Tru Life (born Roberto Guzman Rosado) is a Puerto Rican rapper from New York City who is currently signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella label. His latest release is a mixtape called Tru York, hosted by J-Love. He is part of a loose collective of rappers from New York known as Ghetto Inmates, along with Seven Dirty, Raze, Pee Da Blame, and Screw.
Rapper Snoop Dogg wanted to sign Tru Life. Snoop Dogg brought Tru-Life to the Apollo Theater two nights in a row. Snoop Dogg is slated to co-executive produce Tru Life's album with Jay-Z.
Tru-Life's career started in 1999 after being signed to Dreamworks Records
. His album, Cryin' Out Loud
, was scheduled to drop in November 2001, but never did. In an interview, Tru-Life says "They weren't ready to do black music", and "there were too many bumps in the road, and I couldn't move."
Around the same time, Tru-Life and his group, Ghetto Inmates, were signed to Loud Records.
Tru Life is also set to record an album with fellow New York rapper Saigon. There is no set scheduled release date or any other information on the project at this time.
- 2001: Cryin' Out Loud (Will never be released)
- 2001: Ghetto Inmates (Will never be released, dropped over Mobb Deep feud)
- 2005: The New New York: The Movement
- 2007: Tru York
see also Beef (documentary)