Hailing from Dallas, Grades Of Absolute Truth (G.O.A.T.) is a soulful indie hip hop artist that has been writing and creating a unique brand since 2005. The elementary school teacher by day, who released his first album Absolute Truth in 2006, gets his name from a childhood friend who nicknamed him GOAT.
Grades Of Absolute Truth has shared the stage with nationally touring acts, such as Everlast, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, Bubba Sparxxx, Shwayze, Paul Wall, Wax, Hopsin, Jon Connor, Leon Bridges, Snow Tha Product, & more. The indie hip hop artist pulls inspiration from artists like Brother Ali, Cee-Lo, Grieves, Incubus, Counting Crows, and Atmosphere while songwriting, showing the true diversity of styles in his niche style of music.
Grades Of Absolute Truth’s newest release, the senseless ep, was released on April 7th and is now available on iTunes and through the artist’s website at GradesOfAbsoluteTruth.com. Each of the six songs explore artist Justin “Grades Of Absolute Truth” Griffith’s experiences during a self-imposed experiment with sensory deprivation. While the EP was entirely produced and written by Griffith and Justin “Double J” Jones, they perform the material with a full band.
While desiring to help unify the Dallas-Fort Worth scene for a philanthropic cause, Griffith also founded Hip Hop Helps Heal (H4) in 2008. In close partnership with organizations, such as The Intelligent South, Bum Theary, and ArtLoveMagic, H4 became a non-profit collective built on the love of hip hop culture and music. The organization strives to fight the negative stereotypes and connotations often associated with hip hop and seeks to unify artists and individuals who are interested in contributing their talents, time, and efforts toward a greater cause. For more information about H4, visit HipHopHelpsHeal.com.
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