Perth based lyricist, Trooth is an artist who can honestly say he has seen the darker side to life. Taking up poetry at the age of 13 (which resulted in freestyling and rapping at the age of 15) Trooth’s teenage years was rife with the negative and darker aspects of life. Deciding that he did not want to live in this way, Trooth moved to Melbourne in 2001 which helped pave the way for the honest rapper and saw him study acting. At the same time he met Trumpnotics, an LA native who was based in the city. As a producer Trumpnotics took the wide-eyed rapper under his wing and taught him that there was more to hip hop than just what is projected into homes through the media – there was a whole other aspect to the culture. After being ‘shown the light’ Trooth believes now that hip hop is not only one of “the revolutionary tools of mankind” but it also can be used as a freedom of expression with no rules or boundaries. In a world of society’s restrictions – hip hop is his liberation. Citing 2pac, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Eminem has his inspirations. Since 2006 the rapper has launched 2 mixtapes, “Gettin U Junkdafied,” and, “United We Stand,” which features other acclaimed artist's in the Perth Hip Hop scene. He has also launched an EP, “TOO HIGH,” and in 2012 he launched his first full length album, “Reborn.” Which featured the single, “Tender Lovin.” 2012-2013 has seen Trooth collaborate with Phil da Agony from the Strong Arm Steady fame and also produced a video for his latest single, “Crazy,” which features Chase Losangeles, directed by James Wade and was shot in L.A. In 2017 Trooth was invited to perform at an international conference of recovery in Chicago performing at the Hilton Hotel in front of 7000 attendees. Trooth has also studied acting at the National Theatre of Dramatic in St Kilda, Melbourne and has been in numerous plays and short films. Most recent acting for Class Act theatre and also being musical director for a Hip Hop version of Romeo and Juliet. Trooth runs his own company, Reach 1 Teach 1 Project, and is very active in the local community running Hip Hop events such as Street Rhythms and Beach Rhythms for the City of Stirling as well as running Hip Hop workshops for Midland PCYC, CANWA and various schools in WA including Coridoors college, Port School, St Francis, Cavershem College,SMYL college, Coondanup College, Cecil Andrews, Yule Brook and Rockingham SHS. Trooth’s main philosophy in life is to “be true to yourself and your art” and without discovering this, the rapper would not have overcome the hardships and virtues that plagued his teens, to which Trooth is truly grateful for. As he discovered - with Trooth lies the key to a whole new beginning. Are you ready to discover yours?