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Jul 15, 2021



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Marcus Montana


Marcus Montana, known as TRU-SERVA to his music audience, is a passionate man whose mission is to help others find true life.

Growing up in a single parent home in Lacombe, LA outside of New Orleans, he was forced to raise himself while his Mom worked two jobs to provide for the family. Trapped in a materialistic society he chased after self-satisfaction, experiencing a void of true love. He was left broken after a long pursuit to fill that void, until one day....

At age 16, while TRU was at the end of his rope, drained from the emptiness of unfulfilling pleasure, he came face to face with Christ. He chose to take a spiritual step and committed to a personal relationship with Jesus.

TRU felt a calling to use his talent of hip-hop to help change lives. From a young age, hip-hop influenced his style, language and attitude and it felt natural to use this genre of music and way of life to help reach people. Through his rap lyrics, he portrays a powerful message of the cross and of a positive change. He sees himself as an over comer and example of hope to many, where he stepped above the trap of being an African American male dead or in jail by age 25.

A strong vision for connection is what this musician strives to accomplish each and everyday. TRU aims to make a connection between the streets and the church, saying "The walls of the church need to fall down and people need to get out of their seats and go out." He also wants to see the connection between generations, where he can speak to both kids and adults.




MINNEAPOLIS, MN — August 28th, 2021

— DENVER, CO — September 18th, 2021

— PHILADELPHIA, PA — October 2nd, 2021

— NEW YORK, NY — October 16th, 2021

— PHOENIX, AZ — November 20th, 2021

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Show Notes:


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  • 4:03 - Marcus talks about growing up without a present dad. Learning how to be a dad from his mom.
  • 10:27 - The difficulty of seeing God as a Father without having a father.
  • 11:00 - “When we had Malakai, that changed my whole perspective because when Malakai was born, he just laid there, didn't do nothing, and I loved him. You know, he wasn't trying to get my attention saying, hey, look at me, he just laid there. And it gave me a perspective that I don't have to do anything for the Lord to love me, you know? And so that changed my whole life…”
  • 13:17 - “The goal isn't perfection, it's his presence.”
  • 14:00 - “It's a thin line between using wisdom and stepping out on faith. You know, when you got other people who are responsible for you. But I've also learned that when I follow the leading of the Lord, he takes care of it.”
  • 23:30 - “You know, Martin Luther King said rioting, rioting comes as the voice of the unheard. And, you know, if your kids are trying to share with you and you're not listening, you're too busy. They're rioting.”


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