Young Doe, writing as Charles Truth, hails from Denver, Colorado, and has been a musician and writer since his early youth. Now a hip-hop producer, rapper, and label owner, Young Doe has transformed into a well-rounded artist. He’s released multiple albums chock full of his dynamic philosopher’s tone.
Years of studying and being privy to street life built his self-fulfilling prophesy and debut project, “Street Philosopher,” released on cassette in 1994. The project came at the height of his hustling days and was the vehicle that allowed Young Doe to use the underground rap game as his pulpit.
He built a steady following, lively stage show, and sharp as a sword pen to drive his presence in the rap game, growing his repertoire of collaborating artists. Young Doe has worked with Keak Da Sneak (“We Don’t Do That”), Chali Boy (“Droptop”), J. Stalin (collaborative album “Diesel Therapy”) Messy Marv (“Playin’ My Part”), Philthy Rich (“Let the Money In”), and other Bay Area hip-hop pioneers.
Using the imprints of The Brand Factory and Elite Entertainment Group, he’s released over a dozen albums, and amassed an impressive tour resume in cities like Houston, Seattle, and Oakland. Not only is Young Doe an accomplished MC, he’s written and published numerous books, owns and operates a print and apparel business, and garnered numerous awards for his music, including the “True to Life” and “Town Reputable” award from the 5280 Urban Music Awards.
Welcome to the Maze was a book written under the pen name Charles Truth. The MC continued adding to his byline with articles published in Fly Magazine and Ozone Magazine, proving his versatility as a writer. More than a participant in the world of hip-hop, Young Doe is a purveyor of the culture; someone who understands the ins and outs of the music business, and applies it to his everyday life to help elevate the movements of young MCs across the country.
The Underground Railroad, Young Doe’s forthcoming full-length album of street tales and rising through the ranks, is slated for a release in the Fall 2018.
You can learn more about Young Doe by visiting his website www.youngdoemusic.com.
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