re coming home and picking up all those pieces, you know? It’s just not that easy of a transition.” Check out Tru Life’s ...
VIDEO: Bucks reggae star launches new song he hopes will be a surefire hit
  –  October 3, 2017
He was also nominated for three International Marlin Music Awards, has signed to new artist management with Tru-Life Promotions and is set to perform at the PGM Awards 2017 this October. His latest project sees Ambassada release what he describes as a ...
Future Announces Heartfelt Affiliate’s Death: “I Love U Beyond This Post, I Will Cherish U Forever Big Bro”
  –  September 23, 2017
Future, DJ Khaled and Rihanna tied for songwriter of the year, while Universal Music Publishing Group took home the publisher of the year award. (Billboard) Recently, Future turned dreams into realities by signing longtime rap veteran Tru Life.
Urbanworld 2017 Alumni Spotlight – 10th Anniversary of Jerry LaMothe’s Blackout
  –  September 22, 2017
Blackout will be shown at 9pm on Sept. 23 at the AMC Empire Theater on 42nd and 8th in New York City. Produced by Tru Life Films and Judith Aidoo and Uptown Movie Network as executive producers, the cast included Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Melvin Van ...
Tru Life Signs to Future’s Freebandz Label
  –  September 7, 2017
After being released from prison more than a year ago, Tru Life has finally found a new record label to call home. The New York rapper confirmed to XXL that he has signed with Future’s Freebandz label. The 41-year-old rapper celebrated the signing with a ...

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